Our Team

Patricia E. Kelly, Founder President/CEO Head Riding Instructor; the CEO of the organization for the past 30 years, is a trained equestrian instructor with over 37 years of experience. Mrs. Kelly is a certified Urban Riding Instructor, Master Urban Riding Instructor, and certified Equine Husbandry Instructor. Ms. Kelly is certified in Equine Assisted Growth, Learning and Therapy as a Horse Specialist by EGALA.  She is certified, in Horse Safety and CPR and First Aid. Mrs. Kelly is also a former United States Marine

Dominique Bourgeois, Executive Administrative Assistant and Assistant Riding Instructor, a graduate of our program,  Ms. Bourgeois is also certified by UCONN Animal Science Department in Equine Safety, certified as an Associate Riding Instructor and maintains certification in CPR and First Aid.

Hilary Riel:  Assistant Financial Manager. Hiliary is the newest member of the Ebony family. Ms. Riel has an extensive background in medical billing and financial structures through most national insurance companies. 

Victor Delaire,  Head Veterinary/Animal Science Instructor, B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Mr. Delaire studied abroad in Senegal and Gambia and is presently employed by University of Connecticut School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Mr, Delaire is certified in Horse Safety, CPR and First Aid.

Harriet Elish, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms Elish has been a Licensed therapist for over 30 years and has worked with numerous youth development organizations public and private. Ms. Elish is also licensed as a family therapist and is additionally certified in Equine Assisted Growth, Learning as a mental health professional by EGALA. Ms. Elish is certified in CPR and First Aid. 

Beckett & Associates, Glastonbury, CT Dr. Stewart Beckett (Consultant) Dr. Beckett is the licensed Veterinarian consultant for all Ebony Horsewomen’s livestock
Renee Bouffard, MSW -  Renee is also a Certified Path, Intl Riding Instructor (Contractor) is also a graduate from the University of Connecticut School of Social Workhas been a riding Instructor with the organization for 4 years.