Taylor Huntley, Program Director/ PATH Intl. Riding Instructor
Taylor Huntley joined ATRC Inc. as our new Program Director/ Barn Manager/ PATH Intl. Riding Instructor. Taylor is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wilson College with a Bachelors of Science in Equine Facilitated Therapeutics and a Bachelors of Arts in Business Management. Certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) and the Council for Education and Certification in Therapeutic Horsemanship (CECTH), she has taught both English and Western riding lessons as well as therapeutic riding lessons. Taylor has experience in Dressage and Natural Horsemanship, competed IHSA in college, and has coached an IEA team. Taylor and her horse, Montana, started their new chapter at Albany Therapeutic Riding Center in July 2018.
Rebecca Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
Rebecca (Becca) Smith has been volunteering with ATRC for around four years or so. She is a member of the Board of Directors and graciously volunteers as our Volunteer Coordinator. Becca is will be attending Med School in Fall 2019 and eventually plans to specialize in family medicine.
Becca is our farm cat whisperer, and requested specifically that she be pictured with our "ambassador" Big Brown. You can often find her hanging out with the cats while at the farm, jumping in to lead and sidewalk in lessons, and running volunteer training. If you have any questions about volunteering with Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, do not hesitate to reach out to Becca!
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Niina Ohvanainen, Barn Staff
Niina Ohvanainen joined the Albany Therapeutic Riding Center team back in July of 2018. She recently graduated from Maria College with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, and is steadily working towards a becoming a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) certified riding and driving instructor.
She has both experience working in a therapeutic riding setting as well as in the world of equine showmanship, specifically with Miniature Equine Halter, Showmanship, and jumping.