Meet Our Team

Instructors

Tara Moore

Director

PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Manager; Grey Oaks Farm, Colts Neck

B.S. Business Administration; Marketing & Management; Monmouth University

Tara started with Happy Tails when it was originally founded nearly 10 years ago. After a brief hiatus building her business resume attending Monmouth University and working at a NYC-based PR and communications firm, she has returned to help build the Happy Tails program, while managing a private farm in Colts Neck. 

Alyssa Perez

Instructor

PATH International Instructor in Training

Trainer; Copper Hill Stables, Colts Neck

B.S. Social Work; Centenary University

Alyssa is on the road to becoming a PATH Intl. certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Her education in social work gives her a unique and well-rounded perspective working with students, and her extensive riding and teaching experience with Colts Neck's Copper Hill Stables is invaluable to the progress of our Happy Tails students. 

Horses

"Just a Splash"

JD

JD, a paint quarter horse, is the perfect horse for our teenage and adult riders. 

"Sweet Surprise"

Folie

Folie, a paint pony, is equally reliable for independent riders in the ring as she is for movement lessons on the trail. 

"Dippin' Dots"

Dottie

Dottie, a paint pony, has been helping Happy Tails riders since the very beginning. She is the perfect small pony for our small riders, beginner to advanced. 

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