Support Staff

Meet our team!

Office Staff

  • Ashley Plumacher
    Manalapan Office

    Ashley Plumacher joined Colts Neck Equine in 2006. She is the hospital manager and IT specialist for the practice. She grew up in the Standardbred racing industry. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughters Sadie and Hailey, going for walks with her dog Ridley.

  • Kim Califano
    Manalapan Office

    Kim Califano joined Colts Neck Equine in 2004. She is the chief customer service representative. She is in charge of most of the scheduling for the practice. Kimi grew up in Brielle, NJ and has 5 brothers and sisters. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, ride her horse, practice golfing and play with her dog Margie.

  • Daria "Duke" Campbell
    Manalapan Office

    Daria 'Duke' Campbell grew up in Jackson. Her family was in the standardbred business. Duke always had a love for horses and worked for Colts Neck Equine from 1989-1999. After raising her family Duke returned to Colts Neck Equine in 2022. In her spare time she loves working out and spending time with her family.

  • Stephanie Jacobs
    Manalapan Office

    Stephanie Jacobs joined Colts Neck Equine in November of 2016. She grew up in Brick, NJ with two sisters and a brother. She has always had a long standing passion for animals, but especially horses. After High School she went to Bethany College in West Virginia and graduated with an BS in Equine Science and minored in Biology and Chemistry. After Graduation she started as an Equine Technician primarily with Standardbreds. Having a Retired Standardbred, Cara, of her own since she was 16 that she competes in hunters, barrel racing and driving. Her love for the racing and the breed grew even more when she started working in the harness racing business in 2013 and is also a competitive Monte Rider, or more commonly known as Racing Under Saddle. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, teaching lessons, knitting, line dancing and singing.

  • Harley Zeleznik
    Manalapan Office

    Harley joined Colts Neck Equine in October 2022. Harley grew up in Marlboro NJ around horses my whole life. She got her first pony at 2 years old and has loved them ever since. She now has her own farm with her horse Smokey who I have had for 11 years now and two miniatures Sam and Kate. She also recently got two Bengal cats, Zora and Tito. Outside of work Harley enjoy riding horses, kayaking, and working on cars with my dad.  

  • Ellen Sullivan Phillips
    Tabernacle Office

    Ellen Sullivan Phillips transitioned to Colts Neck Equine in 2022 from Bende Equine & Associates where she worked for 12 years.

    Ellen lives in Medford Lakes, NJ with her husband, Christopher, and has three daughters.  She currently has three horses and is a USDF 'L' Dressage judge.
    In her spare time Ellen enjoys riding with her daughter, being around the barn, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Dorothy (Lynn) Somers
    Tabernacle Office

    Lynn joined Bende Equine and Associates in 2009 as an office assistant. In 2022 Bende Equine became part of the Colts Neck Equine team. She has lived in South Jersey all of her life and currently resides in Marlton. Lynn has always loved horses and dogs. Free time is spent with her family and friends and her dog Abby and cat Muffin, gardening, and going to the beach.

Technicians

  • Linda DePinto

    Linda joined Colts Neck Equine in August of 2022. She grew up in Cream Ridge NJ. Her family use to own a standardbred breeding farm, and now train standardbreds.  She's 3rd generation, in the business. Linda was young when she got her first standardbred, he was a 2 year old with a training injury. She then learned how to rehab, and retrain him for pleasure riding. They learned with each other and became an amazing duo competing through the standardbred pleasure horse organization. Linda loves working with all breeds of horses. She have a passion for rehabbing standardbreds and thoroughbreds for racing and riding. She enjoys spending time with her daughter on there farm, teaching her what she learned growing up. She recently just rescued her heart horse, who she groomed during his stake career at 2 and 3. He was found in the kill pen, he is now 14. She has a strong love for the sport!

  • Jenna Merrick

    Jenna joined Colts Neck Equine in October of 2022. She grew up in Howell, NJ. Ever since she was a toddler, she has always demonstrated a passion for animals and it had increased when she started taking riding lessons. From day one she fell in love with not only the sport of horseback riding, but also spending hours on end at the barn taking care of the horses. She has been riding for 16 years and got her first horse, who was her heart horse at 15 years old. Throughout the care that her first horse needed to get back to being healthy and the everyday care of owning a horse, she really knew that having a career in the Equine Veterinary field was for her. She graduated from Delaware Valley University in May of 2022 with a Bachelors degree in Equine Science: Pre-Vet, an Associates degree in Equine Management and Training, and became a certified Equine Massage Therapist. She was also a part of the university’s equine athletics riding team during her whole time in college. During her last year at Delaware Valley University, Jenna purchased a thoroughbred to retrain who instantly became best friends with her retired horse. During her free time, she really enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her friends and family, and spending time with her animals.

  • Brittni Stamper

    Brittni Stamper joined Colts Neck Equine in December of 2022. Born and raised in West Virginia she graduated with a degree in exercise philology from West Virginia. Her passion for horses came from the therapeutic riding her daughter received. She likes spending time outdoors, crafting and with her daughters. She has a love for all animals, she owns one horse, three dogs, three cats and two bunnies.

  • Jessie Cleary

    Bio coming soon.

Office Hours

Manalapan Office

Monday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Tabernacle Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Location

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