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Our Team

The staff is not only the best in class and attentive but they are active participants in recognized horse shows, providing you the expertise that comes with years of experience and training. Staff and Boarders at White Fences have worked their way up the show ring having earned their medals (Dressage), high points and ribbons. We would love to help you join our team of winners.

meet the speyers

Silvia & Jack Speyer, Owners of White Fences Equestrian Center


“These days horses are rare even to Texans.” The first time you meet Silvia Speyer, you will be impressed by her preternaturally large eyes. She exudes an air of calm assurance; she is a rock. “Walk with me,” she says. “Let's go see the horses.” Hailing from New York and Virginia, Silvia got here as fast as she could to be with horses under the big Texas sky. She trained as a dressage rider at White Fences for 15 years. One day, White Fences’ prior owner, asked if Silvia was interested in taking over the business. In August 2017, the Speyers happily purchased White Fences.

“We are honored to be owners of one of the most beautifully-designed equine properties in greater Austin,” says Silvia. “The attention to detail and craftsmanship is exceptional. I’ve spent nearly half of my adult life at White Fences.”

Within seconds of your barn tour, you realize she knows every horse on her property like the back of her hand. Her mind is an encyclopedia of horse foibles, health charts, owners’ preferences. Nothing escapes her attention. A current client...

Daemie Kennedy, Austin Dressage Instructor and Trainer

Dressage Trainer, Instructor and Director of Dressage for Young Riders

Daemie is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and an ARIA Certified Instructor Level 1 and 2 in Dressage. In addition, she is professional member of United States Pony Club (USPC). Daemie's philosophy for riding is to have fun and build relations with each other, and with the horses, to have an ongoing commitment to the sport, be role models and demonstrate good sportsmanship. She encourages students to be part of the USDF...

Amy Spencer, Dressage Instructor and Trainer

Dressage Instructor & Trainer

Amy comes with a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience. She has owned, trained and showed her personal and her client's horses in both the United States and Mexico. She has over 25 years experience in equitation, horsemanship and showing (Dressage, Jumpers, Hunters). She is an CHA Certified Riding Instructor in both English and Western disciplines. She has organized horse shows and clinics. She has studied under the following equine...

Saddle Club

Beginner Basic Equitaion - Saddle Club

Amalia comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She started riding in California at a young age focusing primarily on western disciplines. When she later moved back to Texas she immediately started looking for a way to become plugged into the horse world, which is when she found a therapeutic riding center for special needs, at risk youth, and veteran students to come and focus on the healing power of horses. She quickly became...

Daniel, Ranch Hand at White Fences Equestrian Center

Ranch Manager

Comes to us from stints in several local barns. He has been working with horse facilities for over 10 years. He drives care of the horses and making sure everything and everyone gets taken care of on time and as specified. Daniel drives process and care improvements every day. Daniel has a great wealth of experience when it comes to all things horses. He knows each one better than the back of his hand. We couldn't run the ranch without his...

Martin, Ranch Hand at White Fences Equestrian Center

Ranch Hand 

Martin has been with us since 2001 and knows the ins and outs of everything, every horse and our clients specific needs.