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Teresa Pilegaard
Executive Director and
Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Founder, executive director, and head instructor, Teresa is passionate about inclusion for all and, of course, horses! She cares deeply about the physical, mental, and emotional independence horses stimulate and desires to provide expanded access to equines. Teresa has been around horses for most of her life, but found her true passion in adaptive riding thanks to her son's physical needs.


Teresa is a PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. 


Teresa operates North Star with the help of her husband and three children. She enjoys working with her 17 year old OTTB from Days End Farm Horse Rescue and her 6 year old Warmblood, Winterwood (aka "Loki, the God of Mischief"). Teresa's therapeutic riding mentor is Saebra Pippoly of Hooffalls and Footfalls and regularly continues her riding education in both dressage and hunter/jumper. Teresa is passionate about classical dressage for the well-being of the horse.


Give her a call at 540-717-0121 to discuss your needs and set up a tour! She's happy to spend time answering your questions!

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