Welcome to Sunborn Stables

Loki piaffe

Sunborn Student Profiles
Stephanie with Reina del Sol and Amanda with KT Artist Rose with trainer Julie Penshorn took second place in the team competition at the CSDEA Fall Festival 2016.

Sunborn Stables features a comprehensive dressage and eventing education where time-honored traditions meld with new approaches. We train according to the principles of the USDF Training Pyramid and also have our own Riding Pyramid for training our riders! We believe both horses and riders have to continually develop their fitness and their overall core strength and tone, while they develop specific skills along the way. Our riders become disciplined and creative artists who not only look good on a horse, but can enhance the natural beauty of the horse. But perhaps most importantly, our riders develop the versatility and skills to ride any type of horse.

Founded in 2000 by Julie Penshorn, a United States Dressage Federation Certified Instructor and Trainer, Sunborn Stables has three additional teachers and a fabulous working environment. The footing is perfect, and the preparation area is warm!

Riding is a wonderful, comprehensive, experiential activity that improves balance, agility, and strength. It’s a unique opportunity to experience teamwork with another living being! With riding, people get what they need. For example, children often develop their responsibility, empathy, self discipline, self confidence, respect, courage, and sense of fairness, while adults often say they feel more confidence, gain strength, and have fun! (Go to “Lessons” for more information.)


The CSDEA Dressage Festival on September 24-25th was overall a success and a great way to close out the season for a few of our riders and horses.

Kingston Esquire, owned by Stephanie Neuman, with rider Julie Penshorn was Champ at 1st level. The two had the second best score of the show with a 71.4%.  Stephanie Neuman with Reina del Sol were Reserve Champ at both 2nd and 3rd level (amateur owner). Amanda Cristofono was Reserve Champ with Dash of Fame at 1st level JR and with KT Artist Rose at 2nd level Jr. Sunshine, owned by Kelly Montgomery and ridden by Julie Penshorn ended their season in grand style scoring a 64.1% in the Grand Prix and were Reserve Champs for the Intermediare/ Grand Prix grouping.

Not only were there individual successes but the Suborn Stables Team took second place on Saturday with Amanda Cristofono/ KT Artist Rose, Stephanie Neuman/ Reina del Sol and Julie Penshorn/ Kingston Esquire.

Horse Dressage Show

From the left, Kingston Esquire, Stephanie Neuman with Reina del Sol, Julie Penshorn with Sunshine and Amanda Cristofono with KT Artist Rose



Loki and Julie Penshorn at Bill Wood’s clinic, 2011

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