About Amy

Riding “Emperador” in a show for Circulo Militar Carabobo at 7 years old.

I began riding at the age of six

I can remember being absolutely bonkers about horses since I was learning to walk and talk, but I began riding at the age of six. My riding career began at a Military Riding School in Caracas, Venezuela in show jumping.

For me being around these amazing animals in a major metropolitan city was a dream come true, and I cherished every second of it, trying any discipline that was offered. Growing up as a military kid, we bounced from place to place through my childhood until I was grown. Horses were an expensive luxury, so I eagerly looked forward to irregular lessons whenever I could, relying on my very patient and supportive parents to drive me miles and miles out of the city to the nearest barn.

I quickly became an avid student of horsemanship

I am an avid student of the horse and have spent my whole life looking for and developing quality horsemanship. I have ridden with many incredible horsemen and women, hoping for a little bit of their knowledge and feel to rub off on me!

Riding with instructor Pepe Gutierrez at Real Escuela Andalusa del Arte Ecuestre in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Riding with Brent Graef

I offer riders of all ages and disciplines the ability to gain confidence, improve their riding, and strengthen their relationships with their horses.”

Today, working with horses and clients

I work to embrace a training philosophy based in Classical Dressage and sound horsemanship practices. I always try to keep the best interest of horse and rider in mind, choosing to avoid fads and quick fixes, but to seek continual learning from the best teacher: the horse.

My training program works for all breeds and disciplines and focuses on promoting softness, balance, and relaxation. I believe that any horse can improve given enough time and understanding, and that force and dominance play no part in building a strong relationship. Working with the horse’s mind develops confidence, and an understanding of biomechanics develops correct and sound movement.

I have spent the last several years offering lessons and clinics, with a focus on providing information in a way that best suits each student. I believes that good teaching mirrors good training: offering information in a way the student can understand, and without judgement or force.

My philosophy of training through relaxation carries over to students working to gain better balance and feel with their horses. I believe that learning should be fun and not intimidating, and she provides a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for riders to improve their abilities. With years of training experience under the tutelage of fine horsemen and women like Theresa Doherty, Maryal Barnett, Brent Graef, and others.



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