Service Providers

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is very fortunate to have certified professionals committed to the excellence of CKRH.

  • Riding and driving instructors receive certification after successfully completing a certification course, which requires each individual to demonstrate their own horsemanship and driving skills, lesson planning and instructing abilities, knowledge of disabilities and PATH Intl. standards and guidelines.  
  • Facilitators of equine facilitated learning and psychotherapy activities hold certifications from Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), an international non-profit, and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl.)
  • All therapists are licensed in their field of practice.
  • All service providers maintain CPR, First Aid and continuing education requirements annually.

Full Time Staff Members with Certifications:

Ann Cothran - PATH Intl. registered level
Jenny Jackson - PATH Intl. registered level
Denise Spittler - PATH Intl. registered level, EAGALA certified
Lisa Swanson - PATH Intl. registered level
Amanda Workman - PATH Intl. registered level

Part Time and Volunteer Instructors with Certifications:

Carmen Radar-Bowles – PATH Intl. registered level (Hippotherapy Program)
Marti Congleton - PATH Intl. advanced level (Hippotherapy Program)
Maggie Garrison - PATH Intl. registered level, PATH Intl. driving instructor level III (Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Carriage Driving Program)
Chelsea Packard - PATH Intl. registered level (Therapeutic Riding Program)
Julie Peterson--PATH Int'l advanced level
Christina Pescatore--PATH Certified registered level
Sarah Ritter--PATH Certified registered level
Shelly Stanley--PATH Certified registered level

Contracted Therapists with Certifications:

Lisa Harris, MSPT, MSVSc, HPCS, AHA Registered Therapist, PATH Intl. advanced level (Hippotherapy Program)
Rebecca Johnson, OTR/L (Hippotherapy Program)
Kathryn L. Splinter-Watkins, MOT, OTR/L, FAOTA, AHA Registered Therapist and PATH Intl. advanced level (Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding Program)

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

Charlotte Easley, MSW, CSW, EAGALA certified, PATH, Intl equine specialist certification (Equine Facilitated Learning Program)



Contact Information:

PO BOX 13155
Lexington, KY 40583
Phone:859.231.7066 | Fax: 859.252.5016
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