MTRA is pleased to announce the promotion of Catherine Sears-Koch to Program Director of our Therapeutic Riding program. Catherine is a third generation Equine Enthusiast and Professional. She has been training, schooling, caring-for and riding horses of all breeds and disciplines her entire life.
Because of her passion for teaching therapeutic riding, she earned her PATH certification in 2008. She has been enjoying every minute of teaching and has made amazing friends and seen so many miracles that have touched her heart. Catherine joined the MTRA family in 2016 as an instrucor and feels blessed being able to make a positive difference in people’s lives using horses. Her riders inspire her with their determination and perseverance.
In addition to her exemplary teaching skills, for over eighteen years, she has been an apprentice certified farrier and has very generously assisted with farrier work on our MTRA horses as a donation of her time and materials. Catherine is also a capable Equine Massage Therapist and has been showering our hard-working MTRA horses with this extra special benefit!
When Catherine is not teaching, she likes taking care of her farm and horses, spending time with her husband Brandon and making memories with family. She also loves music, singing and writing songs. She recently released an album titled, “Life’s Amazing Ride” comprised of all original songs. Her music is playing worldwide and topping various charts. The song, “Let Fate Dance,” hit the top 10 charts in Italy and she was awarded Best Live Performance by the Independent County Music Assoc. in Nashville, TN.
We feel privileged to have such a talent in our program and look forward to having Catherine in charge of our very important efforts!