Amanda aboard Rosie The Riveter, a californian bred hanoverian. Pictured here at Woodside on the way to becoming the 1.05m Champion.


Amanda aboard Mint Condition, who transfered from the jumpers to training level eventing in a short amount of time. She is now owned by a young rider on the east coast.

Amanda is a horse trainer with 20+ years experience. She has managed and ridden in barns in NZ, Japan, Belgium, UK and the USA, some with over 50+ horses. She grew up in New Zealand, showing, RTR, eventing and dressage. She recieved her B certificate through Pony Club following the classic format . At the age of 16 she got her first job with a great local trainer named Martin Bull. Together with Martin they starting over 20 horses then brought them into careers of hunting or showjumping. From there Amanda went onto work in Japan, England, Germany, Holland & spent many years in Belgium. (story below)Amanda is a well rounded horseman with extensive knowledge in Veterinary care, which has led to multiple rehabilitations on high level jumping horses. She was able to rehab them to the top of their sport again. She was Involved in the sale and preparation of many high quality horses. She has both bought and sold horses in NZ, USA, UK, Denmark, Japan, Poland, Mexico, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and Holland. She has a keen eye on matching horses and riders.  


Amanda on Euro R, another californian bred mare. Euro placed in all her outings out. 

 Amanda lived and worked in Belgium for many years. She worked for the International horse sales agent Neil Jones at the same barn with  Ludo Philippaerts . Also working alongside Edwina Alexander and  James Paterson-Robinson 

She trained and exercised both horses showing  at the world cup level &  lots of the sales horses who were competing internationally. Amanda got the opportunity to ride one in particular who needed to be rehabbed, she got him fit and sound and competed him herself at 1.25m regionally before he went onto compete at the international level before being sold shortly after.

Amanda got to work with a lot of the young stallions and get them ready for the stallion approvals. One of them being the world cup winner  Winning Mood
The other stallion she started from scratch was a beautiful black stallion named Spotlight Z. You can check out his video below. Video 1 Video 2

Amanda got given a young horse to compete while working for Ludo. Amanda did a whole season with all clear rounds on this young horse. This horse went on to be sold to Saudi Arabia and went on to compete at the Olympics.  Check out his video Allah Jabek Video




Amanda out on the hunt field on one of the young horses she started in NZ

 Allah Jabek

Allah Jabek, went on to compete at the Olympics. Amanda did his first year of showing on him as a 4yrs old in Belgium.


Amanda riding the Belgium import Archie Bunker at a riding demonstration in California.


Jane Starkey, pictured here at Badminton in 1979. Amanda worked for Jane keeping her horses fit and grooming for her at some International events while they were still doing the long format. Jane's  top horse at the time was competing at Intermediate.