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For information regarding scheduling riders and volunteering, please contact the TTRC office at (806) 792-4683


Dr. Heidi Brady,  heidi.brady@ttu.edu



Dr. Leslie Thompson, leslie.thompson@ttu.edu



Tangi Irwin,  tangela.irwin@ttu.edu



806-792-4683 TTRC office at Texas Tech Equestrian Center


806-784-0338 TTRC Fax


Mailing Address:

Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center

Texas Tech University

Box 42141

Lubbock, TX 79409


Physical Address:

Texas Tech Equestrian Center

5712 CR 1500

Lubbock, TX 79407




Dr. Heidi Brady



Dr. Heidi Brady is a Professor in Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where she is the co-director of Texas Tech  Therapeutic Riding Center. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Equine Assisted Therapy at Texas Tech as well as directs the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Center. Heidi received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and is a Diplomat in Animal Physiology in the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientist. She is a PATH, Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor and serves on the PATH, Intl. Publications Task Force . She is presently participating in the USDA Exemplary Teachers in Service-Based Learning National study involving therapeutic riding classes. She has presented many oral and poster presentations both nationally and internationally in the field of Equine Science.


806-742-2805 ext. 243


Dr. Leslie Thompson



Tangi Irwin

Program Director


tangiTangi has been involved with TTRC for over 10 years. She began as a volunteer, then worked her way up as a student, a teaching assistant and now staff. 


Tangi is a PATH, Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor, a Special Olympics Equestrian Coach, a trained PATH, Intl. mentor for instructors-in-training and a site visitor for PATH, Intl. Tangi has a B.S. in Biology from Texas Tech and an M.S. in Animal Science from Texas Tech. She did her Master's Thesis over The Benefits of Therapeutic Riding for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

She is originally from Levelland and currently resides in Lubbock with her husband, Keith, three dogs and two horses. 






 Lisa Grant

Lisa is a PATH, Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and is currently pursuing a PATH, Intl. Advanced Therapeutic Riding Certification.  She is an Alumni of Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Agricultural Education. 







Lisa Walker


Lisa got her start in therapeutic riding in 2006 when she donated her retired show horse, Ace, to a program near Austin. She then became a volunteer, started instructor training and became a PATH (then NARHA) registered instructor. Lisa was involved in many parts of the program as the Equine Director, leading the Horses for Heroes and Competition Team, and instructing in the chemical dependency and therapeutic riding divisions. Lisa went on to head a smaller program in the Austin area. It was such a joy to work with so many wonderful volunteers and magnificent horses. Lisa's passion is showing horses. She loves to share this with students as they prepare for Special Olympics and other area shows. Currently, she is preparing her horse Teddy to hit the APHA circuit. Lisa resides with her husband Max, 3 dogs and 4 horses in Shallowater


Chelcie Latham



Danielle Carey


Office Staff


Tamara Chitwood



Ashley Davis




Tommy Westerman



Spencer Briggs



Rody Seilheimer