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Accredited Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators in Ireland

Welcome to the Festina Lente Register of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators who have graduated from the Festina Lente Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators Training Programme!

Festina Lente delivers an Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators Training Programme.  Since it’s inception many Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators have graduated from the Programme, many of whom are successfully delivering EAL sessions in their area.  This is the only programme for Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators which has mainstream accreditation from Quality in Qualifications Ireland (QQI), click here to read more on our Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators Training Programme.

This register has been developed in order to allow those interested in Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators sessions to be able to source Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators that have undergone specific training which qualifies them to provide Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) sessions to young people, teenagers and adults.  For a more in-depth look at the content of this course and what it covers, click here to read more on our Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators Training Programme.

In addition to the training that Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators have received in Festina Lente, all registered facilitators are required to have:

  • A valid current, valid First Aid (Health and Safety Authority Approved) Certificate (renewed every two years).
  • A valid Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection – renewed every 3 years).
  • A Garda Vetting Clearance (updated every five years).

And finally, all facilitators on this register are required to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) which is either provided or approved by Festina Lente. This ensures that Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators continue to growth their current skills and continue with their professional development.

We hope that you will be successful in finding an Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitator convenient to either where you live or where are visiting.

County Limerick:

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitator Name: Dr Caroline Murphy
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitator Qualifications: Festina Lente Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator – QQI Level 6 Distinction, M.B.; D.Obs; D.C.H.; Masters Med. Sience (Sports Medicine)
Name of Business offering Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Sessions: Ainrush Stables
Mobile: 0872543442
Email address: carmurphy92@eircom.net
Website: www.ainrushstables.com

Description of Services Offered:
Equine Assisted Learning for clients with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and mental health issues.
Team building challenges, looking at problem solving skills, communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), relationship skills for sports and business communities.  No horse riding is involved with activities and no experience with horses is required. Under the guidance of the EAL facilitator this will provide a range of skills to enhance your personal and work life. 

County Wicklow:

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitator Name: Suzanne Rice
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitator Qualifications: Festina Lente Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator – QQI Level 6
Name of Business offering Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Sessions: Festina Lente
Mobile: 0877458091
Email address: eal@festinalente.ie
Website:  http://www.festinalente.ie 

Description of Services Offered:

Festina Lente has been providing Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programmes for over 10 years. It is a process where people work with horses to develop their emotional growth, personal awareness, relationships, and trust.  The team involved comprises of the horse, the participant and a facilitator. The focus of the sessions is generally on the person working with a horse on the ground, so riding is not usually involved.  Individual and group sessions are offered.  Click here to read more on EAL sessions in Festina Lente