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The Equine Assisted and Facilitated Practitioner's Network (EAFPN) is proud to host their third Conference since 2012.

Their theme is 'The Power of Together - Hearts, Minds and Hooves'.

The Equine Assisted and Facilitated Practitioner's Network (EAFPN) is proud to host their third Conference since 2012.

This 2 day conference is "a chance to come together, reconnect and share a heart-felt space with one another, whilst developing your professional knowledge and skills".

Below is a list of the Presenters. Further details of the programme for both days are currently being finalised and will be shared very soon.

  • Esther Delisle - President of the Institute of Canadian Animal Assisted Interventions, Quebec, Canada
  • Ryan Theriault - President of Tranquil Acres Inc and Founder of the TA Method, Ottawa, Canada
  • Veronica Lac - Executive Director at the HERD Institute, Orlando, Florida USA; Holly Lieberson, Former Youth Work Manager at the Ebony Horse Club, London, UK and Danielle Mills - Owner and CEO at Pony Partnerships CIC, Derby, UK - A Fireside talk about Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ilka Parent - Owner at Minds-n-motion Pferdeunterstutzte, Obermohr, Germany - 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes'- How personal projections get 'in the way'
  • Sun Tui - Clinical lead and Founder at Dare to Live Trust and CEO of IFEEL Method Qualifications, Sussex, UK & Sarah Paten Briggs - Director at Ashlar Evolution and The Grove Practice, Wiltshire, UK - New research topic 'Up, down and Sideways - directions in trauma treatment'.
  • Dr Hannah Burgon - CEO and Founder of Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship and Sarah Urwin, Chair of the Trustees at Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship, Totnes, Devon - Equine Welfare in our work
  • Anna Collins - Programme Manager for the Human Equine Interaction Register (HEIR) Cheshire, UK - Update on the Registration procedures for joining the Register
  • Sandra Wright - Coach, Trainer and MHFA England Instructor - Mental Health First Aid for Practitioners
  • Judy Brightman - Principal Consultant at Mindful Horse, Mindful Leader, New South Wales, Australia - Honouring Grief and Bereavement - A Mindfulness Activity
  • Dr Clare Thomas-Pino - Lecturer and Programme Manager of the BSc (Hons) Human Animal Interaction at Hartpury University, Gloucestershire, UK - 'What about the Horses? Developing methods for easily evaluating our horses wellbeing'.
  • Lynda J Watson - Owner at Horse Touch Life Design, Editor of Equine Leadership Magazine and Founder of the 'Humanity needs the Horses' Group, Toronto, Canada.

Equine Partnered Sessions

  • Claire Misson - Founder of the EAFPN and Director at Equanimity Coaching Limited, Berkshire, UK - 'Your Future You' Mindfulness session with horses
  • Sharon Wood - CEO at Horses for Causes CIC, Leicester, UK - 'Life's Rainbow'
  • Emma Taylor - Director at the Leadership Whisperers, Gloucestershire, UK

There are a number of ticket options available.

Over the two days there will be the opportunity to sign up and attend breakout groups and take part in open discussions as part of the experience thereby experiencing learning and Continuing Professional Development. CPD Certificates will be issued to all who require them.

EAFPN welcome anyone who works in or has a professional interest in equine assisted/facilitated/guided work encompassing therapy, learning, coaching and leadership, and therapeutic riding.

Based at the excellent facilities of the Unicorn Centre, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire this event is a great opportunity to enjoy time with peers and make new connections.


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