The Eponaquest Equine Facilitated Learning Apprenticeship Program – Leadership Focused is an advanced interdisciplinary training for riding instructors, educators, and other professionals who want to master the art of employing horses in the work of leadership development using the Eponaquest Approach™.
In November 2003, ten apprentices completed the first Eponaquest Apprenticeship Program to become Eponaquest Instructors. In 2012 two more groups graduated, bringing our total number of apprenticeship groups to 18 and the total number of Eponaquest Instructors worldwide to 193. Additional classes are due to graduate in 2013.
Each year a group of carefully chosen professionals will attend 9 day long seminars to learn the theories and practices relevant to Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning (EFEL) and to participate in other activities where horses help humans reach a greater state of physical, emotional and spiritual balance.
Between seminars, apprentices will have assignments to complete and personal phone consultations with Linda Kohanov and Eponaquest Instructor assistants.
2014 Program Dates
The training program is designed to meet the rising equine industry standards, adequately teach the evolving Eponaquest Approach, and provide necessary personal and horse time for each participant.
Due to the intensive nature of the training, apprentices will collectively have one integration day off each week for rest, reflection, and renewal. Otherwise, apprentices must be present from starting time the first day (10:00 am) through ending time the last day (5:00 pm).
- Session I: Saturday, January 18 – Sunday, January 26, 2014
- Session II: Saturday, March 15 – Sunday, March 23, 2014
- Session III: Saturday, May 17 – Sunday, May 25, 2014
Eponaquest Apprenticeship Tuition
The tuition is $9,990 (USD) for program training, core materials, and program days lunch and snacks. Apprentices must provide their own transportation, room, and Integration Day meals.
The $9,990 (USD) tuition is payable in installments by check or Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. No individualized payment plans or scholarships are available.
Lodging and Meals
The tuition cost includes lunch on workshop days, but does not include breakfast or dinner and lodging.
- $80 processing fee due at application submission
- $500 registration deposit upon program acceptance
- $1417 by July 1, 2013
- $1417 by September 1, 2013
- $3288 by December 1, 2013
- $3288 by February 1, 2014