Boulder Brook Stables is home to a competitive and proven horse training program in all disciplines, from general training to hunter/jumper to AQHA all-around events. The training program is comprised of Amanda Hanson and Kathryn Busch who work alongside each other while focusing on their individual disciplines and clients.
Boulder Brook Stables’ owner, Amanda Hanson, has over 30 successful years of showing and riding under her belt. Amanda has had the opportunity to ride with John Lyons during his visits to New England, as well as Karl Mikolka and Joe Lombard, who were influential mentors and inspired Amanda to become successful in her chosen equine career. With years of extensive experience in all disciplines, Amanda can help you succeed in whatever your riding goals may be. Combining a deep understanding of the horse with a strong comprehension of each unique rider, Amanda’s teaching style forms strong bonds between each partner. Amanda focuses on the individual horse and rider partnership, working with each pair to achieve their goals. Whether you are just getting to know your horse, or have been riding for years, Amanda can help you get to the next level.
Kathryn Busch got her start in the equine industry as a youth with widespread roots in APHA and AQHA all-around events as well as dressage, hunter/jumpers, and even gymkhana. Under the guidance of Amanda Hanson, Kathryn successfully showed as a youth and amateur at local and regional AQHA and APHA shows. Some of her accomplishments include multiple circuit awards and Regional top fives in horsemanship, equitation, and showmanship. She has ridden with respected trainers such as Judy Westlake, Leslie De Grandmaison, Adam Cropper, Cory Hardy, and most recently Torey Roderick of Torey Roderick Performance Horses and multiple World and Congress Champion Troy Green. Kathryn now primarily prepares clients and horses for the local APHA and AQHA circuits for the all-around events.