Our Story

My love of horses has enabled me to live all over the world as a competitive equestrian, polo player, and international team captain. In between stops on my horse journey, I also earned degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, and I completed international studies at Oxford University.

Along the way I developed a personal mission to get up, out and experience something new regularly, and it changed my mental and physical health forever.

I created Papap Pony, Hugalongs’ signature plush toy and the original handsfree hobby horse, to encourage my older daughter to join me for gallops around the neighborhood while I was pregnant with her sister. With Papap Pony securely hugging her waist, she felt comfortable to adventure out and explore. People constantly stopped us to ask where we bought that cute little pony. And thus, Hugalongs was born. 

Today, we're a female owned and led company that's helping to raise a happier and healthier new generation. I hope you'll join us.

Creator of Hugalongs