The ongoing goal of Angels on Horseback is to provide horsemanship opportunities to individuals with mental or physical disabilities while learning to care for and ride a horse.

We offer therapeutic horseback riding and other equine activities that provide many physical benefits, including improved strength, flexibility, muscle tone and motor skill development. Our program also provides tremendous emotional benefits to our students, including a strong sense of belonging, self-confidence and happiness.

Our dedicated instructors are certified by PATH International and are trained to work with individuals with disabilities to learn proper horsemanship skills in an equine environment. Our instructors work toward building rewarding relationships between students and the horses they ride. This relationship of trust and loyalty between students, instructors and horses helps students to recognize self-importance and self-confidence.

Therapeutic horseback riding can benefit individuals with a number of conditions, including muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, mental retardation, autism, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, emotional disabilities, brain injuries, attention deficit disorders and strokes—among others.

The Faces Behind Angels

Executive Board

Tammy HermannDirector
Ben DavisChairman
Lisa HillSecretary
Meg RooneyTreasurer


Leslie ElliottFounder and Board Member
Ron GoffBoard Member

Committee Chairs

Karen DavisCommunications
Tom DavisFacility
Evelyn SteinerFundraising and Grant Writing
Leslie ElliottProgram and Equine
Melinda EdwardsThank You Notes
Maryjane PalmerVolunteering


Leslie ElliottPATH Int'l Certified
Tammy HermannPATH Int'l Certified