SFT Horsemanship was founded by owner Amanda Shelton in 2013. Her vision is to provide exceptional care and training services to horses and their riders. In 2018 she joined the team at Red Cedar Equestrian of Webberville, MI.
SFT Horsemanship now calls Red Cedar Equestrian its home. The facility is located at 3265 Webberville Rd. The barn holds 27 matted stalls. Within the barn are tack rooms with lockers for boarders, grooming stalls, wash stall, and observation/club room (heater, AC, kitchen, bathroom). Attached to the stall barn is a very well lit 60'x200' indoor arena with wonderful soft sand footing that is groomed regularly. There is also a large outdoor sand arena. To learn more about our facility please see our boarding and training pages.
Amanda started her riding career at a young age. She grew up riding at some of southeast Michigan's most prestigious hunter/jumper barns. She competed in local circuit and schooling shows. While attending Walled Lake Central High School she competed on the equestrian team winning points in a wide variety of events including western horsemanship, showmanship, trail, jumping, gymkhana, and saddle seat. She continued her riding education at the collegiate level by attending the University of Findlay's western training and instruction program. Amanda attended UF from 2008 to 2010, participating and competing on the JV IHSA team. The lessons learned during her time at Findlay have shaped much of her current teaching and training program.
Amanda has been teaching and training for the public since 2008. With nearly a decade of experience in the industry as a professional she has developed a solid approach to horse care and training that is both simple and complete. She has a way of looking at the whole picture and seeing issues before they arise.