Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy
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LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS:


Rick Bata, LMFT
David Haley, LMFT 
Martha McNiel, LMFT
Lisa Renae Nelson, LMFT


PRE-LICENSED PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: 

Cherie Page, Registered Psychologist
Dyan Adinamis, MFTI 
Nancy Broxton, MFTI 
Mark Clayton, MFTI 
Kate Humphrey, MFTI  
Kate Leahy, MFTI
Laura Mallory, MFTI
Adriel McCluer, MFTI
Lisa Naab, MFTI
Marissa Plares, MFTI
Wieke Tabak, PCCI
Stephanie Walpole, MFTT
Rebecca Wara-Goss, MFTI   

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The DreamPower Horsemanship story:

DreamPower Horsemanship was founded in August 2002 in San Martin, California. DreamPower was started by Martha McNiel with herself as the only staff member and only volunteer, her personal Arabian horse Nick and Zachary the miniature horse as the only horses. Over the past 13 years, DreamPower has grown to provide services to over 500 individuals through 18 distinct equine-assisted programs and services in 2015.  More than 500 volunteers donated their time and energy to serve our clients and horses in 2015.  The DreamPower therapy herd has grown to 12 riding horses and 5 miniatures (4 mini horses and 1 mini donkey). Because of this service to our community, DreamPower Horsemanship was honored by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year.


In 2014 DreamPower Horsemanship became the first and only Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Premier Accredited Center in the south bay area.  Also in 2014, Pete, one of the DreamPower horses, was honored to be selected as the PATH International Therapy Horse of the Year.  Because of this award, Pete was inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame.

Three DreamPower staff members have received national or regional awards from PATH Intl.  Martha McNiel was honored as the PATH International Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Professional of the Year in 2011.  Garry Stauber was honored as the PATH Intl. Region 11 Instructor of the Year in 2014. Also in 2014, Terri Stinson was honored as the PATH Intl. Region 11 Volunteer of the Year.

​At DreamPower Horsemanship, we are working to encourage hope and healing of minds, bodies and spirits.  But we can't do it without YOU. Please join us in making our world a better place by donating today! We accept monetary donations, financial stock, horse tack and equipment and equine care supplies.​​

Our Staff
Who We Are

PATH INTL. CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RIDING INSTRUCTORS:


Garry Stauber, TRI, Head Riding Instructor
Dori Fontaine, TRI
Martha McNiel, TRI
Lori Oleson, TRI
Alex Szymanska, TRI  

PATH INTL. EQUINE SPECIALISTS IN MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING:


Dyan Adinamis
Adriel McCluer
Lori Oleson
  
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:


Garry Stauber, Chair
Gloria Frederico, Treasurer
Julie Whelan, Secretary
Don van Straaten