Barbara Aspinall Smith always loved the idea of horseback riding but never had an opportunity until moving to Basking Ridge and discovering LSS. She began in her 50’s at Beginner 1 and progressed through the levels at LSS. She has volunteered as a teaching assistant, as a pony pen mucker, at the FLSS events and most recently as the editor of Hoofbeats, the FLSS newsletter. In 2016, a big moving Thoroughbred gelding was introduced to a class at LSS in which Barbara was a participant and though he would not work out as an LSS lesson horse, he has been a lovely challenge for Barbara as his owner and rider. Barbara is the pastor of two local churches; she is married and has three grown sons.
John has a decades-long connection with Lord Stirling Stable. His two daughters were student riders at LSS, and the family hosted may horse riding birthday parties. More recently, John is a regular walker and volunteer leader/guide on the weekly FLSS dog walks, along with the family Kerry Blue Terrier, Shea.
Professionally, John is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he is responsible for pharmacy operations at MSK’s six Regional Care facilities in New York and New Jersey. He received his BS in pharmacy from Long Island University’s Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He is Board Certified as an Oncology Pharmacist. His work has be published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Carol started riding as an adult, and has been doing so for more than 30 years, exclusively at Lord Stirling Stable. Her professional career includes 30-plus years in Information Systems at Prudential Insurance Company, where her fields of expertise were project management, executive status reporting, requirements management/documentation, and process implementation.
Carol’s education includes an Associate’s degree from the State University of New York Agricultural and Technical College at Farmingdale (she was a techie, not an aggie), and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the College of Saint Elizabeth, where she also served as an adjunct professor for several years. She holds a Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University.
In addition to riding, Carol is a regular volunteer for the Somerset County Park Commission's Therapeutic Recreation Department.
Louise has been luckily enough to have been around horses from a very young age. She couldn’t wait to begin riding lessons at 5 years old. The weekly riding lessons were the highlight of the week and after her family relocated to New Jersey it was a priority that they found a stable and began lessons – they found Lord Stirling Stables and the rest you could say is history. Louise progressed through the levels and was a member of the Junior Drill Team. In addition to riding, Louise has been volunteering with the T.R.A.I.L.S Program since 2002 (with a break while at University).
Louise holds a BA Hons Degree in Business Management (which included two years of Accountancy) and a Bachelor of Laws. She was the Student Representative each year for her Program’s Undergraduate Class. Louise is used to working under pressure within a regulated environment and ensuing matters are attended to in an efficient, compliant and timely manner while embracing and adapting to the technological advancements.
2023 Board of Trustees