Let's put a face with the voice! Maria is who you talk to when you call the practice. She has been helping keep Garden State Equine organized since December of 2016. Maria was born and raised in New Jersey and has been involved with horses for nearly her entire life. She raised, trained, and raced standardbreds for years and now enjoys watching her daughter show her off-the-track standardbred.
In addition to working for Garden State Equine, Maria has run a boarding facility in New Egypt for more than 30 years. On the rare occasion the Maria gets a free moment, she enjoys to golf, having helped her family run a golf course prior to being involved with horses.
Courtney Okal Veterinary Assistant
Courtney started with Garden State Equine in June of 2019. She grew up in New Jersey and was an active member of the United States Pony Club from a young age, while simultaneously training and eventing her off-the-track-Thoroughbred. After graduating college at Delaware Valley University with an equine science degree, she became certified as a personal trainer.
Besides assisting at Garden State Equine, Courtney enjoys training clients at multiple gyms in the area. At home, she enjoys experimenting with cooking new dishes, watercolor painting and working out.