Polly graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology before attaining a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from Samuel Merritt University in 2006 and moving to Woodland shortly thereafter. For 10+ years she has enjoyed working with children and adults with varying diagnoses in an array of settings. She is passionate about incorporating equine movement into her practice. Polly enjoys combining her love of horses with her skills as an occupational therapist in order to assist her clients in achieving a greater level of functionality in everyday life activities.
Lauren began riding when she was 10 yrs old, after begging her non-horsey parents to let her ride in a lesson for her 10th birthday. She began riding western, but soon switched to hunter/jumper lessons and fell in love with the sport. In early 2008, Lauren bought her first horse, Dante, a 13 year old American Warmblood gelding. When Lauren was 15, she discovered her love for teaching while volunteering at Ride to Walk, assisting in teaching therapeutic riding lessons. Lauren's long-term goal is to become a large animal veterinarian, however she is also passionate about teaching the future generation of horsemen and women. She attended UC Davis, beginning in the fall of 2014 and bringing her horse Dante with her. While going to school, Lauren worked as a riding instructor at the UC Davis Equestrian Center. She graduated from UC Davis in 2018 with a B.S. in Animal Science. Lauren currently owns a 14-year old Thoroughbred gelding named Gallon, and volunteers for CANTER to help rehabilitate and retrain horses that come off the racetrack.
Shannon is a Woodland, CA native and has been involved with horses since the age of 5. She rode on the UCD Eventing team during her senior year in high school and then on the University of Oregon Hunter/Jumper team through college graduation. She continues to ride English and pursue personal goals in 3-day eventing.
Following a childhood dream, Shannon became the founding member of TROTR (www.trotr.org) Professionally, Shannon has her B.S., MBA and is the full-time director of the WISE Foundation, a non-profit, international educational program. She has been working in the field of therapeutic riding for the past 10 years and is PATH certified.