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, Unmarked (Hank 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
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.