FOUNDER / PRESIDENT / ANIMAL LOVER
As founder of 3 Hearts Farm, Jen is involved in all aspects of managing the Farm, from organizational oversight and curriculum development to fiscal and strategic planning. In her instructional time, Jen enjoys teaching horse behavior, groundwork, and horsemanship with a mindful approach. She has been in the field of equine-assisted therapy for 6 years and is a PATH, Intl. Riding Instructor and a PATH, Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning .
As lifelong horse lover,in the early 80’s, Jen began as a working student as a teenager at Hamilton Farm under Dressage competitor Meg Plum and then onto a groom position at The United States Equestrian Team located in Hamilton,Massachusetts.She learned world class horse care and training under the tutelage of Jack Le Goff,team coach and Jeannie Kane head groom/barn manager.
Jen first became a therapeutic riding instructor in 2013 with instructional training at Windrush Farm in Boxford,Massachusetts.
She is also a certified Centered Riding Instructor.
VOLUNTEER & BOARD MEMBER
Alison is an Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker. At the age of five, she was first introduced to the world of horses by her Grandfather who took her to a local stable near his Virginia home. There she met a horse named “Rootbeer.” For several years, every time she’d visit her grandparents, she also visited Rootbeer. When she was twelve, Alison’s family moved overseas and she did not return to Virginia for many years. Though she thought of Rootbeer many times, she never saw him again. Her life and subsequent career she established in New York City and Los Angeles didn’t provide for further equine opportunities. That is, until she met Jen Wright.
With her documentary film career well established, Alison was living between New York City and Plum Island, MA where Jen was her neighbor and friend. One day, Jen mentioned she was going to “get the horses in for the night.” Alison went to help Jen that night – it turned out to be a life changing moment.
Alison frequently jokes that if she’d been told a few years ago she was going to become a “filmmaker farmer,” she would have laughed. But, combining her two passions in life, filmmaking and caring for rescue animals, Alison has created FILM FARM, a week-long summer program run at 3 Hearts Farm.
VOLUNTEER & BOARD MEMBER
Ilene brings over 35 years of Health & Wellness experience to 3-Hearts, most recently completing her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification. She is also certified multiple platforms including Yoga for Cancer Patients, Boston Barre, Stott Pilates, Les Mills, Johnny G, AEA Water Fitness, AFAA Group Exercise/Personal Training and more. Ilene loves to combine her love of wellness and “namaste” with equine therapy. An avid horse lover for decades, Mom to a rescue horse in her early years (and currently Mom to a beautiful Quarter horse named Cora), Ilene has been a volunteer at 3 Hearts Farm since 2012.
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