Sarah Bates

My name is Sarah Bates. I was born and raised in Honeoye Falls, NY where I still live today. I got my first pony at the age of seven and had him for 33 years. I participated in Pony Club and 4H and three phase eventing for years. Now I do combine driving and pleasure driving shows. I also train equines of all sizes to drive, and raise Welsh ponies. My current pair are section B Welsh ponies. We are competing at the intermediate level. Our goal is to move up to advanced.

I live at home with my husband Jon and our son Witt. We have 13 ponies, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 20 chickens, 12 cows, a ferret, a anole, a bunny, and our sons’ koi. I try not to drive faster than my guardian angel. I drive and sell High Hopes Carriages made by Dominiak of Poland.

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