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Say Hello to our Board of Directors


Ruthanne Hawkins


Ruthanne is an executive assistant, reiki practitioner, animal communicator, and horse lover extreme. As a former participant in the Equi Evolution program, she found significant peace from her work with the horses and has fully immersed herself into the world of equine-facilitated learning and animal advocacy and welfare.

 “I never imagined the connections between horses and humans would be so intense and fulfilling. That connection is the drive that
has led me to where I am today.”

She is committed to helping improve access to equine-centered wellness programs and improving welfare efforts around the world. Her passion and love for this work and the horses is evident from the moment you meet her. 

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Farrar Blanchard

Board Member

Bio Coming Soon!

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Shannon Gauthier

Board Member

Shannon has 40+ years in the horse industry. She is a MA licensed instructor and owner of Wee Bits & Blazes Farm in Rehoboth. Lover of all breeds the farm currently has a Mustang, a German Riding Pony, an OTTB, an APHA, and a mixed breed lovingly known as a HalfSaddleWaffle.


Shannon spent 8+ years in the Massachusetts 4H program as a volunteer, parent, and former member as well as 3 years as a parent volunteer with the United States Pony Club. But her most important equine job is as the Mom and support system for a USEA Training Level Eventer. 


A Marketing Specialist for a Healthcare IT company, she holds a Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications from Saint Bonaventure University. She is also a Marketing Consultant for a hybrid CPA/Financial Planning firm. Before her career in Marketing Shannon was a Preschool Teacher and Education Liaison in the public school system.

We are always looking for new team members who are passionate about helping humans and horses.
If you are interested in joining our Board, please contact

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