LEAD-UP INTERNATIONAL’S IRELAND
LOCATIONS AND CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS
Address: Kinnafad, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Caitriona is a secondary teacher in a disadvantaged school in Kildare, Ireland. She is a trained EAGALA facilitator of Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy and has been running sessions for the last 5 years. She has had horses since she was 12 and they have made the bad days better, helped her learn about herself and kept her sane! They led her to become a Monty Roberts Instructor in 2014.Having seen, first hand the benefit of contact with horses, she has worked with a youth diversion project for youth at risk, students with behavioural issues and individuals, running Equine Assisted Learning sessions to help them find direction, regulate behaviour, problem solve, build confidence and resilience to name a few. Until now Join-Up and Equine assisted learning and therapy were separate. Lead-Up marries the Join-Up Techniques and the learning and therapy. It brings the two together and is the missing puzzle piece for Caitriona. Youths will reap the benefits of contact with the horses, practical techniques for self regulation, an increased self awareness and an increase in resilience. She is looking forward to offering the Lead-Up program in Ireland.
Padraic Foy, Certified Instructor
Phone: +00 353 87 2713974
Padraic is a qualified riding instructor who has worked in various sectors of the equine industry. As manager of the family equestrian facility in the West of Ireland he encounters troubled youths who come horse riding with student associations he deals with. He noticed that being around horses had a positive influence on these people. Hearing about Monty Roberts and Join-Up (his non-violent method of communicating with horses), he decided to learn more. Through Monty he realised that the benefits of this can also be applied to people as well as horses. He became a Certified Monty Roberts Instructor in 2015. As a result of the Lead-Up program it is now possible to make a difference in the lives of young people using these concepts. He looks forward to working with organisations and individuals to offer Lead-Up workshops in Ireland.
Caroline Jennings B.Sc., brings her skills and knowledge of the Monty Roberts’ methods to the people and horses of Australia. Caroline, who is originally from Ireland, has always had horses in her life as a hobby and naturally followed this passion as her career path. Caroline completed her third level education in Equine and Human Sport Science before beginning her Monty Roberts training in 2004 and then receiving her instructorship by Monty in 2008. Since then, Caroline has had great success with a number of troubled people, horses, riders, trainers and owners, and has introduced Monty’s methods to a range of facilities, trainers, yards and studs worldwide.Caroline has assisted Monty Roberts in many areas worldwide including seminars and demonstrations, veteran courses and private consultancy for professionals in many disciplines. Caroline is now working alongside the Australian Childhood Foundation to develop a therapeutic program utilizing the embodied experience of Join-Up and up-to-date scientific research in the neurobiological affects of trauma. Using this knowledge, training and experience Caroline will provide Lead-Up workshops for children and young people in Australia.”