Ashley PlumacherManalapan 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 CalifanoManalapan Office
Kim Califano joined Colts Neck Equine in 2004. She is the chief customer service representative and pharmacy manager. She is in charge of most of the scheduling for the practice. She grew up in Brielle, NJ and has 5 brothers and sisters. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, husband and dog Butters.
Daria "Duke" CampbellManalapan 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 JacobsManalapan 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 ZeleznikManalapan 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 PhillipsTabernacle 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) SomersTabernacle 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.
Sabrina joined Colts Neck Equine in September of 2021. She grew up in New York then moved to New Jersey in 2011. She has always had a love and passion for animals. When she was growing up she always wanted horses, they always looked to be the best animals. After living in New Jersey for a year, her family and her decided to save a horse from a kill pen. After doing that She was in love with them. She now has a farm with 2 horses, 2 miniature ponies and 2 pot belly pigs. She has been a vet tech for 4 years now and she's glad she decided to follow my dreams and work with animals. Since she works with animals, she decided to go back to school to get her veterinary technician license from Penn Foster College. She still currently in school but she's learning everyday from the amazing veterinarians she works with. Besides working with horses in her spare time she keeps busy doing hair and nails for family and friends as she's a licensed cosmetologist, cooking, hanging out with friends and riding my horses.
Melissa joined Colts Neck Equine in October of 2021. She grew up in Staten Island NY with her parents, 3 younger brothers, and many animals. She has always wanted to work with animals. From both her personal and professional life, she has learned the true essence of human-animal bonds. When she moved to New Jersey in 2008, she got her first horse and fell in love with it. This experience showed her a true bond and relationship with having a horse of her own, while seeing the unique personalities of each one. She married into a family which presented her the opportunity of learning about the standardbred racehorse breed and started to train them. In her spare time, she enjoys racing standardbred horses, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends. This job was a blessing which has allowed her to finally get the chance to be part of a team that is responsible for helping these gentle giants!
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 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.
Kamryn joined Colts Neck Equine in November of 2022. She previously worked for Central Jersey Animal Hospital in Freehold for 4 years and a vet tech and office manager. Kamryn's love for horses started when she was young. When she was 13 she started her riding career, Kamryn moved from English to western riding where she started to compete in the 'Showdeo'. Her favorite event is barrel racing. When Kamryn turned 16 she got her first horse, she currently has 2 retired standardbreds. In her spare time Kamryn loves spending time with her family especially her twin nephews.
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