About Our Coach

The North Gwinnett Equestrian Team is coached by Sarah Dubois, who runs her program, Break-Away Farm, out of Brookside Farm in Dacula, Georgia. She is an experienced trainer, who has coached IEA teams for over 10 years, and has brought riders as far as National Finals. Sarah has been the coach of our team since the 2017-2018 season, and after several years of trying to find the right fit, the team has found it in Sarah's program. 

Trainer Bio

Sarah Dubois

        My name is Sarah Dubois- or "Coach Sarah" as the kids like to call me. I am the owner of Break-Away Farm, LLC, which currently rides out of Brookside Farms in Dacula, Georgia. I had my own facility in Braselton, GA for about 5 years, but after I had my second baby, we decided to get out of the boarding side of the horse business and we built a home in Jefferson, GA. My business is now strictly lessons, training, and sales- and I love it. I am also able to keep my family life separate from my business life, which was not an easy task when we lived on our old property.

        I have been riding since I was 6 years old. I first sat on a horse in sunny California and continued lessons when my parents moved us to Dallas when I was 8. I purchased my first horse, Ditto, in 1995, and he is still around doing beginner lessons. He and I showed in the North Texas (NTHJA) circuit and then continued on in the GHJA circuit when we moved to Georgia in 1997. I grew up doing mostly hunters and equitation and played around in the jumper ring with Ditto. In 2008, I bought my mare, Roca, and we competed in the jumper arena successfully for a few years.

        I attended Berry College and rode on their equestrian team from 2001-2005. I was the Region Champion in 2005 for fences and flat, the Zone Champion in 2005 for fences, and placed 6th at IHSA Nationals in 2005 over fences. I graduated in 2005 with a Business Finance degree. It has certainly helped me keep up with my business finances!

        I actually coached the NGHS equestrian team when it first started- about 12 years ago. The owner of Thistle Crown Farm, Laura Cegalis, was one of the parents who helped begin the booster club. I coached her daughter on the team and we competed mostly in RIFNA and started IEA as it became more prominent in this area. The NGHS team moved on to another coach, but I continued to assist in coaching the Rivendell Farm and Mill Creek HS IEA teams. When the opportunity arose for me to begin my own business, I jumped on it, and Break-Away Farm, LLC was formed. I started my own IEA team in 2011, and have been competitive ever since. I have taken both teams and individual riders on to Regionals, Zones, and Nationals. I was personally asked to be the Region 6 President in 2014, and this will be my 6th season continuing on as president. 

        On a personal note- I do have 2 amazing kids. Caleb is 10 and knows how to ride. Raelyn turned 5 in February and is a handful. She loves the horses, plays in the dirt, and would rather run than walk. Both keep me busy, but my husband, Sean, is a super hero dad and thanks to him I am able to teach in the evenings and go to horse shows on the weekends.