EAHAE 6th Annual
Conference 2010, October 8th-10th,
Windsor, UK - 71 attendees from 20 countries
New Learning from Ancient
2010's conference theme was “New Learning from Ancient Wisdom”. For many hundreds of years man and horse have worked together. In recent times many more horse people have come to realise that horses are not just our working partners and pets but also great teachers. We are learning that horses can teach us about many highly valued core skills that can get lost in today’s hectic lifestyle.
Beaumont House, Windsor
Friday 8th October
Sunday 10th October
09:00 - 10:00 Gerhard Krebs
The History of EAHAE
10:00 - 10:45 Helmut Shiffner
2030 – How we will live in the future
10:45-11:15 Coffee/Tea Break
11:15 - 12:00 Jill Carey
Preliminary findings of the research including 88 youth, their parents and teachers on the impact of equine assisted learning.
12:00 - 13:00 Sarah Wall
A Clients perspective of HAE, Aurora Fashions
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Eula Rohan
Balance - creating a balance between business, horses, personal life.
14:45 - 15:30 Shannon Knapp
The Shadow of a Leader: What Shadow Do You Cast
15:00 - 15:45 Gábor Suhai
An emerging future and the horse as teacher
15:45 - 16:00 Close
Gerhard J. Krebs
Gerhard, born 1949, holds a university degree M.A. in political
science and contemporary German literature. He has been working
as an entrepreneur since 1983, started IT-Trainings in 1986 and
founded G&K HorseDream GmbH in 1996 together with his wife
Karin. They both started with horse assisted leadership seminars
and team training in 1998 using Friesian horses as catalysts.
Gerhard & Karin initiated the EAHAE in August 2004. Besides
corporate training they provide national and international
‘train the trainer’ seminars addressing coaches and educators,
who want to get into the Horse Assisted Education business, as
well as HorseDream Partner License Workshops.
David Harris is an internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer,
facilitator and coach. David is also a life learner in natural
horsemanship. He lives in Windsor, England, with his wife, two
children and three horses. He is passionate about people and
their amazing potential.
Jackie works as consultant, coach, therapist and educator. She
is the founder and CEO of Spirit of Leadership LLC. Jackie
teaches at Case Western Reserve University and the Gestalt
Institute. She is an Entrepreneur- in- Residence at Lake Erie
College where she has founded and facilitates in the
“Experiential Learning with Horses” Professional Practitioner
Certificate training program. She lectures within the U.S.
Turkey, Israel and Mexico. Jackie lives in Ohio with her Native
American husband, herd of seven horses and a zebra, wolf/dog,
dogs and cat. She has learned from her horses that “A herd is
inclusive, everyone belongs, everyone is essential, everyone
Shannon Knapp is founder and president of both Horse Sense of
the Carolinas, Inc., and Horse Sense Business Sense, LLC.
Shannon has worked with and taught horses and people for over 25
years. After 10 years teaching in college, she left academia and
began working with abused & neglected horses. She began pairing
“rescued” horses with people in 2001, and Horse Sense was formed
soon after. She and her husband Richard continue to work with
horses through horse rescue organizations and local humane
societies and law enforcement.
Guideline: Lateral thinking. Planning all around. Acting
directly. For 20 years now he has been the manager of
Datex-Perfekt GmbH, company for professional data processing in
Kueps/Bavaria, Germany. How Helmut became what he is now und
what could still happen – a review forward. Eventful years:
Founder and leader of an international successful pop group.
Completed training as an advertising executive.Years focused on
academic studies and graduated in business administration.
Relevant professional experience in direct marketing. Foundation
of a music publishing company.
Jill Carey is Chief Executive Officer of Festina Lente in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, an organisation dedicated to the personal growth and development of people through and with horses. Jill has spent her career in developing services and programmes aimed at achieving quality of life enhancing outcomes. Over the past 8 years, Jill has been working with the staff and horses at Festina Lente in developing a wide range of programmes for people wishing to engage with horses in areas such as equestrian vocational training, equine assisted learning, therapeutic riding and individualized learning programmes involving equines.
Jill is currently completing her doctoral theses which is researching the impact of equine assisted learning on the psychosocial well being of youth experiencing educational disadvantage. Festina Lente has been involved with two previous research projects exploring the benefits of equine assisted learning and is currently involved with four additional research projects related to the benefits of horses to humans.
Jeremy Moore BSc MBA
Jeremy is passionate about coaching.
Eula Rohan is an internationally recognised Horse Assisted
Educator who is bringing a fresh approach to personal
development working horses. With over 15 years of experience
working with horses Eula has coached and trained internationally
in England, Europe, America as well as Australia. She has 9
years experience in personal development work and life
Gabor graduated as a psychologist in 2000. Since then he has been teaching at several Universities (ELTE, DE, SOTE) and working as a counselor, coach and trainer. He qualified as a licensed trail guide in 2004, and as an international equine assisted leadership trainer and licensed partner of HorseDream in 2008 – completing and enriching his psychotherapeutic methodology toolbox (autogenic training, psychodrama, hypnosis, equine assisted psychotherapy, action learning).
Since it was founded in 2006, he have been the managing director of EQ-Skill company.
His specific fields of interest are self-reflection based leadership development, life coaching and tailor-made crisis management adjusted to the personality.
Integrating for him is a methodological issue: how is it possible to combine seemingly different methods and paradigms into one method that guarantees real, powerful and long lasting learning and changes. Working with horses became an integral part of this method in the past 6 years both in skill development and coaching.
Buy One, Take Two: Horse Assisted Education and Altered States of Consciousness
Riding and dealing with horses could be considered as an ASC (Altered State of Consciousness), which could set Equine Mediated Learning into quite a new perspective. It basically means, that Horse Assisted Education as a method is even more powerful than we have thought, because the trainer/coach has the opportunity to use (quasi-hypnotic) suggestive communication and it lets the participant to “work” in deeper and more primeval layers than his/her cognitive, rational mind.
Using the tools of suggestive communication is only a technique – but understanding the background of ASC occurring in equine assisted learning situations could lead to a more sensitive (and thus more effective) way of handling individual and group dynamics and also helps to deepen the client’s learning.
An empirical study first time introduced to international public at EAHAE 2010 Congress shows that horse riding leads to ASC and the so called Archaic Involvement (the relational dimension of ASC) is even deeper in this situation than in classical hypnosis by the SHSS (Stanford Hypnotic Scale).
Our paper also pans out about the principles of learning and communicating in ASCs and the advantages of using positive suggestions to handle (and not only trust) the process.
After spending over 20 years as part of the traditional horse world, Stormy started looking for different ways of understanding horses. Her search led her around the world as she studied and interviewed people who each held a piece of this larger vision.
Path of the Horse
DVD documents this search. This provocative film has shaken up
the horse world, sparking discussions, asking the viewers to
take an honest look at current practices within the equine
industry and to decide for him or herself what the next step is.
Stormy'y current projects include exploring the human-animal
connection with her horses Patrick, Sundance, and Sofi, and
writing articles as well as a full-length book investigating
this topic. Sormy will be filming on this trip for her next
Julia is passionate about helping both business and individuals facilitate change so that they can connect to their full success. After nearly twenty years working in the corporate sector for companies like Anderson and Deloitte, Julia took the plunge and decided to pursue her real passion of working with horses. Over the last five years she has been on a journey of self discovery that has taken her across the world and seen her trained and coached by a number of natural "horseman" and personal development coaches.
Her new career in Equine Assisted Learning proves to be an ideal way to combine her passion with her decades of corporate experience and it was on this journey that she stumbled across the work of Carolyn Resnick. Resonating with a number of things that Caroly said about how her relationship with horses had evolved Julia was subsequently fortunate to secure an aprenticeship with her.
Sarah is Head of Organisational Development for Aurora Fashions a global multi branded women's fashion retailer.
Working mainly in fashion retailing with a short spell in entertainment retailing with Learning and Development and HR.
Her passion has always been people development and over the years she has led many operational and project focused Learning and Development and HR teams driving both culture and individual development within the brands and businesses she has supported. Her team's work has been recognized twice with National Training Awards, she is the first multi sited fashion retailer to achieve this accolade.