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Founder &

Board Member Emeritus




Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Advisory Board:

Dr. Ben Bramsen, DVM, Barb Crist, David Gay, Vikki Hunt & Rob Hunt, Karen Jenkins, Mary Beth Johnson, MPT, Lynn Kirst, Joseph Look, Esq., Paul McEnroe, Paula Hunsicker, Susie Nelson, Pat Roberts, Sandy Simon, Polly Walker, Jack Koers, Debbie Roark, Linda Gordon, and Sandy Collier

“Horses reach into your soul, pull out the good, and heal what isn’t.”

Sandy Collier

Our Mission

Our Mission

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.

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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 national rating. 

We offer therapeutic riding, school and group programs, and a mental health program. 

The Program currently serves 70 students each week and over 300 annually.

We Need Your Support Today!

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