Amanda Conti, Head Trainer

 The head trainer at Tuscany Hollow is Amanda Conti.  She has been 

involved in horses all of her life and has been competing since she

was nine years old. She has ridden many disciplines including 

hunter/jumpers, dressage, fox hunting, polo, and some western 

pleasure and contest, but her favorite discipline is eventing.

Amanda has introduced many horses and students into the world

of eventing. She has competed in many local, regional and national

shows through the CCI** level and has ambitions of continuing in

the FEI circuit with her number one horse, Griegermeister

(Greg, or The Flying Ogre around the barn), along with a string of

other up and coming horses.

She brings her knowledge of horsemanship and riding to the

program all while catering to  her audience and maintaining a style

of teaching that is fun and energetic, yet productive.

 

She graduated from the University of Louisville, where she earned

an equine business degree in May 2010. In her time at U of L, she was 

involved in the polo team, where she was the barn manager and played on the varsity team. She took classes such as Current Equine Issues, Equine Industry Overview, Equine Science, Equine Law, and many others which have furthered her knowledge of the animal and the industry.

A highlight of her riding career was earning the privilege of working for CCI**** rider, Laine Ashker, and Laine is still her coach currently.   

 

 

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Caitlynn Mason, Assistant Trainer

Caitlyn began riding with Tuscany Hollow Stables 7 years ago and has been a work student since

2017. In 2022, she agreed to step up her role and take on a more formal position as the farm's

assistant trainer!

 

Caitlynn started riding when she was 7 years old and immediately found her passion for horses

and the humans that love them! Since then, the majority of her riding career has been focused on

eventing, where she has competed up to the Novice level on her horse Unmarked (a.k.a. Hank).

She has trained and cliniced with professionals including Lainey Ashker, Hawley Bennett-Awad, and

Jeremy Steinberg.

 

Caitlynn approaches both horse and rider with compassion and patience. She uses positive

reinforcement and her enthusiastic personality to help her students to achieve the goals they

desire. Caitlynn believes in not only teaching a solid riding foundation but also the values that go

hand and hand with riding and competing such as hard work, confidence, compassion and good

sportsmanship.

 

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