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 Program 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 the Connecting Through Horses programs.
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 Beaulieu is a proud Métis woman, Equestrian Coach and Registered Dietitian.
She is continuously working towards bringing traditional perspectives into her work.
Tressa has over 10 years of experience in the equine industry where she has successfully shown horses on the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) circuit.
She is certified through the Sport Manitoba NCCP program and a certified Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) facilitator.
Tressa developed her own EAL program 'Fuel Your Spirit' to help bring together traditional teachings and the benefits of EAL .