901 Valley Road, Watchung, New Jersey
Harold Kafka, Co-Owner
Originally from here in NJ, Harold has a love of working with horses and other animals. He and Debbie met and married and together they became experienced with many breeds of animals. Harold's expertise with animal events includes the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC and TV appearances. He has worked closely with Jack Hannah and Jim Fowler, handling many different species of animals. Harold is an excellent handler and enjoys bringing Kafka Farms' eclectic array of animals to events such as Living Nativity during the holidays, petting zoos, camel rides at birthday parties and events, horse and carriage rides for special events and more.
Debbie Kafka, Co-Owner
A lifelong horse enthusiast and lover of all animals, Debbie grew up in Hillsborough, NJ and was riding and showing at a very young age. Debbie is the lead English riding trainer here at the farm, using patience, kindness, and understanding with both the young rider, as well as the young horse. She is trained in Hunter and Natural Horsemanship, methods she uses with all of her animals. Debbie's prized animals are brother and sister Friesian horses, Sage and Jasper. They have been trained in Driving by Wiebe Dragstra from North Carolina. She is a member of Friesian Horse Association of North America (FAHNA) and Mid-Atlantic Friesian Association (MAFA).
Rachel is the daughter of Debbie and Harold and plays a big role in training and in the success of Kafka Farms, training Hunters and Jumpers. Riding since the age of three, Rachel has been competing for most of those years and has a background in dressage. She is currently attending Mercy College in Manhattan for Veterinary Science and also works as a Vet Tech at Westfield Veterinary Hospital.
A student at Watchung Hills Regional High School, Robbie can be found working and riding at the farm on weekends, and assisting Harold at special events. Robbie rides and has successfully shown in Western competition.
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