Our mission is to use God and horses to nurture the body, mind and spirit.
Mary Kay has been fortunate to own, show, train and enjoy horses most of her life. She has participated in many clinics and apprenticeships emphasizing natural horsemanship and the bond that forms between horse and rider. Mary Kay is a certified CHA* instructor, member of AQHA* and is one of the Equine Representatives for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
Tessa earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Slippery Rock University, with certifications in Elementary and Special Education. She has had experience as a classroom teacher in the Penn Hills School District, and Chesapeake Public Schools. Tessa is a PATH Int.* Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and member.
Annette has trained with several nationally-recognized horse trainers, including Linda Tellington-Jones and Sally Swift. Annette has served as a guide school instructor for guided hunting trips and worked as therapeutic riding coordinator/instructor for Allegheny Valley School for Exceptional Children. Annette is a current member of PATH Intl.*
*AQHA- American Quarter Horse Association
*CHA- Certified Horsemanship Association
*PATH Intl.- Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship
Orchardview Stables is a faith based, non-profit organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of people with specific needs. We provide equine assisted activities and therapies for adults and children with a wide variety of goals. Through all our lessons, programs and activities, we work very hard to provide an environment that is safe, fun and peaceful for all who visit us.
Participants world wide who benefit from Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies.