aimee trainer

Aimee Hanson Benvenuti – Owner/Trainer

Aimee Hanson was born and raised in Northern California where she started riding at the age of 5 on a small western pony.  At the age of 7, she switched to English riding.  She then began her formal training with Bob Walker in Green Valley.  Aimee won many hunter and jumper championships on her 2 ponies “Highfield Happy Face” and  “All That Glitters”.  She was third overall in the Large Pony Hunter Division in PCHA and second in Norcal.   Aimee went on to have a successful career winning numerous Medal classes and many championships in Equitation and Children’s Hunters.  In 1997, she won the Pebble Beach Circuit Championship in the Modified Jumper Division training with Dick and Ruth Widger.   Also, Aimee has attended numerous clinics with well known trainers such as George Morris, Karen Healey and Mike Hennigan.  She ended her amateur career training under Rudy Leone. Aimee’s professional career began working for Rudy Leone at Leone Equestrian Center.  She also worked for Dr. Bob Hunter at Hunter Stallion Station where she learned to breed and imprint horses, and care for horses that were sick or injured.  She had 4 years experience working at a hunter/jumper breeding farm where she learned to handle, break and train young horses as well as give them show miles.  Along with the experience of managing a hunter/jumper facility, Aimee learned the proper care and feeding program necessary to have beautiful healthy horses.   Then in 2005, Aimee coached the UC Davis Equestrian Team. Since 2004, Aimee has operated Riverbend Equestrian.  She and her clients have been very successful on the “A” Hunter/Jumper show circuit.  Aimee has excellent communication skills with horses and riders and has successfully trained clients at all riding levels.  She trains horses from green-broke to the advance jumper divisions.

Aimee enjoys teaching her students to become better riders.  Her barn is like family where each client is special, and every horse receives special care and attention.   Aimee strives to make each client’s riding experience enjoyable.