TNEC Apparel!

We have T-Shirts, Hoodies, Travel Mugs, Totes and all kinds of gear available in our store. Choose from HUNTER, DRESSAGE, EVENTING and PONY themes. Really cool stuff. Check it out!

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Meet Our Barn Manager & Trainer

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Growing up in Western Massachusetts Amy started her riding career on a 12.2 hand pony named Casper, she soon discovered her love for horsemanship, training, and competing. Amy has successfully competed in Open, 4-H, Appaloosa and Hunter show series. Showing everything from western pleasure, to hunter-over-fences, she also enjoyed participating in hunter paces, gymkhana events, cross-country schoolings, and drill team.

After winning three state championships at 12, 13, and 14, she began the challenge of seasoning her paint-cross named Secret, which she trained through-and-through from two years old. She also began coaching local 4-H students on their horses and began starting students on her pony Casper. In 2003, Amy began working at Fuller’s Horse Farm helping break young horses, counseling day camp, and taking up an interest in Dressage. Also in 2003, she was elected into the Massachusetts State 4-H horse judging team where she competed at a national level, returning home 43rd in the nation as one of the youngest competitors in her division.

In 2004, Amy became an advanced team member of the Wiliston School ISEA team where she learned to compete on different horses of which she had no prior relationship. In 2005, she began her college education and completed Massachusetts riding instructor requirements. Studies included barn management and horse health care education from leading professionals Carolyn Fuller, Dr. John Cowley D.V.M., and leading dressage rider Chris Hickey http://www.chrishickeydressage.com/index.html.

In 2006, Amy (and Secret) moved to Rochester to continue her education and work for Kevin Sleeman. Amy began her career at Sleeman Stables by running the stable’s summer programs; which doubled in popularity and registrations in just two years. She began teaching a few days per week and taking on barn management, while finishing her associates degree in business. In 2008, Kevin suffered a stroke and is still today in recovery. With a full lesson program, many green horses, and utilizing her business management skills, Amy took over the farm in Kevin’s absence and began a transition plan. A year later, in partnership with Kristin Leary, who purchased the stables, Amy is the head trainer and barn manager for the new stable operation – TrueNorth Equestrian Center.

Focusing her teaching on student confidence-building and balanced and correct riding that encompasses: hunters, introductory dressage, xc schooling, stadium jumping, pleasure riding, hunter pacing, gymkana, trail riding, and ground work, Amy is able to provide her students many experiences to continue horsemanship education through reasonable challenges. She is a firm believer that happy, healthy horses and riders make the best teams! Amy’s pride in her work is clearly demonstrated in the relationship between herself and each of her horses, as well as her students.

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