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Jessica Sheehan Smith  was born & raised in rural Northern Virginia.  Growing up on her parent’s horse farm in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains gave her an appreciation for the special moments found in the quietude of nature.

  • BFA, University of South Carolina - Mixed Media Art : Painting & Printmaking Concentration

  • Division I Collegiate Athlete - Cross Country Running & Track and Field Steeplechase 

  • Certified Health & Wellness Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition

  • Employee Wellness Specialist assisting those in the care-giving professions with Compassion Care Fatigue

  • 25+ years of Equine experience

  • Certified Equine Facilitated Learning Instructor, trained with Linda Kohanov

  • 10+ years of survival & spiritual study through the Nature Awareness School

  • Trained in identifying and utilizing Wild Edible Plants

  • Backcountry First Aid & CPR

  • 18+ years as a multi-discipline athlete including track and field, trail running and ultra-marathon events. 


Jess's art can be seen here:

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Liz Witter worked several years for a variety of well-known high powered companies before being called to the healing work of horses.  


  • BS Michigan State University - Retail Buying, Business

  • 8+ Years Corporate Background

  • Certified Qi Gong Instructor, Supreme Science Center

  • Behavioral Health Paraprofessional; specializing in teen-aged girls at Re-Creation Girls Retreat

  • Studied Equine Guided Education with Ariana Strozzi at Sky Horse Ranch

  • 10+ Years of Equine experience including:  2+ Years Study of Western Reining, Natural Horsemanship, and Equine Herbology with Jean Jacob

  • Study of Natural Horsemanship and Bridleless Riding with Mike Henrie.

  • Trained in harvesting of backcountry botanicals, distilling hydrosols and essential oils.

More information about Liz's ranch can be found here.

"if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together."

Join us for a life-changing retreat. Let's go far, together!

" I cannot thank Jess and Liz enough for what they bestowed on me.  Absolutely life changing in all of the wonderful ways you can imagine. "

I am a newly healed human because of this experience!! " 


"I was able to take their teachings/practices back to the "real world" and have never felt more at peace in my daily routine."

" This trip has provided the type of magic that can last a life time. Love you ladies so much, and thank you from the very bottom of my heart for being such fearless leaders, teachers, and journey seekers." 

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