Gold Medalist Equestrian Pan American Icon Pens Heartfelt Note to Her Beloved Horse Haven

Published 11/08/2023, 1:38 PM EST

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American equestrian Sarah Tubman, born August 11, 1988, is also known as Sarah Lockman. She competed for the United States in the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru, where she and her Dutch-bred gelding First Apple took home individual gold and team silver. Sarah wed Canadian jockey, trainer, and judge Lee Tubman in 2021.

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Sarah competes internationally for the United States and specializes in producing exceptional horses from 3 years old to the FEI levels.  Sarah is still making frequent trips to Europe to compete and is presently training exceptional horses that are for sale. Her training ground was at the receiving end of some much needed appreciation of late by a heartfelt post.

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Recently, Sarah shared a post on Instagram of a Donato farm and captioned it as,” They say time flys when you are having fun! One year at this incredible facility with the most amazing people… to say we are blessed is an understatement. We are so proud to call Donato Farms “home”…Thank you Jessica Friedrich and Jeff Friedrich for all you do for Lee Tubman and myself and our clients and horses! Here’s to many many more years together and all the exciting adventures to come!!!”

 

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U.S. Grand Prix rider Sarah Tubman and her husband Lee have relocated to Donato Farms in Wellington, Florida, under the guidance of Jeff and Jessica Friedrich. Tubman, formerly known as Sarah Lockman, along with her husband Lee, is now based at Donato Farms with their Summit Farms’ horses, including her top mount, First Apple.

Additionally, the Tubmans will work with Jessica Friedrich on her two FEI horses, Donatus and Goldwyn, as they pursue their competitive aspirations. Jessica Friedrich, a rider from northwestern Illinois, and Jeff, who grew up on a rural Minnesota farm, joined forces to establish a top-tier equestrian facility in the heart of the U.S. dressage community in Wellington, Florida.

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Sarah Tubman is a Bronze, Silver, and Gold medallist with the United States Dressage Federation. Growing up in northern Nevada, Tubman was an avid rider. She was the member of the US Pony Club and started competing in the eventing in FEI in 2003. At the age of fifteen, she placed third in her first CCI2-L. In 2013, Tubman participated in her first CDI1. Since then, Tubman has often finished in the top 15 both nationally. At Dressage Affair, Tubman and First Apple, the horse she purchased in 2013, competed internationally for the first time, winning the FEI Intermediate I and the CDI1* FEI Prix St. Georges.

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Tubman and her horse First Apple, which she bought in 2013 showed their skill in 2022 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival when they were among the top five participants. In 2023, they proceeded to Hagen, Germany, to participate in summer to compete in the CDI3* FEI Grand Prix Special, where they placed an impressive third.

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Maleehah Shakeel

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I'm a US sports writer at EssentiallySports, where my passion for sports and the art of storytelling come together. As I thrive to bring insightful content to the table, I've honed my skills in crafting engaging narratives and offering meaningful analysis to the readers. Along with different segments of Olympic avenues, I am a huge equestrian sports enthusiast.
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