The Eponaquest Equine Facilitated Learning Apprenticeship Program – is an advanced interdisciplinary training program for riding instructors, educators, and other professionals who want to master the art of employing horses in the work of personal development and/or leadership development using the Eponaquest® Approach.
In November 2003, ten apprentices completed the first Eponaquest Apprenticeship Program to become Eponaquest Instructors. Since that time 34 classes have graduated from the Apprenticeship programs bringing the current number of instructors to more than 300.
Each year a group of carefully chosen professionals will attend three 8 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, and an optional 4th session to learn advanced skills.
Between seminars, apprentices will have assignments to complete and personal phone consultations with Eponaquest Instructor assistants.
2022 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 a.m.) through ending time the last day (5:00 p.m.).
- Session I: Saturday, October 7 through Saturday, October 14, 2023
- Session II: Saturday, December 9 through Saturday, December 16, 2023
- Session III: Saturday, January 27 through Saturday, February 3, 2024
- Session IV (optional): Saturday, May 4 through Saturday, May 12, 2024
Eponaquest Apprenticeship Tuition
The tuition is $9,990 (USD) ($12,990 with the tuition for the 4th optional week included) for program training, core materials, and program day lunch and snacks. Apprentices must provide their own transportation, room, and Integration Day meals.
The $9,990 (USD) ($12,990 with the tuition for the 4th optional week included) tuition is payable in installments by business, bank or cashiers check or Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express, or by bank transfer. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. No individualized payment plans or scholarships are available. (Please note that Eponaquest no longer accepts personal checks for workshop or Apprenticeship tuition payments.)
If an Apprentice would like to pay for the entire program at once, a discount is available. Please contact the Eponaquest office at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific details.
Lodging and Meals
The tuition cost includes lunch, snacks, and beverages on workshop days, but does not include breakfast or dinner and lodging.
- $80 processing fee due at application submission
- $500 registration deposit due upon program acceptance
- $2210 by July 1, 2023
- $2210 by September 1, 2023
- $2495 by November 1, 2023
- $2495 by December 1, 2023
- $3000 by (tuition for the optional week) March 1, 2024