Sharla Kershen

Founder & Program Director

Sharla, the founder, is a Certified PATH riding instructor.  Previously, she spent 25 years in Information Technology and IT management. She discovered her love of horses at a young age and animals have always brought her joy. Her faith helped her find her passion to give back to others, and her business background gives her the necessary skills to guide a business. What she loves most about New Hope Equine Assisted Therapy is the interaction with riders and their families, helping them find their joy and hope through connecting with their horse. She is also committed to improving her own riding, training, and teaching skills, and to helping New Hope horses succeed.