I've ridden at 20+ facilities in my life, and had 20+ hunter/jumper trainers, including many top A circuit show barns/instructors. I have to say Amanda is my favorite coach of them all. She is extremely knowledgeable and has great instincts as an instructor. She knows which students need to be pushed harder and which need a slower progression. She knows the Loftmar horses and knows how to ride them to the best of their abilities. Amanda also makes every lesson interesting, with one or two major skills being the focus of each lesson (for example, one lesson working on rollbacks, or one lesson working on shortening/lengthening) in the midst of always improving equitation and effective riding. She also has a fun way of teaching. Every once in a while we'll play a "game" (Gambler's choice, gong-elimination, hunter derby, etc.) to test our skills as well. The comments she says during the lessons get everybody laughing and remembering that we're there to improve our skills, but also to have a good time.