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"I have been riding with Kyana Sazegari since 2017 and I do not have the words to explain how much I value her in my life. She has transformed my life in so many ways, on and off the horse. When I started taking lessons with Kyana I was trotting cross rails on lesson horses and was a timid rider. She brought me to my first competition and helped me learn about the sport eventing. Over the years she matched me with several amazing lease horses until I was ready to buy my horse. Kyana found me my heart horse in 2020 and took me and him up the levels to accomplish all of my wildest dreams (and then more). Kyana is who you want by your side to high five and celebrate after your best rides, her support and dedication is unmatched"

-Annika Foley

"Kyana is a dream! Here's what we love: she's a great communicator, very responsive via text and email, thoughtful, welcoming, warm and friendly. Not only that, she's a great trainer. In just three months with her my daughter's riding improved by leaps and bounds. I've witnessed Kyana train kids and adults, she's patient, pays attention and meets the rider where they are. I highly recommend her and Rising Tides Equestrian.”

-Christa Schnurr

“My daughter, Andie Sue Roth, began her riding career with Kyana.  As an instructor myself, it was incredibly important to me that I found a trainer for her who had the necessary knowledge  to teach her good riding skills, but who would also be able to connect with her in such a way that was encouraging and fun. Kyana fit that bill perfectly.  She developed a wonderful relationship with Andie Sue during their time together.  Kyana cares deeply about her clients, not just with her desire to give them the best instruction possible, but also as a friend and mentor to them as they navigate this very difficult sport.  A couple of years ago we moved out of the area and we miss working with Kyana so much.  Andie Sue, with her strong foundation, has gone on to compete in CPEDI 3* dressage competitions at some of the largest venues in the United States.  The love of the sport begins at the start and Kyana was one of the primary influences in her life to lay that foundation.  We can’t say enough about our years with this fantastic coach.”

-Barbie Roth

“My daughter rode with Kyana for 7 years before leaving for college, learning all 3 disciplines of eventing.  She made incredible gains in her skill and confidence as a rider due to Kyana’s amazing ability to focus on the positive and gently guide riders to push themselves out of their comfort zones.  Kyana establishes rapport easily with her riders and their families, creating a partnership that lasts beyond the barn.  She is creative in her teaching methods and matches skill level to the appropriate horse while always striving to encourage the rider to achieve their goals.  I can’t speak highly enough about Kyana’s talent as a trainer, and you will be in good hands when you trust her to work with you, your child and/or your horse!”

-Cathy Altoff

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