The People Behind The Ponies
As Director and founder, Joyce provides a safe, warm environment to learn horseback riding, teaching beginning to advanced riding skills, while having fun and enjoying a unique horse-centric experience!
Creativity and a natural ability to enable communication between horses and riders, Joyce teaches and applies her philosophy that horses are the conduit to learning and building positive human relationship skills. With skill and empathy, Joyce teaches her horseback riding students leadership abilities based on trust and clarity of understanding between horse and human. She loves to teach both fun-loving horseback riding groups as well as private horseback riding lessons. She organizes horseback riding, trail rides from out of the barn to parks, private ranches and other locales on the Treasure Coast and the Nature Coast.
Joyce has knowledge gained over thirty-eight years of experience, with many equestrian disciplines. She has trained and shown Saddleseat, Western Pleasure, Dressage, Hunters, Jumpers, Speed Events, Driving, Lower Level Eventing, Barrel Racing, and Foxhunting, as well as being involved in the industries of Thoroughbred Horse Racing and Standardbred Harness Racing. She was formerly certified to instruct by the Horseman Safety Association and a certified HSA Assistant Clinician.
Choyce, LLC., is her dream, one that is shared with any who venture into this wonderland of the horse world!
Amanda Cimorelli is the Manager of the East Coast Division of #TeamChoyce. Hailing from Fayetteville, N.C., she started to show an interest in horses at a very young age. Amanda and her dad would trail ride there on the Army base. When she was a teenager her family was stationed to Ft. Sill, O.K. Her parents purchased a house on 10 acres with a 3 stall barn and soon to come 3 horses, an Off-Track Thoroughbred gelding, Intervening, a Thoroughbred filly and later her Dad’s Appendix gelding. Amanda showed Hunter/Jumpers throughout Oklahoma and North Texas, a few Cross Country competitions and numerous trail rides. Amanda and her Dad also rode with the Lawton Rangers where she led parades and rode Grand entrees as the Parade/ Rodeo Queen.
She eventually moved away for school and other things, which led to Florida where most of her family has now relocated. After marriage and kids she was reintroduced to the world of Equines. Her daughter showed a strong interest in horses, very early on. She started just basic western riding and then up to showing Hunter/Jumpers locally at Twin Rivers and Jupiter Horseman’s Association. Mom and daughter were active volunteers with Florida TRAC for nearly 2 years and now volunteer their time with Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation ( ERAF ). They adopted Gimmee Getme from and shortly after acquired another, Red Jon.
Amanda has also been competing in some local Hunter/ Jumper, English Pleasure and Dressage schooling shows while being a being a show mom and loving every minute of it. She started working with Joyce, Choyce, LLC and Choyce Party Ponies at the beginning of 2015. Her extensive background in customer service and strong relationship with the ponies and horses of Choyce, has proven successful so far. We look forward to having a long and prosperous relationship and look forward to hearing from you.