Neva grew up in Maryland, where her love of horses began at the age of 5. Her passion grew over the years while participating in Pony Club, 4-H, and competing in the local equitation and hunter divisions. Wanting to share her love with others, Neva became a certified instructor, teaching many years of lessons and summer camps. She spent the rest of her spare time starting young horses of a wide array of breeds. Neva attended Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, graduating in 2007 with a B.S. in Equine Science and Equine Business Management. After graduation, Neva chose to focus her training on the medical side of the equine industry, becoming a veterinarian technician. Over the last decade she has become a certified Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy technician, and primarily worked in equine surgery departments as a surgical nurse and anesthesiologist. Exposure to the high volume of injured sporthorses and racehorses piqued her interest in the methods and benefits of equine physical therapy and rehabilitation, both before injuries are sustained, and as part of their healing post injury/surgery. This field was of great interest both personally and professionally, so when the opportunity to join the team at Furlong’s Soundness Center arose in November 2016, she enthusiastically took on the role as Rehab Manager. In her free time you can find Neva spending time with her menagerie of animals, loving the great outdoors, training her young event prospect and hiking with her dogs.
While she was the fifth generation of her family to be born in Staten Island, New York, Sarah was raised at the Jersey Shore. She became interested in horses at summer camp and began taking lessons at the age of 12. Shortly after starting lessons, Sarah couldn’t spend enough time with horses and began volunteering at a local farm where she assisted with therapeutic lessons for children with disabilities. From there, Sarah went on to work at hunter/jumper farms, gaining as much knowledge as she could while her passion grew. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Centenary College in May 2015 with a BS in Equine Studies and a concentration in Equine Science. While at Centenary, she took an elective course about rehabilitation and the different therapies offered for sport horses. Intrigued by this, Sarah completed an internship in the fall of 2014 with Liz Perry at High Brass Farm. During her internship, she had the opportunity to assist with treatments in an Aqua Pacer and with lameness evaluations. This internship ignited Sarah’s passion for rehabilitation and solidified her career path. Sarah joined the Soundness Center team in June 2015 and received her certification in Equine Sports Massage Therapy from Equissage in November 2016. In her spare time, you can find Sarah playing with her dog, Olivia, riding, hanging out with her friends and family, or at the beach.
Jessica Nunn grew up in Somerset County and started riding horses when she was 8 years old. Like most horse-crazy girls, Jess couldn’t get enough of being at the barn. She could be found riding and helping at the local barn almost every weekend and any free time after school. While she was a member of the Somerset County 4H horse club, Jess gave a presentation on the effects of a water treadmill on horses, and since then equine rehabilitation techniques have always interested her. In the summer of 2014 she volunteered at Furlong’s Veterinary Clinic as a MRI holder, and in September 2015 Jess started working as the part-time weekend technician at Furlong’s Soundness Center. She graduated from Centenary University in May 2016 with a BS in Equine Studies with a concentration in Equine Science. After graduation, Jess traveled to Colorado to attend a 6-week equine massage therapy certification program at the Art of Equine Massage and Bodywork, which she completed in August. After returning from Colorado, Jess and her friend Corine started their own equine massage therapy business, Muscles in Motion Equine Massage, LLC. At the same time she also moved into a full time role as a Rehabilitation Technician at Furlong’s Soundness Center, where she incorporates massage therapy in to each horse’s personal program. In her spare time, Jess loves to ride her buckskin Quarter Horse mare named Latte. Jess and Latte compete in beginner-novice level eventing and hope to do a novice level event soon. Jess also loves to do any activity outside and hang out with friends and family.
Caitlin was born and raised in Rhode Island. At the age of 10, she started riding for the first time. Caitlin truly discovered her passion for horses through her local 4-H club, a large factor which heavily influenced where she would spend a great deal of her time. Since then, Caitlin has held multiple working student positions at equitation/hunter facilities while competing in the local equitation/hunter divisions. In May of 2016, she graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Equine Business Management & Riding. During the summers of her college career, Caitlin managed a string of fourteen professionally owned polo ponies. In May of 2017, she moved to Bedminster, NJ and joined the Soundness Center team. She is currently working on becoming a licensed veterinarian technician, which has been a lifelong goal of hers. In her spare time, you can find Caitlin spending quality time with her close friends and family. Otherwise, you’ll undoubtedly come across Caitlin hanging with her one and only 14-year old dachshund, Guinness.