MEET OUR TRAINERS
Rob & Sarah Byers
Sarah Byers is a graduate of William Woods University, with degrees in Equestrian Studies and Business Administration. Rob Byers attended Bridgewater College where he studied Psychology. They have been honored by their peers with the The Richard E. Lavery Professional Horseperson of the Year and the Helen Crabtree Instructors of the Year Award. Rob and Sarah have also been honored by the American Saddlebred Association with the Lurline Roth Sportsmanship Award and the C.J. Cronan Sportsmanship Award. Rob was inducted into the World’s Championship Horse show Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2017 Rob & Sarah were inducted into the United Professional Horseman's Hall of Fame. He is also a USEF licensed Judge in multiple divisions. Both Rob and Sarah have coached the USA World Cup Team. Together they have trained over 100 World & National Champions, including the prestigious Saddlebred Five Gaited World Grand Championship twice with CH. Boucheron & CH Bravo Blue.
Renee's love for horses started on Merwin Morgan Farm in Highland, Illinois where she grew up. Renee majored in Equestrian Science and minored in Business and Physical Education at William Woods University. Renee worked with Rob and Sarah at Rock Creek Riding Club following her graduation from William Woods, then she and her late husband John Biggins, opened Biggins Stable in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Their daughter Ashley is an accomplished show rider. Renee has been honored by her peers with the National Horseman's Castleman Award in 2009, as well as the 2019 ASHA Lurline Roth Sportsmanship Award. Renee is a strong supporter of the ASHA's Youth Programs; she founded the Biggins Bridle Bunch Youth Group in 1993 which has received numerous awards from the ASHA. She has been a member of ASHA's Charter Club Council.
Renee takes pride in helping amateur and juvenile riders for their show horses; she has helped develop countless top amateurs and junior exhibitor combinations