About Us 

We are an inclusive community of trainers, volunteers, and instructors serving children, teens and adults that come from all walks of life, all ages, all abilities and all geographies surrounding the greater Atlanta area. 

Our mission is to empower riders of all abilities through life-changing relationships with horses.

Our vision is to become the model recognized by professional equestrian organizations throughout the U.S. for bringing riders of all abilities together into a single inclusive community.

Through our Therapeutic Program, we serve individuals with a broad range of physical, cognitive and emotional abilities and all socioeconomic backgrounds.  Through our School and Boarder Programs, we provide opportunities for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders to excel in the sport of horsemanship.  

Our Story

Although it was established in 1999, Chastain Horse Park (CHP), has been a part of the community for generations. 

Established

The original stables were built as 

part of the park plan in 1939 offering riding lessons and horse boarding for local residents while serving as a popular 

destination for horse show competitions.

Restored

After years of disrepair, our founder proposed a plan to rebuild the facility in 1992. Her vision was to create an acclaimed equestrian center which would operate as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization specializing in educational and therapeutic programs for students with mental, cognitive, emotional and physical impairments and outreach programs for children-at-risk, along with riding lessons and boarding services for the general public.

 

Thriving

In spring of 1998, Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell signed off on a 20-year lease for the facility to be privately operated.

 

Today, CHP ranks among the region’s premier equestrian facilities having served hundreds of children and adults of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life. Its' facilities house three barns and four arenas for therapeutic riding lessons and Hippotherapy, a riding lesson program, summer and holiday camps, pony birthday parties, and celebratory events.

 

Board of Directors

Chastain Horse Park is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors who donate thier time and resources to ensure the success of our mission. 

Jennifer Flanagan

Board Chair

Steve Fallon

Trish Gross

Holly Sims

Susan Parsons

Lisa Wargo

Fenella Wild

Laura Hollis

Trish Gross

Executive Director

Professional Staff

Lisa Anderson

Head Trainer and Program Director

Kelcy Rainer

Therapeutic Program Director

Lorin Middelthon

Director of Development

Lori Barefoot

Barn Manager

Missy Stewart

Assistant Head Trainer

Sarah Lloyd

Volunteer Coordinator

PATH International Advanced Instructor

Alberto Galindo

Facilities Manager

Margie Good

Administrative Coordinator

Christian Wilson

Business Manager