Meet the Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitators
Gwendolyn Donohoe, PhD
Gwen has been working with horses for over 25 years and her most recent adventure has been becoming a certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator and starting the Connecting Through Horses non-profit with co-facilitator Tressa Beaulieu
Realizing the benefits and impact working with horses (and cattle) has had on her own life and having the opportunity to share these learning experiences with others is the driving force behind Sagehill Stables and the Connecting Through Horses non-profit organization.
Gwen and her husband Casey own and manage Sagehill Stables. Gwen comes from a long line of dairy farmers and also owned and operated her own beef cattle operation in The Pas, MB, and now works at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Animal Science
Tressa Beaulieu, RD
Tressa (she/her) is a Métis woman with Indigenous heritage originating from Treaty 3 lands; home to the Saulteaux band of the Ojibwa people. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
She is continuously working towards bringing traditional perspectives and land-based learning into her work.
She has been working with horses for over 20 years, is certified through the Sport Manitoba NCCP program and is a certified Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) facilitator.
Tressa first developed her own EAL program titled 'Fuel Your Spirit' which then became the foundation of her EAL business, 'Red Horse Connection'. Both are founded on braiding together traditional teachings and the horse.