Patricia E. Kelly
The Mission of the Ebony Horsewomen
Living Education eFocus News spoke with Patricia E. Kelly founder of Ebony Horsewomen. Ms. Kelly shares the mission and vision of Ebony Horsewomen and how it is keeping a very important aspect of the African American history alive for the next generations.
Patrica E. Kelly is the founder and CEO, Ebony Horsewomen. Founded in 1984 by pioneering horsewoman and community leader Patricia E. Kelly, Ebony Horsewomen was initially made up of African-American female equestrians who operated community programs and rode in rodeos like the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo and the Black World Championship Rodeo.
Ebony Horsewomen currently operates as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Nonprofit Organization that employs the use of equine therapy and educational programs to empower youth toward successful lives. We use Equine Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding, along with academic support, to build leaders, deter destructive behavior and increase academic achievement.
Ebony Horsewomen has a certified mental health team and horse specialists who are certified in Equine Assisted Growth and Learning from the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), an international leader in equine therapy.
CEO Patricia E. Kelly was recently honored as one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes of 2014 for her work with at-risk kids, has appeared on The Queen Latifah Show and is recognized as one of Aetna's Champions for Change.