Steven Stevens, Equine Manager
Steven Stevens is the Equine Manager at Lollypop Farm. Steven recently moved to New York from Texas, where he and his wife owned Stevens Natural Horsemanship. Steve has published articles in numerous publications including Horse and Rider magazine and wrote a blog “The Natural Horseman” for North Texas Farm and Ranch magazine. Steven taught over a hundred horsemanship clinics ranging from connection work, trail riding, obstacles and colt starting. Steven has given lessons in building confidence and working on the connection with the horse for the past two decades. In total, Steven has worked with and trained over a thousand horses.
Steven has dedicated his life to being an advocate for the horse, specializing in starting and rehabilitating the horse. His mission is to bring awareness to the beauty and healing power of the horse.
Steven is excited to be at Lollypop Farm where he can continue his passion of helping humans with horses and horses with humans! His goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the amazing horses that come to the shelter. He also looks forward to teaching and working with the community. Make sure to say hello to Steven when you see him out on the farm!
If you’re interested in following along with Steven’s work here at Lollypop Farm, make sure to join our Equine Program Facebook Group!
Lauren Guerrera, Stable Manager
Stable Manager Lauren Guererra has loved horses since she was a child, and started riding at age 8. Lauren spent as much time as she could working around horses and learning everything she possibly could about them. As a senior in high school, Lauren participated in a co-op at Lollypop Farm, working with the Equine Department. It was then that she knew she wanted to focus on horse rescue as a career!
Lauren received her Associates Degree in Applied Science in Equine Science & Management from SUNY Morrisville in 2004, then went on to earn her Bachelors Degree in Professional Studies in Management, specializing in Equine Business Management from Cazenovia College in 2006. While completing her studies, Lauren competed on Cazenovia’s Intercollegiate Dressage Association team. She also worked at a local riding stable throughout college and completed her senior internship with ReRun, a Thoroughbred adoption agency.
Lauren started working at Lollypop Farm in 2015 as an Adoptions/Admissions Counselor before moving into the Equine Department as an Equine Attendant. She was then promoted to Stable Manager and loves overseeing the care of all horses at Lollypop Farm.
Lauren lives on a small farm with her husband, daughter, and animals (two dogs, a cat, a hamster, three chickens, and two horses (a Thoroughbred named Bailey, and a pony named Candy who was adopted from Lollypop Farm). In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time outside with her family, playing with her dogs, and riding horses!
Equine Attendant, Claudia Walsh, was introduced to the great world of horses by her grandfather. At age 8 she began taking riding lessons. Claudia continued taking riding lessons for the next 10 years in both English and Western disciplines. She has owned her horse Hudson for 12 years. Claudia has been employed at Lollypop Farm for almost 2 years and thoroughly enjoys caring for the horses and being part of the Equine Department.