Affiliations & Memberships

Thorncroft is an honored to associated with:

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The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)

Premier Accredited Center

Since 1969, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) has provided Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy (EAAT) programs in the United States and Canada through its network of nearly 800 member centers. and standards.

Premier Accredited Center (PAC). Meeting rigorous industry and national standards, this accreditation serves to provide Thorncroft with an opportunity to showcase our excellence in providing quality equine-assited activities. Leading the charge in maintaining our accreditation is Maire Guggenheim. Serving as both an instructor and our PATH Liaison, Maire ensures that each and every standard is met with superior excellence.

Certification as Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence

Thorncroft received its certification as Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence in 2019 and is one of only nine in the nation. Developed by the USPEA/USEF, the COEs are the primary hubs for delivering the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Developing and High Performance Programs.

Thorncroft is a Supporting Member of “Centered Riding”

Thorncroft is a Supporting Member of Centered Riding, an innovative way of expressing the classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering, and imagery.

Pennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship Lifetime Member

Thorncroft is a lifetime Member of the Pennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship (PACTH), a coordinating council serving therapeutic horsemanship programs.

Riding for the Disabled Lifetime Member

Thorncroft is a lifetime member of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Since 1970 RDA has been delivering opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.

Support the Farm!

Since 1969 Thorncroft has provided a safe haven for children and adults with and without special needs. The Farm now includes 70 acres of open space, a conference center, office space, and two beautiful indoor arenas… but the work does not stop there.

Learn more about the many ways you can support Thorncroft.