Meet the Instructors

Amanda Calistro

Head Instructor and PATH Certified Instructor


Amanda has ridden at the BEC for over 17 years, and horses have long been the focus of her life. Amanda has been teaching lessons at the BTRC for over 5 years now, and completed her PATH Certification in March 2014. Amanda most enjoys helping each student connect with their horses. She is also the head instructor of the Buffalo Equestrian Center (BEC), and coaches the BEC Interscholastic Equestrian Association riding team. The BTRC and BEC are both lucky to have Amanda as an integral part of our programs. 

Jessica Eaves

PATH Certified Instructor

Jessica EavesJessica received her PATH certification in December 2017, and she has been teaching lessons at the Buffalo Equestrian Center for 4 years. Jessica attended Lake Erie College for Equestrian Studies and is essential part of our program.



Courtney Pfeffer

PATH Certified Instructor

Courtney Pfeffer

Courtney received her PATH certification in December 2014, and she has been teaching lessons at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center for 4 years. Courtney has been a rider for over 30 years. We welcome Courtney's enthusiasm and expertise to our program!

All of our instructors are certified by PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship)


For more information on PATH and Instructor Certification, visit their website