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Our Instructors and Volunteers

Terri & Joe Hoy, Owners

Terri Hoy has been riding and training pleasure and show horses for over 25 years. She has trained many show champions from all disciplines, including Dressage, Hunters and Western pleasure.  She loves to work with the backyard horses as well as top show horses. From helping people make trustworthy safe trail companions to training top notch competitors, she enjoys teaching them all.  With the help of  her husband Joe, she has made her lifelong passion into a dream come true.

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Terri & Joe Hoy, Owners

Licensed Riding Instructors

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Casey McKeen on Toby

Casey Mckeen started at Horseplay 6 years ago as a student and now has her instructor's license and is a favorite among the students. Her positive attitude and friendly nature makes it very easy to learn and enjoy your riding classes. She is currently training her young Paint horse gelding "Cool Man's Breeze" in western pleasure and will be competing this season. Her natural ability with the animals has made working with the young horses her favorite part of the day!

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Andrea McElaney on Elvis, with pal Chowdah

Andrea McElaney is a certified PATH instructor, and has been with Horseplay for the past 3 years now, though her riding career began well before that. She started riding at age 11 and has shown successfully on the Hunter Jumper A Circuit in Texas and Oklahoma. She is also active within the Therapeutic Riding community and loves watching her students progress in their own riding. She is happy at Horseplay and considers herself lucky to have found it!

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Audrey Sundin (left) in a polo match

Audrey Sundin has been with us over six years now. A graduate of UMASS Amherst in Communications. Audrey rode for UMASS's Polo team and show team.  Audrey is a great coach at our local shows and is a favorite amongst all the students.

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Cindy Conquest on JJ

Cindy Conquest is a graduate of the University of Vermont with B.A.s in Neurobiology & Spanish. She has been a part of the Horseplay family for over 11 years. During her time as a traveling teacher for Readak Educational Services, she enhanced her own riding and teaching abilities while she trained with individuals from all over: from Washington, DC to Mexico City! Though she's now back in the Readak office Monday-Friday, her heart remains at Horseplay and she will continue to teach as often as she can!

 

Tiffany has been with Horseplay for almost two years now and has become one of our newest licensed instructors! she is wonderful with the kids and specializes in teaching the basic safety aspects of learning to work with horses!

Helping Hands & Volunteers

   
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Sam on Iris

Samantha Yowell has been riding at Horseplay for over 12 years and is one of our most dedicated volunteers. She helps with the training of all our young horses and her specialty is rehabilitating our rescues. Stop by on a weekend to see her teaching youngsters to ride on her rescued paint pony, Tyson, who has become one of Horseplay's crowd-pleasers since Sam took him under her wing!

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Sam on Barich de Azra, "Bear"

Samantha Bruha began riding with Horseplay as a four-year-old, and has been hooked ever since! Currently showing her new horse in the hunter jumpers and Terri's Quarter horse mare Butter in the Quarter horse pleasure classes, Sam is one of our most devoted volunteers and riders. Rain, snow, sleet or shine, she's always ready to lend a hand where one is needed.  Sam is also great at working with our youngest beginner students!

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Michaela on Olive

Micheala Greaney has been part of the Horseplay family for 7 years. She is an accomplished rider and stable manager. She has brought along many young horses and is very successful in the show ring in Huntseat and Western riding. She is wonderful with the students, both children and adults. Graduating next year, Michaela will hopefully continue her riding through the collegiate level.

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Brianna and Murray

Brianna Krause is one of our dedicated riders and volunteers whose love for horses shines at the barn. She's currently showing and training her 4 year-old Quarter Horse gelding, Luie.  

   
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Cassie on Cat's Been Here

Cassie is now attending Mass Maritime Academy We wish her all the best and hope she visits on her breaks!

A special thanks to all our volunteers who go the extra distance day after day to keep our animals in top condition: Tiffany, Lily,  lizzie, Monique , Beth Anthony and Diane,  MJ, Marjorie, Samantha , and all the rest!

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In memory of Gidgit, Horseplay's mascot