The BHF Team


Nita Jo Rush / 4* Parelli Natural Horsemanship Instructor


IMG_2443Nita Jo is  a 4* Senior Instructor and a Horse Development Specialist with Parelli and travels all over the world as well as teaching at her own place in Minnesota. She also spends several weeks each year studying either with Pat or Linda Parelli and has learned directly from Pat many of his trail riding tips. She has been teaching and riding treks with Barking Horse Farm since 2012. 


Julia Tyszko / Equine Therapist

julia Tyszko profile fotoJulia has  been involved with horses since the age of 15 and has spent 20 years working as a professional in the equine industry. Horses have always been part of her life. She has worked with several disciplines and a variety of breeds.She is an experienced riding and handicapped riding (hippotherapy) instructor. She has  worked with people of all ages and variety of disabilities.



Ariel Vallecillo / Wrangler

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His compassion for horses, ready smile, willingness to provide assistance to clients, plus his skill as a guide on the treks and his interest in Natural Horsemanship makes him a valuable asset to the Barking Horse Farm team.



 Chela Rie / Yoga Instructor

chela 4Chela is a Costa Rican born yoga teacher who has taught yoga internationally. She shares her passionate energy with devotion and embodies the art of yoga  with creativity, sensitivity and love. Her enthusiastic teaching methods incorporate vinyasa flow, healing therapeutics, and nurturing restorative sessions.
With more than 10 years of experience teaching yoga she has created classes that combine asana sequences that will enhance your riding skills and enjoyment.




Ariel Marcoux / Yoga Instructor


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