Robyn Schamante - Manager & Head - Trainer
Robyn has a deep rooted background in traditional horsemanship and the classic American forward riding system with emphasis on safety, great horse care, dedication, ambition and hard work while not forgetting to have fun with your horse!
Robyn has spent over 25 years in the Hunter/Jumper world. As a youth and young adult she showed successfully on the Michigan Hunter Jumper Association (MHJA) and Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan (HJAM) circuits. As well as attending USEF shows in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. She has competed in the Hunter, Jumper & Equitation divisions at the C, B & A (AA) level. Robyn has also ridden under Olympic and international level instructors such as Chris Kappler, Bernie Traurig & Geoff Teal.
In 2011 Robyn became one of the few Hunter/Jumper instructors in Michigan to earn her USHJA trainer certification which she maintains yearly. She also regularly attends clinics several times a year with instructors including George Morris, Sari Clapperton, Mark Leone and Karen Healey. In May 2009 Robyn attended a three day long USHJA (United States Hunter/Jumper Association) Trainer Symposium in Savannah, Georgia whos Instructors included Val Renihan, Patricia Griffin and Candice King. In addition to yearly clinics, riding and training client horses and teaching, Robyn also judges local shows in her pursuit of obtaining her judges card in the near future.
Robyn graduated college in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Design and Architecture. While attending college she worked as a swim instructor/coach, life guard, assisted with pre-school classes and day camps at the Auburn Hills YMCA & Cranbrook/Kingswood Natatorium. Between her strong background with horses and her work with teaching and kids she is able to provide an excellent learning environment for all ages and level of riders. Robyn is certified in CPR & First Aid as well as being a Certified Trainer through the USHJA.
Outside of lessons at GES, Robyn is availible for the following services:
- Traveling trainer (to teach lessons or for training your horse)
- Juding for schooling/unrated shows
- Horse buying/selling consultaitons
- Business planing and organization.
- Facility planing and organization.