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Organization History & Mission

The Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1990 by Mary Ann Evans, Ph.D.  We are a Premier Accredited Center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), the highest international rating.  The Program has 11 Board Members, 16 Advisory Board Members, and 5 employees.  77 people volunteer 11,500 hours annually. The Program serves 70-80 students each week and over 200 annually.
Our mission is to provide quality equine assisted activities to children and adults with physical, cognitive, social, emotional and or other life challenges, regardless of their ability to pay.