About Andrea Monsarrat Waldo
Andrea Monsarrat Waldo
Andrea Waldo began riding at the age of 6. Her first horse gave her an education in the importance of a good seat—mostly by bucking her off a lot. She was undaunted and learned to stay in the saddle, but also gained a strong belief in the importance of a complete education in riding and horsemanship. She attained her Instructor Certification through the US Eventing Association in 2008.
She began eventing in 1993 and has trained horses through the Intermediate level; her goal is to compete at the Advanced Level. She has been teaching riding and horsemanship since 1996. While she enjoys having her students compete, Andrea most loves to see students of all levels become confident, competent riders and have a great time in the process. She actively pursues her own learning by training regularly with Scott Keach, John Bourgoin, and Lindle Sutton, as well as attending clinics and seminars whenever possible.
While pursuing her riding career, Andrea was also a licensed psychotherapist for 18 years. After closing her practice in December 2011, she started the StressLess Riding Program, a sport psychology coaching program for riders. She teaches workshops and coaches riders individually in simple, practical techniques to help them gain greater confidence, focus and success in the saddle.
Andrea lives in Monkton with her husband Eric and their two pugs, Snufflufagus and Pippin. She has a hopeless weakness for Italian food, fantasy novels and great shoes.