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AMIT has over a dozen experienced instructors. Most students will begin with one of our Junior Instructors (Tier 1) 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).

Senior Instructors (Tier 3, most experienced)

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. While pursuing her B.S. in Nursing she has been involved in all aspects of AMIT- from training, feeding, assisting vet and farrier, and assisting at AMIT activities. She has earned the status of Tier 3- Senior Instructor. 

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.

Assistant Instructors (Tier 2)

Leslie Allen has been riding at AMIT for 15 years. She attended Bridgewater College where she got a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Equine Studies. She spent those four years riding on the schools IHSA team. She is now back at AMIT coaching the IEA team and showing in the Hunters with her prospect Lightning.

Debby Bonner has 9 years of riding experience and has a daughter who also rides at AMIT.  Debby earned a Bachelors in Psychology and especially enjoys teaching the young rider. 

Becky Edwards earned a Biology degree in college and worked as a Vet Tech for many years.  She has been riding at AMIT since 1993, and has two children who also ride here at AMIT.  She enjoys working with both adults and children.

Brianna Hampton started riding at AMIT in 1996 and began teaching in 2005. She attended Virginia Tech University and graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Resources Management and a minor in equine. While at VT, she competed with their IHSA team. After graduation, to expand her view of the horse world, Brianna spent some time as a working student with several different Event riders. She is bringing Jay along as an event prospect.

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.

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.

Junior Instructors (Tier 1)

Ryleigh Buckler has been riding for 9 years. She started at AMIT when she was six. She stopped for a couple of years before coming back to riding. She started teaching in 2015. She has worked with a variety of horses. Most recently she has been working with one of our young ponies in training.

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.

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.

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