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 is currently working on getting her certification in Equine Sports Massage Therapy. 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, New Jersey and started riding horses when she was 8 years old. During her senior year of high school, Jess found her love of eventing. She has competed through the Beginner-Novice level and hopes to compete Novice level soon. While in a 4H club, Jess gave a county presentation on the effects of a water treadmill on a horses, and since then equine rehabilitation techniques have always interested her. In the summer of 2014 she volunteered as a MRI holder, and in September 2015 Jess started working as the weekend technician at Furlong’s Soundness Center. She graduated from Centenary College in May 2016 with a BS in Equine Studies with a concentration in Equine Science. In her spare time Jess loves to do any activity outside and hang out with friends and family.