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BEC is excited to be hosting a clinic with Heather Caristo on Saturday September 1st 2018! 

There will be three 1.5 hour group sessions. Groups are divided by height, there will be a 2’9”, 2’6”, and 2 foot section.

If you are interested in riding with Heather or auditing please call us at 716-877-9295 or Email is at Space is filling up fast so don’t wait!!


Katherine Karrer

Katherine grew up with horses and it was clear from an early age that all aspects of horse care and training is her passion. She has always been very dedicated to riding and to the care of her horses. Katherine competed in Canada throughout most of her junior career. She started riding with SBS Farms Inc. her junior year of high school and continued throughout college. While competing, she also worked for SBS as part of their staff.

Katherine mainly competed in the Hunter division until college where she competed in the Jumper and Equitation divisions. She participated in IHSA in the Open division while getting her bachelor degree in Equine Science from Lake Erie College. During the summer of her junior year, Katherine took an internship in France where she trained and competed with young horses.


After graduating in 2014, Katherine worked for The Buffalo Equestrian Center for the summer before taking a job with a fox hunting barn in Pennsylvania. While in Pennsylvania she received an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology and spent a year nursing and handling horses at The University of Pennsylvania. Now, after four years away and lots of interesting experiences under her belt, Katherine is ready to come back to the barn she will always consider home.

Katherine will join us on September 1st for a meet and greet during Heather Caristo-Williams’ clinic and she will officially begin as our head riding instructor on September 2nd.

Amanda will remain involved with the IEA program and the Buffalo Equestrian Center cannot thank Amanda enough for her leadership and dedication.

Please be sure to give Katherine Karrer a warm welcome!


The Buffalo Saddle and Bridle Club was built in 1922 as an indoor polo arena. Today it is known as The Buffalo Equestrian Center and features one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the nation.

Located at 950 Amherst Street, in the heart of metropolitan Buffalo, it is now the home of The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center Inc., The Buffalo Equestrian Center and SBS Farms, Inc.

The five-acre site includes the indoor riding arena, stables, paddocks and a newly constructed outdoor riding ring.

We are proud to offer year-round Hunt Seat riding lessons, instructional clinics, IEA team, summer camp, and birthday parties.

Birthday coming up?

Call us today to book your birthday party with us!



REMINDER: Please observe our 4 MPH Speed limit while driving on the grounds!

The Buffalo Equestrian Center Board

President –  Dawn Walters

Treasurer – Joanne Ruh

Secretary – Kimberly Trinidad & Candy Bredenberg

Zach Howe

Francis Honrado

Gretchen Galley


Amanda Calistro – Executive Director