Horse Groom & Equestrian •South Carolina • North Carolina
My Skills and Passions
Grooming•Wrapping•Lunging•Clipping•Pulling manes•Cleaning Stalls•Organizing for horse shows•Keeping track of feed/farrier/vet•Understanding feeding and turnout•Teaching beginner lessons (mounted and unmounted)•Understanding the importance of basic training and flatwork
I am a good fit if you want:
I was literally raised in a barn and put on a pony before I could walk. Hi! I’m Amarinthia, a 22 yr old equestrian from South Carolina. I grew up on a 40+ acre farm in Abbeville, SC. My mom ran a successful boarding and lesson business for all of my life, so horses have been my life!
From an early age, I knew I wanted to be with horses. I started showing at age 4 and got my first show pony at age 6. He was a famous small pony who was for sale because his lease person didn’t see eye to eye with him! We got along and he was my best buddy- we won many year end PSJ and SCHJA awards for the next 2 years. More importantly, he was my trusted friend that I could just hang out with. Unfortunately, we had to put him down just 4.5 years later due to melanomas. That was a big life lesson.
Being a trainer’s daughter, I got to ride lots of different horses. I was fortunate to always have one of my own. My next pony was a large paint pony and he was not easy! We found our place in Jumpers and were successful for several years in Hopeful and Progressive jumpers as well as Pony Club. I had to work very hard on flat work with him to be successful in the Jumpers.
We then adopted an OTTB so I could have that thoroughbred experience. I am still slowly bringing him along and deciding what discipline he is going to be best in- hunters or jumpers. I hope jumpers! While he was chilling out for a year or so, I was able to get a warmblood to show in the 15-17 and medal classes. Our highlight was reserve in the PSJ medal 2016.
After about 6 months off from working at a barn to get my GED in 2019, I started bringing my OTTB back into training. He sustained an injury to his gluteal muscle, so along with Darrel Vaughn, we had about a year of rehab. He is now back to regular work and enjoying life!
Every single horse I have ridden has taught me something- sometimes just how to work through frustration, sometimes to build up my confidence, sometimes to figure out what not to do. I am looking forward to learning more about my equine partners and the equine business.
Experience and Videos
- cleaning stalls by age 2
- riding by age 3
- showing age 4
- helped my mom with camps
- schooling lesson horses
- Chatham Hall summer camp 2008-2011
- IEA 2010,2011
- schooled IEA and IHSA horses at regional and zone shows
- working student for The Stable On The Woods 2016 (Darrell and Melissa Vaughn)
- Pony Club 2012-2017 (C-2)
- Pony club Champs 2015 and 2016
- Pony club Eventing Rally
- started teaching a 5 yr old student on my own 2014-2016
- fox hunted
- IEA 2012
- SCISA Varsity Equestrian 2013
- PSJ Jr Medal Reserve Champ 2016
- working weekends for Susan White
- show groom for Rivers Edge Farm
- show groom for Daybreak farm September 2018
- schooling sale horses for Carpe DM sport horses 2018
- re-schooling a horse for Peachtree Equestrian 2018
- training a green pony 2018
- working student for TSOTW 2017-18
- Fox hunted (whipped in)
- Farm sitting 2017-18
- GED: March 2019
- River’s Edge Farm: Stable Hand, Groom, taught lessons, schooled horses 3/2019-7/2020
- Stoneridge Equestrian: Stable hand, manage feeding and turnout, schooled horses 8/2020-present
- Penn’s Woods Stables (Bill Payne):general help with horses and students, help with farm maintenance 8/2020-present
- Continuing training with Darrell Vaughn and Bill Payne (and occasionally my mom!)