We are pleased to announce that our very own volunteer Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Claire List, has earned the 2012 PATH Int’l Certified Professional of the Year Award for our region. Claire was nominated in the Spring by staff, volunteers and rider families. She will be honored as a special guest at the PATH Int’l awards Banquet in Bellevue, WA on November 2, 2012. As region 4 winner, Claire is also a finalist of the 2012 National Certified Professional of the Year Award.
Claire joined the Achievement Centers for Children Therapeutic Riding Program as a volunteer in 2004. The energy and passion she witnessed encouraged her to achieve her certification as an instructor. Claire currently instructs four classes a week, including Medina Creative Therapy Ranch classes, and assists with volunteer training. Additionally Claire has shared her passion for horses with the special needs riders she works with, as she has served as a mentor to new instructors on numerous occasions.