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Marie-Claude Stockl
Spring is mud season (yikes), and also the season to look
forward to new opportunities, growth, and rebirth. Down the road from our farm in New York, our neighbors are foaling 20 thoroughbred broodmares. In a few short weeks, the show horses and polo ponies will come back from Aiken, Southern Pines, and Wellington, FL. Now is the time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the New England winters for a few more days, to plan and dream about the flurry of horse activities upon us.

With all that's ahead, I'll keep this letter short. Most importantly, let me bring your attention to new developments at E3A. Take a peak at our options to become certified and learn about great deals that are cost effective.

Scroll down. You don't want to miss the first E3A conference in Atlanta, GA in September! We just opened up the registration and I rushed to be the first one to register. It is easy. This says a lot coming from someone who has zero patience. It's the best $475 I spent this year for three days with horses and kindred spirits, including meals, in the serene setting of the Calvin Center near Atlanta, GA.

I can't wait to meet everyone. In the last 10 years I have been involved with E3A, I have come across the most amazing people, many of you virtually. This includes some of our board and committee members, who have been incredibly supportive, and aligned with our original goals to be a collaborative association.

We are growing steadily, with about 10 additional members each month. Welcome to our new members. We want to be there for you. Please contact me, or Margaret Wilson directly with any question.
My dreams have come through with E3A, and I hope yours do too.

Onward and forward.
Marie-Claude Stockl

   Upcoming Training Deadlines


E3A is now sending monthly updates with a calendar of events and training opportunities. Check your email the first week of each month for a six-month view of upcoming events. For a complete list of the 2017 Calendar of Events & Trainings, click here

Interested in becoming certified? Act now and you could be certified by the beginning of the summer for as little as $2075*. Level 1 certification consists of a Teleclass (C1), plus 6 days (C2 and C3) under the tutelage of two master trainers in the arena. We limit enrollment to small groups to give you lots of personal attention.

If you can't take six days in a row to complete your certification, you have the option of taking the first 3 days (C2) in April, and sign up for the last 3 days (C3) at a future date.

C1: Introduction to Equine Experiential Education
Facilitation Method
May 9, 2017 Register now!
June 13, 2017  Register now!
Registration deadlines are approaching for the Level 1 Certification in Kenwood, CA on April 28-May 3.
C2: Foundations of Equine Experiential Education Facilitation
April 28-30, 2017 Register now!
C3: Advanced Equine Experiential Education Facilitation
May 1-3, 2017 Register now!

You can still get early bird registration for the Level 1
Certification (C-2 and C-3) in Warwick, NY on July 14-20.
C2: Foundations of Equine Experiential Education Facilitation
July 14-16, 2017. Early Bird Price is $925 through June 14, 2017
C3: Advanced Equine Experiential Education Facilitation
July 18-20, 2017. Early Bird Price is $1175 trough June18

Bundle C2/C3 at the same time for $2000 and save $! 
Total cost of the certification, including $75 to cover the cost of the C1 teleclass is $2075. This is our most cost-effective certification package.

New to this field and not sure you want to become certified yet? Our new one-day program in Columbus, OH on May 6 is just what you need. For only $279, E3A will give you hands on experience with 4-6 activities in the arena, as well as an introduction to the 5-question model of facilitation.

 Get Started in Equine Experiential Education Facilitation
Location: Columbus, Ohio
May 6, 2017 Register now!

Already certified and ready to add Personal Development & Wellbeing (PDW) to your repertoire? Take our Intro to E3A Personal Development & Wellbeing teleclass on May 16 and then sign up for the 3-day workshop in Reno, NV on June 9-11.

E5: Intro to E3A Personal Development & Wellbeing (PDW)
May 16, 2017 Register now!

E6: Creating Personal Development & Wellbeing EAL Workshops
Location: Reno, NV
June 9-11, 2017
Early Bird Price $925 through May 10, 2017

Having trouble registering? Call us at 775-376-2530

1st International E3A Conference: Program and Registration
1st International E3A Conference:
Inspired Leadership through Equine Partners
September 14-16, 2017
The Calvin Center (
13550 Woolsey Rd.
Hampton, Georgia 30228 (near Atlanta)

Want to sharpen your approach to inspiring leadership through your Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) business?
Join us for three days in the serene Georgia setting of the Calvin Center for a great opportunity to learn, network, and move your EAL business forward. Each morning of the conference has a line up  of outstanding keynote speakers and three breakout sessions with amazing presenters. Each afternoon is an opportunity to work with our master trainers, experienced E3A members, and the wonderful horses of the Calvin Center in the arena.

For further details about the conference program, registration, and accommodations, visit today!

  E3A Welcomes Jill Rivoli to the Board of Directors! 
E3A is proud to welcome Jill Rivoli as a new member of the Board of Directors!
Jill Rivoli
Jill Rivoli is an experienced leader in the field of Equine Assisted Learning having facilitated over 7000 participants in professional and personal growth experiences with horses. She is certified through the Equine Experiential Education Association and the Equine Guided Education Association. She is the former Manager of Miraval Resort's Equine Experience, helmed her own EAL business for six years, and is currently the Director of Activities and the Corporate Leadership Development Specialist for the prestigious Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, CA specializing in Equine Assisted Learning. Jill's client list includes many Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to Jill's EAL career she has certification in Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry, Graduate work in Conservation Social Sciences, Graduate Teaching Certificate in Environmental Education, B.S. in Anthropology, and is a founding Board Member for Terra de Belos Cavalos, an Equine Assisted Learning Center dedicated to healing trauma through interactions with horses.

Jill's passion is mindfulness and helping people learn better ways of living, thriving, and connecting. Horses have proven the most effective, fun, and fulfilling way to achieve this.
Get Started in Equine Experiential Education Facilitation
We have developed the new Get Started in Equine Experiential Education Facilitation program for our EAL colleagues and we are ready to share it with the world!

Otterbein University
(Near Columbus, Ohio)
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

By attending this event, you will: 
  • Learn about Equine Assisted Learning and its benefits with clients
  • Experience the 5-Question Model - a proven style of facilitation that improves client outcomes
  • Participate in 4-6 Horse Activities
  • Gain an understanding of how strength-based training works to guide clients to deeper levels of development
  • Learn about the change process with groups and individuals and how Equine Assisted Learning can help teams move through change


Reserve your space 
as registration is limited! 


Learn how to get started in Equine Assisted Learning in a small group setting where you will LEARN BY DOING IT! Click here to go to the website and register today!

E6: Creating Personal Development & Wellbeing EAL Workshops
E6: Creating Personal Development and Wellbeing EAL Workshops
Location: Reno, NV June 9-11, 2017 Early Bird Rates: $925.00 by May 10, 2017
By: Kathy Milbeck
Trying to facilitate personal development workshops can be a complicated. Many of the topics that either come up during the workshop day or even the theme of your workshop has the potential to send participants down the psychotherapy road. How do you navigate this journey while staying in the present and moving forward, not backward?
This three-day arena class will cover ways to successfully create and set up your personal development workshops. It will help create themes for possible workshop titles. Equine Assisted Learning is very powerful and it is an art to keep participants from going too deep. If you aren't skilled in the way you ask debriefing questions, you may inadvertently head into the wrong pasture! This workshop will help you learn how to utilize the E3A Transformational Model, so you can stay in the correct paddock. You'll learn new horse activities designed especially for that context, how to modify existing horse exercises for this type of workshop, and how to facilitate and debrief exercises without ending up in "therapy land".
During this class we will help you learn how to plan a class start to finish. You can learn how to apply and practice E3A's facilitation approach to Personal Development & Wellbeing workshops. The new horse activities that were mentioned above were adapted to be used in Personal Development classes to help the participant learn new ways of moving forward. You will also learn ways to conduct debriefs appropriate for the Personal Development and Wellbeing model.  We will introduce you to a selection of various assessments, which you might use with your clients to promote growth and development.
Lastly, we plan on having many joyful moments during our three days together,
and watching the horses teach us the fine art of authenticity

Members of the first PDW class in

Lexington, KY, August, 2015

Please check the website for pre-requisites for taking this course. Also note that this is an enrichment class and not a certification class.

E3A is Seeking Your Testimonial!
You Matter! E3A is Seeking Your Testimonial!

Think about how E3A has served you, your business goals, and your clients....then get the camera rolling!  We want your testimonial... on video!!  Why video?
  • 85% of consumers find visual user-generated content more influential than other forms
  • 90% of people thought seeing a review helped them on a purchase/donation
If you are a current E3A member, and hold an E3A certification, here's how you can gain visibility to you and your business, while also helping to promote the E3A organization and its certification programs. 
  1. Create a short video (using your phone or video camera) following the guidelines here.  
  2. Send the video file to and where it will be reviewed then approved. 
  3. Once approved, you'll receive an email indicating approval. Select videos will be used in the marketing of E3A, including the E3A website, Facebook page, LinkedIn page, and the quarterly newsletter.

Get involved! 

Join E3A!
If you are not a member of E3A, we'd like to invite you to join us.  There are many benefits to being an E3A member, including free Community Network Meetings, great people to network and exchange ideas with, and some opportunities that are only open to our members.  Check them out at  under Membership.   

Want to be more involved?
We have plenty of volunteer opportunities. Call us to let us know how you want to help. Remember, every horse in the herd plays a role in the herd's success...What part will you play in OUR herd? 

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