Sharon Knies - Barn Manager

Sharon Knies and Sonrisa

Windhorse International began with the dream of creating a space where people and horses would have the opportunity to work with each other in a mindful, relaxed way, free of the chaos that seems to invade every aspect of every day life.

Working with her friend and spiritual guide, Lama Padma Karma Rinpoche, Sharon set out to achieve this goal.   Born of a lifelong love of horses Sharon and Lama Padma found the property in Bethlehem and began the process of building a farm.

Sharon’s experience as VP of a large ceramic tile importer and distributor aided her with the skills needed to work with the contractors, and her sense of design coupled with Lama Padma’s understanding of how the mind works created the space we now call Windhorse.

Sharon is a graduate of the Post University Equine Husbandry program, and has trained with Vicki Hammers-O’Neil, Elizabeth Braverman-Banga and Lynndee Kemett.  Sharon is an active member of the Connecticut Dressage Association, currently serving as its President.