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Meet the Team


Carla Harbourt
Executive Director
PATH CTRI Riding Instructor
Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning

Carla came to Riding with HEART in 2011 as a volunteer with her daughter. Growing up on a horse farm, Carla enjoyed riding, as a Pony Club Member, showing and just being in the company of horses. After a career in IT, Carla dedicated herself entirely to being a stay-at-home mom. She became a RWH staff member in 2017 and earned certifications as a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. In 2017, Carla assisted in the creation of an additional program, BraveHEARTs, serving the unique needs of our veterans, law enforcement and first responder community and their families.  Carla lives in Hunterdon County with her husband and two children.



Remington Taylor (Remi)
Instructor IT & Trainer
Horse Powered Reading Instructor

Remi's extensive experience in both English and Western disciplines allows her to teach to each rider's abilities and comfort. Remi uses her skills in natural horsemanship to guide participants in their emotional connection to the horse.

In addition to her certification as a Horse Powered Reading certification, Remi is pursuing her EAGALA certification, as well as certification as a equine massage therapist.


Anna Toth
Equine Specialist & Trainer

Anna lives in Annandale with her husband and four children. She has owned and trained horses and has many years of experience as a riding instructor. Anna has participated in many equestrian and cultural events in the US as well as her home country of Hungary. Along with rider instruction, Anna dutifully cares for the horses of Riding with HEART.


Esther Twombly
Program Administrator
PATH CTRI Riding Instructor
Volunteer Coordinator

Esther Twombly lives in Asbury, NJ with her husband and their daughter Hailey. She began riding at the age of twelve and strives to always learn more about riding and horsemanship. Esther is a graduate of Wilson College, with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Facilitated Therapeutics. She began working at Riding with HEART in June of 2018 and in July, 2018, she became a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. In addition to teaching at Riding with HEART, Esther has worked at Lord Stirling Stable. She enjoys working with her students, sharing her love of horses, and seeing them progress and gain confidence. She has been teaching at Riding with HEART for four years and added the roles of Volunteer Coordinator and Program Support.

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Stephanie Wood
Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Stephanie combines her passion for horses with her love of teaching and is a certified teacher in the State of New Jersey with a certification in special needs. Stephanie studied at Centenary University and successfully compete on their IHSA Western team and English team in Equitation and Hunter. During her career, she studied under Lee-Ann Hyde and Charlie DeAtley. Continuing her Western riding career, Stephanie helped run a Western trail riding business. Today, she trains young gaited and non-gaited horses. Through her training and lesson programs, Stephanie seeks to empower people at every age and walk in life to become successful riders and horse owners.


Mackenzie Snyder
Program Assistant

Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Bio coming soon!


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