Col. Sam McNiel, USAF, brother of DreamPower founder Martha McNiel, passed away on Dec. 18, 2014 from pancreatic cancer. Col. McNiel and his wife, Wendy, ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Sam's honor to DreamPower Horsemanship or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Donations to DreamPower can be made via PayPal
or by mailing a check made payable to DreamPower Horsemanship to 12425 Foothill Ave. #8, San Martin, CA 95046. Donations made in honor of Col. Sam McNiel will be used to expand services to U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families.
Congratulations to DreamPower's PETE for being named the 2014 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Therapy Horse of the Year!
CONGRATULATIONS to three PATH International Region 11 winners from DreamPower! Garry Stauber was selected as the PATH Intl. Region 11 Therapeutic Riding Instructor of the Year for 2014. Terri Stinson was selected as the PATH Intl. Region 11 Volunteer of the Year for 2014. And Pete was selected as the PATH Intl. Region 11 Therapy Horse of the Year for 2014! Region 11 is comprised of all the PATH Intl. therapeutic horsemanship programs in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Congratulations to our three DreamPower winners! Thank you to Lora Schraft/Gilroy Dispatch for this terrific photo of our winners!
Celebrating 12 years of service! DreamPower Horsemanship, a 501C(3) non-profit organization founded in 2002, provides therapeutic horsemanship programs and services to clients in the south San Francisco Bay area. DreamPower programs include:
Thank you to our horse sponsors for 2014! Our horse sponsors for 2014 are:
- Chief - Sponsored by the San Martin Lions Club
- Pete - Sponsored by Catherine and Juergen Ahaus
- Honey - Sponsored by Dyan Adinamis, in memory of her father, Peter J. Adinamis
- Lexie - Sponsored by Carrie and Rob Hawley
Please contact DreamPower for information on how you can sponsor a DreamPower horse or miniature horse.
DreamPower Horsemanship is the only Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Premier Accredited Center in the south bay area and one of only four in the greater bay area. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped in this important achievement!
Horses for Warriors, our program for veterans and their families, is offered at no charge to the participants. Contact DreamPower for more information.
Our staff psychotherapists are licensed by the state of California. Our Therapeutic Riding Instructors are PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified. In addition to our dedicated staff, over 450 community volunteers will help support our programs in 2014.
Our mission: building lives filled with dreams, and the power to make dreams come true.