Tina Hansen McEnroe

Tina Hansen McEnroe

Tina Hansen McEnroe has been named executive director of the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program (SYVTRP). A founding member 30 years ago, she has contributed in numerous ways to the advancement of the nonprofit, whose motto is “Walk-Trot-Heal.”

McEnroe’s award-winning career path led from education specialist at Vista De Las Cruces School to “schoolmarm” at her 1869 Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse.

She is also founder and associate director of the McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic at UCSB and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Her Western and English equestrian background includes Miss California Rodeo, cattle ranching, riding instruction to children, and cross country jumping.

“This incredible program has had a special place in my heart for three decades, and I look forward to my newest role in helping to advance SYVTRP’s mission of using the horse to assist in healing the human,” said McEnroe, who lives in the Santa Ynez Valley.

McEnroe acknowledges founder, Dr. Mary Ann Evans as well as the SYVTRP Board, led by Chris Seltzer, president.

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide quality equine-assisted activities to children and adults with physical, cognitive, social, emotional and or other life challenges, regardless of their ability to pay.

For more, visit www.syvtherapeuticriding.org.