Emily Tasker- Owner/ Head Trainer
Emily has been riding since she was 4 years old. Throughout the years she has trained in Hunters, Jumpers, Eventing, and Dressage.
Her true love is found in teaching her horses to use every bit of themselves with balance, engagement and strength. She feels that this is best shown in Dressage and Eventing, but makes all disciplines even better.
Emily has ridden with many top instructors including Leslie de Grandmaison, Suzi Gornall, Danny Anholt, Eric Smiley, Lucinda Green, Peter Atkins, Shirley Colby, Joe Forest, and Sue Winslade.
Taking the equestrian sport seriously and being committed to producing straight, happy and well balanced horses and riders is one of Emily's most important goals. She also wants to make sure that her students never forget why they started riding- for the fun!
"Belle" is Emily's current horse. She is an 8 year old OTTB. Emily bought her from Suffolk Downs as a 4 year old and has taken her time to let her grow up. Belle is incredibly athletic, tries hard, and pushes Emily to continue to learn. In 2017 Emily earned her USDF Rider Certificate Award at First Level in Belle's first year of competition! The pair have been working hard this fall and hope to begin eventing in 2018.
Amanda Estey- Assistant Instructor
Amanda has been riding horses for most of her life. She began her riding career while growing up on a small farm on the North Shore of Massachusetts and has trained in the disciplines; Saddleseat, Hunt Seat Equitation, Pleasure, Trail, Dressage, and Eventing. Amanda has ridden with many seasoned instructors including; Danny Anholt, Henk Van Bergen, and Sue Winslade. Amanda was a large animal veterinary technician for 10 years before moving to New Hampshire and starting a family in 2014. Amanda is committed to providing a safe and fun atmosphere for students to grow and become competent and successful equestrians.
Amanda is a proud supporter of the American Morgan Horse Association and an avid promotor of the Morgan Sport Horse. She currently has her own Morgan, “Burkland Style N Grace”, in training and competition as an Eventer and Dressage horse. We are looking forward to watching this team and seeing all they will accomplish this year!
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