​​​​​​Alisha McGinnis

I started my life long love affair with horses when I was 6 years old in Delray Beach.  My mom, having enough of my horse craziness purchased my first riding lesson.  Much to her chagrin, it was like tossing a match in a vat of lighter fluid.  I received my first horse two years later.  He was a fat, pinto pony named Tonto and he taught me so much about life and horse.  Since then, I have had many wonderful horses.  I have shown all over the state of FL but I have always had a passion for teaching and sharing my knowledge.  I have been teaching English and Western professionally in Pinellas County since 2001 when I received my certification from CHA.   I am a managing partner and instructor at A&A Equestrian Coaches.   Look on the calendar (linked below) to view my available lessons times. 

Alisha is now a full time Realtor and Property Manager, she only give lessons part time and she loves to teach club on the weekends. 

To schedule an appointment Call or Text 727-637-3022

Amanda Alquist

​   I am a managing partner and instructor at A&A Equestrian Coaches. My daughter took lessons with Alisha when she was just 6 years old.  We rescued a pony from a junk yard and called her Freedom.  She was unbroke, hyper and a bit wild.  Please don't do what we did, always take a professional with you when looking at a horse.  It took many years and lots of blood, sweat and tears but we trained Freedom and my daughter has won many barrel races on her.  I love teaching the beginner riders all about safe horsemanship! 

​To schedule an appointment Call or Text 727-637-3022​​

If you need assistance booking,

please call or text Alisha at 727-637-3022 or Amanda at 727-460-7492

Club dates and events are posted on our Facebook page below

It doesn't matter if you are new to horses or just looking for a new instructor, the following information can save you time and tears. 

First, there is no state regulations or licensing for riding instructors.  Anyone, and I mean anyone, can call themselves a riding instructor and put you or your child on their horse which may or may not be suitable as a school horse.  Please take some time to educate yourself and check out our blog on www.pinellashorse.com

Find the perfect riding instructor for yourself or your child here.