Our Values: To our community, our referring  partner agencies, our program participants and their families and  caregivers, our volunteers, and the remarkable horses that make it all  possible, we pledge: Safety, Respect, Compassion, Excellence and Honesty.  

Inspire Equine Therapy Program Mission Video 2018

Please watch and share our mission video


Founder and Executive Director

Melissa Yarbrough, BCBA

  • PATH International Registered Instructor
  • PATH International Level 2 Driving Instructor / Apprentice Evaluator
  • PATH International Region 5 2017 Certified Professional of the Year
  • PATH International Driving Sub-committee member
  • United States Driving for the Disabled Board of Trustees Member - Education and Outreach Chairman
  • BS in Animal Science from Purdue University
  • MA in Special Education from the University of South Florida
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Behavioral Health Therapies

Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Beth Travers

Owner of Roots in Eden Farm


Assistant Barn Manager

Tina Hutchins

Special Education Teacher

Equine Exercise Team

Julie Zwissler

Delaney Renner

Sarah Katchmark

Board of Directors

Melissa Yarbrough - President

Beth Travers - Secretary

Candy Walczak - Treasurer

Katherine Gathro - Parent Liasion

Christine Gagnon - Trustee


Simon - 14 year old Haflinger gelding

Leo - 9 year old Gypsy Vanner gelding

Sunny - 30 year old Quarter Horse gelding

Bear - 21 year old Percheron gelding

Buccaneer - 4 year old Gypsy Vanner Gelding - Donated by LexLin Gypsy Gift Program 2017

Beau - 14 year old Percheron gelding

Rascal - 3 year old Norweign Fjord