INTERRITY: Acting on a personal commitment
      to honesty, living by and for one's standards
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Meet Our Staff
Miss Pamila Cronkhite

CHA Certified Instructor
AYHC Youth Leader
Jr. BCH Advisor 


Miss Pam / Instructor Son Rise Riders / Owner Son Rise Ranch    June, 2016

A life of service

Miss Pam founded Son Rise Ranch as a way to help troubled youths through horsemanship. Soon, her friends were clamoring for their children to take lessons, and she opened up her program to anyone who was interested. She worked with probation officers and lawyers to encourage at-risk youth to participate in her program.

“I grew up in a cop family and followed in my father’s footsteps,” she said. “I was a sheriff in San Bernardino, but back then I felt like a domestic quarrel referee.”

Cronkhite switched careers and became a state humane officer for California and loved it.        

“During my career there, I also served as a Big Sister and saw the benefit that horses provided at-risk youth,” she said. “I wanted to get to those kids before they became the people that I used to take to jail.”

Pamila has credentials in Equine Assisted Therapy, Certified Horsemanship Association, a winner of American Youth Horse Council Student Leader Award, President Mt St Helen’s Backcountry Horsemen, developer of Jr. Backcountry Horsemen, as well as a Cal Poly Tech graduate to mention a few of her achievement. Her love of adventure & sharing life’s many celebrations has made her into an inspirational community leader.

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