We love that our team is not only passionate about the equestrian industry on a personal level but also professionally. This statement could not be more true than when applied to Sales Specialist, Sara E Ballinger. Sara has represented Sport Innovations at horse shows all around the country since 2015.
Sara grew up in Marion, Ohio. Like many homegrown Midwesterners, her early riding years were predominantly western. She began riding hunter jumpers into her teenage years. After graduating from The University of Findlay with a major in equestrian science and biology, Sara right into the industry. She began like many do, working at horse shows, as well as buying and selling horses. In 2012 she became an equestrian appraiser and opened her business SEB Equestrian Appraisals.
When she is not working, Sara finds herself in the showring. This past season she and her horse, Wanderprinz (Prinz), won the WEF Circuit Adult Equitation Division. This was actually their second time winning. We sat down and asked Sara everything you’d like to know on the product that is the #TherapyOfChampions.
What drew you to the Sport Innovations product?
I initially learned about Sport Innovations when I was looking for a product to help support my horse’s sore back. I immediately fell in love with it and the comforts that it provided my horse. I called Hanna with an interest in working for the company so that I could help show others the benefits they could have. There is no way I could sell something I didn’t believe in. Prinz is so happy with his blanket.
What is your favorite feature in the ProSeries 3-1?
Prinz loves the massage feature. His lower lip gets floppy when I put it on and he completely relaxes. He usually falls asleep.
Do you have any tips when using the ProSeries?
We use the ProSeries 3-1 for normal maintenance. Prinz gets at least two sessions a week. When we go to shows we always do a session before our class, it really helps him relax.
These days you may find Sara in Ohio or at her farm, Dragonfly Lane Farm in Loxahatchee, Florida. When she is not conducting appraisals in Wellington, Florida you may find her at a show near you.