Meet Our Staff

Cindi Winner
PATH Intl. Certified Instructor, (NARHA) 2003
Founder, 2015

I am originally from Philadelphia/South Jersey and have spent most of my life in the barn, around horses or doing something horse related. I grew up riding both English and Western, I enjoyed showing, jumping, wrangling and driving carriages
but my love is teaching.

I became a PATH Intl Certified Riding Instructor in 2003 and love bringing the joy of horses to others. In 2004 I founded a NARHA center in NJ called GRACE Therapeutic Riding Center and discovered the amazing gifts horses can give to their students. When I moved to Colorado, I wanted to bring therapeutic riding to my new home, so after a few years of planning, I reached out to the community and found Whispering Pines Ranch. We could not have found a better home and support. I look forward to the exciting things ahead!

Ute Meyer
EquiGrace Program Coordinaor
Volunteer 2016

Ute is orignally from Germany and also Illinois and avid student of equines. As a retired nurse, she came to us as a volunteer who had a dream of learning, working and eventually owning her own horse and has spent many hours working towards that goal.  She has, in fact, spent so many hours with us at the barn, that she quickly and confidently moved into the role of Program Coordinator.

Ute is an exuberant horsewoman, full of energy, and she has a hug ready for anyone who needs one and is always ready to lend a hand. (She has also recently purchased her dream horse!)