Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program
"Success Through Equines & People"
Meet the S.T.E.P. Team
Our team is made up of Physical and Occupational Therapists, Barn Staff, Administrative Staff, and dedicated Volunteers who all possess a passion for equine therapy.
Karen (Kay) Stanley-White, PT MSCS
Kay’s love affair started with horses as a very young child aided by her grandfather, father & mother that blossomed through hard work through her teens as a pleasure rider, pony clubber and competitor in Dressage and Eventing which took a turn to the horse racing industry of Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds. She went on to develop her career in horses while simultaneously raising 2 children and putting herself through college gaining degrees in athletics, recreation and physical therapy not realizing that further in her life all that she worked for would culminate in one mission; STEP. Kay a graduate of Russell Sage College works in private practice .She is a Multiple Scleroses Board certified specialist, McKensie Spine specialist, American Hippotherapy Association certified instructor and holds multiple accreditation's in physical therapy and horse related fields. A founding member of ENYDCTA and program public relations director, she has made her mark in the equine and rehabilitation world. Kay has dedicated her life to research and education to support the efficacy of Equine assisted movement in therapy ,Equine animal husbandry and Humane Education.
Karen Stanley White, PT MSCS AHA- Master Instructor
Marie VandenBurgh-Barn Manager/ PATH Instructor
Margaret Dorn- PATH Instructor
Mary Szacik, LSW- PATH Instructor
Kristina Berlin-Assistant Instructor CIT
Suzie Simmons, PT- Physical Therapist Instructor
Janet Garry –Barn Staff Volunteer Coordinator
Karen Stanley-White, P.T. MSCS– Executive Director
Marie Van Denburgh– Treasurer
Pat Wright– Volunteer Coordinator
Janet Gary-Assistant Vol Coordinator /Barn Mom
Kay White – Facebook Administrator
Board of Directors
Karen Stanley-White, PT MSCS – Executive Director
Marie VanDenburgh – Treasurer
Pat Wright- Recording secretary
Suzie Simmons, PT
Marcus Carlow DC