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.
Lauren Longtoe, Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant Instructor
Lauren graduated from Marist College in 2018 with a B.A. in
Psychology and a minor in Business. She currently studies
Therapeutic Horsemanship at SUNY Cobleskill and will recieve
her PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification May
2020. After this, she hopes to pursue a PsyD in Clinical
Psychology and continue with Equine Assisted Therapy. She
has also completed PATH's Equine Specialist in Mental Health
and Learning (ESMHL) workshop to broaden her skills in this
field. Lauren rides for SUNY Cobleskill's IHSA Western team,
but also enjoys riding English and working on her unmounted
horsemanship skills. From intern to staff member, Lauren will
continue to teach a variety of lessons along side Miss Taylor,
recruit, train, and schedule new and existing volunteers, and
participate in community outreach, fundraising, and farm
You can reach Lauren at:
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.