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Miracles in Motion

Therapeutic Equestrian Center

In our 30th year of operation, Miracles in Motion continues to serve more than 200 students per year with a work force of approximately 300 dedicated volunteers and a herd of 14 horses. Our students come from Linn, Johnson, and other eastern Iowa counties, and consists of children and adults with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges.  


As Iowa's first Premier Accredited Center, Miracles in Motion meets the highest standards for safety and therapy set forth by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, formerly NARHA). PATH provides continuing education for staff and instructors.


Board of Directors


President:  Lois James, James Investment Group; income development

Vice President:  Mary Chadwick; social media, events and events marketing

Secretary: Joe Petta, retired; public relations and marketing

Treasurer: Holly Hotchkiss; transition resources

Member and Acting Executive Director:  Karla S. Miller, Iowa City Trauma Relief; public relations 

     team; mini (horses) ambassador program

Member: Thomas (TJ) West II, veteran representative

Member: Jerry Mohwinkle, Rapids Reproduction; volunteer representative

Member: Nikole Tutton; HR Consulting & Inclusion Planning; parent representative