About

Horses Connect, based in Bushypark, just outside Galway city, is a dedicated, Equine-assisted Personal and Professional Development Facility (EAPD).

Our two and four-legged team of amazing horse, ponies, dogs, Volunteers,  Students and coaches work to provide our clients with a range of equine-assisted services to promote health and wellbeing.

Our core values are Respect, Responsibility and Relationships. These values provide the foundation of all our work, and our interactions with the world.

EAPD is a globally recognized, innovative, effective means of helping individuals and groups to learn, grow and develop core skills like communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

All Horses Connect programs work experientially through horses as a catalyst for change and are built from client’s specific goals.

Clients include individuals with physical or intellectual challenges, family groups, corporate teams, schools and other organisations.

In other words, the Horses Connect team of qualified and experienced EAPD facilitators work with YOU to design and deliver a program of unique and powerful activities with our horses that will enhance your life and/or business.

Our  Founders

Eileen

Founder  – Therapeutic Horse-riding Coach, Equine-assisted Learning Facilitator, EAGALA certified Equine Specialist.

Eileen, the founder & CEO of Horses Connect, holds a Master’s Degree in Writing from NUI, Galway which we use to great effect for journaling exercises. She also holds a Post-Grad in Mental Health Promotion which provides a solid foundation for our Equine-assisted personal Development/Wellbeing programs.

 

 

 

Mary

Founder – Therapeutic Horse-riding Coach, Equine-assisted Learning Facilitator, EAGALA certified Equine Specialist.

Mary is a qualified and experienced Special Needs Assistant, and the mother of an adult daughter with additional needs. This gives her a unique combination of skills and a deep empathy for working with children and their parents and siblings.