About Us

Pembrook Farm, LLC is a teaching, training and boarding facility located on 30 acres in the Heart Of the Jersey Cape.  Our facilities include a 200’ x 150’ outdoor sand show & riding ring. A 70’ x 160’ sand and felt lighted indoor riding ring, two barns with 12’ x 12’ box stalls, indoor hot water wash stall and many turn out pastures.  Our facility also has an outdoor grass show ring 200’ x 300’.

Eleanor Robinson-Valtri

Owner and manager of Pembrook Farm, has been a Certified Riding Instructor since 1977. Eleanor received her B.H.S.I. in 1973 from Potomac Horse Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Eleanor has been providing riding instructions and training for over 30 years and she currently serves as the President of the English Circuit of South Jersey (ECSJ).

In 1994, Eleanor along with her daughter Chrissy, established Pembrook Farm at the current location in Dennis Township, New Jersey. Pembrook hosts four (4) ECSJ sanctioned Horse Shows per year along with her daughter who now serves as Head Trainer, rider and is also instructor at the Farm. In this tradition, Pembrook continues to develop young, talented riders.

Additional Trainers

Carlos Covarrubias

Originally from Mexico City grew up riding show jumpers at a private club, and later joined the P.D.M.U. Military riding academy, at the same time his summers were spent at Camp Arbutus (Traverse City, Michigan) where he ran a successful riding program for 18 summers. Attended Black Forest Hall and Northwood University (Harbor Springs, Mi.) and graduated with an equine business Administration degree while riding and training in Dressage and 3-day event. After graduating, Carlos moved east to groom and manage 4 time Olympian’s barn Anne Kursinski in Flemington, NJ (Market Street) for six years. Carlos traveled around the country and the world to several international competitions like Aachen, Germany; Spruce Meadows, Canada; Monterrey, Mexico and the WEG98 in Rome, Italy as care taker of international show jumpers such as Eros, Dynamite, Indeed, and Canyon. It was at Market Street where Carlos and Christina met and after working together for a year decided to move down to the shore. Carlos then went to work with a 3-day event rider Andreas Bauman at Hulinshof in Krefeld, Germany before getting married. Carlos is also available for massage treatments for your horse and lessons in espanol for you.

Chrissy Covarrubias

Began riding at an early age in the pony divisions before moving up to the 3’6 equitation at the age of 13 on such great horses as Tootsie Pop Drop and Briar’s Chip while training with her mother; Eleanor Robinson-Valtri and Sandy Sternberg of Pepperhill Farm. Later in her junior years, she enjoyed catch riding for various trainers and showing in the junior hunters and jumpers with Moonlight Dancer and Powerflash while spending much of her time at Pepperhill Farm. Before college, she received her exercise rider license at the Atlantic City Racetrack, where she breezed and started young horses at the gate. During and after college, she showed her TB horse My Girl in the adult hunters and first year green hunters in Wellington, Fl and then back here while training with Karen DePrato and Frank Madden as often as possible. In 1999, she was offered a job with Anne Kursinski at her Market Street Farm; riding and caring for her wonderful horses where she met her husband, Carlos. After working there for over a year, she decided to return home to train and teach at Pembrook Farm and began showing in 1.40m classes with My Girl under the tutelage of Anne Kursinski. After showing in the jumpers for 3 years, My Girl has retired and given us two beautiful ponies, while Chrissy is enjoying her daughter Emma and son Alex. She now serves as head trainer at Pembrook Farm.