Equine Programs Director
Ambassador for Western Wishes
Gayle Brittain was born and raised on a 1200 acre South Texas Farm and Ranch. Began her career in Rodeo at age 6. She was a Texas Youth Rodeo State Champion. Ms. Brittain represented Texas in the National High School Rodeo Finals and won 4th in the nation. She attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and was on their rodeo team. Ms. Brittain has always been very interested in showing and training cutting horses. She participated in NCHA events across the nation, including: The Futurity and The Super Stakes.
Ms. Brittain raised and trained several top performance horses, including a WNFR arena record holder and a national champion team roping horse. Some of her barrel racing horses have gone on to be nationally ranked collegiate and youth champions. Ms. Brittain is the first woman to win a national team roping title and the only person to win Rookie of the Year and World Champion in a single season. She was a World All-around Champion competing in five events and still holds the calf-roping record in Oklahoma City Lazy E Arena. She is an inductee to the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame and her horse, Junior, was nominated for the Hall of Fame as well. Her clients include professional and collegiate contestants, including the Sul Ross University Rodeo Team. She has had multiple keynote speaking engagements for large Corporations. Gayle is an avid golfer and 5 time medalist in the Texas Women's Amateur Golf Association.
Operations Director & Equine Therapist
Sherri Clement began helping victims of human trafficking in 2011 in Los Angeles, California. When she relocated to Texas in 2013, she had a vision for using horses to help these victims heal. She has more than 25 years of experience with horses and is an equine assisted psychotherapy and learning program developer and consultant.
Sherri has over 22 years in Marketing Communications and Business Administration with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Design and Marketing. Her expertise in running a successful business in CA provided her the tools necessary to found a nonprofit in 2012, Hope Rising.
Sherri put everything she had into the difficult work of providing care to victims of human trafficking, while building a nonprofit that was making a difference in the lives of many, not just victims she served.
Sherri personally worked with over 120 victims of human trafficking. She grew Hope Rising from inception and made it a sustainable, successful nonprofit.
VETERANS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
David is passionate about providing opportunities and giving back to Veterans to regain their purpose and voice with families and communities they once called home.
David is the newest member of the Horse Power Equine team. He is proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force during Dessert Storm. He was a member of Strategic Air Command, Carswell AFB.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Development with minors in Biology and Health Education from Texas A&M University in 2012. David earned a Master of Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2020.
David continues to coach and teach middle and high school students in an Alternative Placement in College Station ISD, while building and training for his first passion: advocating for Veterans.
EVENT COORDINATOR & HOSPITALITY
In a career with a combined 20 plus years in public education and correctional institutions, there are many things Suzanne is proud of, but none more than seeing young people with so many disadvantages become amazing adults and Horse Power uses horses to facilitate this for at-risk youth.
Susan is also passionate about helping veterans.
• Master of Educational Administration, Sam Houston State University – 1998
• Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Houston – Clear Lake, 1989