Whetstone Valley Stables Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Horsemanship Classes
Whetstone Valley StablesEquine Assisted Psychotherapy & Horsemanship Classes

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 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

Andrea Troope, LPC,MHSP 

Mental Health Specialist


Andrea has provided individual, group, family, and couples counseling since 1994. She is currently employed with the Maury County Public School System as a counselor for the Special Education students with emotional and behavioral issues. She previously worked for 19 years as a counselor with VBHCS dba The Guidance Center. She has extensive experience working with a variety of populations and all mental illnesses. Her specialties are trauma, addiction, and skills building (i.e. assertiveness training, conflict resolution, and improving coping skills).

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


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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