Amanda grew up in Weatherford, TX and has been riding and showing since since she was a child. As a teenager she was very active in Pony Club, eventually earning her "A" rating. The skills she learned from Pony Club, both in horse management and riding, have continued to serve her well through her career. Since then she has been competing successfully through Intermediate level USEA events, bringing many young horses up through the ranks of eventing. Her positive, straight-forward coaching style has led students to wins at horse trials all across the country, including multiple AEC Championships.
Amanda still supports the United States Pony Club as well as the Texas A&M University Eventing Team, eager to teach the next generation of up and coming eventers.