Amanda Cochran is the owner and head riding instructor at Equine Kingdom Riding
She started riding at age 10, after begging for riding lessons for quite some
time. She started out learning Western Pleasure with Marge Reese in Ohio. Her
family moved to Colorado shortly thereafter, where she took Saddleseat and
English lessons at the Lazy J Bar S Ranch in Loveland, CO (http://www.willowmere-equestrian.com/)
for several years.
Having a family that moved a lot was never easy, but it sure led to a lot of
wonderful riding instruction experiences! Sally went on to take barrel racing
and English hunt seat lessons in West Virginia, English lessons at Reinmaker
Farm in Oak Ridge, NC, and jumping lessons from Jennifer Albano of Flintrock
began teaching lessons in summer of 2004, when she moved her first horse,
Prissy, to a farm that let her teach beginner lessons. From there, she
progressed to teaching lessons at Magnolia Farm Riding Academy in Jamestown,
Still Water Farm in Summerfield, Best Friends Farm in Greensboro, and
temporarily at a friend's farm elsewhere in Greensboro.
In June 2010,
Sally and her husband, Matthew Cochran, purchased their own farm at 3809 SE
School Rd, Greensboro, NC. It's 7.5 acre farm with a large sand lighted riding
arena, 14 stalls, and currently 13 horses.
Sally became certified
through the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA) in March of 2009.
She is a Level 2 certified Riding Instructor in Recreational Riding and Hunt
Seat On The Flat. She hopes to become certified in several other disciplines in
the near future.
shows her Appendix Quarter Horse mare, Mystique, at local shows as often as
possible and loves to take her students to them as well. She loves to jump, and
is currently working with several of her new horses on Hunter/Jumper training so
they can take her students to shows!
She currently teaches several days a
week and on the weekends. She offers
English and western riding lessons, birthday
parties, trail riding packages,
clinics, summer camps, and
Sally loves to teach, and makes
her riding lessons as fun and interesting as possible. She has a different
lesson plan for each week so every rider gets as much experience as possible.
She is energetic and encouraging, helpful and enthusiastic. She'll make your
riding experience as wonderful as it can possibly be, with a combination of
excellent training and amazing horses.
Cochran loves to have fun, and can often be heard joking around, or seen wearing
crazy outfits. Her "crazy hats" are known throughout the barn family in the
winter, and for Halloween 2010 she showed her horse at a rated show dressed as
Batgirl and Batmobile. They were quite a hit, and her horse, Mystique, was very
tolerant. All the horses at Equine Kingdom are well trained and bombproof under
Sally's tutelage. Ten of the currently thirteen horses here belong to Sally
Cochran. All ten of her horses are lesson horses approved for most levels of
Sally has been teaching riding lessons for over seven years, and has never
taught the same lesson twice! She tries her hardest to keep things interesting
and all her students learn something new with each lesson.
reach Sally to set up a riding lesson, trail ride, birthday party, camp, or
clinic at (336) 517-7971, or email her at email@example.com!