Natalie is a life-long equestrian and horse-owner with over eight years’ experience teaching-centered riding with an emphasis on hunt seat equitation. Based upon her work with children, adults, timid riders, and experienced horse-owners, she truly believes in starting riders slowly and correctly to enable them to succeed as competitors, future horse-owners, and excellent horsemen. She works well with other people, speaks Spanish as a second language, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of horses with students.


  • Successfully compete in hunters and equitation
  • Successfully coach students at local shows
  • Teach private and group lessons
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Effective communicator and teacher, especially with students who are new to the sport
  • All aspects of horse care, safe horse handling practices and equine first aid
Natalie-pontillo Horse trainer


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ / Animal Science
  • Montgomery High School - Skillman, NJ / High School Diploma

Work Experience

  • EQUESTRIAN BUSINESS OWNER - 10/2016 to 06/2019
    Hasty Acres Farm - Kingston, New Jersey
  • RIDING INSTRUCTOR - 06/2011 to 09/2016
    Hasty Acres Farm - Kingston, NJ