ROSL is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Premier Accredited Center, member of the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association (EFMHA) and member of the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA). Our instructors are state-licensed therapists and PATH certified and/or registered with the AHA. All instructors are current with CPR and First Aid and meet or exceed their requirements of continuing education hours.
(Program Director and Founder) Advanced Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Mentor with PATH International and has over 30 years’ experience in therapeutic riding and 40 years’ experience in a variety of equestrian enterprises. Marita trained and worked with top equestrian professionals such as Liz Young Millard (’68 United States Olympic Equestrian team), Otis Brown Stables, Pecan Tree stables and LePere Thoroughbred Training Center. These equestrian facilities included disciplines in hunter, jumper, dressage and conditioning thoroughbreds, and she gained knowledge in breeding, foaling, training and designing youth and adult riding programs. She is also a member of the American Hippotherapy Association and the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association.
Graduate of St. Louis University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Laura has experience working with children with a variety of disabilities and injuries in both the outpatient and school settings. Laura has 17 years of equestrian experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science. She has been involved with hippotherapy and therapeutic riding since 2001.
Marie McIntosh, PATH TRI
Attended William Woods University, Program in Equine Science before pursuing her certification as a PATH Instructor in southern California. Marie is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with PATH International as has experience in teaching adaptive and therapeutic riding. Marie began volunteering at ROSL in 2008 where she gained knowledge in equine health, care and management.