Sunset Ridge Equestrian Center
Sunset Ridge Equestrian Center

About Us

Meet Our Head Trainer:

Diane DeRienzis has 25 yrs. experience teaching, training and barn management. She started her riding career on Long Island in New York where she competed as a junior, amateur and professional in Hunters, Equitation and Jumpers.  Her goal is to instill confidence and skill in her riders so that they can connect with their horses in a successful partnership whether their goal is to show on the A circuit or to pleasure ride.

"I believe that everyone at any age can learn, and I welcome children as well as



"Diane was my riding instructor from the age of 5 through 17. She employed me to work for her, teach for her, train for her.... she was my friend and mentor. With her constant stream of belief, anything was possible. 15 years passed having lost contact since her departure was prior us using the internet. My recent visit allowed us to reconnect, as well as a sweet reunion with one of the greatest horses I've ever competed with who is still alive at 30!"


-Sabrina Asch, student of Diane’s from NY

Lynn Boone has over 30 years teaching and training experience. She began riding as a child in Scotland and grew through the ranks of Pony Club to become an instructor. Her first position was as head instructor for the Earl of Glasgow where she worked for several years and provided the start to what is now a thriving equestrian center. After marrying a U.S Military officer and moving to the U.S., Lynn worked around the country at various riding centers.. Some of her students many accomplishments include many awards at schooling shows, High Point Virginia Dressage Association,  and Top Ten Regional Hunt Seat Rider for Arabian Nationals, as well as numerous“A”show placings. Lynn is passionate about the importance of a good foundation for horses and riders. Lynn likes to spread her "dressage is for everyone" message while introducing the foundations of dressage to riders old and young, and horses of every breed. Lynn also loves to teach young children to appreciate the joys of horsemanship and the thrill of riding in a fun and safety conscious environment. She believes that horse riding has something to offer everyone and fosters children’s growth in many developmental areas.

Lynn heads up the Silver Saddles 4H horse club and the Sunset Ridge Interscholastic Equestrian Team. 


Amanda began riding and showing as a small child in New York, and has never looked back. She has  extensive experience in hunters and in the last few years discovered a passion for dressage training. Amanda is currently working toward her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals with her horses Capitol Hill and Upbeat Traveler. While Amanda enjoys teaching all ages and levels of rider she truly enjoys instilling new confidence in both riders and horses..  Amanda has brought along several young sale horses and is now taking clients horses for training, retraining, and show/sales preparation.


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