Annie Turri is a Registered Adaptive Riding Instructor with PATH International, the gold standard certification in Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT). PATH International certifies instructors assist children and adults – including veterans and active duty military personnel – with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse. Annie is also a PATH certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) which qualifies her as an instructor to use the horse in partnership with a mental health team to serve wide-ranging audiences for educational purposes and personal growth. She has over 25 years of horse experience, starting in the 4-H International program and working through the system from beginner to intermediate and advanced levels in a variety of English and Western Riding disciplines. Annie is originally from Breckenridge Colorado and holds a BA in Psychology and English from Willamette University. She is a bilingual instructor and is also the co-owner of Rincón Vacations travel company, with nearly 10 years of experience in the travel industry in Puerto Rico. In 2015, Annie co-founded West Coast Ecuestre, a 501c3 organization dedicated to providing riding services for both able-bodied and special needs riders in Puerto Rico.