Victor Amaya began his career in his native country of Argentina. He competed extensively at the grand prix level in South America before moving to Europe to continue his education and development. He worked for the Kennedy family at the Kennedy Equine Centre in Ireland for two years before being offered a position with Mr. and Mrs. Novo of Cervia, Italy. At the time, Mrs. Lalla Novo was the President of the Italian Equestrian Federation and they owned a large equestrian center in Cervia that Victor was based out of.
For ten years, Victor developed the Novo’s young horses in addition to showing on the 4* and 5* Grand Prix levels throughout Europe. Victor represented Argentina at showjumping events such as Dinard, La Boule, Rome, Dublin and on the Sunshine Tour during the winter months. While working for the Novo’s, Victor won both the 5 & 6 Young Horse Italian Championships and in the same year won two 3* Grand Prix. After a long career sponsoring the sport, the Novo’s retired from the equestrian world, and Victor chose to relocate to the United States, beginning the next chapter of his career.
Victor began riding for Georgina Bloomberg where he was given the opportunity to ride amazing young horses and show them from young jumper divisions through the Grand Prix level. One of Victor’s favorite mounts, because of her winning personality, was a horse named, Southstreet, who he rode to win the Circuit Championship at the Winter Equestrian Festival in the Five-Year-Old Young Jumper Division. Today, Georgina is campaigning Southstreet at the Grand Prix level, and it brings Victor great joy to see their success in the ring.
Now, Victor has joined his brother Max as a trainer at Stonehenge Stables where they work together in developing both horse and rider. Both brothers bring their international-level experience to their Grand Prix students, while also being able to cater to the needs of competitive juniors and amateurs alike. Victor and Max balance each other in their teaching styles, affording any student the discovery of the right fit. Constantly looking towards the future, Victor is always watching for his next Grand Prix ride, and at the same time, making sure his students are riding well and having fun.
Kris grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania and began riding when she was eight years old. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Business and Equine Science. Kris started her professional career in the equestrian industry at age 21 by riding and managing for top show barns in the United States. In 2009, she joined Stonehenge Stables as not only part of the team but also as part of the family. Victor and Kris work together as husband and wife alongside their brother Max to make Stonehenge a true family operation. Kris manages the barn, the clients, and the wellbeing of the show horses. Working closely with Stonehenge’s team of dedicated grooms, internationally recognized vets, and knowledgeable farriers where she strives to create an organized and fun environment. In 2017, Kris and Victor welcomed into the world their daughter, Sophia Ann Amaya, the newest addition to the Stonehenge Team!
Tiffany grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey and began riding when she was seven years old. While attending Rutgers University, Tiffany began her professional career as the manager and trainer at Due Process Stables, in Colts Neck, NJ at age 19. As a young professional, she sought help with her own training and worked closely with Max Amaya before joining the Stonehenge team in 2009. Tiffany is the at-home trainer with a focus on developing young children’s riding talent. With a focus on the fundamentals, Tiffany molds her student’s confidence and competitiveness on the local circuit here in New Jersey. Tiffany’s patience and competence is a winning combination in taking her students from short stirrup to 3’6 equitation every time. Tiffany’s record is proven by her students who have ridden with her since they were jumping cross rails to now being student-athletes on equestrian teams at top NCAA schools such as University of Georgia, Auburn, and Texas A&M. She is always looking for her next pony kid to teach them how to jump!
Tatum grew up and began riding in Cerritos, California under the teaching of Carolyn Biava and Janet McDonald at First Field Farm. She completed a successful junior career in the Junior Hunter and Equitation rings before attending Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. During her time on the SCAD Equestrian Team with head coach Ashley Henry, she helped contribute to two ANRC National Championship titles and four Tournament of Champion Series titles. Her senior year at SCAD, Tatum qualified for the Cacchione Cup finals and helped lead her team to a third consecutive IHSA National Championship with her win in the Collegiate Cup Team Open Over Fences and second place finish in the Collegiate Cup Team Open on the Flat. She met Max Amaya during the summer of 2014 while working for Patty Rogers at Lochmoor Stables. The next summer she joined Max and the team while she finished her degree. She graduated from SCAD in June 2017 with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Equestrian Studies with a minor in Business and Entrepreneurship.