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PALS is one of the only organizations in South Central Indiana to have received a Premier Accreditation distinction from PATH Intl.

Our programs harness the transformative potential of the human and horse connection, tailored to address the needs of both individuals and groups. Facilitated by certified professionals, including PATH Certified Instructors and PATH Equine Specialists in Mental Health and Learning (ESHML), we aim to ignite emotional, cognitive, social, and physical growth through interactive activities with horses.

Since our inception in 2000, PALS has dedicated over 21,000 equine-assisted program and service hours, along with various educational initiatives and camp opportunities. Our commitment reaches across generations, positively impacting the lives of hundreds of children, adults, and older people in the south central Indiana community, ages three and up. Learn more about the PALS family below!

Client Testimonial

“We have been extremely happy with her progress and grateful for her improvement in other areas as well.”

Our History

Meet the Team

Our Staff

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Christine Herring

Executive Director

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Arabella McRobbie

Director of Donor Relations

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Kelly Holland

Facility Director

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Devin Coryell

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Ashley Carter

Program Manager

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Tessa McAfee

Director of Equine Development

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Rebecca Redfern

Equine-Assisted Learning Instructor

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Holly DeLong

Recreational Riding Instructor

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Lauren Cochran

Junior Instructor & Assistant Lead Instructor

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Lee Stewart


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Jada Marshall

Program Support Specialist

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Emma Smith

Barn Assistant & Junior Instructor

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Melody Pope

Equine Manager

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Chloe Dekydtspotter

Barn Assistant

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Pat Carroll

Barn Assistant

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Anna D’Souza

Volunteer Coordinator

Our Board

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Chris Smith

Board Chair

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Lorie Miller


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Alisha Schott

Board Member

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Hannah Hixson

Board Member

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Priscilla Cuevas

Board Member

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Linden Barber

Board Member

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Susan Rinne

Board Member

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John Herber

Board Member

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