- Sarah Schobert
- Equine Lecturer & Horse Judging Team Coach
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. in Animal Science, Oklahoma State University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. in Animal Science, Oklahoma State University
Sarah Schobert was born and spent her first three years in Southern Germany. After moving to the United States, her family relocated several times. However, Schobert was able to be involved in 4H, competitive horse judging, and showing horses in many different disciplines. Upon graduating high school, Schobert attended Black Hawk College (BHC) in Galva, Illinois, and was a competitive member of both the BHC Horse Judging Team and Equestrian Team. She transferred to Oklahoma State University (OSU) and completed her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science while competing on the OSU Horse Judging Team. During her undergraduate career, she was named a distinguished Academic All-American by the National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association twice and graduated from OSU summa cum laude.
At the conclusion of her undergraduate program, she stayed at OSU to pursue a graduate study in Animal Science and coach the horse judging team. Both teams Schobert coached had great success, with one team going undefeated through all four contests and the other also earning the title of AQHA World Champions. She also aided in the OSU Equine Breeding Program, launched the OSU Horse Judging Team Endowed Fund, and travelled to Europe to teach International Horsemanship camps in representation of the American Quarter Horse Association and OSU. Clinics were taught in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and England.
In the spring of 2017, she went back to BHC and took on the role as the Horse Science Instructor. In the fall of 2018 she founded the Hunt Seat Division in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian Team at BHC. In the 2019/2020 school year the hunt seat division had several regional qualifiers. In the fall of 2020, Schobert transitioned to start as the Horse Judging Team Coordinator and an Equine Lecturer within the Department of Animal Science at Texas A & M University.
At Texas A & M (TAMU), Sarah Schobert’s roles include coaching the Horse Judging Team and teaching equine classes, such as Introductory Equine Care and Use (ANSC 201), Equine Handling and Safety (ANSC 221), and Equine Selection and Judging (ANSC 316). She also serves as a co-advisor to the TAMU Horseman’s Association. Schobert also functions as the current Vice President for the National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association and holds professional judge’s cards for the Pony of the Americas Club (POAC) and the Pinto Horse Association of America (PtHA). In her spare time she enjoys riding and selling project horses, as well as running half marathons with her friends.