Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship Staff

 

Karen Crampton

Executive Director

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Karen is a co-founder and Executive Director of Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship. She became a PATH certified therapeutic riding instructor in 2001 after obtaining a degree from SDSU and a 25-year career in Graphic Design.  She also owns and runs a commercial and residential property family enterprise. She has ridden for over 35 years in various disciplines, including dressage, jumping, trail, and polo. A former Helix High School band mom/board president, she has two grown, married children, and four grandchildren.  

Laura Barton

Managing Director

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

 

Laura was raised in Ohio riding hunter/jumper and currently enjoys trail riding with her Mustang, Rocky. She holds an economics degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and a law degree from UVA in Charlottesville, VA. After practicing law for ten years, she raised four kids and became a CASA (court-appointed special advocate for foster youth) volunteer. She began volunteering at a therapeutic riding facility in Bonita in 2013 and in 2015, mentored with Karen Crampton and became a PATH Certified Instructor with Partners. She is always looking for more ways to help the program, and to continue working with challenged individuals.  

Samantha Hoffman

Program Director

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor​


Samantha is originally from the San Jose area and has been around horses from the age of seven. Growing up, she was an active member of Saratoga Pony Club and has competed successfully in many dressage shows, as well as winning several Championships. In 2008 she moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University, completing her degree, with honors, in Anthropology in 2012. She is also an Equinology certified Equine Body Worker. Samantha eagerly shares her insight, ideas, and talent as a rider and instructor

Emily Pierce

Volunteer Coordinator

Riding Instructor

Emily is a native of San Diego and is currently working towards her PATH instructor certification. She started riding at the age of ten and spent many years exploring San Diego’s trails on horseback. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University in 2016 with a degree in education and a specialty in mathematics. Emily has numerous years of experience in the special needs’ community. When not at Partners, she dedicates much of her time to tutoring students struggling with math. Working with Partners has given Emily the unique opportunity to combine her passion for teaching and her love of horses. 

Lena Daugherty

Riding Instructor

Lena has been an instructor at Partners since 2018 and is currently working towards her PATH certification. She grew up in San Diego and is raising her two children here. She started horseback riding at the age of nine. Horses and riding have provided a balance in her life, contrasting and complimenting the rigors of her competitive ice skating and ballet. She completed a fitness training certification at UCSD, and became ACE certified in 2006. She plays roller derby both professionally and on amateur teams. Lena is currently under training in dressage with her beautiful palomino, Bella. 

Bobbi Buettgenbach

Business Director

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Bobbi, originally from the Minneapolis area, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, retired after 35 years of intensive care nursing with VA Hospitals, in Chicago, Minneapolis, and San Diego.  She held administrative responsibilities for much of that time. Bobbi is a former competitor on the A show hunter/jumper circuit and has been involved with therapeutic riding since 2002. She is one of the original staff of Partners, and was Partners' Volunteer of the Year for 2014.

Bobbi is a past president of the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce. She has dog named Chloe.

Nancy Wooton

Tack Consultant


Selected as Volunteer of the Year, 2013, Nancy Wooton has become our tack expert, and in addition, is always available to help with lessons or behind the scenes. She helps with the horses' weekly grooming needs and loves to exercise them. Nancy volunteers with us four days a week! Nancy Wooton has been associated with therapeutic riding since 2000. Those who worked with her before Partners, know she has remained a consistent presence, advocating for the horse and the rider. Nancy has excelled at fitting saddles correctly so that our horses no longer "complain" of sore backs.

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15665 El Monte Rd.

Lakeside, CA 92040

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8590 Sunrise Lane

La Mesa, CA 91941

© 2019 Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc 

 

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(619) 729-3853

 

Email

info@partnersth.org

2019 LESSON SCHEDULE

Tue - afternoon

Wed - morning & afternoon

Fri - afternoon

Sat  - morning

Schedule subject to change.

Additions according to volunteer and rider availability.

 
 

2004 Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship - a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit

Tax ID #20-1928582

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