Our Staff

Cynthia Amodei

Founder, PATH INTL. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Cynthia was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas and attended her certification training at Equest to become a registered PATH, Intl. instructor in early 1997. She also holds her CHA certifications in English and Western disciplines. She is the co-founder of All Star Equestrian, Program Director since 2001, co-founder of Chisholm Challenge Horse Show, Special Olympic Equestrian Coach and Equestrian Sports Specific Trainer.  Her special interests include her family – husband - John, two children and six grandchildren, her two dogs, several horses and small herd of cattle. Cynthia adores her job - working with our special staff, Board of Directors, volunteers and cherished string of therapy horses – and having the opportunity to work with our special riders and helping to improve their daily lives through therapeutic horseback riding.

Veronica Wolfe

Program Director, PATH INTL. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

 

Raised in Arlington, Tx. Veronica is a Martin HS graduate.  She enlisted in the US Army and served as a medic on the Blackhawk helicopter.  As she finished her enlistment she settled back in Arlington and worked as a teacher and coach at Boulevard Baptist Christian School.  In October 2010 her love for horses brought her to All Star as a temporary ranch hand; then in March 2012 she became the Ranch Manager.  She is the Co-Schooling Manager and Program Director. Veronica enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her two sons Ryan and Dylan.

Emilie Thomason

Assistant Program Director, PATH INTL. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

 

Emilie started as a Junior Volunteer at the age of 12. Graduating from West Texas A&M University in 2014 with an Animal Science degree, she returned to All Star in  2015 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Emilie became a PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor in 2016. She sees All Star as part of her family and they have taught many things about horses and helping others. In her future, Emilie wants to help further grow the Therapeutic Riding Industry and the public understanding of it. She loves being All Star's Assistant Program Director and Co-Schooling Manager.  Teaching and working with the riders and volunteers is beyond her dream job and she is very proud to be a part of it!

Prairie Endres-Parnell

PATH INTL. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Prairie Endres-Parnell started riding and working with horses at age 6. Once bitten, the horse bug never left and she trains and competes in English and Western riding. She currently owns two wonderful horses, an APHA mare Cheyenne and a branded mustang Ló Nenár, and is schooling both in extreme trail. Prairie became a PATH certified instructor at Texas Tech University in 2007 and never looked back. She has taught riding lessons for over twenty years, and loves teaching riders of all ages and skills. Working at AllStar brings so much joy!

Heidi Alexander

Occupational Therapist, PATH INTL. Certified Therapist

Heidi is a native Texan and began volunteering at All Star in 2012 with her daughter and son. She is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Heidi has practiced in a variety of settings including schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and now at the All Star Barn! She completed Level 1 and 2 Hippotherapy Courses through the American Hippotherapy Association and is now a PATH registered therapist providing Occupational Therapy at All Star. Heidi is thrilled with the blessing of combining her therapy career with her love of horses!

Jane Neal

Physical Therapist, PATH INTL. Certified Therapist, PATH INTL. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Jane was raised in Austin, Texas. She was born a horse lover and rode Western and English in the early years. She met her husband while showing Hunters and Jumpers and has enjoyed owning horses with him. She is a graduate of Southwestern Medical School, UTHSC Dallas with a degree in Physical Therapy. In 2013 she earned certification as a PATH Intl. Instructor and in 2016 completed Level 1 and 2 Hippotherapy Courses through the American Hippotherapy Association and is now a PATH Registered Therapist providing Physical Therapy at All Star Equestrian. She is also certified in English and Western instructing through CHA. She is very grateful God is allowing her to pursue her dream of combining therapy and horses. 

Catherine Arnold

Administrative Assistant

Cathy started as a volunteer and has been on staff at All Star for over 8 years. She and her husband Ken live in the Burleson area and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Cathy loves travel, beaches, exploring ruins and spas! Her secret behavior is fossil hunting! Working at All Star is her favorite job ever and she loves being at work! Pandora is her favorite horse but there are many that come in a close second. Cathy loves the staff at All Star and the gracious, loving team atmosphere. Her favorite thing to watch is the transformation equine therapy provides to our riders and volunteers!

Cindy Burch

Funding Manager

 Cindy Burch is a native Texan who has always loved horses.  When All Star Equestrian opened in 1999, the Burch Family was excited to volunteer and loved working with the riders.  In 2001, Cindy joined the staff as the Accounts Manager.  She loves her job and the friends she has made, but also still loves volunteering in classes.

Call us today!

817-477-1437

All Star Equestrian Foundation

Physical Address: 6601 FM 2738

Burleson Texas, 76028 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 892

Mansfield, Texas 76063

Find us on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Instagram
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • youtube-square