Sara Sasso Toolin

Italian Dressage rider Sara Sasso Toolin offers training for horses and riders from beginner through the FEI levels. In addition to her impressive dressage record, Sara has an extensive background in international eventing in Europe. An excellent combination of disciplines!

Starting to Ride

Sara grew up on the east coast of Italy in the city of Ancona. She rode her first horse when she was just four years old while on a family vacation in northern Italy. Once she had her first ride, there was no stopping Sara! Her love for horses has been a lifelong passion ever since.

Even though Sara’s mother encouraged her to try many sports and activities as a youngster, Sara remained laser-focused on horses. She started to take horseback riding lessons when she turned eight years old. Just one year later, she gave up all other sports and hobbies in order to immerse herself in the equestrian world.

Sara Sasso Toolin

European Dressage

While competing in international eventing in Europe, Sara had the great fortune to be discovered by celebrated dressage trainer, Johan Hinnemann. Johan saw great talent in Sara and suggested she specialize in the sport of Dressage.

Sara made the move to the sport of dressage in 2008 and has since spent time training with Johan Hinnemann. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to train with Olympians Coby Van Balen, Marlies Van Balen, and Anna Merveldt while in Europe.

Dressage in Dallas

Since moving to Texas in 2013, Sara has been training, teaching, and competing very successfully in all levels through Prix St George. She has numerous personal accomplishments including achieving both the USDF Bronze and Silver Medal. Furthermore, she has won many accolades including the Hedley Lamberty Trophy, GAIG Champion, and SWDC Champion in addition to many high score champion ribbons with scores well over 70% at recognized shows.

Toolin Dressage

Sara founded Tooling Dressage, LLC in 2020. Her aim has been to provide high-quality European standards of training and care for horses and riders.

Sara has made Whispering Farms her base of operation. Her clients, enjoy the exceptional level of detail and care provided for all horses. And the creature comforts for the riders is a big plus!

Students

Sara’s students really appreciate her ability to clearly communicate the theory of dressage. Not just the how of training, but also the why.

Her passion for teaching is evident in every aspect of her work. She loves to share the knowledge she has gained from some of the top trainers in the world. Sara’s clients, both horse and rider, enjoy steady and productive progress under her tutelage.

Lessons

Although Sara specializes in dressage herself, she enjoys teaching students of all disciplines. With her deep background in eventing in addition to dressage, she teaches super jump lessons for riders of all levels!

All riders benefit significantly from a foundation in dressage no matter what their riding goals are.

Services

Sara offers the following services at Whispering Farms

  • Training from young horses up to FEI Levels
  • ​Showing
  • ​Clinics
  • ​Sale Consulting
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Sara Sasso Toolin
Sara Sasso Toolin

We are pleased to share information about one of the top trainers at Whispering Farms.  Sara Sasso Toolin is part of the special collaboration of trainers who operate their training businesses out of Whispering Farms. We enjoy bringing the very best of the equestrian sports together harmoniously for the enrichment of all of the disciplines.  All of our clients benefit from this diversity and it is one of the many things that makes Whispering Farms an incredible experience!

To contact Sara directly, call or text her at 469-571-1619.

“Sara is a wonderfully insightful trainer. She treats my horse as if he was her own. Everything is done with great care and thoughtfulness.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress we are making.

Sara’s passion for horses is evident daily. I truly appreciate how she is developing my horses’ performance skills but also that the happiness and well being of my horse are of great importance to Sara. I recommend her highly.

Monika

“Sara’s and passion for the art of dressage is impressive and infectious!  She understands how to teach both horse and rider – a wonderful combination in an instructor. 

I have learned more from Sara in the past 6 months than I did in the previous 10 years. Sara has a wealth of knowledge from her training in Europe. She makes it a point to teach theory in her training rather than just giving riding lessons. My horse continues to improve into a quality dressage horse daily.”

Stina

We are pleased to share information about one of the top trainers at Whispering Farms.  Sara Sasso Toolin is part of the special collaboration of trainers who operate their training businesses out of Whispering Farms. We enjoy bringing the very best of the equestrian sports together harmoniously for the enrichment of all of the disciplines.  All of our clients benefit from this diversity and it is one of the many things that makes Whispering Farms an incredible experience!

To contact Sara directly, call or text her at 469-571-1619.

“Sara is a wonderfully insightful trainer. She treats my horse as if he was her own. Everything is done with great care and thoughtfulness.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress we are making.

Sara’s passion for horses is evident daily. I truly appreciate how she is developing my horses’ performance skills but also that the happiness and well being of my horse are of great importance to Sara. I recommend her highly.”

Monika

“Sara’s and passion for the art of dressage is impressive and infectious!  She understands how to teach both horse and rider – a wonderful combination in an instructor. 

I have learned more from Sara in the past 6 months than I did in the previous 10 years. Sara has a wealth of knowledge from her training in Europe. She makes it a point to teach theory in her training rather than just giving riding lessons. My horse continues to improve into a quality dressage horse daily.”

Stina