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Mustang Journey was incorporated in 2018 and received our nonprofit status in September 2019.  We are headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.  

 

Mustang Journey was created by a group of horse lovers and supporters of veterans who decided to form a nonprofit with two outcomes:

Outcome #1: America’s wild mustangs receive the gentling and training they need to be adopted into a loving home.

Outcome #2: Veterans living with the challenges of PTSD receive the mental health benefits they need and deserve.

Media Contact:

Barb Wegryn

info@mustangjourney.org

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Video Credit: copyright Clay Nannini GoPro: Wild Mustangs - A Legacy in 4K https://youtu.be/AzIKZP-iIcM

Meet The Team

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Tina Caldwell

Director of Horsemanship

Tina Caldwell is a Level 3 graduate of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program and the Live Oaks Animal Behavior Studies program. She’s worked at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, specializing in animal care and genetic studies, and as the Herd Manager and Mustang Handler for Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship’s W.O.R.T.H. program for military veterans. Tina’s earned countless awards, including the Mustang Foundation World Record Trail Ride, American Competitive Trail Horse State Champion, and the CMSA Mounted Shooting Regional Champion.

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Shaelyn Nebolsky

Trainer

Shaelyn Nebolsky is a Level 1 graduate of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program and the Laurel Oaks Equine Science Program. She’s worked as a horse care provider for Equisport, the Langs Thoroughbred Farm and Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship. Shaelyn is also the 2013 ACTHA American Competitive Trail Horse Jr. State Champion.

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Kit Collins

Trainer

Kit Collins started working for Hall of Fame polo players in high school, then went on to become a certified polo instructor for the Cincinnati Polo Club. Kit is also certified with P.A.T.H. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) as a riding instructor and as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning. Kit is the former Director of the W.O.R.T.H. program for military veterans at Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship.

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Julie Bradford

Trainer & Co-Director of Members

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Sarah Swenty

Trainer & Co-Director of Members

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Rob Seideman

Board Chairman

Rob Seideman, a former corporate strategist, turned around Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship’s struggling W.O.R.T.H, program for military veterans by introducing wild mustangs. In just two years at CTRH, Rob grew clientele almost fourfold and raised the two highest operating revenues in the organization’s 33-year history. He now serves on the board of Mustang Journey and as the Executive Director of another non-profit, May We Help.

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Jim Caldwell

Board President

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Mike Iacono

Board Vice President

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Jim byrd

Board Secretary

Rob Seideman, a former corporate strategist, turned around Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship’s struggling W.O.R.T.H, program for military veterans by introducing wild mustangs. In just two years at CTRH, Rob grew clientele almost fourfold and raised the two highest operating revenues in the organization’s 33-year history. He now serves on the board of Mustang Journey and as the Executive Director of another non-profit, May We Help.

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Michelle Moran

Board Administrator

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Cathy Thomas

Director of Appreciation

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Janet Gora

Executive Director

Janet is a Board Member and Executive Director.  She has a background in nonprofit management, fundraising and strategic planning.  She loves helping people and advocating for changes that makes people's lives better.  

She serves as an Executive Director for another nonprofit called Dramakinetics, a Cincinnati organization that uses drama and performing arts to help people overcome barriers in their lives.  

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Laura Rucker

Director of Marketing

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