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3rd June 2019 @ 10:30 am - 7th June 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Equine Assisted Learning Accredited Diploma Training.
3rd June until 7th June
At Horse Haven Uk we offer an in depth, practical, hands on training.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what others have said about the training.
Our training is very popular.  We are proud to say due to the practical nature of the training previous students have left with the confidence to set up on their own. Not just in the uk but overseas too and are already doing some great work helping others to make positive life changes.

Suzannah wrote the course as a result of our experiences and pleasure working with EFL clients here. Seeing positive change from horses helping people.

The diploma has been approved and accredited by the “Institute for Animal Care Education”.  I have chosen this organisation as we feel the care of the horses is of utmost importance for this type of work.

5 days training will be held at Horse Haven Uk in Somerset , near Glastonbury.



On receipt of your diploma you will be added to Horse Haven Uk EFL Facilitators Group, which is a private facebook group for facilitators to share ideas and offer support and encouragement to one another.

We are a happy, friendly family and will always stay that way.  All newly qualified facilitators are welcomed into the group by other members and support and advice is always available on an ongoing basis.

In the unlikely event that any student doesn’t meet the final requirements they will be offered the opportunity to come back for 2 days mentoring to work on the areas that didn’t quite meet the standard of assessment.


A list of local accommodation will be sent to anyone wishing to attend.

The training involves classroom work, requirements for setting up your business, selection, training and care of the therapy horse.  We also cover effective ways to market your business.

YOU will learn to set up a variety of courses for specific needs and create the right environment for your future clients in order that they get maximum benefits from their experience with the horses.

YOU will have  lots of practical, hands on experience with our therapy horses. By the end of the week you should  be confident in your ability to go out  and do the work yourselves.

Assessments are carried out throughout the training, although we aim to make it fun.  Day 5 is your final assessment when you will work in pairs with case studies which we provide.

The case studies are volunteers that come along to experience the benefits of EFL and give you valuable feedback.

If successful in the assessments (we want you to succeed and will do everything we can to help you) you will receive a diploma from Horse Haven Uk, followed in the post by a diploma from the Institute for Animal Care Education.

The HHUK diploma will enable you to obtain insurance for your future business at a reduced rate through our insurers.

In the unlikely event that any student doesn’t meet the final requirements they will be offered the opportunity to come back for 2 days mentoring to work on the areas that didn’t quite meet the standard of assessment.



Your tutors are Suzannah Leighton and Dean Dibble.






Suzannah is a qualified Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Coach, Certified Kinetic Shift Practitioner/Trainer with the UK Hypnosis Academy and Master Practitioner of NLP (neuro linguistic programming) with over 20 years experience as a therapist. She also has certificates in EFL and advanced EFT.











Dean is an equine behaviourist, trainer, coach, hypnotherapist and holds a diploma in Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy.








Ongoing support is available for anyone that has successfully completed the course and you will have access to both Suzannah and Dean by email and telephone.  We are always at hand to help with any enquiries or issues that may arise for you.

Groups will be small in order that everyone gets optimum support during the 5 days.

The cost of the 5 day training is £1,020.00 and a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required on booking.  The remaining balance to be paid 3 weeks before commencement of the course.

We strive to ensure that successful candidates, having achieved the diploma will be confident and competent to go out and deliver the goods after this training.























BE SURE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE and join our Happy Team.


For more information please email suzannah@horsehavenuk.com and I will mail you back with full details of the week and methods of payment.



What Others Have Said:

Lindsay Howard-Dean

Highly recommend this course, it was exactly what I wanted & fabulously Facilitated.


Marcel Batalla Olivé

Amazed by this training course (Equine Facilitated Learning) we’ve just passed. Very professional and well conducted to make each student skilled and capable to help people by counting on the horses help. Indeed! there is a huge difference when you can learn from someone very knowledgeable. What it is not mentioned is the huge amount of lives this course is going to help thanks to the skills that the students acquire.

Sorel T

Well! What can I say about this place? I went on an EFL course taking all of my baggage with me, trust me I have a lot!! I was greeted with so much love and support from both human and equine that I came away a very different person indeed. I cannot praise them enough and cannot recommend them highly enough either! The horses are amazingly happy and relaxed, always ready to help the needy and sometimes when the needy don’t even know they are needy!! I am not a people person but I would happily spend the rest of my life in the company of the Horsehaven crew because there is absolutely no judgement or pressure, when I was ready, they were waiting with kindness and love. I will be going back!!

Lisa Deacon

Beautifully trained horses and professional tutors.
Lots of individual attention and plenty of practical assessments. Treated to a scrummy lunch everyday. I have taken many skills away with me and can now have the confidence to apply them. Well recommended.

Nickie Porter

Had an absolutely amazing experience at horse haven uk! Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming! The EFL diploma taught here is in such great detail and with enough hands on practice! I would highly recommend them!

Mareile B

I have attended several courses at Horse Haven Uk. Among others: ‘Mindfulness with Horses’ and ‘Equine Facilitated Learning’. The courses are well run and the owners and staff are knowledgeable and empathic. The therapy horses are in excellent condition and enjoy their work. The setting is gorgeous and time itself appears to slow down.

Equine Facilitated Learning Course

Genuine and knowledgeable trainers who get the most out of their students. The horses are kept naturally and treated with kindness and respect. Excellent experience!

EFL Diploma course

I highly recommend Horsehaven Uk having been on several workshops and recently completing the EFL Diploma course. Suzannah and Dean are extremely knowledgable and go out of their way to ensure that clients have a worthwhile experience.
I’m lucky to live close by and it is a place that always grounds me and draws me back again.
The lunches are fantastic and the horses are well looked after and extremely happy in their environment.
Whichever activity you choose, you will not be disappointed.

Heidi B


3rd June 2019 @ 10:30 am
7th June 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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Horse Haven UK


Horse Haven Uk
25 Ashcott Road, Meare
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
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