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.
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
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
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