Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship CIO are looking for 2 new trustees to join our existing team in order to improve the range of professional skills, as well as diversity, on our Board of Trustees.

We are a small charity based on The Dartington Estate near Totnes, who specialise in working with vulnerable young people and adults, with the help of our wonderful herd of horses and beautiful woodland environment.  This way of working is often referred to as Equine Assisted Therapy or Learning and the woodland environment as Ecotherapy.

We are looking to expand our small friendly team of trustees.  We would be especially interested in hearing from anyone with skills in Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Fundraising, Marketing or Charity Law.

Trustees are responsible for ensuring the highest possible standards of governance, the strategic direction of Sirona, and also for developing the charity’s aims, objectives and goals.  Trustees will contribute specific knowledge and expertise to help the Board reach collective decisions in all of the above areas.

Trustees are expected to attend between 4 – 6 trustee meetings each year including an AGM.  Each meeting lasts approximately 2 hours and between meetings there are sometimes tasks to attend to.  There is usually a Christmas meal and some summer events, most of which are held at Buckhams Stables on the Dartington Hall Estate.

If you are interested and would like more information or an application form please contact either Dr. Hannah Burgon (CEO), or Diane Cleave (Administrator) at Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship CIO, Buckham’s Stables, Old School Farm, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EB. or

For further details on all vacancies: 01803 868779 (Mon-Thurs 9am to 1pm)


COOP Community Fund – November 2020

COOP members who chose Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship as their local community cause, via the COOP local community fund, helped raise a whopping £5,281.27 for us to improve the facilities for our participants. Thank you very much to all those who supported us.

Funding Awarded to Sirona – September 2020

Thank you to the Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund for awarding Sirona a grant for £30,000 to support us through the next 6 months to keep providing our vital equine-assisted therapy and learning sessions to vulnerable young people who are even more in need of our services at the current time.

Postgraduate Research Project carried out jointly with Hartpury University – August 2020

We recently collaborated with Cherith Wilson, MSc Equine Science Student at Hartpury University, on a new study to determine the impact of its Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning (EAT/L) programmes and to help inform industry practice.  Read more here.

Thank you to Cherith for all of her hard work.



Sirona are now settled on the Dartington Estate.
Our Open Days will be an opportunity for the public to see this wonderful new site.
Details on the events page.