Emmaus Horsemanship, Inc.
Jamie and Peace, Co-Founders
Pamela Santucci, M.A.
Chief Executive Officer
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 offers multi-faceted educational activities in a totally inclusive environment for people of all ages and abilities along with a small horse boarding service.
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Pamela Santucci, M.A., Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Emmaus Horsemanship, Inc. 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) Trainer to obtain CHA Riding Instructor certification. She continues along the journey of lifelong learning through participation and auditing clinics and seminars provided by leading clinicians in the nation. Future educational endeavors include the independent master credential as Certified Equine Interaction Professional-Education and Equine Specialist Certification
Emmaus Horsemanship, Inc. is a charitable 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation as provided by the Internal Revenue Service #45-3985214