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The Riding with HEART Team


Carla Harbourt

Executive Director

Certified Therapeutic 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 the IT industry, 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 & Learning. Carla lives in Hunterdon County with her husband and two children.

Esther Twombly

Esther Twombly lives in Clinton, NJ with her husband and baby daughter. 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 Administrator in 2021.

Program Administration

Volunteer Coordinator

Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor


Anna Roza Toth

Equine Specialist

Barn Manager

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.


Louis Hammond

Bio coming soon


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