Hunter and Jumper Training

Sarah Mechlin Duhon, Head Trainer

Sarah is one of the top young trainers in America, and has a proven record of producing nationally competitive riders. Her successes as a trainer, coach and rider recently earned her a spot on The Plaid Horse’s list of Top 30 under 30. Sarah has also had riders from New York and Florida commute thousands of miles to St. Louis to train with her.

Training with Sarah & the Mechlin Team

Individualized Training

Challenging Coursework

Supportive Family Atmosphere

Emphasis on Horsemanship

Positive learning experiences for each horse and rider

Winning is great, and no one has more desire to have her riders show well than Sarah. But the end of every trip riding should be about smiles not tears! And, since Sarah is in the saddle showing and riding everyday, she understands the pressures riders face, and how to guide them to their very best performances.

About Sarah Mechlin Duhon

Sarah grew up riding in the St. Louis area, and earned numerous awards as a junior rider and as a professional:

  • United States Hunter Jumper Association’s Sportsmanship Award
  • 2010 Midwest Emerging Professional Award — World Champion Hunter Rider
  • Hunter Derby Winner at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic, Country Heir, and Horse Shows on the Bay
  • 13th Place at the Hunter Derby National Finals
  • 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit Hunter Grand Champion, Professionally Ridden Hunter Horse Champion and Reserve Champion, Professional Hunter Rider Champion, Professional Jumper Rider Champion, Professionally Ridden Jumper Horse Champion and Reserve Champion

Sarah also trained the winner of the Small Pony Hunters at Devon. She was named the High Score Emerging Professional at the Winter Equestrian Festival Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular.

Sarah leads by example, demonstrating the hard work and persistence that have made her and her riders champions locally and nationally. Her staff are closely supervised by Sarah and always reflect her values and work ethic.