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Meet the Team

Shelly Pelet Galpin

Founder & Executive Director

Shelly Pelet Galpin

Compelled by a life-long love of horses, and a desire to share the benefits of equestrian activities with people who may not typically have access, Shelly began Locust Lane Riding Center in 2005.
She is passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves and finds great joy in witnessing lives being transformed through the mission of Locust Lane. 
Shelly has been trained and certified through CHA, Centered Riding, PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship and EAGALA. She is currently a professional member of PATH International and is pursuing certification as an Equine Specialist through PATH and Natural Lifemanship. She is a certified professional life coach through Life Breakthrough Academy.

Core Leadership Team

Danielle Rizzo

Danielle has been serving as a faithful volunteer at Locust Lane since 2008. She has been caring for and riding horses since she was 8 years old, with experience in competitive riding. Danielle oversees the chores multiple times a week, pitches in with the After-School Program, Care Crew, and Summer Camp. 

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Core Leadership Team

Mary Kerwin

Mary has been serving as a faithful volunteer at Locust Lane since the fall of 2018. She is a passionate horsewoman and researcher, continually focusing on optimal health for the herd through proper nutrition, care of the pastures, and handling with a Pure Liberty approach. Mary is currently working on her Equine Massage Therapy Certification.


Core Leadership Team

Michelle Rossi

Michelle has been serving as a faithful volunteer at Locust Lane since the spring of 2019. She is a lifelong horsewoman, with fond experiences of riding her grandparent's pony throughout the neighborhood surrounding their farm in Broomall as a child. She is passionate about caring for the herd and the other farm animals, and serves through volunteering with Upward Transitions, the After-School Program and Care Crew.