Sharon was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Her lifelong love of horses flourished at Lakeshore College in Wisconsin were she earned a degree in Equine Science. Her equine education has been supplemented with related courses at the University of Colorado.
Sharon grew up riding Arabians, barrel racing Quarter horses and driving draft horse in harness. She also has competed in Cutting, Reining, Team Penning and Sorting. Also has shown horses in hand (conformation) in these breeds, as well as under saddle in Western Pleasure. For 20 years, Sharon’s main career has been managing and training Danish Warmblood horses at Oak Hill Ranch, for the Dressage disciple. Working with the Danish Warmbloods has taken her on travels to Denmark on several occasions which even involved luncheons with Princess Benedikte of Denmark . Sharon served as President of the North American Danish Warmblood Association and is a lifetime member of. Sharon has changed disciplines about 4 years ago and currently manages a 300 acre Hunter/Jumper/Eventing boarding facility where she also hosts events, clinics and charity shows.
Sharon has also been involved with the Paso Fino breed since 1984. Sharon has earned her PFHA judge’s card and began her judging career in 1989 becoming a Senior Certified judge in 1993 as well as becoming a “R” recorded USEF judge. She has judged Nationally and Internationally in Canada, Germany, England, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Dominican Republic.
Besides judging, training and riding – Sharon currently coaches the World Cup Youth Paso Equitation Team, gives lessons and clinics.