Category: team-2

Meghan Benge

Meghan Benge comes to Great Oak as a lifelong equestrian who began her journey with horses at a therapeutic riding center, SIRE, in her hometown of Houston, Texas. After effectively graduating from the therapeutic riding center, Meghan competed with her ponies in hunter shows, then switched to driving. She was a Team Bronze medalist at

Eva Finnan

As a therapeutic riding instructor, Eva feels privileged to work with children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. As a young girl, she realized how incredibly special are and admired their ability to mirror what humans were experiencing and feeling. Additionally, the physical benefit of the sport of riding. Years later, after a

Grace Flanders

Grace Flanders is a lifelong North Augusta resident. She has grown up around horses most of her life and rode on the Lander University Equestrian Team. She received¬†a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lander University with a minor in therapeutic¬†horsemanship. She is working towards becoming a certified PATH therapeutic¬†riding instructor and can’t wait to start

Nicole Pioli

Executive Director Pioli has called Aiken home since 2016, along with her husband, two rescue dogs, cat, two miniature donkeys and horse.  She relocated from Myrtle Beach, where she was an avid volunteer and board member for a therapeutic riding program. With degrees in Public Health and Social Work, along with a love of horses, Nicole