Meet Our Team

Our vaulting team is managed by two well known coaches who train our members with patience and pride.

 

Ciana Dodgion

Founder & Coach

Ciana holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a focus in Child Welfare and Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor accreditation. She is dedicated to serving individuals with special needs and their families, as well as an enthusiastic member of the equestrian community. She began riding at a young age and continues a life-long passion for horsemanship, across English and Western disciplines.  Ciana has taught individuals with physical, behavioral and developmental disabilities through roles in therapeutic riding instruction, behavioral health rehabilitation, special education, and coordination with foster care placements. She managed an Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy Program in Colorado for many years. Ciana is passionate about assisting individuals of all abilities to foster healthy, educational relationships with equine partners, focusing on therapeutic goals, horsemanship and developmental growth. Ciana hosts the Western Sky Vaulters — an Equestrian Vaulting Team that combines gymnastics and dance on a moving horse, for recreational and therapeutic purposes.

 

 

Haley Smith

Assistant Coach