Resources

Practitioners

Below is a list of service providers in Northern Ireland that we are aware of. It is not exhaustive; we are happy to add others if advised.

Service Providers

Service provider What service do they provide? Who are their main clients? Where do they provide the service? Contact details
BHS changing lives through horses BHS changing lives through horses’ programme provides equine assisted activities and equine assisted learning to young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). Young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). These groups are at risk of becoming socially excluded with income below the poverty line and without the skills to improve their economic situation. Tullynewbank Riding Stables, Glenavy and Islandmagee Riding School, Islandmagee Email: Phillippa.founds@bhs.org.uk
BHS Learning with Horses Course BHS learning with Horses Course provides an introduction into the basic care and management of horses, as well as fundamental riding skills. People also discover how to communicate and work with horses, encouraging positive engagement and motivational learning experiences. Young people between 9-17 There are many providers throughout NI- contact BHS to find one near to you Email: susan.spratt@bhs.org.uk
Email: shelaghlaird@aol.com
Clady Water Farm Equine Learning Centre – Diane Jones Clady Water farm provide equine facilitated and equine assisted learning sessions Diane is a professionally qualified social worker with over 20-year experience and is qualified with Festina Lente. Diane is registered with HETI on the Irish National Register. Both 1-1 and group sessions are available for children and adults. Clady Water Farm, Templepatrick Mobile 07866629894
Email info.cladywaterfarm@btinternet.com
EAL at Gransha Equestrian Centre – Amy Robinson Amy provides equine assisted learning and is EAQ trained. Amy provides EAL to young people and adults struggling with a range of mental health issues, self-harm, addiction and eating disorders. EAL sessions for reflective work place practice are also available. She also provides family and group sessions or 1-1 sessions. 10a Kerrs Road, Bangor Co Down BT19 7QD Website: http://www.granshaequestrian.com/eal/
Phone Number: 07784809976
Equine Enrichment – Louise Moorhead Louise provides equine enrichment therapy and learning and is EAGALA trained. Louise runs personal development programmes for individuals and residential overnight workshops for groups. (Adults and children) 22 Northland Cres, Londonderry BT48 7JU. http://www.equineenrichment.co.uk/
Email: louise@equineenrichment.co.uk
Phone Number: 07720841140
Glenview Farm – Jane Magee and Hannah Morgan Glenview offer equine assisted learning. Both providers have Festina Lente qualification, workplace coaches and hold certificates in equine welfare management. Glenview farm is a HETI approved centre. They provide services to children, teenagers and young adults with social, emotional, well-being and behavioural needs. Glenview work with young people with autism incorporating a sensory garden and trail. 24 Glenview Road, Carnalbana,  Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT44 0DL Website: https://www.glenviewfarm.org.uk/equine-assisted-learning/
Phone Number: 07711 835204
Email: enquiries@glenviewfarm.org.uk
Gortilea Social Farm CIC- Clare McMonagle Clare offers hippotherapy and equine assisted learning services. Clare is an occupational therapist and trained in USA with American Hippotherapy Association. Clare’s clients include children, young people and adults with additional needs. 491 Baranailt Road, Claudy, BT47 4EF Website: http://gortileasocialfarm.com/
Email: gortileasocialfarm@outlook.com
Phone Number: 07923388403
Horses for people – June Burgess June provides equine assisted learning workshops for groups of up to 8 people. Courses that focus on mental wellbeing, resilience, leadership, personal development. One- and two-day bespoke workshops. June is fully certified by European Assoc. of Horse Assisted Educators (EAHAE). Certified ICF Member and Student Member of National Counselling Society. Veterans - wellbeing and PTSD. Corporate groups - leadership and team building. Groups struggling with life obstacles / change / relationships. VSS - resilience and wellbeing. The Stables at Ballygraffan, 104 Killinchy Road, Comber, BT23 5NE   Google link:  https://goo.gl/maps/EWnskgmEEJbdmpoe9 Website: www.horsesforpeople.co.uk
Email: june@ballygraffan.com
Phone Number: 07711 881577
Learning in harmony with donkeys- Anne Brown Anne provides fun, practical and a gentle approach to equine facilitated learning. Children and adults Saintfield www.donkeybreedsociety.co.uk
Email: annebrown100@icloud.com
Phone Number: 07719270954
Lough shore Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning- Samantha O’Sullivan Samantha offers equine assisted learning and equine assisted therapy. She studied Equine Assisted Therapy & Learning with the Institute of Animal Care & Education (IACE). She is an occupational therapist with specialist training in Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning. Lough shore offer services to children, young people and adults. Samantha has experience in working with adults and children with physical, sensory, intellectual and mental health difficulties. Fermanagh. Email: loughshoreequine@gmail.com
Name: Samantha O’Sullivan
Phone Number: 07532760645
Peace of mind- Nicci Hall Peace of Mind provides equine assisted learning and Nicci is an Educational Psychologist with QQI EAL LEVEL 6.  Nicci provides services to children and adults with additional needs such as autism, ADHD, communication difficulties, social emotional and behavioural difficulties or learning disability. Woodquarter Farm 25b Magheralone Road, Ballynahinch, BT24 8ND Website: www.peaceofmindni.com
Email: niccolahall@outlook.com
Phone Number: 07762430633
Rangeview Equine Psychotherapy & learning- Tania Watson Rangeview provide equine Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning. Tania is an equine facilitated psychotherapist (MNCS Accred) and a qualified Counsellor in Trauma & Addictions (CBT cert). Qualified Equine Facilitator (EALP Level 6). Children, young people and adults who have been exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Rangeview Therapy Centre, Co. Down Website: https://www.rangeview.co.uk/
Phone Number: 07738550076
Email: tania@rangeview.co.uk
RDA NI – multiple coaches and facilities across NI  RDA provide many services including therapeutic riding/carriage driving. Children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities across Northern Ireland 30 groups all over NI- check out their website for the full list. https://ridingforthedisabledni.org
Name : Chairman- Celia McMorran
Email: rdaniregion@yahoo.co.uk
The Donkey Sanctuary Belfast The donkey sanctuary provides, donkey assisted activities (DAA) including Donkey Facilitated Learning (DFL), Donkey Management Programme (DMP) and Wellbeing with Donkeys. Vulnerable children and adults. 72 Ballymartin Rd, Templepatrick, Belfast, Ballyclare BT39 0BS https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/
Email: lorraine.nelson@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk
Phone Number: 028 9332 4647
Tullynewbank Stables- Simone McCambridge Simone offers equine assisted learning. She is a qualified equine facilitated learning facilitator (EFL) EAHAE, master practitioner in emotional freedom techniques (EFT) and a neuro linguistic programming practitioner (NLP). one to one
family
group
corporate learning & development
25 Tullynewbank Road Glenavy, Crumlin BT29 4PQ Website www.tullynewbank-stables.com
Email: info@tullynewbank-stables.com
Phone Number: 028 9445 4657