Jessie Kersh

Programs Director

Jessie began taking horsemanship and riding lessons at age 6. She received her first horse at age 8, which she trained and took with her to college. Jessie began her academic career knowing that she wanted to work with people and horses. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in equine science. After graduation, Jessie worked for an outdoor education and therapeutic riding center in South Texas. She became PATH certified in 2014 and obtained her Eagala certification in 2016. She is currently working toward a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in nonprofit management. Jessie is proud to be a contributing professional to the Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies course at the University of Arkansas.

Lexie Kerr

Operations Director

Lexie began her education in equine-assisted activities in 2011 in the University of Arkansas' Equine Science program, during which time she also volunteered at a therapeutic riding facility. Lexie graduated in 2014 with her bachelor's degree in animal science with a minor in equine science. She received her certification as a Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor from PATH, Intl. in 2015. Lexie graduated with her Master of Social Work degree in 2020 & aspires to become an Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapist. Lexie is proud to be a contributing professional to the Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies course at the University of Arkansas.

Karen Davis

Executive Director

Karen has 17 years of experience as a therapeutic riding instructor in NW Arkansas. She is a PATH, Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor.  She is also a Certified Special Olympic Equestrian Coach and has recently received her certification through PATH, Intl. for Services for Heroes. Karen has extensive experience working with children of all abilities, developing programs and implementing unique ideas for clients.  Her professionalism and championship for children in our community are a great attribute to Courage.

Board of Directors

Lexie Kerr, Chairman

Karen Davis, President

Kendall Worley, Vice President

Sean Hill, Treasurer

Jessie Kersh, Secretary

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