About Our Team
Robin Kilcoyne is the founder of Queen of Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. and was the catalyst for Queen of Hearts achieving and maintaining its PATH Int’l Premier Accredited Center status since 2000. She has over 20 years of experience as a legal assistant earned a Bachelor of Administration degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Education degree specializing in Organizational Leadership. She served over 23 years in the Army Reserves’ Judge Advocate Generals Corp. and honorably retired in August 2011 as a Sergeant Major.
Robin began teaching children and adults with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities how to ride horses in 1998 and is a credentialed as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning through PATH Intl. She holds an advanced certification with a military designation through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and was certified through RI International as a VA Peer Specialist.
Robin is also actively involved in our community and serves as the chair of the Inland Empire Women Veterans Collaborative (IEWVC) and the network coordinator for the Orange County/Inland Empire EAGALA Network Group.
Our Equine Therapists
QOH Horses are loaned and donated by our generous supporters of the program.
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Equine Services for Heroes
Often overlooked, a veteran’s transition back into civilian life poses challenges that can be as daunting as the physical recovery. Our goal is to give each veteran the physical skills, confidence, and coping strategies necessary for a successful reintegration into their families and communities.
Trotting the Pieces Together
The motion experienced while riding a horse – and even just simple interaction with a gentle horse has calming effect that has been proven especially prevalent to persons with autism. Our goal is to continually offer opportunities for personal achievements and development from those on the autism spectrum and their families through the love for the horse