Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. (www.pal-o-mine.org, Islandia, NY), a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, was named the Best Horseback Riding Facility in the Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s Bethpage Best of LI competition. Pal-O-Mine Equestrian was named the 2022 Winner in this category following the casting of over 1.4 million votes. The organization will be highlighted in the Official Bethpage Best of LI 2022 Winners Guide which will be distributed in February at all Bethpage Federal Credit Union locations and other high-traffic distribution points across Long Island.
“We are very proud of this achievement and most importantly of the confidence and support Long Islanders continue to show for Pal-O-Mine,” said CEO and founder Lisa Gatti. “Our equine assisted therapy programs are among the nation’s best and follow the highest standards in equine therapy and learning. Our licensed and certified professionals strive for the best experience for everyone who comes through our farm gates. Pal-O-Mine serves a myriad of populations including children and adults with disabilities, our military and first responders, survivors of trauma, neglect and abuse and those living with mental illness.”
From its 13-acre farm, Pal-O-Mine offers a full suite of therapeutic equine assisted programs including equine assisted learning, equine psychotherapy, military and first responder programs, adaptive riding, and unmounted horsemanship programs, as well as corporate workshops and speech and occupational therapy. The organization has 23 equine instructors (horses) and other livestock and relies on a workforce of full-time and part-time professionals as well as volunteers.
Founded in 1995 by Lisa Gatti, Pal-O-Mine is a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, as well as those who have been abused or neglected, veterans and the economically compromised. Pal-O-Mine offers a broad range of programs many of which involve the organization’s herd of therapy horses and livestock. Pal-O-Mine relies on grants and contributions from private citizens, foundations and businesses to help raise funds. For more information on Pal-O-Mine or any of their programs, visit:www.pal-o-mine.org or call, JoAnn Woodruff, Office Manager at: 631-348-1389.