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Meet our Humans


Shanna Dozier

Founder & Executive Director

PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Shanna has a passion to see Equestrian Bridges grow and help as many families as possible. Her dedication to the program since 2007 has ensured that it is a constant resource for those in need in Northwest Arkansas.


Shanna has over 30 years of experience working with horses and is a certified PATH, Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She is currently working on her Master's degree at John Brown University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her utmost priority is maintaining the highest standards of professionalism for Equestrian Bridges and its programs.

Shanna is married with two young boys, who love coming to the stables with her!


David Helm

Trainer and Equine Specialist, Equestrian Bridges Board Member

David is retired after 36 years in manufacturing leadership. He has had a relationship with horses since he was a toddler and started his Natural Horsemanship journey 20 years ago after seeing a horse being beaten for refusing to load into a trailer. His thoughts were, "there has to be a better way."


Since then he has spent time with Dennis Reis and Chris Cox to gain that horsemanship knowledge. David has volunteered his expertise for Equestrian Bridges in the training and development of our therapy horse team for over 15 years. David is now on the Equestrian Bridges Board of Directors and continues to offer his expertise to keep our programming at the top of its game.



Volunteer Coordinator


Jessica Boaz 

Riding Instructor

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