Pamela Santucci, M.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Jamie and Peace, Co-Founders
Emmaus Horsemanship Co.
Pamela Santucci, M.A., Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Emmaus Horsemanship Co. has over 36 years experience and advanced education instructing and supporting typical people and as well as children and adults having intellectual disabilities, autism, and related disorders. She is a professional behavior and habilitation specialist. Pamela's training and experience in applied behavior analysis and sensory integration has led to the development of individualized sensory focused solutions to support people having challenging behaviors. Pamela has also independently studied equine science and participated in both English and Western Horseback Riding lessons since 1999. She has participated in the Phase I Instructor Training Course through PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship and is mentored by a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Clinic Trainer to obtain CHA Riding Instructor certification. She is certified as an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning practitioner through Greg Kerstan's OK Corral Series, founder of EAGALA. Pamela continues along the journey of lifelong learning through participation and auditing clinics and seminars provided by leading clinicians in the nation.
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A Little History...
Emmaus Horsemanship began in September of 2006 with a small group of five children that included those with special needs meeting once a week to develop social and riding skills within a Christian perspective. At the same time, Emmaus Horsemanship pursued and obtained an Equine-Faciltated Learning internship through the Psychology Department at Penn State University. The following year Emmaus Horsemanship grew to offer individual educational horsemanship activities for both typical and special needs children and adults. Emmaus Horsemanship also began to offer summer day camps and educational activities for special interest groups. Year 2012 began in a whirlwind as the small part time business became a non-profit corporation and set out to establish Emmaus Horsemanship, Inc. in its own facility.
Emmaus Horsemanship is not a therapeutic riding center nor exclusively offer equine assisted activities. It does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion or disability. Today, Emmaus Horsemanship acts as a small business offering multi-faceted educational and therapeutic activities in a totally inclusive environment for people of all ages and abilities along with a small horse boarding service.