This is my teacher, David Lichman, watching me ride!

​            Being with horses if good for every body.

Teaching Juliet Wheelchair Parelli 7 Games

Petina Cole - Resume


PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Certified since 2006

Teaching Positions:

Camp Venture Equestrian Program (2011 - 2019)  instructor, animal care, support), Rockland County, NY

The Painted Turtle Camp (Barn Manager and Equestrian Program Director 2010), Lake Hughes, CA


Teaching Positions Prior to 2010:

Allison's Whispers  - worked for the late Alison Dolan, the first legally blind certified therapeutic riding instructor

Gallop NYC, Manhattan

Life's Journey, Rockland County, NY

Winslow Therapeutic Center, Orange County, NY

New York Therapeutic Riding Center (operated at a Chateau Stables - NYC's oldest carriage horse facility)


EAGALA Equine Specialist- Certified 2008 - 2010 - Qualified for continued practice - Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association -EAGALA is dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals, families, and groups around the world by setting the standard of excellence in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

The Equus Projects - Board of Directors in 2008-2012.  The Equus Projects partners professional dancers with horses and their riders to create site-specific performance works that merge the artistry of dance with the athletics of equestrianism. 

Mounted Patrol Officer - NYC Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit, Inc. - Patrolling NYC Parks (2001-2006)  Served as a Training Officer,

Board Member and Presented "Horse of Course" Educational Programs for NYC School Children.


2004 National Horse Show - Madison Square Garden - Mounted Color Guard and Drill Team for Opening Ceremony

New York University, Steinhardt School of Education - BS (magna cum laude) - music and education
In addition to teaching horsemanship, Petina Cole has provided music programs and private instruction for special learners and enjoyed a long career as a professional musician, playing flute, singing and writing music.

Clinics Attended

Bruce Martin - Problem Solving​
Dutch Henry - Therapy for Therapy Horses
David Lichman, 5 Star Parelli Professional - Studies in Levels 3-4, Advancing Horsemanship in Switzerland, CA, TN, TX
Parelli Natural Horsemanship - Kelly Sigler - 3 Star Instructor - Level 2-3 Clinics
Parelli Natural Horsemanship - Dr. Grady Carter - 3 Star Instructor -Level 2 Clinic - Impulsion

Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care - Whole Horse Program
Softtouch Natural Horse Care - hoof trimming with founder, Phil Morarre
The Equus Projects – Joanna Mendl Shaw -  Dancing With Horses

Tai Chi For Equestrians - James Shaw - Riding from the Inside Out
Paving the Path to Success -- Regional NARHA Conference
     Therapeutic Horsemanship for People with Autism 
     Facility and Herd Management
     Equine Biomechanics & Kinesiology
     My Horse, My Partner:  Teamwork on the Ground
Alpha & Omega Services, Inc. -- Mounted Patrol Training - Basic Certification Course
Monty Roberts -- Join Up