Sandstone Stables, located in Zone 2, is a very active participant in the show scene. We attend a variety of competitions all over the East Coast, from schooling shows to prestigious rated shows.
Sandstone's horse showing services include:
Use of a horse, if needed
Bathing, grooming, and clipping
Schooling and training at the show
Grooms for assistance
Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA)
Sandstone Stables is home to the Suddenlea Sandstone IEA team, which is an ideal opportunity for middle and high school students who wish to prepare for college riding in the IHSA. In addition to lessons taught by coaches Sandy Styzle (of Sandstone Stables) and Yvonne Abel (of Sudden Lea), our team competes throughout the IEA season in all levels. Riders pull horses from a pool of mounts and compete on whichever horse they draw. These competitions have a fun atmosphere, but also teach juniors how to get on an unknown horse and ride with confidence.
Clinics and Other Events
If you do not wish to horse show, but you want additional learning opportunities outside of regular lessons, we attend and sponsor a variety of clinics year round with leading trainers. In addition, Sandstone conducts fun days throughout the year for kids and adults. These are very relaxed competitions among friends that teach skills such as riding an unfamiliar horse, managing ground obstacles, riding in pairs, and of course, riding to music!