Meet the Staff

The staff at Riding High Farms is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each student and helping them grow through the program. Each staff member is focused on a person's abilities and not their disabilities. Confidentiality is of great importance to us, and you can be assured that we work together to ensure that your privacy is protected. We consider ourselves a family, and we can’t wait for you to join it.

Take a look at our pictures and bios. We look forward to meeting you.

Rose Delpozo

Rose is our Barn Manager and Volunteer Coordinator here at Riding High Farm. In 2010 she spent 9 months in Florida attending Disney’s College Program. While there, she obtained certificates in Psychology and Leadership. When she returned to NJ, she was a Kennel Manager and Veterinary Assistant for 4 years before she called Riding High her home. Outside of work, she takes pride in her ability to craft just about anything she dreams of. Her time is spent in parks or fairgrounds enjoying life to the fullest.

Judy Ford

Judy Ford began as a volunteer at Riding High Farm over 5 years ago. With the experience gained from the program and the support and encouragement of the staff and instructors, She became a Certified Riding Instructor through the PATH process. She loves each and every student at RHF along with every animal that lives here. In addition to her work at RHF, she is a Mom and an IT Professional for the State of New Jersey.

Kathy Harris

Kathy is a PATH certified instructor teaching individual and group sessions. She brings over 10 years of experience working with adults and children on the autism spectrum, those with physical disabilities and psycho-social disorders. Using equine assisted learning techniques she has taken on the roles of both a riding instructor and a lead instructor for an at-risk teen program. Kathy has a passion for working to effectuate change in lives through recreation, education, positive guidance and support.

Dawn Harvey

Dawn has been volunteering and working in the therapeutic riding community since she started college. She fell in love with the students with disabilities, horses, instructors and fellow volunteers. While searching for a college to obtain her bachelor’s degree, she applied to Centenary University and found that they had an equine studies degree and a therapeutic riding program. She started volunteering and learned about the Path Certification Program. Dawn knew then that she wanted to be a therapeutic riding instructor and she accomplished her dream through hard work and determination. She was officially certified in June 2021. Riding High Farms is her first barn where she is honing her teaching skills. As Dawn said, “It has been an amazing experience meeting the students and staff.” 

Tabitha C. Hilliard

Tabitha grew up around horses on a hobby farm in rural Virginia. She began taking horseback riding lessons in 2005 and later joined RHF in 2014 after earning her master's degree in Anthropology from Monmouth University. In her spare time, Tabitha enjoys cooking, hiking and leash-walking her cat.

KIm Kenny

Kim started as a volunteer at Riding High in 2009. After seeing the difference therapeutic riding made in people’s lives she decided to pursue a certification through the NARHA (now PATH) program offered at Centenary College. Upon completion of the program and passing the required testing she started working at Riding High as a certified instructor on the weekends. Since that time, she has transitioned to a substitute teacher at Riding High, but cherishes the times when she is able to fill in.

Sherry Mahon

Sherry started with RHF in 2002. She has a minor in equine science and is a certified Centered Riding Instructor. Sherry has 14 years of experience in education and is currently teaching Elementary Art.

Julie D Nelson

Originally from England, Julie learned she had a love for horses at a very young ageAfter successfully raising a family in Las Vegas, NV, she found her self longing to be around horses again. Starting as a volunteer, she discovered a passion for helping others, especially those with special needs. Julie has been working hoof in hand with horses for 9 years, ground training and brushing up on her own riding skills. After moving to be closer to her youngest daughter and her family here in NJ in early 2020, Julie now works full time as a receptionist at a Veterinary Hospital and is also a PATH certified riding instructor at Riding High Farm. In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time with her family and two beautiful grand-daughters.

Lynsey Sandy

Lynsey is a Staff Instructor working on her PATH accreditation. With her outgoing and somewhat loud personality she is hard to miss around the program. Lynsey is a mom to four amazing children and works effortlessly with animal rescues that range from feathers to fur.

Robyn Struz

Robyn has been a part of the RHF team since 1999. She is currently the Director of Programs ensuring the day to day operations go smoothly for both human and horse staff. As a certified PATH Instructor, you will see her on the farm working with students and her team members. She is also certified in Mental Health and Learning and holds a certification in Occupational Therapy and Child Psychology. Robyn is a mom of two amazing kids and enjoys time with family and friends.

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