Staff

 PATH International Registered-Level Instructors

  • Tuesday Night:
    Debra Cleveland who is our Head Instructor, coordinates and supervises the instructor activities and the overall care
    of our horses. She has been helping run our program for over 15 years in every aspect of our operations and has been a key person in making us the successful center we are today.

    Wednesday Night:
    Kristin Chu joined us about a year ago when she and her husband relocated from Kentucky to our area for jobs at U.C.Davis.
    She brought us about 9 years of experience with the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Center where she was a PATH Instructor.
    It felt like we had won the California lottery when Kristin joined us. She’ll be missed and welcomed back whenever it works for her.

    Sharon Commisso is working with Kristin during Kristin’s final weeks with us.

    Saturday Mornings: alternating
    Brittney Chambers is a very experienced equine specialist. She’s been on a fast track – do we hear high achiever. She’s a recent U.C. Davis graduate, became a PATH Certified Instructor; completed certification as an Equine Specialist in mental health & learning; and is also the Program Director for CBC Equine Therapeutic Riding in Sacramento, which she helps run with her father. It’s rumored that after her birth, Brittney never saw a stroller or baby carriage, but was instead put directly on a horse before she could even walk.

    Glenna Sutherland also joined our program in 2016 as a recently certified PATH instructor. She is dedicated to our program and
    makes great personal sacrifices and drives long distances (thru rain, sleet & snow – she really does) just to conduct our sessions.

    Note: It takes almost a year of hard work and many steps to become an internationally recognized PATH Instructor. They must pass tests, take classes, complete many volunteer training hours instructing; and finally complete a 3 day intensive pass or fail workshop. They must also complete 20 credit hours of “Continuing Education” classes each year to keep their certification. We cannot operate our sessions unless we have a certified instructor in the arena. Please show them your appreciation whenever possible and not take what they do for granted. Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center is a nonprofit organization managed by a six-member, volunteer board. The board meets monthly to review and discuss the program’s budget, barn management, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, etc.

Board Members

Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center is a nonprofit organization managed by a six-member, volunteer board. The board meets monthly to review and discuss the program’s budget, barn management, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, etc.
  • President: Dave Rybicki, LTC Retired, U.S. Army Reserve
  • Vice President: Cindy Miller, Horseplay volunteer
  • Treasurer: Phileda Smith, accountant, retired, Solano County School District
  • Secretary: Carol Kreisman, Horseplay parent, kindergarten teacher and member, Kindergartner Teachers of America
  • Member: Gary Eisenberg, retired, Vacaville Unified School District, Horseplay parent
  • Member: Margaret Renn, Horseplay volunteer
  • Member: Mike Azevedo, Horseplay volunteer
Volunteer Coordinators
  • Peggy Fong
  • Margaret Renn