About Us

How it Began - For many years, the mother-daughter team of, Linda and Wendy Konichek, of Jericho Creek Farms I & II, had dreamed about sharing their wonderful horses with people who did not have horses in their lives. Thus the seeds for Horse Power Healing Center (HPHC) were started. In 2009, Wendy moved back home to the family farm in Eagle, Wisconsin to start to develop this dream. Before she left Tomahawk, Wisconsin she was lucky enough to meet Jodi Olenski who was also inspired by this dream.

When Linda's friend, Anjie heard that Wendy was back in town, she wanted to start horseback riding lessons for her son, Brindley, who is on the Autism spectrum. When Brindley arrived for his lesson he was accompanied by his therapist, Liz Partridge. Liz, was thrilled at the possibility of being an active member of Linda and Wendy's dream.

Then at the 2010 NARHA Regional Conference Wendy met Debbie Goetz of Helping Hands Healing Hooves in Cedarburg, WI. Our Thanks go to Debbie, who was extremely helpful with information about starting a Therapeutic Riding program.

On April 16, 2010 Horse Power Healing Center, Inc. was officially recognized as a non-profit organization by the State of Wisconsin. To read an article from the local paper about when we started please see: 2010 Mukwonago Chief

And now the dream becomes Reality ...

 

The Board of Directors for Horse Power Healing Center:

President/Founder: Linda Konichek

Executive Director/Co-Founder: Wendy Konichek

Director: Jodi Olenski

Director: Nyssa Sheridan

Director: Lynne Gieche

To read more about the Board members please visit the Staff page