Working Students/Volunteers Here at PCF
*Our Working Students will be available for clarification on questions as always. Please be aware that they are there to perform barn work and ensure overall safety. They are not there to give a grooming/tacking lesson or to do the basic horsemanship skills that the rider is responsible for.
"My love for horses probably started from day one, but I started riding when I was about 8 years old doing summer camps at a local farm, which soon turned into regular lessons. As I got older I began working at the farm and teaching summer camps as well to younger riders. I went off to college to ride on the Penn State Berks Equestrian team and was the Captain of the Western team. From there I adopted my horse Matty and wasn't really taking lessons at the time. I attended a few PCF schooling shows and began taking lessons with Kim shortly in October of 2015. I now have moved Matty here and help with teaching beginner lessons. I am so happy to have found a farm for Matty and myself to grow that feels like 'home'!"
"I have been riding since I was 5 years old! For the first 13 years I had a great barn and trainer I loved in Maryland. Then I moved here to Pennsylvania and had 4 years of just on again off again riding and training ottbs. Finally in December 2014, I found Pebble Creek Farm and fell in love. Kim not only gave me my confidence back in the saddle but she gave me the opportunity to work at the farm and ride the horses! I didn't just find a barn, I found a family (and Gin)!
"I originally started riding when I was 8, and later started working around a barn, but stopped after a few years. Even though I stopped riding, my love of horses never faded and I knew I would eventually get back to them. After about a 15 year hiatus, I found Pebble Creek in fall 2012 and I love it! Everyone is so supportive of each other and I’ve been given the opportunity to form a strong bond with Gin. I’ve learned so much about riding and horse care since starting at Pebble Creek. Being able to work and ride at the barn is the best after a long day at work."
"I began riding when my parents (naively) took me for a single riding lesson for my sixth birthday due to my obsession with horses. I was hooked from the start and have been riding since. I have practiced both hunter jumpers and eventing throughout my riding career and rode for two years on the University of Delaware club riding team. After a few year hiatus from riding after college and graduate school, I picked it up again with Kim at Paradox Farm. I am so incredibly happy to be riding again, training under Kim, and riding with the other wonderful students at Paradox!"
"Since being peer-pressured onto a horse in late 2013, I have not wanted to be away from the barn since! Riding with my barn family at PCF has changed my life dramatically. I love the family atmosphere we have here, and do my best to support all other riders at, and away from the barn. I have gone from not understanding why anyone would want to ride an animal, to being sad on days I can’t kiss one. Some say I have a magnetic personality, which means I have been drawn naturally down to jump fences, standards, planter boxes and trees. I spend many days both riding and mucking stalls, along with volunteering at Plantation Field and Fair Hill Horse Trials. If I’m going to smell like barn for the rest of my life, so be it. Ride on!".