Quick update on Faith. She's doing great!! Had her first mini-event this weekend. She schooled Beg. Novice and some Novice jumps also and never looked at or refused any, except for the ditch. She thinks it's the black hole, she leaps over it like it's 50ft. long. It's sort of funny. Anyways she placed second out of seven in Baby Beg. Novice. We will move her up to Beg. novice next show.
Quick note to say Faith is doing very well! Solid Novice, jumps everything we put at her. Mel and her are a great pair, she's an awesome mare!
I've have taken her to 4 dressage shows and she is doing very well!! I took her
to a recognized show last weekend at Waterloo and
I want to brag a little. We
did a walk trot class and got a 70%!! She is such a peach.
Things went very well for us
this season. She got a 73% after this ride [picture]!! Yeah! She has really started to develop into quite a young lady. I'll send more bragging later. Ha ha Thanks so much for such a great horse. Meri is working on the jumping and she went to a Greg Best clinic and he loved her and started calling her princess....ugh!
-Shannon Dempich, owner of Paprika
"Amanda has exceptional skills in starting young horses. Her knowledge and patience with young horses, gives them the confidence to be successful in their disciplines. The care at Fairwind Stables is exceptional and I
recommended her highly to all of my clients."
-May McCaleb, owner Dulcinea
Starlight Farm - Xenia, OH
Since leaving Fairwind Stables, Dolcie has gone on to finish 4th place at Regionals at First Level in 2008 with May. They were in the top 8 at First Level
nationally for Hanoverians and top 7 at Second Level.
Amanda is a true professional both in her approach to horses and clients. I feel confident sending our young, unbroken prospects to Amanda because I know she puts the well being and care of her horses above all else. Having known Amanda for over 15 years, I can attest to her calm, steady approach to life and horses. She is a person most worthy
of trust and highly ethical. I recommend Amanda to fellow horsemen at every opportunity."
-Lara Schoettmer, Knightsridge Farm
I began working with Amanda when Billy and I were eventing at novice
level. We moved up quickly to training level and have our sights set on
preliminary level. Her excellent horsemanship skills, knowledge, and
extraordinary teaching ability have enabled Billy and me to dream bigger than we ever anticipated and to be successful at every level! I work with her on all three phases of eventing - dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country - and she is an excellent trainer of every discipline. I have upmost faith and trust in Amanda and look forward to future successes with her."
-Marsha Roush - Centerville, OH
Antea and I have now
successfully gone to 4 shows! We began in the hunter ring and did three shows of Hunters (planning on doing hunters all summer) and then she was going sooo well, that we decided to cross her over into Jumpers this past weekend! And she was great! We did three classes and got all 2nds! The height is her only problem, which is a good problem to me! But we are making her jump the small ones and she is just
walking over them. The jumpers actually make her use herself more. But she has been really great. - Sarah
Radar is doing great. He is such an awesome horse. I just love his personality. He is such a sweetheart! My trainer rode him at the Otter Creek Horse Trials this spring in the Novice
division. It went pretty well.
It was so fun to watch him go! I have been doing some schooling shows with him and it has been pretty fun. The last schooling I went to I got a 29.5 on my dressage test! I was pretty excited.
- Erica Bauer, owner of Radical Attraction("Radar")
Dessa is doing great! She and I started jumping on Wednesday. I know she could do it before, but it took me a while to catch up. We only did 18" but it was so cool. Hopefully next spring we can do some cross country. I am taking her to her second dressage show on October 31st. We are going to do training level one. She is really
settled in and I am so happy to
have her. We go on big trail rides in the mountains and she has totally mastered hills. She is a little pushy with the other horses but she is really sweet to me. Anyways, I wanted you to know she is doing well. I
will have to send you a picture from her next show.
-Amie Collins, owner of Dessa
"Amanda is a very gifted trainer with the unique ability to clearly communicate both problems and solutions to her students. A talented
rider, Amanda patiently guides her horses through new experiences and quietly encourages them to reach higher levels of performance. Most
importantly, she has been a sensitive instructor for me and my horse, willing to invest time and energy to help us reach our full potential."
I have been with Amanda for almost 3 years now and if it was not for her, I would still be battling with my now 4 year old rescued draft cross. She helped me break my horse and get her started and we have been with her ever since. Amanda just showed Georgia in a local show and they did great! Whether you are looking to be in the show ring or just needing
someone to help in the training process, I would highly recommend
-Jennifer Demaro and Georgia