Benefits of therapeutic riding
Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center has been providing services since 1999 and could not do it without the help of our amazing staff and board of directors. Therapeutic Riding sessions at FHTRC are taught by our PATH.Intl certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors who provide their students with love, care, and fun activities to make their time with FHTRC even more special and beneficial. With the help of our Board of Directors, we are able to bring our program to over 35 clients weekly.

Our Staff

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Sari Schrepferman

Executive Director

Originally from the Missouri Ozarks, Sari grew up with a love for all animals, especially dogs. Her family had three quarter horses, who were considered pets, which she showed at the community saddle clubs.
Since moving to Wichita in 1985, Sari has held several positions as a highly motivated, versatile professional with over 30 years of experience in training, operational management, marketing, public relations, communications, sales, advertising, business development, along with event planning and implementation. She holds a BS in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends University.
Sari was first bitten by the non-profit bug as the Executive Director of a local medical clinic serving uninsured adults. She believes that any day you can go to work for the sole purpose of helping others, is a good day!
Sari participates in the Ups & Downs bowling league, which is committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities through physical exercise, participation and social integration. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Kansas Leadership Center 'Champion', serves on the Advisory Board of Ali Foundation, and volunteers with Hands of Hope Pet Rescue. Additionally, she has worked alongside her friends in producing the Wichita Women's Fair for the past 18 years as the Main Stage Manager.

Contact Sari Schrepferman: sari@fhtrc.org

Amanda Meindhart

Amanda Meinhardt

Program Director and PATH Registered Instructor

Amanda grew up in southern Missouri where she owned and has been riding horses since she was two years old. During high school and into college she discovered a love of psychology and wanted to find a way to combine both her interests. Therapeutic riding was the answer! She then did an internship at Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center and knew it was the career for her. Amanda received a B.S. in Psychology from Kansas State University and completed the Equine Certificate Program as well. She became a PATH International Certified Riding Instructor in 2012 and a year later moved to Wichita and began teaching at FHTRC. Falling in love with the non-profit world and wanting to be more involved, she became the Program Director. Amanda absolutely loves all the riders, horses, staff, and volunteers at FHTRC and is blessed to be part of such a wonderful program!

Contact Amanda Meinhardt: amanda@fhtrc.org

Paige Farrar

Paige Farrar

Volunteer Coordinator, Equine Manager and PATH Registered Instructor

Like so many others Paige’s love of horses began when she was very young. She started taking lessons and showing in Dressage and Show Jumping. Paige found her love for therapeutic riding because it combines her love for people and horses! She started volunteering at FHTRC in 2007, and continued because she loved the smiles that it brought to all of the riders faces. Before working with FHTRC, Paige worked at the family Auto Body business and completed an Associates of Science.

Contact Paige Farrar: paige@fhtrc.org

Board of Directors

Margaret VanSkiver

Margaret VanSkiver

Board President

Contact: margaret@fhtrc.org

Carol Moser

Carole Moser

Vice President

Contact: carole@fhtrc.org

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Sarah Robinson

Secretary

Contact: sarah@fhtrc.org

Dr. Dan Caliendo

Dr. Dan Caliendo

Contact: dan@fhtrc.org

Sheilagh Gerber

Sheilagh Gerber

Contact: sheilagh@fhtrc.org

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Christopher Smythe

Contact: christopher@fhtrc.org

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Elizabeth Murry

Contact: elizabeth@fhtrc.org

Nyki Stump

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