About the Sisters
Amanda Lane-Sommer (Sommer Strides Horse Training)
is a Certified Horse Trainer of the Minnesota Horse Training Academy in Mora, Minnesota, "The Only School of its Kind" completing this in October 2008. visit www.mnhorsetrainingacademy.com
In March 2009 she was hired as the trainer at Woodlands Pony Farms, currently the top USEF Pony Hunter Breeders, hunter-jumper pony breeding farm located in Virginia. There she started and rode, on average, 10 ponies a day, ranging from yearlings to five and six year olds. Amanda worked there for about three months until moving back to Wisconsin.
In summer of 2009 Amanda started training for the public and began her own training and lesson business, where she has gained experience working with all sorts of horses and disciplines.
Amanda has competed in several Horse Training Competitions around the country including Food4OurHorses, Extreme Mustang Makeover, Mustang Magic, Mustang Million and the American Horsewoman's Challenge. She has placed in the top 10 finals in several of the events.
In 2014 Amanda was accepted to compete in the first ever American Horsewoman’s Challenge in Oklahoma placing 7th overall among the top woman horse trainers in the country. The competition focused on Liberty, Cowboy Dressage, and Extreme Cowboy Race. www.horsewomanschallenge.com
Amanda and her mustang Pioneer competed in the 2016 WDAA (Western Dressage Association of America) World Show. They placed in the top 10 for Level 1.
2014 was when Amanda got involved in North American Western Dressage (NAWD) which has given her a new purpose and foundation to her training that she applies to all of her horses.
Amanda believes you can always learn when it comes to horses so she is constantly looking to continue her knowledge and experience to up her game and to do what's best for the horse. She enjoys participating in clinics and local shows with her client horses and is a Professional Member of North American Western Dressage, has earned her Intro and Basic Level Training Star and has recently become a North American Western Dressage Licensed Judge. She is licensed to judge for NAWD Western Dressage, NAWD Long Reining, NAWD Trail, NAWD Freestyle and is currently working on her license for Ranch Horse Dressage. Amanda's involvement in NAWD has grown over the years providing her with great learning opportunists and she currently works as the Test and Program Coordinator and Writer for NAWD. www.nawdhorse.org Michaela Lane-Vorwerk (Double Lane Horsemanship) has always had a passion for horses and riding,
and loves sharing that passion with her students. She began riding at a young
age and when she was twelve, she started taking riding lessons at hunter/jumper
farm, Pine Ridge Equestrian Center in Eagle River, WI, where she rode and
competed for six years. After graduating high school, she joined her sister and
they began running the business together, with Michaela taking over the lesson
Since then she has
competed in the 2013 Mustang Million and 2015 MO Extreme Mustang Makeover, placing in both, the 2014 American Horsewoman’s
Challenge, and the 2016 WDAA World Championship Show, in which she placed 6th.
In 2014, she became a Professional Member of North American Western
Dressage and has earned her Intro Level Coaching Star and also become a licensed 6 Feet on the Ground Judge.
Michaela loves to share her passion of horses and teaching by providing lessons to students of any age. Being a member of NAWD, she has learned the importance of putting the horse above the sport and using the foundation of dressage to further develop the horse and rider, regardless of their discipline. She loves bringing the training of dressage into the hunter/jumper ring to ensure the soundness and proper training of the hunter horse.
Check out the Lessons page for more information!