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820 Forest Hills School Rd N
Marshville, NC, 28103

(704) 233-9277

Mephibosheth Farm is nationally recognized by the Professional Association
of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl).  
Our goal is to share the benefits of horseback riding with those who
experience physical, psychological or developmental disabilities.  
Horseback riding has been shown to improve balance, coordination and
strength.  In addition to these physical benefits participants also
experience increased self-confidence, social awareness and emotional


The Staff

The staff, Michael Harris and Morgan Curtis, of Mephibosheth Farms Angelic Riders a therapeutic riding center in Marshville, North Carolina.

Executive Directors, Certified PATH Instructor

Michael and Ruby Harris


Mephibosheth Farms Angelic Riders, Inc, became the vision of Michael and Ruby Harris after reading an article about therapeutic horseback riding in a magazine. Mr. and Mrs. Harris had previously made numerous mission trips to Nicaragua, working in orphanages and feeding programs there. They both felt a desire to help children in some way. 

Program Director and Riding Instructor


Claire Williams

Claire joined MFAR as a volunteer in June of 2016 and showed such incredible work ethic and care for our riders and volunteers that she was offered a position as the assistant instructor in August. Claire is a student at Wingate University and has four years of past experience working with those with different abilities through her time teaching soccer and bowling at 'Take on Sports." She recently discovered that she also felt a strong bond with horses. After a fellow church member told her about Angelic Riders, she decided to combine those two skills here as a volunteer. She aspires to become a certified therapeutic riding instructor and to one day soon run this facility so that she can continue to make an impact on the lives of others.

Happiness for me is helping others. Helping these wonderful kids and seeing them progress and learn different things is truly amazing. These kids will always have my heart and I know that continuing my job here is what God has planned for my future.
— Claire

Director of Public Relations

Rachel Harmon

Rachel has been involved with the farm since 2003, when she began taking riding lessons. She then began volunteering and while away at NCSU, she has taken over managing the program's online presence. She currently works as a Marketing Consultant in Raleigh, NC and rides her Quarter Horse, Bucket, sired by Copper and born at Angelic Riders in 2003. He lived there up until April 2015 when he moved to Raleigh.