Horses And Humans Research Foundation Appoints Interim Executive Director Pebbles Turbeville

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is proud to announce that Pebbles Turbeville will be joining the HHRF team promoting the rigorous research of horse-human interactions and their impact on health and wellness. HHRF Board President, Evelyn McKelvie said “We are really excited to have someone as experienced and well known in the industry as Pebbles Turbeville.”

Turbeville is currently working on her Doctorate in Sports Management with an emphasis in leadership. Pebbles received her master’s degree from NC State, and her BA from Columbia College. Previously, she was the Associate Professor and Chair of the Sport Studies Department at St. Andrews University where she has taught students in the field of Therapeutic Horsemanship. She is and has been an adjunct professor and consultant for other higher education institutions in the field of Equine Studies. Pebbles served on the NARHA Board and on several committees for PATH Intl.

She has certifications from PATH International as an Advanced Instructor, a Mentor Faculty, as Associate Faculty for the PATH Intl. Advanced certification and Lead Faculty for Registered On-Site Workshop/Certification and Mentor Training. She has presented at different national, regional, and state conferences on several topics in the Therapeutic Horsemanship field. One of her favorite hobbies is equine and nature photography. Pebbles has been published regionally, nationally, and internationally in American Horse, Dressage Today, Horse Illustrated, PATH Intl. Strides, Horse of Kings, Stable Mates, RDA New South Wales postcards, and the cover of Southeast Equine.

Pebbles has witnessed as well as heard the testimonies of instructors, therapists, participants, and caregivers of the benefits of Equine Assisted Services. She is thrilled at the opportunity to lead HHRF in sharing with the world through research, the unique capacity of the horse to transform lives through horse-human interactions.

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