As our annual meeting approaches, you will be seeing blogs on each of the candidates. Meet Amanda who is running for a BOD seat this year.
I'm very excited to be joining the board of VHC. I've been involved in the horse community in Vermont my entire life and I'm excited to take this new step in supporting this community. As a member of the board I hope to encourage more educational opportunities to be offered by VHC and work toward getting more of the horse community involved in working together for the benefit of all. If anyone wants to reach out to me I can be contacted through email at Wenortheast1@gmail.com and found on Facebook at Working Equitation Northeast.
Amanda Lamoureux is a lifelong equestrian and 5th generation Vermonter. She got her first pony at age 3 and never looked back. She started formal lessons at age 10 in dressage. As a teen she did dressage, eventing, 4H, pony club, AQHA juniors and rode any horse she could get her hands on at many central vermont stables. As a young adult she focused on eventing working at Mad River stables and Hitching post farm. She then took a short break and trained dogs for a few years before coming back to horses as the equine manager for High horses Therapeutic riding program in 2008 and offering private lessons and clinics. Amanda has taught riding in and explored many different disciplines including dressage, eventing, gymkhana, fox hunting, extreme cowboy challenges, jumpers, endurance, and versatility. She has now settled in to a focus on Working Equitation which is a new and fast growing sport that combines dressage and obstacles with the focus on the abilities of a working horse. She currently is the facility and equine manager for High Horses Therapeutic riding program, trainer and clinician of Working Equitation Northeast and in training to be a working equitation judge. She has 3 horses; Poe is a 12 year old Mustang cross, Odin is a 5 year old Friesian heritage horse, and Dragonfly is an 8 month old Friesian heritage horse. She lives in Sharon Vermont with her husband, 3 sons, a cat and a dog.