PATH International Certified Riding Instructor
Tamara Lipanovich is a wife, mother to five, and grandmother to a small herd. She has ridden horses most of her life and enjoys riding a variety of disciplines ranging from Western trail riding to English jumping. She loves trail trials and obstacle challenges and is currently pursuing Cowboy Dressage. She calls herself a “jack of all disciplines, master of none” when it comes to riding because she enjoys exploring the various fields. In addition to horseback riding, Tamara enjoys searching for antiques and treasures to resell, and spending time with her family.
Tamara began her time with Project RIDE in 2011 as a side-walker. Her husband joined her as a volunteer shortly thereafter, and continues to volunteer to this day. In 2014, Tamara earned her certification as a Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) and joined the team of instructors at Project RIDE. Prior to Project RIDE, Tamara worked many years in education and in the non-profit field. She has opened and directed a state preschool, a church daycare, a tutoring center, a winter homeless shelter, and a live-in transition center for women and children. She has taught a wide variety of ages and abilities ranging from preschool to special needs high schoolers.
Tamara graduated from CSUS with a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Tamara loves to learn and often takes classes at the local colleges in whatever area interests her. As a result, she is close to completing a degree in Equine Studies. She currently holds a California Teaching Credential, a California Special Education Credential, a California Child Development Program Directors Permit, and her PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification.
Staff in August 2013 wearing “my boss thinks I’m a big deal” shirts/