Judy Stephens, owner of the farm, has a background in health and physical education. She has a lifetime background with horses, including showing, hunting, training, and teaching. Before opening Timber Edge Farm, she was employed at Bucks County Community College, teaching riding, swimming, and coaching their intercollegiate riding team. Since the inception of the farm in 1971, she conducted a riding program for Beaver College, coaching their riding team for about 25 years. She also worked as a recorded horse show judge with the AHSA (USEF now) for several years, licensed in hunters, jumpers, and equitation.
Terry Stephens, Judy's daughter, is our professional in-house rider, and trainer. Terry has a very extensive showing background, having worked with such greats as George Morris, Chris Kappler, Frank Madden, Kevin Babington, and Louise Serio, as well as Timber Edge. As a junior, among her accolades were the IHSA National Championship, 3rd in the USEF Medal Finals, a gold medal in USET equitation, member of the Zone 2 team at NAYRC and Prix de States as well as blue ribbons at Devon and Washington. Terry shows professionally in both the hunter and jumper divisions. Most recently, she rode the Zone 2 Horse of the Year in the 3'3 Performance Hunters and won numerous Derbies aboard hers and clients horses. She also does some individual teaching around her riding schedule. Terry is also available to train and/or show horses that are not stabled at Timber Edge. She can be contacted individually for that service at Tstephens1203@verizon.net or 215-990-1904.
Kim Cousins is our other in-house professional as well as additional instructor. She began riding at Timber Edge Farm as a young child. She continued riding career through college competing in the NCAA at the University of Georgia before transferring to Temple University and competing on their IHSA team. After college she started teaching at Timber Edge Farm. She has helped our IEA teams win numerous ribbons and Regional Championships. She has also helped students qualify for USEF Pony Finals and USEF Junior Hunter Finals where they have met success. Kim is incredible with children and horses alike and that is what makes her such an invaluable member of our staff.
Bridget McNamara is our barn manager. She also grew up riding at Timber Edge and has a great passion for horses. Her amazing eye for detail helps provide health and happiness for all the horses under her care. Bridget credits her time at camp at TEF to her competency as a horsewoman.
We pride ourselves in the diversity provided by our staff members in their abilities. We are very lucky to have such competent, experienced horse people teaching our lessons, and training and caring for our horses.