With a life-long passion for horses Sholeh has always taken her weekends to teach English jumping/riding lessons to youth and provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning (EAP/L). Sholeh was first certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) as an EAP horse professional in 2003. She is currently the NW WA network coordinator for EAGALA and has coordinated two sets of trainings for mental health and horse professionals to become certified and receive CEUs.
Sholeh is a Pony Club HA graduate and competed in show jumping Nationals and competed in Arabian Regionals and Preliminary level in eventing. As a young adult she was a working student at Caber Farm in Onalaska for many years. Many of the children who take lessons also compete in eventing, which include dressage, cross country jumping and stadium jumping.
Sholeh comes with over 15 years of social work experience. Some of the positions include Children’s Administration Family to Family Coordinator for Grays Harbor and Pacific County, Voluntary Service worker, Child Protective Services and afterhours, Fostering Wellbeing Care Coordination Specialist and an Indian Child Welfare Program Manager. Other experience includes working at Green Hill Training School as a counselor, working for Behavioral Health Services as a residential lead for chronically mentally ill women as well as a Community Choice Guide assisting elderly and disabled safely transition out of nursing homes to a lesser level of care through the Roads to Community Living Program.
EAGALA - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning info will all be on another tab that talks about the service/ work.