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.

 

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Our Horses

Candy

Candy

Equine Therapist

Hey, there! My name is, like, Candy. I was foaled on April 30, 2002. I’m a naturally palomino Quarter Horse. OMG! I am like SOOO excited to be here! I’m totally from around here and I’m like way too cool for shoes. I like – make that LOVE – having my nose touched and back scratched. You know I’m so like – you know – so cool about it. Feel free to take my picture – just make sure you get my good side. But who am I kidding? I have no bad side! I was registered as Boot Shine.

Holly

Holly

Equine Therapist

Well, hello there.  My Name is Holly Wolly. I am a rescue horse so the date I was foaled is a mystery. I was saved, adopted, and cared for by Terri Rollings here in Jurupa Valley who believes I was foaled in about 2000 which makes me a millennial.

With a lot of love and patience, Terri showed me how to teach little humans how to care for and ride me and I moved to Queen of Hearts TRC in July 2013.  I’m a “been there, done that” kind-of- gal so there’s not much that goes on around here that I can’t handle. If you are a little scared, don’t worry, I’ve been there and understand. There are still some things I’m afraid of too but together we can work through our fears and put the pieces in place.

Lucy

Lucy

Equine Therapist

Hello.  I am Princess Lucy. I was donated to Queen of Hearts TRC on February 1, 2014 by Georgette & Peter Kuechler. I am a miniature horse and I was foaled on Jun 1, 1990. I came to Queen of Hearts with Prince Caspian.  I supervise the activities around here often from my castle which I allow the humans to use as a tack shed. I am part of the EAP/L program andBecause of my special ambulatory needs, I understand what it’s like to walk different and look different than others around me and what makes me unique makes me the perfect ambassador to help others understand people who are unique.

Caspian

Caspian

Equine Therapist

Yo!  Prince Caspian’s the name, having fun is my game! (Yes, I have a crown but keep misplacing it).

I celebrate my foal date as February 1, 2007.

I’m a miniature pinto with a tobiano pattern. But I am super cool because my coat has 3 colors so I am also tricolored or calico. SAWEEET!! I may be small but I have a HUGE personality.

I was donated by Georgette & Peter Kuechler and my exact foal date is not known. Therefore, Queen of Hearts gave me the day it adopted me with the approximate year known by the Kuechler’s.

I am part of the EAP/L program and travel during some promotional events. I don’t really like to stand still so I often will be found wandering the property or coaxing others to play with me in a game of tag. After all, I am all that and a royal bag of chips.

Bo

Bo

Equine Therapist

Hey, everyone, My name is Bo and I was donated to Queen of Hearts by the Tapia family who have been involved with Queen of Hearts for almost 20 years – most recently as volunteers.  I used to race but I gave that up a long time ago and became a trail horse.  I now wear a lot of hats as I teach people how to ride me, I teach them horsemanship, and I teach them a lot about themselves through equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning. A master of all trades!

Shamrock

Shamrock

Equine Therapist

Dia duit (Jee-ah ghwitch).  I’m Shamrock.  I’m a Gypsy Vanner, also known as an Irish Cobb.  My family is from Ireland but I was born in Tennesse and donated to Queen of Hearts from LexLin Gypsy Ranch.  I LOOOOOVE, LOOOOVE, LOOOOVE people and I will cuddle with you and be your best friend if you let me.  

 

Maggy May

Maggy May

Equine Therapist

Hello.  I am Maggy May, the newest equine therapist at Queen of Hearts.  I am a Missouri Fox Trotter and was donated by a Jurupa Valley local, Vicki Voss.  Vicki and I loved to go on long trail rides but my arthritis is taking its toll on me so now I have a new job here at Queen of Hearts.  I have a smooth gait so I get to help folks who can really benefit from a smooth ride. 

Tiz Snazzy

Tiz Snazzy

Equine Therapist

Yes, that’s right, I am the one and only, Tiz Snazzy.  I am a thoroughbred and a prize winning racer – until a torn tendon ended my racing career.  After my accident I was neglected and not fed until I was rescued by Rayann Centeno.  Rayann nursed me until I gained about 500 lbs and my tendon healed.  She then let Queen of Hearts adopt me.  I put on more weight and now I get to work with people with special needs.  I guess that means I pretty special myself.

Our Programs

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

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If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!