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!

Horses evoke deep emotional and physical responses in people, especially in individuals affected by or managing trauma or stress. Because of this innate quality, horses offer unique healing opportunities for veterans returning from service and emergency first responders.

Beginning on March 4, this six-week session will explore horsemanship fundamentals including a study on equine behavior, learning to groom and tack, herd dynamics, and round penning. No prior horse experience is required. Class size is limited to six individuals.

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