The Talisman Team is 100% dedicated to our riders and our horses. Come meet the Team. 

Anne L. Joyner

“The opening of Talisman Therapeutic Riding is the highlight of my career. It is the culmination of my love for horses, interest in health and healing, and passion for charitable work. I cherish the years of working with phenomenal professionals in the private sector, non-profit and public sectors for influencing my direction. My goal is sustainability and continued growth for Talisman’s equine assisted activities and learning programs. Join us as volunteers, donors or riders and, “Let the Journey begin… “.


Vali Galasso
CRTI Instructor

My name is Valentine Galasso, but most call me Vali. I have always been a rider, as a child in Tunisia on a donkey, a teenager in Thailand at the Royal Polo Club, Three Day Eventing in Northern Virginia, galloping down the manor lane with a friend while attending college, to having a foal born in my barn. That foal is now 21 years old his name is “Kapitan”, the big guy looking over my shoulder. I knew Talisman was my destination when I started as a volunteer here several years ago. I get my therapy just being on this lovely farm and caring for our wonderful horses and the beautiful old barn, not to mention the smiling faces of our riders. The free spirit of the horses and their understanding and connecting to our feelings make them the best friends to have. I think we have a great team of professionals, staff, and volunteers here at Talisman and I’m proud to have the privilege of working with them. Each day offers a new beginning.


Kelsey Hyneman
CRTI Instructor

Hello, my name is Kelsey Hyneman. I was in the Pony Club and have been riding horses my entire life. I am a certified PATH International Instructor. I absolutely love to teach our special riders. I love to learn more about horses. The barn atmosphere and the TTR Team I work with are awesome, including the horses. I own two horses of my own and the pony in the picture. I am a life long equestrian. My specialty is Heroes on Horses. Go Military!


Beth Cole
CRTI Instructor

Volunteering in therapeutic riding (TR) has been my passion and life’s enrichment for over 35 years. Being a lifelong horse person, TR offers the perfect outlet to combine my love of horses and desire to give back to help others. Serving in multiple capacities over the years (leader, sidewalker, volunteer coordinator, trainer, and more), I became a PATH registered instructor in 2000. As an instructor, I partner with horses to help students achieve personal goals, promote independence, and have fun with their equine pals. Through the remarkable energy of horses, I have witnessed the strength, determination, and ability that lie within each individual.


Kathleen Catliota
CRTI Instructor

Bio coming soon.


Elaine Studley
Director of Development

Bio coming soon.


Tom Brown
Director of Facilities

Bio coming soon.


Miss K
Director of Volunteers

Bio coming soon.


Andrew Behringer
Special Projects Coordinator

Bio coming soon.


Cory Galasso
Barn Manager

Bio coming soon.


Bobby Shafer
Barn/Facilities Assistant

Bio coming soon.


Kelley Flanders

Bio coming soon.

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Grasonville, MD 21638
Office: 443-239-9400

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