About Us

The beginning, the growing years and trainer bio..

About Us

Trainer/Owner Bio:

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Sarah Dubois - Owner

I was born in California where I first sat on a horse at the age of 6. My best friend wanted to take riding lessons and didn't want to go alone... So I tagged along and the rest is history! 

My family moved to Flower Mound, Texas, in 1991 where I continued to ride and I was quickly introduced to the competitive side of riding at Summer Tree Stables and Wagon Wheel Ranch. I became hooked and my parents bought me my first horse, Ditto, when I turned 12. He and I began competing on a regular basis in the North Texas Hunter Jumper Association where we won numerous awards together. In 1998, my family packed up and moved to Cumming, Georgia. Of course, I refused to move without my horse; So, Ditto came too! We rode together at Star Ridge Stables under Stella Prescott where we competed in the Georgia Hunter Jumper Association until I went off to college in 2001. 

I attended Berry College where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Business with a concentration in Finance. While in school, I rode on the Berry College Equestrian Team under coach Margaret Knight. In 2005, I was the Regional and Zone champion over fences and the Regional Reserve Champion on the flat. I rode on to a 6th place finish over fences at IHSA Nationals 2005. 

After college, Ditto and I moved to Gainesville Georgia where we found Rivendell Farm to be our new home. I started assisting the trainer with lessons and before I knew it, I was the assistant coach for the Rivendell High School, Rivendell Middle School and North Gwinnett High School Equestrian Teams which competed in RIFNA and IEA. I was also the assistant coach for the Mill Creek High School equestrian team in IEA. I went on to coach at the 2009 and 2010 IEA National Finals.  Rivendell Farm is also where I purchased my second horse, Roca, and competed with her successfully in the jumper ring.  
In the summer of 2010 I was given the opportunity to be the head trainer at A Racing Heart Stables.  I gladly took on this position and began running my own lesson program.  My husband and I had our son, Caleb in July of 2011 and after he was born, we decided it was time to run our own facility.  Timing is everything as A Racing Heart Stables came to an end, Break-Away Farm was formed and took over the same facility.  Sean, Caleb and I moved in January 1, 2012 and called it our home until December 2015.  While pregnant with our daughter, Raelyn, we made the decision to build a home for our children in Jefferson, GA, and I took the position as a trainer at Thistle Crown Farm.  Raelyn was born Feb 1, 2016, and  completed our family along with our additional horses Jerry, Toby and Miley.  Break-Away Farm continues to be a fun, exciting and successful lesson program that I run mainly out of Thistle Crown Farm, but I can also travel to any facility in the area.  

Teaching students how to care for and ride horses is a strong passion of mine. I feel that it is best to learn how to ride all different types of horses and how to be competitive on your own as well. I like to teach students how to connect with their horses - not to just sit there and go for a pony ride. Care and safety are just as, if not more, important in riding and I will stress the care of the horses and the safety of the riders all the time.