About Us

The roots of a therapeutic riding program at the B&B Stables in Cerritos, CA, began in 2006 with an abundance of vision, passion, and commitment. Over the years, the program developed in scope, structure, and substance. Facilities were expanded to include the covered all-weather Alex Beanum Memorial Arena, a full dressage court, and a specialized hydraulic wheel chair lift donated by Don Knabe, former member of L.A. County Board of Supervisors. In 2017, the program was redesigned as a new non-profit with a new vision, a new board of directors, and new leadership.

The RIDE YOUR HORSE  Therapeutic Riding Program of Cerritos is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

 

 "Our mission is to enhance the lives of those with disabilities by safely providing high quality, equine-assisted activities and therapies.

Kirsten Brook

Program Director,

P.A.T.H. Certified Instructor

 

Kirsten has been heavily involved in therapeutic horsemanship for the past 3 years, and recently completed her P.A.T.H. Instructor certification. She received notably high marks for her horsemanship skills in the evaluation process. In a therapeutic riding program, it is of prime importance that the instructors have strong horse-handling experience.

Kirsten got her first horse at the age of 4, and soon started her ongoing tutelage from professional trainers. She has been highly successful on the IAHLA and IFSHA circuits, competing on Andalusian and Friesian horses. She also competed on the L.A. chapter Dressage circuit. This experience benefits us when our clients attend horse competitions for those with disabilities.

Kirsten brings a welcomed youthful element to the center. By observation, you can easily tell she enjoys working with children. She also taught Sunday School for 5 years.

Mary Ann Engel
P.A.T.H. Certified Instructor

 

"I was a horse crazy young girl who  had an aunt that owned horses, and I was smitten! At a young age, I took lessons with a well-respected trainer who helped me develop a solid horsemanship foundation. I developed passion, self-discipline, work ethic, goal-setting, empathy, and important social skills. Riding shapes your life.

 

My involvement with therapeutic riding began over 15 years ago. I am now able to share the lessons I learned back in the barn as a kid. And, I know first-hand the healing powers of the horses.

 

I still work towards my goals as a hunter rider in an excellent program, taking three lessons a week, spending every Saturday morning riding in our group hack. I love to show, but most of all love to just be at the barn loving on my horse.  Blue ribbons would be nice, too!" 

 

Kirsten Brook,  Program Director

562-677-4077

562-322-5938 (personal cell#)

Email: info@rideyourhorsecerritos.com

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B & B Stables  562-865-9012

10730 Artesia Blvd, Cerritos, CA 90703(Turn off of Artesia Blvd. onto Dumont Ave. Please park across from Valley Christian Middle School in the "Telephone Pole Parking Lot".)