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Shelly Whitlock-Pope, Ed.D.

Executive Director

PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor & Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, EAGALA Equine Specialist and Certified Equine Gestaltist

Shelly has a varied background having worked in finance at a renowned cancer center, as a teacher and administrator for the NYC Department of Education, as Program Director at another therapeutic riding center, and Associate Professor of higher education. A PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, Mentor and Site Evaluator, she is also EAGALA Certified as an Equine Specialist, and Special Olympics Equestrian Coach. Most recently she became certified as an Equine Gestaltist! With a degree in Health Administration, followed by two Master’s degrees, one in Elementary Education (Teaching), and a second in Administration, she also has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy. Shelly’s diverse experience is an asset to the organization. She was trained and rode English for years, and even patrolled NYC’s Central Park with the Mounted Auxiliary, but her true loves are riding the trails Western and her two American Quarter Horses!

860-314-0007 (ext. 101)

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