Pal-O-Mine In The Press

3rd Annual Long Island Imagine Awards 2015- Pal-O-Mine nominated for Rising Star Award

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Long Island Business News/ February 6 -12, 2015

Tags: grant, horses helping people, Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Long Island Imagine Awards, The Crest Hollow Country Club, Rising Star Award- LI Imagine Awards, Gifts, therapeutic horses

KIND Causes Nominates Pal-O-Mine's J-STEP; We Need Your Votes!!!!

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Hi Friends, 

This month Pal-O-Mine has an exciting opportunity to receive $10,000 in meaningful funding and we need your help in order to make that happen.

We are participating in KIND Causes - a program from KIND Snacks that supports ideas aimed at making the world a little kinder. Each month, KIND grants $10,000 to people spreading kindness to those in need.The entry that receives the most votes will unlock the funding.

The easiest way to vote is through your Facebook Account and if you do not have an account, you will then be asked to establish a login id and password through KIND Causes.


The deadline is February 28th so the first thing you must do is: click on the following link, This link will direct you to Facebook or KIND Causes account sign up. You must vote in order for J-STEP to win the grant. 


 Naturally, the more votes we have, the easier it will be to win this award. I am giving you permission to share this link with all of your friends, family members and contacts through e-mail and any social media outlet.

As always, we appreciate your support. 

Thank you, 


Lisa Gatti

Tags: education, donation, grant, Youth Development, job skills, horses helping people, Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, J-STEP, Nominated, KIND Healthy Snacks, Job Security Through Equine Partnership, Meaningful employment to adults with disabilities, Development of a green living and energy conservat, horses

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Awarded $25,000 from The Clark Gillies Foundation

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian (, Islandia, NY), a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, was recently awarded $25,000 from The Clark Gillies Foundation ( to be used for students with neurological disorders.

Pal-O-Mine founder and Executive Director Lisa Gatti said, “This incredibly generous contribution from the Clark Gillies Foundation will be extremely valuable in enabling us to provide more students with serious neurological disorders the opportunity to benefit from our various equine therapy programs. Horses are very sensitive and empathetic beings. For individuals with such conditions as autism, pervasive development disorder, attention deficit disorder, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury,  multiple sclerosis and  many other neurological and developmental disorders , as well as behavioral problems, they can be a tremendous resource. Clinical research has shown that being in the company of horses actually changes human brainwave patterns and create a very positive effect.”

Pictured here from left to right are: Clark Gillies, founder of The Clark Gillies Foundation; “Goliath” (the horse); Lisa Gatti, Executive Director of Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc.; Kevin Fee, Advisory Board Member of The Clark Gillies Foundation, and Dianne Carroll of The Clark Gillies Foundation.

About Pal-O-Mine Equestrian

Founded in 1995 by Lisa Gatti, Pal-O-Mine is a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, as well as those who have been abused or neglected, veterans and the economically compromised.  Pal-O-Mine offers a broad range of programs including and these programs are provided at Pal-O-Mine’s unique, fully accessible eight-acre facility in the Village of Islandia on Long Island, which encompasses: a 20-stall barn; indoor riding arena; run-in sheds; adaptive equipment such as mounting ramps and customized tack; dressage and lesson rings; therapy room; picnic area; farm animals; and administrative offices. Pal-O-Mine currently has a herd of 19 therapy horses. The organization relies on grants and contributions from private citizens, foundations and businesses to help raise funds. Towards this goal, Pal-O-Mine has an “Adopt a Horse” program to help underwrite the $8,000 per horse per year expense it incurs, a Wish List for various items required to sustain its services, a Pave-It-Forward brick pavers purchase campaign, and various fundraising events such as its annual golf outing. For more information on Pal-O-Mine, visit:

About The Clark Gillies Foundation

The Clark Gillies Foundation is a non-profit corporation developed to help children who are physically, developmentally, and/or financially challenged.  This assistance can be in the form of payments for medical services, family financial aid, events to enhance the quality of life, and many other forms. The Foundation’s goal is to help children improve the quality of life and be of assistance in a time of crisis. For more information on The Clark Gillies Foundation, visit:


Tags: donation, Cerebral Palsy, Clark Gillies Foundation, attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, horses helping people, Adaptive Riding, Gifts, autism

Gift of the Week- Long Island Business News

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Long Island Business News/ Vol. 61/ NO. 53/ pg. 38
Compiled by: Bernadette Starzee

Tags: donation, Cerebral Palsy, Clark Gillies Foundation, attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, horses helping people, Adaptive Riding, Gifts, autism

Getting Off the Street By Charles Massimo

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Mr. Massimo is donating a percentage of the profits from the sale of the book to Pal-O-Mine Equestrian; Thank you Mr. Massimo from everyone here at Pal-O-Mine Equestrian. 

Tags: Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Getting Off the Street, Charlie Massimo, Pal-O-Mine Board Member, Investment Advice, Book Revue, CJM Wealth Management, Donation of profits to Pal-O-Mine Equestrian

LIBN's Gift of The Week: Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc.

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Tags: emotional disturbance, character education, early intervention, donation, At-risk Youth development, The Lear Family Foundation, Marcie Mazzola Foundation, United Way of Long Island's Sandy Relief Fund, Creating Alternative Options for Young Men, children, Psychological Health, therapeutic horseback riding, Equine Assisted Learning

HIA-LI’s 5th Annual Those Who Make a Difference Dinner, Honor Lisa Gatti

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You are Cordially Invited to:
HIA-LI’s 5th Annual Those Who Make a Difference Dinner
Celebrating Leadership and Excellence on Long Island
Lisa Gatti
Founder & Executive Director
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian
Will be honored on

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 6pm to 10:30 pm
Watermill Caterers
711 Smithtown By-pass
Smithtown, NY
Tickets: $100 per HIA-LI member / $1000 per table of 10
$115 per Non-Member / $1,150 per table of 10 
(when registering please refer to honorees name)
RSVP By Monday, November 3, 2014
To Jackie Ridley ~ 631 543-5355 or  
Congratulatory Ads Special Pull Out Section in Hauppauge Reporter
and Sponsorships available
HIA-LI, 225 Wireless Blvd
Suite 101
Hauppauge New York, 11788

Phone: (631) 543-5355
Fax: (631) 543-5380

Tags: HIA-LI, Hauppauge Industrial Association, HIA Means Business, Annual Those Who Make a Difference Dinner, Honoree: Lisa Gatti, 2014, Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc.

Long Island hires and promotions:Pal-O-Mine names new board member

By Ann smukler

Ellen Lear in Newsday


Ellen Lear of Riverhead has joined the board of directors at Pal-O-Mine in Islandia, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic equine programs for children and adults with disabilities. She is a mental health professional who practices equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning.

(Credit: Domingo Cuaya)

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian nominated for Bethpage best of Long Island 2015 Horseback Riding Facility


 Pal-O-Mine Equestrian is

On The Ballot!

                                            Vote Here or at the link below!!!!! 

Scroll down to Horseback Riding Facility and Please Vote Pal-O-Mine-Islandia! 

Here's what you need to know.

Pal-O-Mine - Islandia is one of 15-18 businesses / people nominated in the category Best Horseback Riding Facility in the  Arts & Entertainment section of the 2015 Bethpage Best of LI Contest.

2015 marks the 10th Annual Best Of LI Contest and with this milestone, comes some exciting changes. This year there will be only one winner per category. As a result the 2015 Best of LI Contest will be more competitive, exciting and EXCLUSIVE. 

The voting period is October 1 through December 15, 2014. During this time votes are accepted one vote per category per day per IP address at This means the public, you and your fans can each vote for yourself once a day during this 75 day period. At the end of the voting period the nominee with the most votes in each respective category will be awarded the distinction of Bethpage Best of LI 2015. If a national company receives the most votes they will be awarded a national title and the local company with the most votes in that category will be awarded the Bethpage Best of LI 2015.


This year there is only one winner per category.
Will it be Pal-O-Mine- Islandia or our competitor?


Thank you to all who will and have voted for Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc in Islandia, NY!

Tags: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, education, character education, early intervention, Volunteering, At-risk Youth development, Youth Development, Horses helping veterans, Long Island Press, Bethpage Best of LI 2015, Nominated, horseback riding, Adaptive Horseback Riding, horsemanship, competitive riding, developmental disabilities, Psychological Health, speech therapy, special education, therapeutic horseback riding, Equine Assisted Learning, therapeutic horses, equine therapy

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian receives an infusion of grants to bolster several programs

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/Long Island Business News/September 5-11, 2014/

Tags: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, character education, long island, early intervention, corporate giving, grant, EAGALA, At-risk Youth development, Michael Scotto Memorial Foundation, Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation, H.W. Wilson Foundation, Youth Development, Employment Training Skills, Travers and Associates, Adaptive Horseback Riding, horses, developmental disabilities, Psychological Health, therapeutic horseback riding