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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) is pleased to announce that Amanda Burrows, current horse judging coach, will take on the role of NEO’s equestrian coach starting this fall. Burrows succeeds former equestrian coach Chelsie Huseman. Burrows will coach both horse judging and equestrian teams.

NEO has been holding a reputable standing in its agriculture department, let alone equine coaching, and now Burrows will be its second coach since its beginning in 2012.

“My family and I have been supporters of the equestrian program since it began in 2012. I am extremely excited and honored to be the next NEO equestrian coach,” Burrows said. “Coaching and riding are a passion of mine, and I am ready to get the school year started.”

Burrows was a former NEO student, who graduated with an agriculture degree in 2008. She was heavily involved during her time at NEO, being one of NEO’s Ag ambassadors, student body government officer, and was a part of the horse judging team under Dr. Shannon Cunningham.

In 2010 Burrows completed her bachelor’s degree in animal science at OSU, where she was also a member of a very successful horse judging team, and she received first high individual. She was a member of an AQHA World Champion team during her time at OSU as well. 

Before coming back to her alma mater, Burrows was hired at West Texas A&M University in 2011 as the assistant horse judging coach and WTAMU horse center office manager. During her time at WTAMU she helped host all IHSA equestrian shows and assist in hosting summer equestrian camps. She has recently completed her master’s degree in equine nutrition from WTAMU.

Burrows currently teaches introduction to equine, basic horsemanship, equine health and disease, equine reproduction, equine selection, equine and livestock production and sales management. 

“I am truly excited to have Amanda as our new equestrian coach,” said Tyler Dewey, department chair of agriculture. “The talent, experience, enthusiasm, and work ethic she brings to the department are the key components in leading a successful program. I am completely confident in her abilities and am eager for the season to start.”

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