Elizabeth Shea Hands-On Training Instructor in Salisbury MA, USA
Elizabeth grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, USA and like most young girls had a deep love for horses. She enjoyed spending her days caring for and spending time with various horses her family had while growing up. Elizabeth married her highschool sweetheart, for 20 yrs they enjoyed the adventures of military life as her husband served in the US Army. Those adventures included traveling the world, starting a family, homeschooling their children and volunteering in their communities. After experiencing an equine assisted activity with her husband at a Wounded Warriors event in Germany, Elizabeth knew equine assisted activities were the bridge between her love for horses and compassion for people. Upon returning to the states in 2017 Elizabeth became certified in Equine Assisted Learning through the Equine Connection and started her journey as an equine entrepreneur. Elizabeth soon found her passion for helping other entrepreneurs along their journeys. The next few years were spent learning how to weave together her love of horses, passion for serving entrepreneurs along with her organizational and managerial strengths. That journey led her to start HOPE Equine Academy where she empowers equine entrepreneurs with time management skills and personal development courses with horses.
In 2021 after meeting Marianne Cyr at an Equine Connection training, Elizabeth and Marianne decided to start their collaboration of running EAL programs at Marianne’s facility, the Lazy J Ranch. Together they are dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming place for anyone seeking to confidently move forward in their lives, both personally and professionally. They currently serve youth, women, veterans and first responders with their programs at the Lazy J.