Building better riders and horses through science
Building upon the work and advice of the great riders and horsemen such as Denny Emmerson, Sally Swift, and Buck Brannaman, I work with each rider and horse on their individual goals and abilities. I teach solid fundamentals focusing on balance, feel, and responsiveness to the horse. I believe that care of the horse is just as important as learning to ride well, so all of my students are taught how to brush, tack, and take care of the horse before and after each ride. Respect for the horse is of utmost importance and I teach this both on the ground and in the saddle.
Trainer, Manager, Owner Amy Maass
Amy has been riding, training, and showing horses for over 25 years. She started with a quarter horse named Dusty doing gymkhana and pleasure shows. With her second horse Cody, she started her jumping and eventing career. With coaching from Christian Eagles, once on the long list for the US Eventing team, Cody and Amy placed 4th at the Wyoming state fair in hunter hack and went on to successfully compete at Beginner Novice and Novice level eventing.
Amy majored in Equine Science and Agriculture Business at Colorado State University and continued eventing and training during her time there.
After college she was a working student at a hunter jumper barn in Wisconsin where she was very successful with the horses and students she trained. From there she worked in Georgia as an assistant trainer for several equitation teams at all levels from middle school through college including the Emory University Equestrian Team. There she was also involved in the Riders Interscholastic Equestrian Federation as National Technical Delegate and assistant coach of several teams. She returned to Colorado State University and got her masters in Agriculture Economics. She has continued to ride, train, and teach all types of riders including western, dressage, and eventing.
She has taught lessons at several barns in the Dallas area and is now proud to have her own facility where she can offer boarding, training, and lessons.