- Amsterdam - Bruges - Ghent - Vimy Ridge - Caen - Juno Beach - Versailles - Paris -
August 16 - 25, 2017
Dr. Annemieken Van Reepingen, Founder of Kivik
Susan Wilson, Founder of HorseDream Canada and HorseDream World Tours
This tour is for you if you have a spirit for adventure and a yearning to learn - about self, about culture, about our world and how we interact with others. It’s made for the person who is eager to learn and experience new spaces and places, in a new way. You might be a corporate leader, a retired professional, an entrepreneur or a horse lover. Perhaps you are an individual who spends a lot of time thinking about this world and how we live in it, and are ready to experience a new way of learning about culture and human interaction. Whatever your background and interests, our itinerary will provide you with an experience that will surprise and enlighten you. Through our affiliation with HorseDream Licensed Partners around the world, we can provide you with an experience that ensures a cultural experience and sightseeing tour integrated in a unique way with equine assisted learning and horseback experiences beyond your expectations.
During this 10 day tour, you will enjoy beautiful breathtaking settings throughout Netherlands, Belgium and France. We provide a full itinerary with motor coach transportation and guide, 9 nights at 4-star accommodations with breakfasts daily, guided and non-guided tours of historical and culturally significant sites, and one of a kind experiential equine assisted learning seminars created specifically to enhance your leadership, team development and cross-cultural skills.
HorseDream World Tours combines the opportunity to travel to unique locations, tour, and learn about yourself and culture. HorseDream’s approach to personal and professional development is to incorporate horses as the facilitators of your training, guiding you to build upon your leadership skills by experiencing learning in the present moment. Training seminars are based on equine assisted learning, where you will be working directly with specially trained horses.
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Why horses as facilitators?
Horses are a very ‘present’ being. Horses pay attention to what is happening to themselves and others in the moment, providing you with direct and immediate feedback. The horse will react to you exactly as you present yourself, reflecting your leadership style, how it's perceived and received. This is a very effective exercise for business professionals looking to improve their "non-verbal" communication skills, a critical skill when leading a team and/or when doing business internationally across different cultures.
"What makes Horse Assisted Education (HAE) different is that it develops your self-awareness. Horses don’t talk. I can make it possible to understand how my thoughts and attitudes affect my coworkers. It’s very difficult to realize that on your own, and hard to find anyone that will tell you how they felt when interacting with you. That’s why I think this training is one of a kind and irreplaceable.
The most valuable thing about learning with horses is that it stays in your memory whereas the effects of traditional training wear off with time. HAE is unforgettable. My colleagues and I often come back to the horse education experience and it still inspires us. I think no other experience sticks with you this way.
The training clearly showed me how my non-verbalized inner attitude influenced the horse and it reacted to it. Thanks to it I understand better how others react to me in my professional and private life.
People who hear about horses think about just fun and entertaining, nowadays leadership skills are high on the demand for directors and everyone knows that a good manager works with their heart and soul. HAE is a scientific method that facilitates the gaining of those skills and is not just “fun”.
The training with horses has helped my team become more aware and has helped us to where we are today."
- Tomasz Buras