Sarah Blanchard

Born and raised on a farm in southeastern Connecticut, Sarah lived for several decades in rural New England. She earned a B.A. in English literature from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from Nichols College in Massachusetts. After moving to Hawaii in 2003, she taught English, writing and business at the University of Hawaii-Hilo and Hawaii Community College.

Sarah’s poems have appeared in several publications including Calyx, Welter, and Sixfold (see Poetry); her short stories have earned several awards and been published in Sixfold, Dreamers (Canada), The Plaid Horse, and the online journal The Write Launch (see Fiction); and her non-fiction articles have been published in several general-interest magazines, including Yankee.

She is also an accomplished equestrian with nearly six decades of experience in riding, training and coaching. With a special interest in the intersection of classical training and natural horsemanship, she has competed in several disciplines. A longtime writer and editor, Sarah has written three books about horse training (see Non-fiction). She also founded and published Malama Lio: the Hawaii Horse Journal; worked as editor of Carolina Hoofbeats, and has contributed hundreds of articles for many equestrian publications. She supports rescue organizations and is actively involved with after-care and second careers for retired racehorses. She lives in Weaverville, North Carolina, where she writes, gardens, and rides the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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