Patricia Anderton

Equine Manager

About me

Patty Anderton serves as Director of Equine Services at Hope Ranch Learning Academy.  She been riding and training horses for 50 years and has 35 years experience as an equine professional.  During this time, she produced both USEF Horse of the Year and USEF Pony of the Year.  She is an USEF “R” rated judge and continues to promote quality instruction to students at HRLA. She facilitates the only Special Olympics Horsemasters Program in Florida and is expanding to add a Special Olympics Equestrian Competition team in the fall of 2019. While many people believe students with learning disabilities are limited in their ability to learn independence, Patty Anderton believes, using the horses and donkeys, that these students can be independent and successful.  She believes in the ability of each student to form a working relationship with staff, volunteers and animals producing confidence in themselves and therefore, success. Patty Anderton takes great pleasure watching the students progress from being led on horseback to eventually controlling a 1000 pound horse by themselves while walking, trotting and cantering.  She shares learning experiences and successes with the students and is amazed as she watches students build relationships with animals, staff and volunteers.  She smiles proudly as she watches each student demonstrate their equestrian accomplishments to their friends and family at the yearly horse jamboree.


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