About Us

The organizational intent and mission of Great Strides of Northeast Iowa is to provide the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding to individuals with disabilities in Decorah, Iowa, and surrounding communities. Great Strides, formed in 1997, is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization and an affiliate member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).

Board of Directors

     Darrell Knecht, President

     Carmen Milliren, Vice-President

     Bridget Casper, Secretary

     Neri Greenlee, Treasurer

     Barb Kellogg

     Judy Drenth

     Cosette Goetsch

     Ruth Lynch, Volunteer Coordinator

     Brian Malaise

     Patti Brice

     Tom Shroyer, Riding Instructor

Volunteer Therapists

     Kara Cooper

     Leslie Sand

     Sandy Larson

     Ryan Burras

Program/Rider Coordinator

     Eunice Veeder