As a horse trainer in the wonderful Woodland California area, Amanda has enjoyed a life surrounded by her passion, horses.
At the tender age of 5, Amanda started to ride and had the fortunate opportunity to become involved and compete in many horse venues including as 4-H Horse Project, High School Rodeo,CSHA,Open, APHA and AQHA.
Amanda has had the privilege to train with some of the top trainers in the industry. Amanda has competed in 6 states including California, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and Ohio at the All American Quarter Horse Congress for several years in a row, bringing home several Top Ten and Finalist in 5 different events in both English and Western. Amanda has also achieved hundreds of points, multiple saddles, money earnings and many “All Around” and Circuit Titles as a Youth, Amateur and Open rider.
Amanda has now taken on the role of being a professional horse trainer and very much enjoys teaching others and their horses and being a part of their success in and out of the show pen.
Amanda specializes in giving horses a solid foundation, knowing not all work well with the same program and each has a mind of their own. Amanda is always willing to “think outside the box” and is constantly trying to learn and grow as a trainer. Amanda believes in developing each horses own program keeping in mind that every horse learns at its own pace and not every horse can handle the same amount of training or type of training. Showing can also put alot wear and tear on these horses and sometimes we forget they are animals who are athletes, NOT machines. So i strive to keep my horses fresh and happy. We treat these horses like athletes and take alot of pride in giving them the best daily care, veterinarian care, farriers and much more!
“I have a small facility and wish to keep it that way, but it’s filled with wonderful clients and horses” Amanda says. “I am so lucky to be able to do for a living what I love to do in life, be surrounded by horses and those who love them.”
In June Of 2012, Amada married Tim Wilson, and together have welcomed 2 beautiful children into their lives, 16 month old Alexis , born in May 20th, 2014 and 1 month old Grant, born August 30th 2015.
From beginners to advanced riders AWPH Performance Horses has the experience and the desire to help you reach your goals. AWPH program focuses on helping each horse or rider be the best they can be. A positive learning environment makes the process of becoming an accomplished rider or finished show horse more enjoyable for all involved. Whether traveling with us to large shows, enjoying local schooling or fun shows or just taking a few lessons to improve your riding skills AWPH is ready to help you be the best you can be. From the young rider winning their first ribbon to the young at heart accomplishing a life time goal whether it be qualifying for the world show or showing national level, AWPH is proud to be a part of it al!l