Amy Quick Bio
Amy Quick is a recent Dallas transplant with over 17 years of experience teaching and over 30 years of combined riding and competition experience. Amy started riding in Oxfordshire, England, in the heart of the English horse country. As a member of the Warwickshire Hunt Pony Club she participated in Pony Club Rallies, Dressage, One-day Eventing, Showjumping, and Mounted Game competitions. She loved to compete in Showjumping competitions, especially clear-round jumping, a favorite pastime of hers. In England, Amy developed a knack for riding the ponies and horses no one else would ride gaining valuable experience that she has carried with her throughout her equestrian career.
After achieving her B+ rating in the British Pony Club Amy moved with her family to Hampton Roads, Virginia in 1994 where she continued competing in local and state horse shows and training in clinics with some of the best in business including Karen and David O’Conner, Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu, Charles de Kunffy, Jim Koford, and local legends Kathy Rowse and Peg Seals. Amy went on to earn Year-End High Point Championships in the Virginia Horse Show Association (VHSA) seven times and a High Point Championship in the Southeast Virginia Dressage Association (SVDA). In 1999 Amy won the High Point Individual and Team United States Pony Club (USPC) Dressage Championship and USPC Horsemanship Individual and Team Championship in Lexington, Virginia. She has also trained extensively in Natural Horsemanship, working on rehabilitating “lost causes” and turning them into winning mounts. In 2001 she went professional and began teaching riding lessons and training horses. In 2003 Amy received her Certification in Equine Sports Massage Therapy (ESMT) through Mary Schreiber’s Equissage Sports Massage Therapy School in Round Hill, Virginia. She practiced ESMT and taught lessons at different Equestrian Centers across Hampton Roads until 2011 when she married and began life as a Navy wife.
While traveling from duty station to duty station with her husband, a Submariner in the US Navy, Amy volunteered with equine charities and organizations such as Saratoga WAR Horse, Old Friends at Cabin Creek, and 4H. When teaching Amy pulls from her experiences in both European and American style riding and uses her knowledge of anatomy, sports motivation, and natural horsemanship to give her students a well-rounded equine riding education. She believes that a combination of fun, safety, and competition drives personal and physical growth and builds better equestrians.