Coaches

Amanda (Mandy) Cleveland

 Program Director & PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor

    Amanda "Mandy" grew up in the Texas horse world. She was a familiar face with her thoroughbred, Mac, around the NTHJA horse show circuit. She and Mac moved on to St. Andrews Presbyterian College where Mandy rode on  their equestrian team. Upon completing all therapeutic riding classes offered at St. Andrews she transferred  and graduated from Texas Woman's University. She received her degree in Education, certified to teach Secondary and Special Education.  Mandy came to realize her true calling was in the arena instead of a classroom.  

    Stable Strides Farm was born! Her concept was to develop a program where individuals with special needs could have a positive place to learn and grow into talented, competitive equestrians.  Stable Strides Farm is in it's 16th year as one of the premiere  therapeutic riding programs in Texas.  In her (very little) spare time, Mandy and her children continue to compete and stay on the cutting edge of the horse show world. 

    "I hope to be doing this for a long time. This is something that I believe in and hope to always be a part of. I learn so much form each rider. I love watching our riders shine!"  Mandy Cleveland 

Tracy Grucza

PATH Intl.Certified Instructor

    Tracy grew up in Pennsylvania and was always a horse lover.  She was fortunate enough to ride her own horse through the open lands near her home. She has been involved in the equestrian world in many fascinating ways, having worked on an Appaloosa farm and was even lead instructor at a Girl Scout camp!

    Tracy has her BA in Elementary Education and her Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She continued to ride and take lessons while raising a family with her husband, teaching school and eventually moving to Kentucky and finally Texas! 

    When Tracy was introduced to Stable Strides Farm the excitement of a new chapter began. She started as a very enthusiastic volunteer. She  then felt the need to become more involved in the magic that happened in the barns as riders and horses came together.  Now you can find Tracy at the farm most days, teaching or volunteering. We're so glad you finally made it to Texas!

Keeya Jones

Keeya started riding before she could walk.  She grew up on her family's horse farm in Argyle, Texas. This gave her in-depth knowledge of every aspect of the care, responsibility, and compassion involved in horse management. She has competed successfully in Hunter, Jumper, and Dressage shows but her true passion is Eventing.  She began showing ponies at the age of 6 and has competed through the Intermediate/CCI **level as an Eventer. Kee was on the Gold Medal team at the North American Young Riders Championships and was "long-listed" for the U.S. Equestrian Team with her horse Primary Colors (Prince).  Keeya trained with Mike Huber at Gold Chip Stables for many years and numerous Olympic and International riders, including Karen O'Conner and Phillip Dutton. She also grew up as a member of the U.S. Pony Club Association where she received a C3 rating. At present, Keeya is working with Roger Daly and training her beautiful, 4 year old, off-track thoroughbred, Wylie.

Keeya has volunteered with Stable Strides for over 15 years and is thrilled to be coaching.  She has taught and trained at her farm in Argyle for many years.  She loves the process of instilling fun and safety while helping her students become accomplished and confident riders. 

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