Events & Courses


The Health and Safety of our course participants and staff is very important to us. In light of the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic we have taken the decision to act responsibly in relation to our short to medium term planned courses and cancel them. We hope to be able to run the courses in the future, please keep an eye on this page for further updates.


An Introduction to Equine Assisted Learning – the Sirona Approach,  10th October 2020.- CANCELLED

Thank you to everyone who regisitered their interest in the course. We are endeavouring to contact all interested parties and to potentially run the course at a later date in a revised format. If you registered for the course please contact


We are disappointed and sorry to say that due to COVID-19 our open day this year has been cancelled. We do hope that we will be able to see you all next year.

Introduction to Environmental Arts Therapy with Susie Thompson – COURSE CANCELLED

Introductory Workshop; Saturday 21st March 2020 10am to 4pm
at Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship, Dartington. £110 per person.

An introductory workshop for anyone interested in developing a creative, therapeutic connection with the outside world.

Further information: please email or telephone 01803 868779

Foraging Course – Horse & Human with Chris Hope – COURSE CANCELLED

Saturday 25th April 2020 10am to 2pm
at Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship, Dartington. £55 per person.

Learn about identifying plants relevant to horses and humans with Chris Hope from Wild Plant Guide. Accompanied by some of the horses from the Sirona herd we will be taking a foraging walk and gathering a salad to have for lunch.


To book, send completed application form, or for further information please email or telephone 01803 868779

Mindfulness, Nature & Horses with Ollie Frame


One Day Workshop; Saturday 16th May 2020 10am to 4pm
at Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship, Dartington. £110 per person.

This one-day workshop combines the practice of mindfulness with nature connection and spending time around horses. With a whole variety of different practices and activities, the day will be experiential, informative, and suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike.


To book, send completed application form or for further information please email or telephone 01803 868779


Soul of a Horse with Lucy Rees

Lecture day and demo; Saturday 9th November 2019
at Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship, Dartington    Tickets

Lucy Rees, the world renowned equine ethologist has devoted a lifetime to studying wild living horses across the world. Through this work she has become one of the leading experts on horse behaviour and will be sharing her insightful and comprehensive findings during the course of the day. She is also an accomplished horse trainer and author.

She says: “The study of feral horse behaviour is the basis for understanding why domestic horses behave as they do and whether we are treating them appropriately. We have a lot to learn, not just about them but from them. Inside every domestic horse is a feral one with the same certainty about how life should be lived.”

Lecture day and demo with spectator places only.
Tea and coffee provided, bring your own lunch.


18th May – Introduction to Equine Facilitated Interventions:
Details: Intro to EAI

Sirona’s first OPEN DAY at the new Dartington site
June 15th 2019  11-3pm:

23rd March – Sirona at the Totnes ‘Caring Town Fair’:


30th May Dartington Hall Estate Community Day
Come and meet the Sirona team at Dartington Hall Community Day in half term on Wednesday 30th May. Two of our ponies Lily and Mabel will be there to meet people and there will be horse shoe painting and our information stand giving info on our build and forthcoming move to Dartington. We look forward to meeting you there!

13th/14th JulyLucy Rees, author of The Horses’ Mind and Horses in Company and our fabulous patron at Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship is coming to do a lecture and demo as a fundraiser for Sirona. Lucy will be talking about her lifetime of research into the behaviour of wild horses. If we understand horse behaviour of natural living herds, it will cast light on how to best work with our domestic horses, both in our training methods and in helping horses when they express stereotypical behaviours.
More details and buy tickets here
This will fill up fast so don’t miss out.

Wellbeing with Horses in pdf



Sirona Open Day: June 10th 11am to 3pm

Come and meet the team and horses at Sirona and learn more about what we do. Information on our equine-assisted therapy and learning sessions and courses, who we work with and more. Horse shoe painting, equine brick a brac stall and refreshments available. Entry by donation.

Past Events:

Mindfulness and the Healing Drum: Saturday 6th May 2017 – 9.30-4pm
Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship will be hosting a unique experience – the combined effect of mindfulness and the healing beat of the shamanic drum, brought together by Graeme Green of the Mindful Horse, all in partnership with the beautiful Sirona herd.
£95 per person including home cooked lunch and refreshment.
For booking: / 07981 440977

November 28th 2016 – 10am-12pm
Intro to Therapeutic Horsemanship Workshop
Come along to Sirona for an information/taster morning for professionals to learn more about Therapeutic Horsemanship and how it can help those affected by DSVA.
(This is part of 16 Days of Action in Exeter 2016 a collection of local events in Exeter and Devon that raise awareness, express solidarity and stimulate action to end Domestic & Sexual Violence & Abuse)
Contact us to book

December 4th and 5th 2016:
Sirona demo and display stand at The Westcountry Equine Fair – please come along and support us!

March 1st 2016: Building Character and Resilience – opportunities for Youth Work in Schools and Colleges. Learning South West Conference, Taunton. Sirona presented on  ‘Building Resilience with Young People through Therapeutic Horsemanship’

April 16th 2016: Ben Hart team training day







July 2nd 2016:
Equine-Assisted and Facilitators Practitioners Network meeting to be hosted at Sirona for EAFPN members. See EAFPN facebook page for details.

23rd October 2016: Mindfulness and the Healing Drum workshop
with Graeme Green of The Mindful Horse.













sirona 2015