Sandy Collier has the unique distinction of being the first and only woman to win the National Reined Cowhorse Snaffle Bit Futurity. She is a multiple NRCHA and AQHA World Champion, and was reserve limit/intermediate open futurity champion at the 1997 NRHA Reining Futurity. She is an NRCHA AAA and AQHA judge and was inducted into The NRCHA and The Cowgirl Hall of Fame. According to Sandy, her lifelong passion for horses began ‘ when my cells started to divide’. She spent the first third of her career as a veteran three day eventer on the East coast, and then turned her focus to reiners and cowhorses. Sandy’s diverse knowledge and success in various disciplines, her keen understanding of how horses think and learn, her graceful riding and concise presentation, make her an internationally renowned judge and clinician. Her book Reining Essentials and instructional DVD’s help horse enthusiasts to create a more supple, balanced horse, and help them perfect showing their reining and cow horses. Competitors on all levels and disciplines seek to develop her signature polish in their own performance horses. She lives in Santa Maria, Calif, where she operates a training stable and instructs her non-pros.