Equine Facilitated Learning Diploma

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Equine Facilitated Learning Diploma

9th August 2021 @ 10:30 am - 13th August 2021 @ 4:30 pm


Accredited Equine Facilitated Learning diploma training.

At Horse Haven Uk we offer an in depth, 5 day practical training. The practical training is followed by ongoing support and mentoring.

Hotels, B&Bs and Air BnBs are now open and a list of local accommodation can be sent to you on request.

Due to the practical nature of our equine facilitated learning diploma previous students have left with the confidence to use the skills learned.

Suzannah developed the course, as a result of seeing many positive outcomes with clients from EFL taster days.

The diploma is accredited by the Institute of Animal Care Education.

The training is also approved and accredited with CPD (Continuing Professional Development). It carries 35 hours CPD.

Your diploma will entitle you to membership of ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).

The HHUK diploma will also enable you to obtain insurance at a discounted price.




5 Days Training in Somerset, near Glastonbury






The equine facilitated learning diploma involves classroom work. We will discuss requirements for setting up your business.The selection, training and care of the therapy horses  is also a very important part of the training. 
We also look at effective ways to market your business.
YOU will learn to set up a variety of courses for specific needs to ensure you are confident to create the right environment for your future clients. Thus, enabling them get the greatest benefits from their experience with the horses. 
The practical hands on experience with our therapy horses will, by the end of the week give you confidence in your abilities.
Assessments are ongoing throughout the training. Day 5 is your final assessment when you will work in pairs with case  studies which we provide.
Case studies are volunteers who come along to experience the benefits of EFL. They will then give you valuable feedback on your final assessment.
If successful in the assessments you will receive a diploma from Horse Haven Uk and 35 hours CPD.
The Horse Haven UK diploma will enable you to get insurance for your future business at a reduced rate.


On receipt of your equine facilitated learning diploma you are invited to join Horse Haven Uk EFL Group. This is a private facebook group for Equine Facilitated Learning Practitioners to share ideas and offer support to each other.
We are a happy, friendly group and aim to offer friendship, help and support to one another.  
Support and mentoring is available on an ongoing basis  from the Horse Haven Uk team.
Should any student not meet the final requirements they will be offered an opportunity to come back for 1 or 2 days to work on the areas that didn’t quite meet the standard of assessment.
A list of local accommodation is available to anyone wishing to attend.
Your tutor is Suzannah Leighton. Horse Handlers and support team are David Taylor and Mareile Bowditch.













Suzannah is a qualified Hypnotherapist and Lead Trainer at Haven Hypnotherapy Academy. She is a Certified Kinetic Shift Practitioner and Master Practitioner of NLP (neuro linguistic programming). Suzannah has over 20 years experience as a therapist and has also trained in equine facilitated therapy.

David comes from a military background and has experience working with PTSD. He is an excellent horseman. Riding/driving instructor and is a qualified veterinary assistant.
Mareile is a counsellor, hypnotherapist, assistant trainer at Haven Hypnotherapy Academy and experienced horse handler.
All team members are qualified EFL Facilitators and experienced horse handlers. Throughout the week we are here to support and encourage you.
Please don’t hesitate to address any problems you might have with members of the team. Our  roles are to help you and ensure you have a positive experience.
Ongoing support is available for anyone that has successfully completed the course. You will have access to Suzannah by email and telephone.  We are always available to help with any enquiries or issues that may arise for you.
Groups are small. As a result, everyone gets individual support during the 5 days.

The cost of the 5 day training is £1,050.00 and a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required on booking.  The balance is due 4 weeks before commencement of the course. On successful completion of the diploma and due to  the practical elements of the training we are sure you will be confident and competent in your ability to use the skills learned to help others. 

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

Ring Suzannah today on 07545 139009

For more information please email suzannah@horsehavenuk.com.  I will then send you an overview of the week and methods of payment.







emma allen

Over the years I have attended many courses and training events. I have never left any others feeling so empowered to use the information given.

Lisa Broome

Did the EFL Diploma with Suzannah at Horse Haven UK and it was everything she says it will be…and more! It was honestly transformational. The learning is done in an organic way, surrounded by support and encouragement. This makes it hugely powerful and I came away energised on an emotional level as well as raring and ready to go with my own equine facilitated learning business.

Sonya Creme

I had such a brilliant time at Horse Haven UK, the week flew by and I came away having learnt so much and feeling very confident and inspired. Thank you so much to everyone and the lovely herd.

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

rachel hartopp

Had the most fantastic time this week completing the EFL Diploma. Highly recommended.


Thank you to Suzannah, my professional confidence was on the floor and your patience and professionalism helped me to get back to where I wanted to be. Massively recommend horse haven uk to anyone wanting time, space and support to grow and development. Thank you x

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.  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

Sandra Robinson

I had been looking for a year to find a non commercial, no nonsense EFL course which was also affordable and this course was recommended from people who work in the EFL field. The team at Horse Haven were very supportive and were determined to make it work for everyone. I also enjoyed some one to one coaching time with David and Suzannah and could not have felt in safer hands. The horses were lovely to work with and the team have the well being of the horses as a priority. As a total bonus the home made lunches were just lovely. Give them a call. Don’t hesitate.

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!


9th August 2021 @ 10:30 am
13th August 2021 @ 4:30 pm
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