Zoe Couey

Zoe has loved horses since she was a child.  She competes in Rodeo, Barrel Racing, Roping and Cow events.  Zoe is planning on pursuing a degree in Equine Massage Therapy as well as becoming a certified Veterinary Assistant through Linn-Benton community college. 

Marina Nimmo

Marina has had a passion for horses since she can remember, and began riding at age seven. She shows Saddlebreds in all disciplines, but saddleseat has always been her favorite. Being an assistant at Oakhurst is allowing her to combine her passion for horses with her interest in medicine as she prepares for medical school. In her free time, Marina enjoys downhill skiing, photography, and hiking with her dog.

Alysha Schwab

Animals have always been a huge part of Alysha Schwab’s life as she grew up on a farm. Ever since she could remember, her love for horses has been heavily driven.
She currently owns a registered paint horse, named Hootie, and participated in 4H showing him in western and english pleasure. Since she graduated from high school however, Alysha has been trail riding and hopes to start working on cows soon. Alysha went to Linn Benton Community College and graduated with an Associate's of Applied Science for Animal Science / Horse Management. Since graduating high school, she has been fortunate enough to have worked at Newberg Veterinary Hospital for two years as kennel attendant. Going to college at the same time, Alysha realized that working with horses is where she really want to be. So after graduating college she started working at Oakhurst Equine and is saving money to go back to college and become a certified veterinary technician.

Ashley Lawrence

Ashley enjoys working with horses, any breed, any discipline and any size. Whether working with them on the ground, riding/training, or vet work, it’s just something she really enjoys. Ashley has been involved with horses since the age of 13. Barrel racing is her favorite! Especially aboard her horse Gem, who she’s been riding and racing for 4 years now, where they have won numerous awards along the way. Ashley also enjoys hanging out with her other horse Penny and photography. “Best of all working at Oakhurst allows me to work with these big hearted animals and create a career I will cherish.”

Riley Erickson

Riley has been obsessed with horses for as long as she can remember. She grew up in the city so did not initially always have the same opportunities to be around horses as much as she wanted to be! By the time she was in middle school Riley started working with horses to pay for riding lessons. Originally working in a hunter/jumper barn she dabbled in both English and Western. During high school she joined 4-H leasing a horse and worked for 3 years in a small animal clinic to help support her passion as well. By the time Riley graduated she owned her first horse ‘Bucky’ a mini and trained him to pull a cart! After that there was no looking back. Riley now is the proud owner of ‘Andy’ her Paint and ‘Woody’ as well! Her horses mean the world to her and she carries that love over to all the residents and patients here at Oakhurst!