Owner and head trainer Amanda Eggleston has been competing in Hunter /Jumper competitions for the past 20 plus years. She began riding at the age of 10 in 1990 at High Hopes in Norman after her parents taped the 1988 Olympics and she saw the Equestrian footage. She soon joined Pony Club and graduated in 2000 with her “A” rating. The highest rating USPC has to offer. Amanda was very successful in Eventing from 1993-1997 with her horse Clear For Takeoff “Hershey” under the tutelage of Mike Huber. In 1997 Amanda and Hershey switched to competing solely in the Jumper Divisions due to Hershey being diagnosed with anhydrosis. They went on to be successful in the Jr/AO Jumper division, Eqs, and Mini Prix’s. Hershey was an OTTB and was purchased when he was 5 and Amanda was 12. Together they won numerous championships, year- end local awards, and won Zone Championships in 2000 and 2001. After Amanda turned Pro, Hershey became a favorite of students and carried several to Championships in the High Child/Adult Jumpers into his twenties. He is the name sake for Takeoff Farm.
Amanda turned Pro in 2005. Since then she has been growing her business and building a successful elite show jumping training, showing, and sales program in the Midwest. TF offers a small more personal boarding, training, and lesson program for their clients. Only privates and semi private lessons are offered. The business focuses on the development and training of young horses for the Young Jumper classes and sales along with an emphasis on competitive junior riders aiming for the Emerging Jumper Program, Emerging Athletes Program, North American Child/Junior/Young Rider Championships, and Junior FEI International competitions.
Amanda is a USHJA certified trainer and a National Examiner for the USPC specializing in the Hunt Seat Equitation and Show Jumping tracks. She strongly believes in continuing her own education. She has been able to clinic with Linda Allen, Nick Karazissis, and most recently George Morris, Ann Kursinski, Bernie Traurig,Joe Fargis, and Harald Hoffman.
Takeoff Farm is proud to be sponsored by and partnered with Draw It Out Liniment, Bluebonnet Feeds, and Antares.
Check the Calendar page for upcoming events at Takeoff Farm and the horse shows and clinics that we will be attending.