Our Team

Carolyn Meyer


Program Director

Carolyn Meyer is an avid equestrian with over 20 years of experience instructing, riding and managing.

A graduate of Centenary University (previously Centenary College), Hackettstown, New Jersey, class of 2005, with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies, Carolyn started out as a riding instructor in Sherborn, Massachusetts, not far from where she grew up. Carolyn’s specialty is teaching in a way that emphasizes strong horsemanship skills to students of all ages.

In 2012, Carolyn accepted a position at her Alma Mater as a member of the management team for the equine center. The school is home to over 100 horses of varied backgrounds, and the knowledge she gained there was instrumental in her growth as a barn manager. From there, Carolyn went on to become barn manager for Chatham Hall School, in Chatham, Virginia.

Carolyn recently moved to the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, Paul and their rescue dog Haven.

Kelsey Lasher

Program Director with Ride With Pride Horse

PATH Certified Instructor

“Hi! My name is Kelsey and I have been working with horses for over 16 years. I started riding when I was 7 and fell in love! I have always known I wanted to build my career with horses and have trained and taught many lessons over the years. I have been working for Ride With Pride for a little over 6 years. I started out as a volunteer and soon began working for them in many different ways. I have worked as a barn worker, instructor, and volunteer coordinator. I am proud to say I work for Ride With Pride as their Program Director for 5 years and am currently one of their PATH Certified instructors. I graduated from Bridgewater College with a major in psychology in 2018.”

Marsha Pillet



“I’ve ridden since I was a child and learned a lot when my family owned and ran a riding guest farm in eastern PA where we focused on English riding. I’ve owned and cared for horses at my home all my adult years. Given my choice of riding I most enjoy schooling and training, establishing communication and fitness for both horse and rider. I’m an experienced registered yoga teacher with over 30 years teaching experience including multiple certifications. I have years of experience teaching chair based yoga and adapted mat based yoga for people practicing with physical challenges of all sorts. I began as a NAHRA volunteer around 1997 and began teaching NAHRA students around five or six years later working one on one with students with autism under Debbie Winters guidance and with Sue Woundy with more physically challenged riders.”