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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.

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Esther Twombly

Program Administrator

PATH CTRI Riding Instructor
Volunteer Coordinator

Esther Twombly lives in Asbury, NJ with her husband. 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 office administrator in 2021.

Meet the Riding with HEART Team

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Anna Toth

Equine Specialist

Anna lives in Annandale with her husband and four children. She has owned and trained her own horses, and has instructed using her horses. Anna has had the opportunity to participate in many equestrian and cultural events in the US as well as her home country of Hungary. She dutifully cares for the horses of Riding with HEART.

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Stephanie Wood

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.

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Stephanie Bacon

PATH Advisor

Stephanie has been working at Riding with HEART for seven years, and now comes on occasion to assist when she is available.
She graduated from Delaware Valley University with a degree in Equine Science and Management and is also a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor who is much loved by students and parents alike.  Steph is also a Certified Massage Therapist working in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, licensed to work on both human and equine clients. She has always believed Riding with HEART is her home-away-from-home and that dedication shows in her teaching and care of “her” horses. Stephanie lives in Warminster, PA.

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Remington Taylor

Instructor and Eagala trainer

Remington is pursuing her PATH certification with us as an instructor in training and has been teaching and using her Eagala training for several years at another therapy barn. We are very excited to have her as a member of our team.