Year started at GMTRC: 1999
Certifications: PACTH, 2006 PATH, 2011, Centered Riding Level 1 2008-2013, current member
Other Therapeutic riding experience- Eagle Mount in Bozeman, MT – started in 2011
Years instructing therapeutic riding: 11 + years
Other employment information: Taught in the School District of Lancaster
Where did you grow up (city/state): Lititz, Pa
Education: Misericordia University – MS from Millersville University in Elementary Education
Name of horse(s) you currently own or favorite Greystone Horse: Dually – 10 year old quarter horse. I also keep in touch with my previous horse Wrangler that I owned for 10 years.
What do you like best about working at Greystone? I like to work with people and horses in a safe and supportive environment the GMTRC provides. I enjoy the team dynamics or rider, horse, volunteers, and instructor working together and the benefits experienced by all members. It is truly rewarding to see the progress in our riders as they master a wide variety of skills and form bonds with their horse and team.
A few interesting facts about yourself: My husband and I built a house in Montana in 2010. We spend our time in both PA and MT where I am fortunate to be involved in great therapeutic riding centers in both states.
Family: Married to Ted Draude, three sons – Jeremy, Ezra (married to Jenn), and Jesse (married to Sarah). Two cats – Bodie and Livingston, and one horse Dually.