Amanda is proud to offer over 20 years of equestrian experience in hunters, jumpers, english, and western pleasure. She has degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education from Kutztown University, and is also a certified instructor with the American Riding Instructors Association. Along with giving lessons to her weekly students, she currently coaches the Gwynedd-Mercy University and the LaSalle University IHSA Equestrian Teams. She also runs a Middle and High School IEA Team, and is the show manager for the Worcester Stables Jumper Shows.
Amanda focuses on teaching her students all the various aspects of horsemanship. In lessons, students will assist in grooming, tacking up, learning basic horse care, as well as riding time. While riding, the students will participate in various activities that will enhance their strength and connection with their horse. Amanda believes that a strong flatwork and balance foundation are the essential building blocks to becoming a safe and structured rider. She obtains these goals thru “no-stirrup work”, riding with light-quiet hands, as well as riding in the ring, on trail, and in the cross country field. Amanda welcomes all ages of students, from beginners through advanced.
Besides giving riding lessons, her services include training problem horses, starting young horses, working with foals, and she specializes in re-training off the track thoroughbreds. Amanda can also be found every weekend showing a variety of horses herself or standing by the in-gate coaching her students in the show ring. Her students show in schooling shows all the way to AA rated venues. Although some of her students compete in horse shows, her goal is not to make everyone into “show riders”. The true goal is to become very well rounded and knowledgeable equestrian.
She brings her experience from showing on the Rated circuit all of her life, as well as riding on her college equestrian team. Some of her noteworthy accomplishments include year-end championships in the Hunter and Jumper ring in Amateur Owner, Young Hunters, Pre-Green, and Adult Equitation. Some of the shows Amanda and her students can be found competing at are, The Devon Horse Show, Ludwigs Corner, St. Christopher’s, HITS Saugerties, HITS Culpepper, Devon Fall Classic, and a variety of shows on the local rated circuit. She also handles a variety of young horses for the In-Hand Breed Divisions at Dressage at Devon.
Students focused on the show arena, as well as those who simply love riding and understanding horses, are very welcome. Amanda wants to share her love and passion for horses to anyone who is willing to learn.
Reach Amanda anytime at 267-304-5228 or AmandaEnwright@yahoo.com