Barbara Filippelli: Owner and trainer of Valley Pond Farm started riding 45 years ago as a lesson kid at Saddletree Farm in Bronxville NY, now Twin Lakes Farm. She has been a professional trainer for 28 years and loves every minute of it! Barb has qualified many of her students for indoor finals. She likes to work on addressing the mental and emotional side of riding. Barb has the ability to teach students to be confident and effective riders both on and off the horse. She maintains a fun atmosphere while educating her students on every aspect of riding.
Barb is a former Vet Tech from New England Equine Practice. She currently conducts bone scans for NEEP which has even furthered her education and understanding of these wonderful animals.
Barb has been an "R" licensed Hunter/Jumper/Equitation judge since 1991 and fully enjoys the judge's box! She is also on the Board of Director's for the National Professional Horseman's Association, PHA.
Barb trains all levels and ages and will work with you on achieving your goals.
Joyce Muller: Barn manager has 27 years experience working in the horse industry. She started grooming for an upper level event barn and then moved to the hunter/jumper world. She spent 14 years on the AA circuit caring for everything from ponies to grand pix jumpers. Joyce is passionate and goes that extra mile to keep the horses happy and well cared for.
Pete: came to Valley Pond Farm over a year ago and all the horses love his gentle nature. We also love that he has become our resident handy man!