Sarah grew up in Lisburn Co. Antrim with 3 siblings but it was only her dad and Sarah who had the horsey bug.
Her childhood consisted of going racing with her father all over Ireland and some of Sarah’s fondest memories are of eating picnics out of the back of the car before going in for the days racing.
After many years of asking her parents for a pony, she eventually got one, picked by the legendary horseman Richard Tolerton. He bought Sarah an experienced pony that could teach her the ropes but even Sarah recognized at this early stage in her career how ugly he was! ‘Handsome is handsome does’ together Cheyenne and Sarah had some of their best days out with the Iveagh Hunt and Killultagh Pony Club.
In the late ’80s, Sarah moved to England and Point-to-Pointed over there, and between that and eventing experience she eventually took out her trainer’s license in 2009 back in N.Ireland. Where she now lives with her husband Joe and three children Patrick, Edward, and Sally. George Sarah’s eldest son lives in Dorset with her 4 grandchildren.