Grace Smith, Trainer & Assistant Barn Manager

Grace Smith has been riding since she was 10 years old and has been hooked ever since. She attended Delaware Valley College (now University) and majored in Equine Instruction & Training. She competed on the IHSA team and was the Co-Captain.

While attending college she received her British Horse Society Stage 1, Stage 2 and Preliminary Teaching Test certifications. She is also a member of USEF & USHJA and is currently obtaining her USHJA Training Certification.

Grace grew up showing up and down the East coast from the short stirrup to the upper level Equitation classes. She has experience with all types of horses and has the patience needed to work with green horses to help turn them into show horses.

Grace has taught all levels of riders from beginners through advanced and loves nothing more then helping her students improve and develop in their riding!

Shannon Cunneff,  Head Trainer & Barn Manager

Shannon Cunneff has been riding her entire life, beginning at a very young age and turning professional in 2011. She is both barn manager and a trainer at Highland Farm. Shannon has a great outlook on life, is always positive and is very enthusiastic about her job... this is why everyone loves Shannon!

Shannon is a remarkable horsewoman who has a gift for developing young horses into successful show competitors. Competing both in the hunter and jumper rings with Warmblood and Thoroughbreds alike, she is a diverse rider who is capable of working with any horse. Shannon is a proud partner of S&S Sport horses. Her website can be found here to read up on more about her sales business:

She is wonderful with all ages and abilities of riders, ensuring that every rider is encouraged and enjoying themselves. After all, having a good time is what horseback riding is all about! 

Memberships and certifications include: USEF, USHJA, AQHA, APHA, as well as, CPR & First Aid State Certifications. Was awarded her USHJA professional certification in 2016. She is also proudly sponsored by Voltaire Design saddlery.

Call Shannon at (732) 576-8911 to schedule a lesson!

Meet the Highland Farm Staff!