Sydney is the daughter of Jill Shulman and one of the head trainers at Back Country Farm. Now representing Israel, Syd has competed across the United States and Europe for many years. In addition to training with her mom, she has also trained with the help of other top professionals. Some of which include, John Roche, Brianne Goutal, Stacia Madden, Max Amaya and Frank Madden. Sad used the experience to continue to expand her knowledge in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings.
Sydney experienced an incredibly successful career in the ponies and throughout her junior years. She won the Ronnie Mutch Award, multiple championships at Pony Finals, North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, and more. Syd turned professional in 2015, quickly growing to be one of the most competitive U25 and Grand Prix athletes.
In 2019, Sydney became a part of the Israeli National Show Jumping Team. In 2021, Sydney broke into the world’s top 100 on the Longines ranking. A well earned ranking after an impressive string of victories with her top horse Villamoura. Sydney and the bay mare have had great success. To include CSI5* wins in the Major League Show Jumping and a CSI4* win at the Washington International Horse Show.
Recently, Sydney has continued to accumulate top placings at the most renowned horse shows in the country. She is a fierce competitor at top venues at the Grand Prix level. Sydney continues capturing an impressive list of wins all the way up to the 5* level.