All sorts of good things are happening at St. Andrews as we move forward for the opening of classes on August 27.
We welcome back Lindsey Trockenbrot and our newest instructor, Amber McClure.
Lindsey Trockenbrot returns as the Dressage Instructor, IDA Head Coach, and Assistant Professor in the Equine Studies Department. In 2013 she received her B.A. degree from St. Andrews followed a few years later by her M.B.A. As an undergraduate student at SAU, Lindsey competed on the IDA Team and qualified for and competed in IDA Nationals three years. In her senior year she rode to a third place finish at First Level at the IDA National Championship in Massachusetts. Additionally she rode for the IHSA Western Team.
After graduation, Lindsey worked as the Assistant Western Coach at St. Andrews. During her time as Carla Wennberg’s Assistant Coach, the St. Andrews western team won the IHSA National Championship twice. Lindsey has also worked as an assistant dressage trainer at Encore Sporthorse, as a groom for international show jumper and Olympian Kent Farrington, as the VIP coordinator for Split Rock Jumping Tour, and as a rider and conditioning trainer for the horses at Midway University in Kentucky.
Amber McClure is from Brevard, NC, and will be an additional Hunter Seat Instructor. A graduate of Mars Hill University with a B.A. in Psychology, she has just completed her coursework on her M.Ed. in School Counseling and will be starting her internship next summer.
Amber grew up riding and was fortunate to be trained by Katie Monahan Prudent. As a Junior rider, she competed in the Big Eq. Classes as well as the High Junior Jumpers. During college she began working and teaching lessons at a local show stable. After college she worked for Mrs. Prudent as a groom and learned extensively about horse maintenance and proper care during high intensity showing.
She has been teaching Hunter Seat riding lessons for five years and has been teaching on the St. Andrews horses at Rockbrook Camp this summer. Additionally, Amber owns her own professional photography business.