Amy has been passionate about horses since she was 4 years old. She took lessons as often as possible and when she turned 15, her parents finally realized this passion wasn't going to leave, and allowed her to get her first horse. To help pay for board Amy began working at farms doing chores, teaching lessons, running horse camps, and putting on small horse shows. This experience at a young age, gave Amy and incredible jump start to her professional career as an instructor and horse trainer.
Amy attended Houghton College and had the opportunity to learn from several great trainers such as Walter Zetle, Carel Eijkenaar, and JoAnne Young. She also started to take lessons from Carol Kozlowski (USEA president) and continued training under Carol for many years. Amy now takes lessons from Lellie Ward (4* eventer) when she comes to TX to teach clinics througout the year.
Amy Becker started High Standard Stables in 2006 in Dansville, NY.while she was finishing her valuable college equestrian and buisness degree from Houghton College. Amy decided it was time to open her own horse business. She had high standards for her business and since she also loved to teach jumping she decided on the name, High Standard Stables.
Amy loves to teach lessons and works to challenge and encourage each student to push themselves to become a better rider. She has taught lessons in dressage, jumpers, eventing, hunters, western, and trail. Whether the student has a passion to compete or just ride for fun, Amy is there helping them improve their riding skills and achieve the goals they have.
Amy has extensive show experience as well. She has competed in eventing, jumpers, hunters, dressage, western pleasure, and trail all with horses that she has trained.
In 2015 Amy made the incredibly hard decision to close HSS in NY and to move to TX. After getting settled in Texas, Amy is delighted and honored to be able to start teaching lessons again. High Standard Stables is operated out of September Song Stables, in Manchaca, TX. It is a beautiful farm and Amy is blessed to be able to use their facilities.