Whetstone Valley Stables, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Whetstone Valley Stables, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Our Core Team

Our team of therapist, instructors and helpers form the core of Whetstone Valley Stables.  This is who we are:

Penny Shoup RN

Co-owner, Equine Specialist, Horsemanship instructor

Penny is director and owner along with her husband Bruce of Whetstone Valley Stables.  Penny has worked with children and horses for over thirty years.  She is an EAGALA certified Equine Specialist in EAP and EAL. Penny has a strong faith and reliance on God which has given her a heart for people of all ages.



For God, who said "let light shine out of darkness" made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."

2 Corinthians 4:6

Andre Reynolds PhD

Mental Health Therapist


Andre has a PhD in personality studies. He also recieved his EAGALA certification. He has worked in the jail system with counseling inmates and has also worked in substance abuse programs. Andre has a sincere love for people that arises from his deep walk with Christ. Andre has a varied scope of experiences through his life which makes it easy for him to relate to what circumstances clients may be going through.


Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Bruce Shoup



Bruce has his journeyman's card in industrial pipe fitting.  He has many technical skills one of which is currator of the farm.








Philippians 4:13

13. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Our Farm Is Here:

Whetstone Valley Stables

3370 Murphy Ln

Columbia, TN 38401 


Phone: +1 931 215-6863

Email: pennyjoshoup1@charter.net



Office Hours

Please call for appointments

931-215-6863931-215-6863 or


What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning?

EAGALA is the governing body under which we operate the EAP and EAL program. 

To learn more click on the following links:


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Group Session

We are opening a discounted group therapy session on Friday at 3p, 4p and5p. You will have an hour session with professional counseling for a cost of $50 per person.  Session size will be limited.  Please contact us to reserve your spot.

Horse Skills Camp

Learn and grow with and about horses.  Will include riding.

June 13-17th 8a-12 noon

Cost $250

Ages 7 years and up

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