Amanda Steege grew up in a horse family in Massachusetts. Both of her parents were working as trainers and instructors in the hunter/jumper industry. Amanda was successful in the pony hunters, junior hunters, and equitation rings as a junior rider.
After graduating at the top of her class from Boston College, Amanda found her way back to the show ring. Amanda owns and operates Ashmeadow Farm based in Califon, NJ and Ocala, Fl. She specializes in hunters and jumpers with a focus on developing young hunters and coaching amateur riders.
Amanda has ridden and coached to overwhelming success up and down the East Coast for the last 20 years. She has ridden to tricolors at all of the major Horse Show’s including the Devon Horse Show, Hampton Classic, Capital Challenge, and The National Horse Show.
2018 was a banner year for Steege…. she won the $500,000 Devocoux Hunter Prix Finals aboard Cheryl Olsten’s Lafitte De Muze and then continued on to be champion and green hunter champion at The Capital Challenge and The National Horse Show. She also won the $50,000 professional challenge at the capital challenge Horse Show and was named 2018 WCHR National Champion. Also in 2018, Amanda coached long-time student, Lisa Arena Davis, to Champion at Devon aboard Balou.
Steege continues to find success in the hunter ring with her developing young horses and seasoned horses alike. She is constantly in the top rankings in international derbies with partner Lafitte De Muze.