THE WAY OF THE HORSE TRAINER
Amanda Wilson, part of the renowned Wilson Sisters are prominent figures on the international equestrian scene, renowned for their successes at the highest levels of showjumping, taming wild horses across the globe and their world-class horsemanship.
Amanda Wilson’s partnership with her famed pintos has positioned her as one of New Zealand’s most promising show jumping riders. Showtym Viking first brought Amanda into the public eye by winning the 2010 Show Jumping Pony of the Year, before going on to win many Young Rider and Grand Prix classes to 1.50m. More recently, Amanda has produced Showtym Cassanova to success at Grand Prix, Super League and World Cup level – the duo have won and placed consistently at the highest level, including top finishes in the New Zealand Olympic Cup, one of the most prestigious show jumping classes in Australasia.
Amanda has a passion for young horses, as she loves to begin with a blank canvas. Her gentle approach to working with horses produces highly effective results and she has earned a reputation for producing many top young horses on the show jumping circuit. She is very experienced starting all kinds of horses and is particularly focused on the psychology of the horse, ensuring that the horse is mentally ready for the work she is asking of them, by creating an environment that fosters trust and understanding. She has also done a lot of work with the wild horses, having worked with the New Zealand Kaimanawas, the Australian Brumbies and the American Mustangs.