SHERWOOD, AR - Hearts & Hooves of Sherwood, AR is proud of the personal accomplishments of two of
their board members: Nita Pilkington and Nell Sterling. Hearts & Hooves offers Equine Assisted Activities for
individuals with disabilities. It is a Premiere Accredited Center through PATH International, demonstrating that
it meets or exceeds the national standards for the therapeutic riding industry. Hearts & Hooves strives to staff
its volunteer board of directors with qualified and diversified people to provide experience and wisdom for the
sustainability of the program.
Nita Pilkington is transferring to Business Development Officer for Centennial Bank after 30 plus years in Retail
Banking; she will be a part of the team that is responsible for establishing new relationships and bringing
new business to the bank. Ms Pilkington is well-known throughout Sherwood and North Little Rock and will
be a great asset to the bank in her new role. She will office at Centennial’s Kiehl Branch and continue to be
involved in many organizations throughout the community such as Hearts & Hooves and Sherwood Rotary.
Nell Sterling is a CPA Partner with Bell & Company, a community minded organization as well as one of the
largest CPA firms in the area. In 2012 Bell & Company won the Arkansas Society of CPAs award for Firm
Community Service on the State Level and was nominated for the National Award for Firm Community
Service amongst our peers across the United States. Bell & Company was selected and honored for the Firm
Community Service Award and accepted the award at the AICPA National meeting October 22, 2012.
Hearts & Hooves is a 501(C)3 non-profit equestrian organization founded in 2001 to enrich the lives of people
with disabilities through partnership with the horse. The program provides a professional environment to
serve these individuals so that they might achieve increased self-confidence and improved life skills through
teamwork with horse and staff.
Pat White, Executive Director, stated that she was honored to have such experienced and recognized
community leaders stepping up to help the riders of Hearts & Hooves sit taller in the saddle!