Naeemah, our resident rockstar mom, has been committed to equestrian opportunities since 2009. Inspired by an ancestral connection with her great-grandfather, a horseman, she identified her son, Malachi’s, affinity for equestrian activities when he was just a toddler. Through enrolling Malachi in a local work to ride program for low income at-risk youth, under her direction, he became a champion rider and polo player, as well as one of the faces of the Ralph Lauren Polo campaign to bring awareness to diversity in the sport. Naeemah is a conduit and helps with the overall direction of brand partnerships. Bringing a wealth of non-profit experience to the team, Naeemah has been assistant to the Director of Community Murals at Mural Arts Philadelphia and the former Partnership Director for GrassROOTS Community Foundation. She is a lifelong resident of NW Philadelphia, with deep Pennsylvania roots. As the mother of 5 grown-ish children, Naeemah has 25 years of experience in natural and attachment parenting, unschooling, and community support. Professionally, Naeemah is an entrepreneur who has worked in the areas of arts administration and artist support, natural product sales and marketing, and hospitality. A writer and photographer as well, she is currently Principal at Naeemah Patterson Consulting, LLC and is super excited to be of service to Hippotherapy Helps.