LEAD-UP INTERNATIONAL’S GUATEMALA
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Katie Cunningham is a British Ex-Pat, living in Guatemala. She is also the founder of Lead-Up. Katie is in Advanced Studies of Certification at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center and is an advocate of Join-Up and non-violence. Katie grew up in the UK but travelled to Guatemala in 1999 where she was offered work with horses. She now lives in Antigua, Guatemala with her husband and children where they own La Ronda Equestrian Center, birthplace to Lead-Up International. In 2012 she was awarded a certificate by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for her efforts to reduce violence in the training of horses in Guatemala. This inspired her to develop a Join-Up program in collaboration with the Brooke partner program ‘Equinos Sanos Para El Pueblo’ (Healthy Horses for the People) that would further reduce violence towards horses and humans by helping to shift deep-rooted attitudes and behaviours. These efforts have led to the creation of Lead-Up International.