Hi! I am Amanda Tamburello, and I am a professional jockey riding at Presque Isle Racetrack for the summer of 2013.
I became a professional jockey in 2009. This new found career grew after being a national competitor in the Equestrian Sport of Three Day Eventing. I worked and rode for elite trainers and coaches from the US Olympic and Canadian Teams.
In my second year of becoming a jockey, was ranked 49th in national wins 2011 and achieved nominations for the Eclipse year end award for Apprentice Jockey. I became a Stake Winning rider in 2012 in Indiana, after returning from a summer spent in Iowa racing at Prairie Meadows outside of Des Moines.
As a jockey, I also received the Rodney Dickens Award for outstanding Apprentice and overall sportsmanship, voted on by my peers. I feel honored to have accomplished so much and truly feel that our dedication and positive outlooks help shape our worlds.