News & Awards

  • World Champion Hunter Rider – Northeast Region – 2008 2011 and 2012
  • 2012 Reserve Champion in Second Year Greens on Lisa Arena’s Balou at Devon and Capital Challenge
  • 2012 Champion at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Ellen Toon’s Kingpin in the Pre-Green Hunters
  • Trained Lisa Arena and Endo Fino to 1st place in the Amateur Owner Hunter division at Devon 2011
  • Trained Charlene Graham and Capricette to win $25,000 HITS Ocala Child/Adult Jumpers. Trained Terry Maloomian and Urlala (Pre-Adult) and Kristen Sameth and Vandrin (Adult Hunter) to HITS Ocala circuit championships in 2012.
  • Also rode Tony Arena’s Epic to Baby Green Circuit Champion in 2012
  • 2012 3rd place at $500,000 devocoux hunter prix on Lisa Arenas Balou
  • 2012 grand green circuit award Vermont Summer Festival on Randi Vladimers Duval
  • Top ribbons at Devon in the Second Year Greens aboard Jessica Lundgren’s True Fate in 2008
  • HITS Ocala circuit champion in Second Year Greens aboard Jessica Lundgren’s True Fate in 2008
  • 2007 Reserve Champion at Capital Challenge aboard Jessica Lundgren’s True Fate and winner of the First Year Greens aboard Megan McGuire’s Abel
  • Trainer of three additional 2007 HITS Ocala champions in the Adult Hunters 18-35, Adults 46 and over, and Pre-Children divisions
  • 2007 circuit champion in Green Conformation at HITS Ocala aboard Dr. John McGuire’s Russian Gold
  • 2007 circuit champion in First Year Greens at HITS Ocala aboard Jessica Lundgren’s True Fate
  • Trained Megan McGuire to Reserve Champion honors in the Amateur Owner 18-35 division aboard her Candlelight at Pennsylvania National and Devon in 2005
  • Also trained Megan & Candlelight to three successive HITS Ocala circuit championships in the Amateur Owner 18-35 hunter division for three years in a row, 2004-2006
  • Regular Working Hunter class winner at Devon and The National Horse Show in 2005 aboard Megan McGuire’s Candlelight
  • 2001 Champion at Devon in the Second Year Green division aboard Anne E. Connolly’s Unseen
  • Second place, 1994 NEHC Adult Medal Finals
  • Fourth place, 1993 ASPCA Maclay Regionals (Northeast Region)
  • Top awards aboard One in a Million in the Small Junior Hunter and Equitation divisions at horse shows such as Devon, Pennsylvania National, Washington International, The National Horse Show, and Hampton Classic in 1992-93
  • Winner of 1991 Massachusetts Medal Finals aboard Cynthia Hendelman’s One in a Million

In the Media

The horse comes first for Amanda Steege, February 2013
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How Do I Cure Cutting In?
Practical Horseman, November 2008
Amanda Steege

Jay Z Stands Tall at HITS Ocala
The Chronicle of the Horse, March 16, 2007

McGuire Burns Ocala's Candle at Both Ends
The Chronicle of the Horse, March 25, 2005

To Be or Not to Be (a Pro): That is the Question; An Interview with Trainer Amanda Steege
Practical Horseman, 2001
Lilli Bieler

Psyching Up for Success
Practical Horseman, March 16, 2007
Mandy Lorraine & Sandra Cooke