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Bobby Lindsley

Instructors

AMIT has over a dozen experienced instructors. Most students will begin with one of our Junior Instructors in a private lesson and will work into a group lesson once he or she is capable of handling the horse independently (i.e. basic steering, stopping, walk/trot).

Effective on January 1, 2018, five of our instructors are promoted. Emma Crim, Savannah Duke, and Ashley Edwards will be Assistant Instructors. Leslie Allen and Brianna Hampton will be Senior Instructors. Congratulations!


Senior Instructors

Bobby Lindsley started riding when he was 9. As a child, he showed locally and was involved with 4H. He spent his summers at a Thoroughbred racehorse training facility. After graduating high school, he went to college in Connecticut where he majored in Recreation Leadership and Horsemanship. While at college he worked at a show stable and did shows on the A-circuit.

In 1980, he leased a farm in Compton, MD and set up his first riding stable. There, he developed a lesson program with approximately 25 schoolhorses and introduced a schooling show series. He ran that riding stable (Halfway Home for Horses – “HHH”) for 13 years.  In 1992 he purchased the 65 acres of land that have become the facility you see today.

Donna Stalters has been instructing at AMIT since 1994. She is currently employed at Washington Hospital Center as a Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOCN) Nurse. She stays involved in all aspects of the farm.

Susie Brown has been instructing at AMIT since 1997.  Since childhood she has become versed in many aspects of riding, training and teaching, but recently she has focused on improving her dressage knowledge.

Leslie Allen has been teaching at AMIT since 2007. She got a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Equine Studies from Bridgewater College. While at Bridgewater, she rode for their IHSA team. She is back at AMIT coaching the St. Mary's College IHSA Team and the AMIT IEA Team, instructing, and showing her horse in Hunters.

Brianna Hampton has been teaching at AMIT since 2005. She got a BS in Environmental Resources management with a minor in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. White at VT, she rode for their IHSA Team. She is back at AMIT coaching the AMIT IEA Team, instructing, and showing her horse in Eventing.

Sarah Schulz has been working as an instructor and trainer since 1996. She has an AA in Social Sciences from the College of Southern Maryland and an AA in Equine Studies from Cazenovia College in NY. While at Cazenovia, Sarah rode on the Intercollegiate Team, qualifying for National finals. She has shown in hunters, jumpers, dressage and combined training events, as well as participated in field hunting and Swedish, Hanoverian and Oldenburg Breed Inspections. From 2004-2011, Sarah worked for US Olympic Dressage Judge, Linda Zang, managing her Idlewilde Farm. While at Idlewilde, Sarah focused on all aspects of horse care, handled all of the foals and young horses as well as started, retrained and showed TBs and Warmbloods. Over the last several years, Sarah focused on dressage and has incorporated it to improve the other disciplines. Sarah is now coaching the St. Mary's College of Maryland IHSA Equestrian Team based at AMIT.


Assistant Instructors

Debby Bonner has been instructing at AMIT since 2007. She earned a Bachelor's in Psychology and especially enjoys teaching the young rider.

Becky Edwards> has been instructing at AMIT since 2007. She has a degree in Biology and worked as a Vet Tech for many years. She enjoys working with both adults and children.

Julia Hampton has been riding at AMIT since 1993 and teaching since 1999. In 2010 she graduated from Wilson College with her bachelors degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. She has shown in many on- and off-farm shows including Pony Breeders and Hazelwilde and on the IHSA circuit during college.

Erika Scott began riding horses at a young age while growing up in Connecticut. She studied psychology at Goucher College. She rode on their IHSA Team and qualified for IHSA Zone IV Finals in 2015. Outside of IHSA competitions, she has shown mainly in the hunter and equitation rings with some lower-level dressage and combined training events. After her family moved to Maryland, she took a year hiatus from riding to be a show groom at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL and the Vermont Summer Festival. She gained a lot of valuable experience grooming and caring for horses showing on the A-circuit. She is now at AMIT coaching the AMIT IEA Team, instructing, and showing AMIT horses.

Emma Crim has been riding for several years on a wide variety of different animals including many green horses and ponies. Emma is currently attending Virginia Tech University.

Savannah Duke has been riding at AMIT for many years and began teaching lessons in 2009. She has worked with many young ponies and got her own horse in February of 2013. Savannah has attented many different shows including, MD Pony Breeders, St. Mary's County Fair, BEST, MSA, Hazelwild. She has also qualified for BEST Equitation Finals. Savannah enjoys working with young children and has taught many camps here at AMIT as well as helped with things such as Girl Scout rides, and birthday parties. Savannah is now attending and riding for Towson University. She has taken a special interest in the Welsh ponies at the farm.

Ashley Edwards has been riding at AMIT since 2001 and began teaching in 2009. She has ridden and trained many of the farm’s young horses as well as shown both locally and off the farm. Ashley has helped with summer camps since she was young and enjoys working with many of the older kids that come through. She is particularly interested in bringing along young and inexperienced ponies and horses. She graduated from Leonardtown High School in 2014 and is currently attending Goucher College where she is pursuing a degree in English and Creative Writing. Ashley is also an active member of Goucher’s nationally ranked IHSA team.


Junior Instructors

Ally Ridgell started riding when she was six years old. She started riding at AMIT in 2009 and started teaching in 2014. She enjoys working with kids and helping with our summer camps. In her riding career, she has done a variety of local shows.

Olivia Furlongstarted riding when she was 8 years old in Canada with a pony club. They rode for half the year and did stable management for the rest. She once rode in the pony club regionals and won the dressage champion trophy.

McKenna Gallagherrides on the AMIT IEA team and has participated in many of our horse shows. She has helped with many birthday parties and camps. She enjoys working with young kids.

Jenna Howell started riding when she was 7 years old in Virginia. She has ridden many different horses and ponies during her time here. Several of them have been quite difficult. She hopes to become a veterinarian.

CJ Jaynes has been riding a AMIT since 2013. As a child, she rode Western and mainly did trail riding. As an adult, she converted to English and has participated in Gymkhana's, Jumper shows, and Hunter Paces. CJ plans to show in the off the farm soon. She is also on the farm during the week keeping the grounds looking sharp and assisting with the farrier as needed. CJ is a graduate of IUP and Norwich University and recently retires as a Rear Admiral after 33 years in the US Navy.

Hayley McKulka started riding at AMIT when she was 13 years old. She is a member of the AMIT IEA Team, and has ridden a wide variety of horses. She enjoys trail riding, showing on and off farm, and helping with other activities like camps and pony rides.


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