About Us

Amy Vanner, MISRB

Amy has over 25 years of professional equestrian experience. She studied Equine Science at MTSU. She has trained and studied domestically and internationally with many top-level trainers. Amy is a certified Level II biomechanics instructor. She is constantly attending clinics and seminars to always improve her knowledge so that she can pass it down to her students.


Amy has worked as an apprentice for many years under Grand Prix level trainers before starting her own training business. She is always still a student herself, and lessons frequently with Kimberly Wallace- USDF Gold Medalist taking Grand Prix dressage lessons, and with Lee Johnson taking upper lever showjumping lessons and also working closely with him to develop her Westphalen stallion. She has spent many years studying various training techniques before developing her own unique training system that is force free and fear free. 


Amy focuses on the development of horses by using psychology-based approaches with classical and natural principles. Horses are developed carefully through the German training scale. Amy works on building and improving relationships, foundational training, young horse development, behavioral issues and biomechanics. Amy's system has proven results.


Amy is the current President of the International Society of Rider Biomechanics. She trains and certifies instructors around the world, as well as helps to improve the riding and communication between horses and humans around the world.


 Amy works with all breeds and most disciplines. She specializes in the training & development of young sporthorses and bringing them through the levels.


Faith Maxwell

Faith Maxwell has been riding for over 15 years. She has been working at STARS for over a year, and is the current barn manager & is the assistant trainer. Faith has competed in hunters, western & IEA. She is currently in the process of completing the Level 1 certification through the International Society of Rider Biomechanics. 


Faith has been studying various training and teaching techniques from top trainers throughout the USA, and is able to bring her knowledge and experience to her students and horses that she works with.