Meet Our Team
Matt is an Army Veteran who joined the staff in July 2014 as a Part-time Barn Assistant. He is also working as an intern through the Veterans’ Commission . His on-the-job training as an intern is preparing him for a career in range management. Matt loves working with our “big girls” , especially Rusty, who is one of our gorgeous Clydesdales.
Heike has worked at Triple H as a Ground Instructor since 1999. She is an integral part of the Hooves, Hearts & Heroes program team, teaching the ground lesson part of each lesson to special needs students from area schools. Heike has a master’s degree in social work and counseling and extensive experience working with adults and children with mental challenges. “I love working with children and am very excited about the different ways they learn,” Heike noted. Her enthusiasm and compassion help her face the various challenges that come with teaching special needs children. Here she poses with Flash, a registered Pony of America (POA).
Kyla Nelson Tabor
Kyla has been a member of the Triple H
staff since 2005. She is a certified PATH
Instructor and a certified PATH Equine
Specialist in Mental Health & Learning.
She has been riding, training horses,
and eventing for 23 years. Kyla is adept
at teaching clients with a wide variety
of physical and mental challenges. “I am
very easy going and energetic,” Kyla observed,
“and I do well working under
pressure. I am also very flexible and
can change my lesson plan at a drop of
a hat if required to meet the needs of
clients.” Kyla is the proud owner of the
magnificent Thoroughbred, Laz, who is
her favorite therapy horse.”