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Transform Your Equine Journey


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Rediscover Joy, Find Clarity, and Deepen Your Understanding of Horse Psychology and Behaviour


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Are you looking for a truly transformative horsemanship experience?


Join us 12th to 14th July, 2024


Unbridled Connection is the retreat you've been waiting for! With only 10 places available, this exclusive, immersive program is designed to help you develop a deeper connection with horses, improve your horsemanship skills, and rediscover joy and clarity in your equine journey.


Leave your horse at home and embark on a weekend dedicated to focusing on yourself and your personal growth.


Your Expert Guides

Helen O'Hanlon - Your Personal Growth Coach: Under the guidance of Helen O'Hanlon, a distinguished coach with dual master's degrees in Coaching Psychology and Education from UCC, you'll embark on a coaching journey that transcends traditional boundaries. Helen's holistic approach blends her extensive qualifications, allowing her to empower individuals in their personal, sporting, and academic pursuits.


Lindsey Crosbie - Bridging Hearts Through Equine Wisdom: Lindsey is the visionary behind With Horses CIC. Delve into captivating dialogues concerning horse-keeping methodologies and the pivotal role of consent in training. Traverse the realm of hands-on coaching in ground-based horse training methods meticulously tailored to prioritize equine comfort and well-being.


Whats Included

Delicious Retreat Cuisine: Indulge in a culinary journey with locally sourced, homemade meals served throughout the weekend. Every meal is an opportunity to connect with nature and fellow participants.


Comfortable Shared Accommodations: Enjoy shared accommodations within a charming Georgian farmhouse at Whisgills House. Shared rooms foster camaraderie and connection among retreat participants.


25 -Minute Relaxing Back Massage: Each participant will have the opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate with a soothing 30-minute back massage. Let the stresses of daily life melt away as you pamper yourself during your retreat.


Group Coaching with Helen O'Hanlon: Join Helen , a distinguished coach with dual master's degrees in Coaching Psychology and Education from UCC, on a transformative coaching journey. Helen's holistic approach empowers individuals in their personal, sporting, and academic pursuits, transcending traditional boundaries.


Sessions with Lindsey Crosbie - Bridging Hearts Through Equine Wisdom: Explore equine-assisted mentoring and ethical horsemanship with Lindsey, the visionary behind With Horses CIC, delving into horse-keeping methodologies and the pivotal role of consent in training.

The Venue

Nestled within the serene beauty of the Scottish Borders, Whisgills House is the perfect setting for your training course or residential retreat. Here, you'll find comfortable shared accommodations within a charming Georgian farmhouse.


Shared Rooms: Participants will share cosy rooms, fostering a sense of camaraderie and connection among attendees as you all embark on this retreat experience together.


Communal Spaces: Whisgills House also provides communal spaces for relaxation and connection. Enjoy moments of reflection in the cosy sitting room or explore the extensive collection of literature in the library.


Scenic Surroundings: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Scottish Borders, with moorland and forest views all around. Whisgills Farm is nestled beneath the majestic Tinnis Hill, providing a tranquil backdrop to your retreat journey.


Please note that shared accommodations are an integral part of the retreat experience, enhancing the sense of community and shared purpose among participants.


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Delicious Retreat Cuisine

Our Unbridled Connection Retreat is a celebration of flavour and freshness. Throughout the weekend, we've curated a truly exceptional, catered dining experience. Every meal is lovingly crafted with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and prepared with utmost care.


But it's not just about the food; it's about the connections you make. Sit down with fellow participants, enjoy meaningful conversations, and create lasting memories over a table with delicious dishes.


On Friday and Saturday evenings, savour the delightful dinner, wake-up to the inviting aroma of a wholesome Breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, setting the perfect tone for your day of exploration.


Saturday's Lunch is a light and refreshing interlude, providing the energy you need to fully engage in the retreat's activities. Then, on Sunday, prepare for a proper British/Scottish Sunday Dinner, a hearty tradition that will transport you to the heart of local culinary heritage.

🕊️ Arrival, Departure, and Pampering:

Arrive on Friday, 22nd March 2024, for a weekend of growth and rejuvenation. All meals are provided, allowing you to indulge in nutritious, locally sourced cuisine. As part of the retreat, you'll enjoy a 25-minute back massage.


🎟️ Limited Spaces, Irresistible Offer:

We believe in quality over quantity; thus, we have limited the retreat to just 10 participants.


Please note that accommodation is shared to foster connections among participants.



Booking and Payment:


£599.00


Register Your Interest by emailing: theresa@horsemanship-journal.com



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