I will provide for you the highest quality of training I will teach you with patience, knowledge and respect to help you be successful.


I will provide for you the highest quality of training
I will teach you with patience, knowledge and respect to help you be successful.

About Sally

Sally Collins has been a professional since 1972 and has operated Collinswood LLC in Stanwood WA since 1986. She is a USEF licensed judge, past President of the Washington State Hunter and Jumper Association, clinician, trainer and mentor to young professionals. Sally is respected not only for her knowledge and experience in producing top rated hunters and jumpers but also for the respect and patience she shows with her clients and their horses. Her love of teaching comes through in each lesson. Her favorite hobbies are snow skiing and fly fishing with her husband Bruce, an equine veterinary practitioner.


USEF licensed judge in Hunters and Equitation with experience on a national level and IHSA.


Participants will enjoy an emphasis on position for effectiveness, flatwork for strengthening the horse, productive exercises for improvement of horse and rider, course analysis and strategic planning.


Locally:   $750

Out of area:  $1000

As a freelance coach my services are available to assist professionals at their home base and on the road. I am committed to getting you to the next level. Mentoring young professionals is a specialty.

$250.00 per day minimum
$25.00 per day per horse maximum

Cost dependent on service provided.


"I became familiar with Sally Collins at horse shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her horses and students always caught my eye with their correct training, obviously detail oriented care and turnout and of course their winning results. Always positive, supportive and with a classical training background, I was thrilled to have Sally as my eyes on the ground and coach at numerous shows in 2014. Sally is a very knowledgeable horsewoman and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional mentor, clinician, judge or consultant."
~ Kelly Marriner-Smith / Creekside Show Stable /
"Sally Collins is very respected in the Hunter/Jumper World and brings a high level of expertise as a clinician, teacher, and mentor. Sally goes the extra mile, taking the time to follow up and reconnect with riders. From beginners to advanced riders, Sally's sharp eye and knowledge allows her to create a successful team between horse and rider. As my mentor, she is very supportive of my teaching and has helped me put my facility on the map in Montana. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a hardworking woman. I always look forward to the next time I get to work with Sally. I appreciate Sally's time and hard work towards making us better equestrians."
~ Malika B. Coston / Kootenai Creek Equestrian Center / Stevensville, Montana
"For me, a coach has always meant a supportive role model who has both the talent and expertise to help keep me moving forward with my riding. As a 28+ year veteran of the sport and a 9-year professional, nobody has exemplified this ideal to me more than Sally Collins. Her consistent ability to instruct with a system that incorporates both classical methods with the most current information in the sport makes her a top choice for any rider. Being an impeccable horseman herself, Sally always promotes ethical, quality horsemanship in her riders and encourages those qualities to remain a priority for all those she interacts with in the industry. She is truly a gift to the sport, and comes with my highest praise and recommendation for all aspiring riders of any level."
~ Joanna Jackowich, Owner / Harmony Ridge Equestrian Center / Issaquah, WA
"Sally Collins has been my mentor for the last fifteen years and in those years has helped bring my riders and program to an International level. Her systematic development of horses and riders has proven tried and true from the the grassroots beginners to the Grand Prix, and her expertise as a rated judge has given new perspective to teaching on all levels. We in Alaska feel priveliged to have the opportunity to work with a professional such as Sally through our annual clinics and schooling shows, and everyone always looks forward to learning new things each and every year. For fifteen years Sally has always made herself available to me for advice and has become a good friend as well as an amazing teacher."
~ Jaimie Thurman, Owner / Forever Young Farm /
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