Tricia Plattner

Program Administrator

Tricia is a Colorado native, born in Boulder and raised in Douglas County. She is a self-taught sculptor working in bronze. She and her husband live south of Castle Rock with their horses, dogs and Black Angus cattle. Tricia is currently working on her PATH Certification to become an instructor for Colorado HorsePower.

Prior to Colorado HorsePower, Tricia worked for the Jon Marie Centre as a Motor Coach. She coached clients on neuro-processing skills, which included rhythm, timing, sequencing, and motor planning. She used many cross-lateral exercises that help the brain’s neurotransmitters come to life. She also worked on neurodevelopmental skills such as visual (i.e., processing, memory, discrimination), auditory (i.e., processing, memory, discrimination), and kinesthetic (i.e., fine/gross, eye tracking, left/right orientation, spatial orientation, vestibular system and the proprioceptive system) capabilities.  

In addition, Tricia was the leader of the Douglas County Dally’s Roping 4-H Club for 12 years. The program’s main objective was teaching children, ranging in age from 8 to 18 years, horsemanship and roping skills on live cattle.

Tricia is a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art with a degree in Ad Design and Douglas County High School.

AMY VESSA

Instructor

Amy is a native Denverite and resides in Centennial, Colorado. She has been around horses her entire life, spending the early years riding Western style, switching to English style around age 10, and competing as a hunter/jumper. She is now learning dressage and the inter-workings of rider/horse bio-mechanics including how they work together or against each other for desired results.

In 2016 Amy realized her teaching had taken a natural evolution over the years from focusing just on riding skills to a more holistic approach. She expanded beyond teaching riding basics to tailoring riding skills to include secondary benefits such as decision-making, problem-solving, confidence, hand-eye coordination, balance, and more. This led Amy back to school where she is pursuing a career as an Occupational Therapist. Her ultimate desire is teaching both therapeutic riding lessons as well as hippotherapy lessons depending on the rider’s wants/needs.

Contact Us

Colorado HorsePower, Inc.
PO Box 534
5027 Garton Rd
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Driving Directions

Email: info@coloradohorsepower.org

Phone: (303) 594-1509

Community Volunteers: 
Schools and Civic Organizations – (303) 594-1509 - Tricia Plattner
Other – (303) 887-6070 - Mark Renn

Upcoming Events

  1. HorsePower Easter Egg Hunt

    April 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
  2. Kentucky Derby Party

    May 4, 2019
  3. Denim and Diamonds 10th Annual Gala

    September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT