The Kuster Family
When the Kuster’s purchased the farm named Hedgewood in March of 2003, there were no stalls, fences or riding rings. There were a few outbuildings and the circa 1854 farmhouse. With lots of work the farm opened its doors for business in October of the same year under the original farm name of Worthmore. For more on the history of Worthmore, click here.
Pam KusterPam and her husband Eric are the owners of Worthmore. Pam has worked in the horse industry for over forty years. She has been involved in almost every aspect of the industry including showing, training, and riding instruction. She showed Arabians and coached professionally. She is a Certified Instructor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International and a Certified Equine Specialist with Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
Eric KusterEric was raised on a dairy and grain farm in New Jersey. He went to Delaware Valley University for Animal Science. Eric has worked as a safety professional in multiple industries, including the petrochemical and insurance industries. When he's not traveling for work, he can often be seen helping out in the barn!
Genna KusterGenna has been working at Worthmore since she was 16, both teaching lessons and working on crew. Her students range in age 3 to 73, and she specializes in teaching children. Genna recently started working at Radcliffe Creek School and enjoys working out and being outdoors!
Scott KusterScott is one of the hardest working people at Worthmore and he helps out on the farm all the time. He also has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Scott is very musically inclined and plays in the Kent County Community Marching Band! He plays numerous instruments, including tuba, piano, and the baritone. He also loves to sing. His favorite thing to do on the farm is drive the tractor!
Staff and Crew
Meet our crew! Along with the Kuster family, the horses and facility are well taken care of by a small crew of part timers, from high school students to those that have been in the horse world for years.
Emily OlcottEmily has been riding horses since she was about 8 years old and starting taking lessons at Worthmore when she was 11. Ever since then, she has been riding and volunteering at the farm. After graduating college in May of 2017, Emily started working at Worthmore full time as an intern for Bridges, one of the therapy programs. Along with interning for Bridges, Emily also works on crew, rides horses when she can, and plays with her horse, Inca!
Along with Pam Kuster and Genna Kuster, Worthmore also has several instructors from multiple disciplines that come to the farm to teach. If you would like to work with any of these instructors here at Worthmore, please let us know and we can put you in contact with them!