Staff & Trainers

Helaina Ricciardi
Head Trainer & Instructor, Owner

helaina-transparentMCF-HITS-Jumpers-Helaina-on-Molly-2012Helaina Ricciardi has over thirty years of knowledge, understanding and a variety of tools and techniques in the Equestrian Industry. As a Junior, Helaina showed successfully in the Junior Hunters and the Medal and MaClay finals.

At 16, Helaina started teaching students using her diverse equine experience to pass down her passion to students. Meadow Creek Farm was officially founded in 1997 with 4 horses and has now expanded to a 26 stall barn where riders of all levels are able to strengthen their skills with the horses. Since then, Helaina has built a successful riding program and has recently founded the first Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) at Meadow Creek Farm.

She is comfortable teaching all levels and has the patience to deal with children and beginners, plus the eye to help the more advanced riders. Her students have achieved championships and year end awards at many levels. Riding lessons and training is offered in dressage, hunters, and jumpers. Helaina travels to a few shows a month from IEA, to schooling shows, up the AA circuit. Meadow Creek Farm offers reasonable prices and a positive approach. From horse shows with our competitive riders to leases and sales, clinics and workshops for the more serious riders.


Brooke Nestor


Brooke brings her love of horses and a wealth of knowledge to Meadow Creek Farm. She has loved horses throughout her childhood and began riding when she was eight years old. As a junior Brooke rode a variety of different horses and ponies and successfully competed in the Junior Hunters.  As a recent graduate of Centenary College of New brooke-winner-picJersey, she earned an Associate’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Equine Studies.

Brooke started working at Meadow Creek Farm in 2014 and now manages the riding programs, the Summer Camp program and the overall care of all the lesson horses and boarder’s horses at Meadow Creek Farm.