Trainer Bios

Ben Grogan, Equine trainer

Ben has been at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center since August 2017, but he has been on staff at Harmony in the past, taking a break to manage his own horse training business. In his current position, Ben can be found working with the new trainers helping them employ the Harmony colt starting […]

Brent Winston, Head Trainer

Brent Winston is the head trainer at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center. He has been here since October 2013 and oversees a staff of about 10 trainers. Brent can often be found working with adopters, helping them find the horse that will fit them best, as well as working with them in pre-adoption […]

Elizabeth Pallardy, Equine trainer

Elizabeth came to the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine in November 2018, and the team really appreciates the punch of positivity she brings every day! Elizabeth comes from a hunter jumper background but then got into the sport of polo and started playing on her college team. In addition to playing polo, Elizabeth developed her […]

Haley Burch, Equine trainer

The Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center welcomed Haley onto the team in April 2019. Since she joined, Haley has added her enthusiasm and energy to the team. She is thrilled to be working with so many different types of horses from so many different backgrounds, and she relishes the opportunity to grow in her […]

Haley Pavlick, Equine coordinator

Haley has been with the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center since February 2019. She joined the team as our much needed equine coordinator, responsible for scheduling appointments, taking calls, explaining our adoption process, facilitating equine adoptions, managing horse owner surrenders, organizing the intake of horses from law enforcement, among many other things! Suffice to […]

Kory Campodonico—Lave, Equine trainer

Kory started working at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in April 2019. She immediately fit in as part of the training staff and really enjoys the atmosphere. The thing she loves most about working at the Harmony Equine Center is seeing such a dramatic change in the horses from the day they get […]

Leah Rudy, Equine trainer

Leah came to the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in January 2019, after previously working as an equine manager for a humane society. Leah was excited to join the team and was impressed by the Harmony Equine Center’s reputation throughout the national community of horse welfare organizations. Leah has enjoyed the teamwork and friendship […]

Nora Kallman, Equine trainer

Nora is the newest member of our training team here at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center. She joined the staff in May 2019, and everyone is thankful to have her on board. Nora appreciates the comradery among the staff members at the Harmony Equine Center and enjoys the wide variety of backgrounds that […]

Sam Grogan, Equine trainer

Sam has been with the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center since May 2019, however, like his brother Ben, he worked at the Harmony Equine Center in the past as well. Sam started his riding career on the Westernaires drill team, as well as dabbling in trick riding. He continued his education in riding and […]

Taryn Hillman, Equine trainer

Taryn Hillman is a valuable member of the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center training staff. She has been on the team since April 2014, and it seems there isn’t a task at the Harmony Equine Center that she hasn’t done! Taryn has a special interest in the veterinary health of the horse herd at […]