63 Potts Rd.
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Karen Lesko-Molnar and Bo Skip Joe
Sly Fox Run Farm recently moved to it's new permanent location just outside historic Allentown, NJ. Karen and Kevin Molnar, the owners, were finally able to see their dreams come true with the purchase of 10 acres and are building everything from the ground up. Currently, the farm has a round pen, a 100' x 200' lighted sand arena. a separate grass jumping course, and a separate trail course. There are always new and exciting improvemnents happening at the farm.
As a child Karen Lesko-Molnar always had a true passion for horses. From pony rides as a toddler, to lessons, then finally owning her first horse at age 13. As a teen she represented Middlesex County in the Horse Bowl, Horse Judging, Horse Show, and Trail Ride Teams, and was the County's Equestrian of the Year several times. She has been an instructor for over 20 years, and has been certified by the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA) for over 15 years. She is a well rounded horsewoman having successfully competed in Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter, Driving, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship, Gymkhana, and Long Distance Competitive Trail Riding.
In addition she has been Central Jersey Horseman's Association's Western Trainer of the Year several times, and she is in the very small percent who has been honored by Who's Who Among America's Teachers three times. In 2007 Karen was named one of the Top 50 Instructors of the Year by the ARIA and her horse Bo Skip Joe was named ARIA's School Horse of the Year.
Karen recently graduated from the New Jersey Agricultural Leadership Development Program (Class VII). The two year program is a joint effort between the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Rutgers University, The New Jersey Farm Bureau, and The New Jersey Agricultural Society. It's purpose is to help people in the farming industry to develop leadership skills they can use to promote the industry. The program not only studies agriculture in the state, but an international trip as well. There are only appoxiamately 20 people choosen every two years to participate in the program.
Karen is always continuing her equine education whether it is by attending seminars, lectures, watching videos, or reading books and magazines.
Her students have won many championships in different disciplines, including the NJ 4-H State Championships.