Our Team


As the Founder and Executive Director of Making Strides,  Kimberly is passionate about “everything equine”.  She has been riding and owned horses for over 30 years.  Training and showing under talented instructors in the Hunter/Jumper world, has provided her with the opportunity to pass down a wealth of knowledge to her students. 


As a former Barn Manager; a Certified Equine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner; Equine Massage Therapist and Level II Reiki Practitioner she holds a diverse equine background. 


In 2018, Kimberly was certified through PATH, Intl. as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and is also a PATH, Intl. Certified Mentor.  In 2019 her desire to open a Therapeutic Horsemanship Center came to fruition when Making Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. was opened as a 501 (c)(3) Non Profit Organization.  Through her commitment to the community, upholding the highest standards and her genuine love for her equine partners,Making Strides will continue to grow.

Kimberly Childs, Founder & Executive Director 
PATH, Intl CTRI & Mentor

Lori Larson, Therapeutic Instructor, EAGALA Certified Instructor 



We are currently in need of Board Members for the following roles:




Please contact us if you'd like to Volunteer for one of these positions 

Jessica Lane, Board  Vice President

Jessica started riding at the age of 8 and has been involved with horses on and off since then.


Having made her niche in the corporate world, being at the farm brings her a sense of relaxation and a way to unwind and de-stress from her work life.  


Jessica currently lives in Poughkeepsie with her daughter and their dog Skye.  Besides being around horses she loves to go on runs and ride motorcycles!