Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center 

About Us

 

The Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center (ATRC) was founded in 1986 and is located on 15 acres in the beautiful South Toe Valley. ATRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency and has 3 Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship Certified instructors. Additionally physical, occupational and speech therapists are often involved, either hands on or acting as consultants. 

 

Mission: The Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center (ATRC) provides therapeutic horseback riding for persons with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional challenges in a safe, structured environment.

 

 

Therapeutic Horsemanship Certified instructors

 

Miika Rolett: Executive Director, Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
 
Has a back ground in horses, working with persons with developmental disabilities, and management. Has been teaching at ATRC for 21 years.
 
 
Lisa Mauney: Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
 
Founder of ATRC, retired public school music teacher, lifelong horse enthusiast. Has been teaching at ATRC for 31 years.
 
 
Carisa Hooks: Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor
 
Special Education teacher with lots of horse experience. Has been teaching at ATRC for 3 years.

2017 Board of Directors

 

Miika RolettExecutive Director

Jan SparksPresident                Retired Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Sally McCoyVice President       Physical Therapist

Katie BernsteinSec/ Treas        Self-employed Artist

John Hall –                                    Pastor, Retired High School Educator

Thomas Heimerl –                        Retired Pipe Fitter & FIFA Soccer Referee

Dr. Taylor Townsend –                 Self-employed Dentist

Tina Sink -                                    Self-employed Business Owner

Jim Wiedenhaupt –                      Self-employed Contractor

Don Wisch –                                 Retired Business Owner

Sherry Weeks –                            Retired Educator

Stephanie Johnson –                   Parent Representative

Dr. Meri Stella –                            Celo Health Center Physician

Cheryl Craigie -                             Retired Broadcasting & Health Care Executive

Contact Us Today!

ATRC

Mailing address:

176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville, NC 28714

 

Physical address:

299 Riding Center Road


Executive Director phone:

828-675-5814

 

Barn phone:

828-675-5630

 

E-mail:

atrcriding@gmail.com

 

Facebook:

ATRC - Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center