Equestrian Arts Institute is a riding school that specializes in the disciplines of eventing and dressage. We are a full services boarding, training and lesson facility offering customized programs that help our riders and horses meet their individual goals. All of Equestrian Arts Institute's programs are set-up in the structure of an educational institute. Each class and/or horse is given a grade level. Students and horses are evaluated on a regular basis to check their progress and to determine if they need to move onto the next grade and/or stay back to review topics that need some fine tuning.
| Toney Massinople - Owner/Head Instructor
Toney is the CEO/Owner of Equestrian Arts Institute. Toney graduated from Morven Park International Equestrian Institute in 1978. At the time Morven Park was one of the top equestrian faciltiies and thee top equestrian school in the US. Currently Morven Park is the home to the US Olympic Team. Toeney has competed through Intermediate Level eventing, while schooling Advanced level fences. Toney has also competed through Prix. St George in dressage. Toney has taught students through Preliminary Eventing and has coached several students through the "A" Pony Club rating.
|Amy Brumbach —Program Director/Assistant Instructor
Amy started at EAI August 2003 as barn staff and a teacher’s apprentice. Since then Amy has worked her way up to being the Program Director/Asst. Instructor in charge of all riding programs . Amy teaches most of the children’s lessons and beginner adult lessons. Amy’s approach to teaching is very meticulous in developing a correct position and helping her students to truly understand their horses. Amy loves to watch her students develop into compassionate, strong, competent horseman. Amy is schooling 2nd level dressage and Novice level eventing. Her homebred Connemara/QH gelding, Journeyman’s Houdini, is one of the lesson program’s most versatile staff horse. Amy plans to compete her 15.3h TB gelding, Regal Décor, in the Fall of 2011.
| Hannah Friedenburg - Apprentice Instructor
Hannah and her horse Sade moved to Equestrian Arts Institute in May 2011. Since then Hannah has been working as an apprentice instructor, teaching many of our beginner classes. Hannah has a strong background in hunters, combined training and natural horsemanship. She brings her calm, attentive nature into the arena, giving even the most timid of riders confidence. Hannah also helps out with barn detail and is a very valuable asset to our working staff.. In July of 2012 Hannah moved to Calgary, Canada to pursue a career with horses and children. We will miss Hannah greatly and wish her the very best!
Sarah Shapero—General Manager
Sarah started working and riding at Equestrian Arts Institute this past in the summer of 2008. Sarah came to us with a lot of eventing knowledge, but due to a long break from riding, she needed to re-develop her riding muscles and effectiveness. Sarah started as a working student and has worked up to our General Manager. She is now in charge of all our working students, the care of the horses and upkeep of the barn and grounds. You will most likely find Sarah in our barn attending to the needs of our 20+ horses. Sarah is meticulous about the care of each horse and keeps the communication between our boarders and instructors flowing. Sarah now owns a 11yo 15.3h QH Gelding named Guinness.