Kelly Rickard, Director of Alpha Equestrian Center, home of Heaven’s Gait Therapeutic Riding, is a PATH Certified Therapeutic Instructor. She has been practicing in the Woodstock area since 2009. Her motivation for building an Equestrian Therapy Center stems from her deep belief in God and the desire to minister to special needs children and adults and their families through the use of horses. The Center provides a welcoming environment for individuals to learn, grow and achieve their full potential.
Riding Instructor Danielle Isgett holds a BS in Psychology, and is a graduate C3 of Cohutta Highlanders Pony Club. With 9 years of experience, she teaches ages from 5 years to adult, beginner through advanced, with priorities of well-rounded horsemanship, including care of the horse. Her showing experience is in Eventing, IEA, IHSA, Dressage, and Hunters. Danielle is also a PATH Certified Therapeutic Instructor, and promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for people with special needs.
Rachel Moss holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University. She was a neurodevelopmental teacher before combining her passions and coming to teach therapeutic riding lessons for the special needs community. Rachel volunteered for two years at a center before becoming a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She has been riding for 17 years, competing in local Hunter/Jumper shows.