Our Instructors

Cathy Dodson – PATH Intl. Certified Instructor and Co-founder of Horses with Hearts.

Cathy Dodson – PATH Intl. Certified Instructor and Co-founder of Horses with Hearts. Cathy is our first PATH Intl. Certified Instructor. She has over 25 years of riding and horsemanship skills. She has shown both Western and English. She loves dressage. She has coached several 4-H/FFA students thru Berkeley County Youth Fairs and State Fairs. Cathy volunteers her time both as an instructor and as our equine manager.

Cathy works full-time as the Martinsburg Housing Authority Executive Director.

 

 

Shannon Hugentober – Volunteer Instructor in Training.

Shannon Hugentober - Volunteer Instructor in Training.Shannon is a pediatric Occupational Therapist. She is a graduate of Shenandoah University with her Master’s Degree. She has 20 years of experience with horses. She holds a number of Berkeley County Youth Fair awards. Her goal is to combine her love for horses and children by furthering her credentials when becoming a Certified Instructor and ultimately pursuing her Hippotherapy Certification.

 

 

Jennifer Brown – Volunteer Instructor in Training.

Jennifer Brown – Volunteer Instructor in Training.Jennifer is a student at Shepherd University. She is majoring in biology and plans to get her Vet Tech Certification. She has been a volunteer with the program since it began in 2005 and has over 12 years of horsemanship experience. She holds multiple Reverse and Grand Champion Awards at the Berkeley County Youth Fair and the WV State Fair. Along with completing college, she is working towards her Therapeutic Instructor Certification.

 

 

 

 

Courtney Jones – Volunteer Instructor in Training.

Courtney Jones – Volunteer Instructor in Training.Courtney is a 2012 graduate of Fairmont State University with a degree in Business Administration. She was one of our first volunteers in 2005 and has remained an active part of the team. She has over 14 years of horsemanship skills both in the saddle and in hand. She has shown both locally and on the APHA Zone 7 circuit and showed at the Paint World Show in Fort Worth TX in 2010. She brings a lot to the table both with her administrative skills and horsemanship skills. She has just started to work through the Certified Instructorship Program.

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