Our Team

Jennifer Ely, EdD


 Jennifer's career in behavioral health spans over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and their families. Her academic studies are in the fields of education, developmental psychology and administrative policy studies. She currently serves as Director of a school and community-based drug & alcohol and mental health program at the University of Pittsburgh. Jennifer is a certified equine specialist in the Eagala model. As a young child, she discovered her passion for horses alongside her sister. Throughout her lifetime, she's always hoped to incorporate her passion with her employment and that has come to fruition with In Stable Hands.  

Cari Worley


 Cari is an ESL teacher with a local school district.  She received a degree in psychology and certification to teach from Seton Hill University.  Along with studying education and psychology, she was also part of the equestrian team at the university.  Her passion for horses began at an early age and has continued.  Following this passion, she has become a certified equine specialist in the Eagala model. Cari currently is the owner/manager of Whispering Pines Stables LLC. She and her sister co-founded In Stable Hands, an organization that specializes in equine assisted learning and healing. 

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Sponsor a Horse

Become a Part of the In Stable Hands Family

Make a difference in the life of a horse by providing monthly financial support for one of our horses.  All of our horses benefit from sponsorship, but most specifically in need are our forever family as they will live out the rest of their lives on the In Stable Hands farm.

Our monthly sponsors are the backbone of our program and their support allows us to plan for services on and off the farm. Sponsoring a horse helps with the cost of feed, supplements, vet care, dental, farrier and running the barn.

Sponsorships are monthly repeat donations of any amount!

Full Care Sponsor:      

$150/month covers average cost of feed & care for a month

Feed Sponsor:             

$50/month covers average cost of feed for a month

Partial Feed Sponsor

$25/mo or  any amount you choose helps cover the monthly cost of feed/care

You can even get your family or friends together and all pitch in on a monthly sponsorship of a horse.   Some of the needs of our horses can be quite costly and having more than one sponsor is a great gift to the animal!

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card