"I love the way Amy runs the barn. You can really see how much she truly cares about her horses and the horses in her care. I would definitely recommend STARS Sporthorses to anyone looking for a good place to board their horse or looking for training."
- Faith Maxwell
"Amy is a very talented trainer as well as a riding instructor. She can work with a horse in a gentle and kind and natural way to bring out the best in them. Our horse has improved more than I thought she could and my 11 year old daughter has learned so much from Amy. She is a horse whisperer and you and your horse will be fortunate to work with her."
- Regina Schwall
"The level of instruction is unique and exceptional for all levels of experience. Amy is an excellent instructor, focusing on balance and overall safety. My daughter said she had a lot of fun! Amy was successful in overcoming the anxiety that my daughter was feeling and can't wait for the next lesson."
- Kimberly Gardenhire Scarborough
"Amy helped quarantine and train my half Arabian mare after she had been in a kill pen in Cleveland. Amy made sure to get my mare, Diva, into the best possible physical shape, including her weight, hooves, and teeth, that she could be. PLUS, Amy trained her and got her comfortable enough that you would never know she's a rescue. Now Diva has some of the best manners and training of any horse I've seen. Thank you, Amy!
-Neesha Nalina Shah
"I can't say enough good things about Amy. She always has the best interest of the horse in mind and trains in a way that works on the horse as a whole, without using gadgets to provide 'quick fixes' to issues that end up coming back. She has a solid understanding of biomechanics and uses that to provide a foundation for the rider to then build on, and during lessons works with the horse and rider as a team. I am a better rider because of what I've been able to learn through Amy and I highly recommend her for lessons and training!
- Giovana Melo
"You are amazing, Amy Vanner. I know 1st hand how wonderful of a trainer you are."
"If you want a no-nonsense trainer who will push you to your full potential, Amy is the one to use. She uses correct training methods that develop both horse and rider. No gimmicks or shutcuts, just quality instruction.
- Heather Vallellanes-Fowler
"Special thanks to Amy Vanner for bringing out the best in my daughter. Amy's a game changer!"
- Dan Dorrill
"I was looking for a trainer to teach my draft cross gelding dressage for numerous reasons. Amy was recommended to me. Couldn't have been happier with her gentle and knowledgeable approach. My horse excelled in a short time. Helped me in many ways. Thank you!"
- Susan McKeever Blevins
"I had sent my 5 year old horse to Amy for 3 months to start her training. My horse had no formal training besides being halter broke. I wanted Amy to start her under saddle and get her to the point I could refine her when she came back to me.
I was very happy with how my horse came back. She was well-taken care of, and learned much more than I was expecting. Amy goes with what the horse needs and at a pace that does not put the horse in any undue stress.
I have been working with horses for 26 years, and like Amy, have a degree in Equine Science. I haven't been able to find anyone in the Chattanooga area that is better than Amy. She has the best combination of classical training and natural horsemanship knowledge. She is also always refining herself and is open-minded to learning new methods that are beneficial to her training program. I highly recommend Amy."
- Kristyn Fabela
"I met Amy through her participation in the 2016 Rally for the Rescues Trainer Challenge, and we have stayed in touch over these years. She takes excellent care of all horses in her care and she is kind, fair, and gentle in her training practices. She is one of a small handful of trainers that I would allow to ride my personal horses. As a fellow trainer, that says a lot! Her passion for natural horsemanship combined with her ambitions to rehab and retrain rescued horses makes for a well-rounded horsewoman."
- Hilda Keller
"Amy is by far the best instructor I've had! She has brought me and my mare so far. She has improved my position so much! I highly recommend!"
- Krissy Blackburn