Sarah MacKusick Mills is the owner and Trainer of Iron Star Equestrian in #Havana, FL, a boarding and training facility with a focus on eventing. She is a very accomplished equestrian herself, and a trainer who is passionate about developing riders who have strong basics and excellent horsemanship. She has been a friend of mine for years, ever since she bought my little paint filly, Cherokee, who she trained and turned into a wonderful little horse! We've kept up over the years and I've taken photos for her off and on - including her wedding! I've also taken a lesson or two from her in the past and photographed a couple of her #Trakehner babies, including Charley (seen in the photo above), her adorable and gorgeous home-bred baby. I've been so excited to see them enter their show career!
Of course I started seeing more of her as we began attending and photographing horse shows around the area. Early this year I contacted her about starting riding lessons at her barn, since I don't currently have a rideable horse. Taking lessons and trying my hand at show jumping is something I've always wanted to do, and getting to ride and learn and grow as an #equestrian AND an #equine #photographer has been so much fun and so helpful as our business grows!
It will be such a joy to photograph this pair and provide them with professional photos to brag with and promote themselves as they go! We are so excited to be sponsoring Sarah and her team at Iron Star, and look forward to watching her compete and reach her goals for herself and Charley! Stay tuned for more photos in the future!