Amy has always had a dream of owning a boarding barn and Diamond Acres has brought her dream to fruition. A lifelong horse lover, Amy loves watching her daughter, Abby, show and her son Cooper, play hockey and run the gymkhana circuit. In her spare time, Amy and her husband Dave are deeply involved with philanthropic efforts in the Niles/South Bend community. Amy is our go-to Facebook Live queen, event planner extraordinaire and amazing horse show mom.
Dave and his wife, Amy, are rooted in the Niles community. Though horses and a boarding barn definitely expanded his real estate development resume’, Dave has helped bring world class facility to the area. In his spare time, you can catch him on the golf course, enjoying time with his family at the lake or cheering on Abby and Cooper at horse shows and their full slate of school athletics.
Brynne grew up in Niles and catapulted through the ranks of the local open, 4-H and FFA shows. She found her true calling as a horse trainer working for local Michigan trainers and eventually moved to Texas. While in Texas, Brynne amassed AQHA and APHA World and Congress titles before deciding to return to her roots in Niles with her husband Laurent and daughter, Harper. Excelling in the all-around athlete, Brynne is poised to help you reach the next level in your horse showing career.
Hope has a passion of teaching youth the foundations and passion for riding. She has been teaching riding lessons for over 20 years and has taught hundreds of youths, not only the horsemanship basics, but a skillset that translates to school, sports and the real-world. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and beloved dogs.
Payten has been riding since before she could walk. Spurred on by her time in 4-H, Payten has committed herself to teaching the younger generation the essence of being a true horse person. Originally from Carlisle, she recently graduated from IBC Vet Tech Institute in Fort Wayne with her Associate’s Degree. In her spare time, Payten can be found on the local barrel racing circuit, boating and having cookouts with friends and family.
Laurent is a force to be reckoned with as he keeps Diamond Acres running. From running the tractor, building fence, dragging the arena or putting up hay – there is nothing he doesn’t manage at the facility. In his spare time, Laurent, his wife Brynne and their daughter Harper enjoy time at the lake, camping and gardening.