Our Team – the humans

Jamilyn Anthony – Founder/Instructor

PATH intl Certified Riding instructor (2011), CHA Certified Instructor

Jamilyn has been a horse lover ever since she was young. As a teen she saved and bought her own horse, enjoyed drill team, gymkhanas and rode at different barns.  As an adult volunteering at a therapeutic riding center, she saw the power of horses to heal and was hooked. In 2010 she obtained her certification to be a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor through Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. She also obtained her CHA certification as an English and Western Riding instructor in 2021 As an adaptive riding instructor, She utilizes the many lessons that working with horses teach us to help her students both inside and outside of “the barn”.

Emily Stibbards – Head Instructor

PATH intl Certified Riding instructor (2012), Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (2021)

Emily is a lifelong horseback rider, and she began volunteering for a therapeutic riding program during her high school years.  While completing her BA in psychology and education, she gained her therapeutic riding instructor certification through PATH intl.  Since then Emily had gone on to teach at eight distinct programs across three different states, and has taken on various roles including volunteer trainer, equine care team lead, program director, curriculum author, and lead instructor.  Creativity, simplicity, and empathy between horse and rider and the hallmarks of her teaching style.  Emily’s favorite part about the Connections Through Horses program is the emphasis on complete horsemanship from the ground up, which she has seen helps her students grow into compas


Emily horse whisperer


Shannon Barrows – Instructor

Hi I’m Shannon. I’ve enjoyed working with groups and individuals as a PATH instructor since 2015. I’ve worked with all different breeds of horses in different regions from Fort Worth to Glenwood Springs and it’s the volunteers and clients that keep me passionate. I believe in the PATH and CHA curriculum and keeping lessons safe and enjoyable for all. I look forward to bringing fun memories to all clients of different paths and walks of life at Connections Through Horses.

Jennifer Enloe – Riding Instructor – more information to come

Autumn Knoth – Riding Instructor- more information to come