Amanda originally intended
to go vet school after successfully completing the pre-vet program at
Warren Wilson College( she also attended UNCA, UNCW, UNC Chapel Hill,
ECU & UWI Kingston). But she was missing the time that she had been
used to riding horses. At that time her equine dentist Phil Hodgeson
introduced her to Raymond Hyde, DVM, the president of the American
School of Equine Dentistry. So Amanda decided to attend dental school
and give it try before going to vet school. Thus far she is very
pleased with her career decision. She has scheduled hours and is very
involved in helping horses maintaining healthy lives.
Amanda usually rides in the morning and spends her afternoons and
evenings practicing equine dentistry. She does give working with local
veterinarians priority so morning hours are available. Amanda does
everything from basic health floats to corrective power work to
extractions. Her territory covers Delaware, eastern Maryland, &
south eastern Pennsylvania. She also has some clients in the Va Beach
area and in North and South Carolina where she competes over the winter
She often gives free dental clinics to Pony Clubs, 4-H, riding
associations and clubs. A real horse skull and a display of different
dental tools are part of the demonstration. You can call (302) 561-4666
to schedule an appointment or seminar.
Amanda grew up in Middletown, Delaware. She got her first pony when she
was four. At the age of eight she started to get formal riding lessons.
Shortly there after she joined the Middletown Pony Club and remained
with them until she graduated as an H-A member. She competed at
Championships for ten years in a row representing MPC and the DelMarVa
Region. Over the years she has worked with many different people such
as Beale Morris, Holly Mitton and Holly Hugo-Vidal.
Amanda stables her horses at her farm in Middletown, Delaware. She gives clinics at Silver Run Farms, Stateline Farm and
Irish Tulip Equestrian Center. Amanda
is also available to give clinics at other farms. Pony Club and 4-H
receive discounted rates. She is currently building a cross country
course at Silver Run that will be open for schooling in the spring. The
facility has a stadium and dressage ring at this point in time. Amanda
welcomes trailer-in lessons for people with their own horses.