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Bringing hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse.

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Meggan Hill-McQueeney
PATH Master Level Instructor
PATH Intl. 2015 James Brady Award Recipient
PATH Advanced Evaluator
Special Olympics of Illinois Trainer
Special Olympics Equestrian Coach

PATH Job Task Development Committee
PATH Equine Services for Heroes Committee

Director of HorsemanshipSeth Hardyhorsemanship@braveheartsriding.org
Program Director

Jen Hazlewood

Program Assistant

Avery White

PATH Intl. Reg. Level Instructor

Volunteer Director

Amber Eck

Executive Assistant

Jeanna Sorgani, CTRS
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
PATH Registered Instructor 

Property ManagerJose R. Jaimeproperty@braveheartsriding.org
Barn ManagerAmanda Wagnerbarn.manager@braveheartsriding.org
AccountantInho So, CPAaccounting@braveheartsriding.org
Barn AssistantSamantha Quesnell
Barn AssistantMary Kate McMillan
Trainer for Young HorsesMaryAnn Carter
PATH Advanced Instructor

Deb Stockwell
Special Olympics Equestrian Coach
PATH Mentor
Certified Equine Massage Therapist 

PATH Advanced Level Instructor

Lori Cohen, CEIP/Ed
Special Olympics Equestrian Coach
Advanced Epona Quest Facilitator
PATH Mentor

PATH Registered Level Instructor & PATH Driving Instructor

Julie Gavin-Freeman

PATH Registered Level InstructorAvery White
PATH Registered Level InstructorJamie Janssen Casey,PSY.D.,LCSW, C-ACYSFW

PATH Registered Level  Instructor

Fred Busby
US Marine Corps Veteran 

PATH Registered Level InstructorNick Montijo
US Marine Corps Veteran

PATH Registered Level  Instructor

Ron Hathaway
US Air Force Veteran 

PATH Registered Level  Instructor

Mitchell Hedlund
US Army

Clinic Director


Lead Exercise Rider

Kim Davis
PATH Registered Instructor

Special Olympics

Equestrian Coach

Occupational Therapist

Terese Klinger, MOT, OTR/L
Special Olympics Equestrian Coach
AHA Level 1 & 2 Certified
AHCB Certified Therapist
PATH Registered Instructor
PATH Registered Therapist

Physical Therapist & Treatment Assistant

Sherri Butler,PT
PATH Registered Therapist
PATH Registered Instructor
AHA Level 1 & 2 Certified
Early Intervention Certified

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kelly Friesema, MS, CCC-SLP/L
AHA Level 1 Certified
Early Intervention Certified 

Speech-Language PathologistKelly Maffei MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Ashley Moritz, MS, CCC-SLP
PATH Registered Instructor 
AHA Level 1 & 2 Certified
Early Intervention Certified 



Heather Mosley, MS, CCC-SLP
AHA Level 1 Certified 

InternJill Henson
InternKatie Whitmore


Our Partners

 American Airlines     •    American Hippotherapy Association    •     Aurora Vet Center    •        Becca’s Legacy    •     Canine Companions        Capt. James Lovell VA Hospital    •    Department of Children and Family Services         Division of Specialized Care for Children     •    DuPage County Vet Center  •  Easter Seals    •     Experience Works    •    Families of the Fallen    •   Fort Sheridan First Calvary      Goldie B. Floberg Center    
                  The Gracie Center   Hines VA      Illinois Joining Forces      •  Illinois National Guard     •      Jesse Brown VA Hospital    •    Lake-McHenry County Veterans' Initiative     •    Madison VA Outpatient Clinic             McHenry County Adult Program    •   McHenry County College    •    McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission   •     Midwest Center for the Blind  Milwaukee VA Hospital     •   The Mission Continues                  Mustang Heritage Foundation     •    National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification   •       North Boone School District      •     Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association     •    Oak Park Vet Center  
 Operation Support Our Troops     •   OSCAR Mikes • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl.      •    PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes  Provider Connections     •   PEAK Construction   •    Pioneer Center     Presence Saint Anne            Provider Connections     •    Regional Access and Mobilization Project    •       Regional Alternative School, Winnebago County     •    Rockford Career College    •     Rockford Passages Hospice          Rockford VA Outpatient Clinic   •    Rock Valley College     Salute, Inc.    Saint Coletta's of Illinois          Seguin Services, Inc.    •     Senior Community Services Employment Program                                                    Special Education District of McHenry County       •   Special Olympics of Illinois         Starlight Foundation       The Heart of a Marine Foundation    •    William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show                        Wounded Warriors