Meet the Staff
Emily Carr: Barn Manager
The barn manager that puts all others to shame! Emily has been working at Course Brook Farm for two years now. With over 15 years of horse experience, Emily has a background that ranges from Natural Progressive Horsemanship and colt starting, to the rehabilitation of Grand Prix level dressage horses coming back from injury. She is also a certified equine massage therapist. She has a can and will do attitude, and strives to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere for everyone here at the farm. When you don't see Emily setting grain or landscaping the grounds, there is a good chance she is either at the gym, blacksmithing at the forge, or at a Reinaissance festival!
Kim Simoneau: Office Manager
A Jill of all trades! Kim joined the Course Brook Farm team in October 2015, shortly after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors of Science in Equine Industry and Management and returning home from Mission Farrier School out West. In addition to her comprehensive equestrian centered education, Kim has been a farm hand, barn manager, farrier, amateur blacksmith, veterinary hospital kennel attendant, clinical secretary, medical records and purchasing manager, newsletter editor, writer, and also owns her own business offering a variety of pet and farm services. Even though she loves all animals, horses are her passion! She makes it her personal mission to always show up to work with a smile on her face and spread that joy to others.
Amy Fiske: Charge Staff
Taking family and job loyalty to a whole new level! Amy, a member of the Mayo family (farm owners), has worked at Course Brook Farm for 22 years! As such, she has seen and experienced ALL of the ups and downs involved with horse care and can handle pretty much anything that comes her way. If you have a request, problem, or question, she has the answer or knows how to get it!
Rigoberto Sierra: Farm Hand
Rigo has been a part of the Course Brook Farm team for 3 years now! When he isn't helping with turnout and in, feeding, mucking stalls, picking paddocks, and restocking hay, he's managing facility maintenance: mending fences, fixing lights, adjusting mats, weedwacking, painting, all kinds of show prep, and more. Rigo loves working at Course Brook Farm because the people are nice, he loves the horses, and enjoys the job!
Jhon Hoyos: Farm Hand
Since he joined the Course Brook Farm team in February 2015, Jhon has proven to be one of our hardest workers! At the barn 6 days a week, often 11+ hours per day, he works alongside Rigo to help maintain our large and beautiful facility. He is gentle with the horses, friendly to everyone he encounters, and a pleasure to work with!