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Meet our Humans


Shanna Dozier

Founder & Executive Director

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 25 years' experience working with horses and is a certified PATH, Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She is currently working on her Masters degree at John Brown University for Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Play Therapy. Her utmost priority is maintaining the highest standards in professionalism for Equestrian Bridges and its programs.

Shanna is married with two young boys, Haven and Leo, 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.

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Trent Murry

Equine Care Coordinator

Trent is the caretaker of Equestrian Bridges's therapy animals and land. Originally from Enid, Oklahoma, Trent developed a love for agriculture and land management on his family's cattle ranch in the Oklahoma panhandle. He has worked as a horse wrangler at Pine Cove Camps in Tyler, TX, trained colts for NCHA Triple Crown Champion and NHRA World Champion Joe Heim and assisted in the management of a 6,000 acre cow-calf operation in Valentine, Nebraska.


After moving to Northwest Arkansas, he worked in law enforcement for three years before finding employment at Equestrian Bridges. He is happy to be in a place where he is able to use his knowledge and experience to make a difference in the community through interaction with our therapy horses.

In his free time, Trent enjoys fishing and bird hunting.


Sallie Bennett


Sallie was practically born on top of a horse and has been riding ever since. She was seven years old when she became involved with EB, and we have watched Sallie grow into the sweet, kind young professional she is today!


Sallie holds an associates degree in science and is currently working toward becoming a PATH, Intl. therapeutic riding instructor. In addition to teaching riding lessons, she rides and keeps the horses in tip-top shape for sessions.

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