Chuck and Amanda Pitsch are the owners and barn managers of Bairdcroft. They have owned horses for over 20 years. They spent several years breeding and showing Tennessee Walking Horses and stood 3 different stallions. They have sold foals throughout the U.S. and Canada, and even Europe. They currently own 6 horses of various breeds. They have owned their own property, boarded horses for others and have also been boarders at other facilities. This gives them a well rounded knowledge of horse care and boarder expectations.
Chuck works as a manager for an IT company providing Managed Services, and Amanda is an eLearning Design Manager for a global holding company. Chuck completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Detroit Mercy and his Master's Degree in Educational Technology at Grand Valley State University.
Amanda completed her undergraduate studies at Grand Valley and her Master's Degree in Learning Design and Technology at Purdue. She is currently a Learning Design manager for a global company. She also gives a few lessons and enjoys continuing education. In 2022 she attended the WDAA Judges' Seminar in Denver, and the Taste of the L program. She has ridden with many instructors, and currently rides with Heather Walters of Florida.
Outside of the horses, Chuck and Amanda are also very strong believers in volunteering. Chuck served on the fair board for the Berlin Fair for over 10 years, many of those as the Vice President. Amanda has been involved in several organizations including the Walking Horse Association of Michigan, All Dressage Association, GLASS-ED, Focus on Ferals and others. They have both assisted with hosting shows, judged trail rides and clinics. Chuck and Amanda also have raised several puppies for organizations that provide service dogs for the disabled. They are raising their 6th puppy for Paws With A Cause and have also raised 2 for Leader Dogs for the Blind. They also support Focus on Ferals, with several of their barn cats coming from this organization.