He doth nothing but talk of his horse… ~ William Shakespeare

About Us


Christianna E. CapraChristianna E. Capra
CEO/President and Founder, SROH
EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist (ES)
EAGALA Lifetime Member

Christianna Capra has been passionate about horses since the age of 2. Her childhood encompassed an active membership in 4H & Pony clubs where she developed basic horsemanship skills and rallied to ride anything that would let her aboard (or not!) Read More...

• The Genesis of Spring Reins of Hope (2006-2009)
• Commentary from Mom-Cat Hurst; Christianna's mom

Maria Katsamanis, Psy. D.Maria Katsamanis, Psy.D.
SROH Research Director EAP/EAL
EAGALA Certified Mental Health Professional & Equine Specialist
Founder- Horses for Healers Workshop (SROH)

Dr. Katsamanis is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in both New Jersey and New York and holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She is certified as a Mental Health Professional through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). Read More...

• Certifications
• Publications


Lynn DolanLynn Dolan
Corporate Coordinator, Spring Reins of Hope
Certified Equine Specialist (ES) EAGALA
Certified provider of Paul Ekman training

Lynn Dolan is a lifelong learner and explorer. A native of Queens, NYC, she spent summers during her youth on her grandfather’s dairy farm in Michigan.Moving to NJ in her mid-20s, Lynn became an accomplished equestrian... Read More...

"He has known joy and violence. Felt the warmth of children and the cruelty of abuse. He has nearly died saving lives and merely been killed by a drunken act. He has known the finery of grand estates and the filth of stinking slums. He has survived fire and flood, starvation and torment. And nothing could break his spirit - or his great love. This is HIS life. He is called the horse."
~ Anna Sewell
Bestselling author of the classic, Black Beauty