International Equine Summit – 2016 Speakers

The International Equine Summit will be an unrivaled opportunity to reconnect with yourself, your horses and inspiring horse people. Learn more and buy tickets ».

Kylie Peters – Key Note Speaker


Kylie Peters (BSc, p grad dip psych, grad dip horse bus man, AIA graduate, Advanced Eponaquest instructor, Assoc. MAPS) is a psychologist. Kylie currently works with young people, families and adults; addressing a range of issues specializing in family therapy, eating disorders, trauma and equine therapy. Kylie also offers training and supervision. Kylie has been running equine facilitated therapy and personal development workshops for over ten years around Australia. She has trained under Barbara Rector, Shelley Rosenberg and Nancy Coyne.

Ann Baldwin, Ph.D.


Ann is a research professor in physiology at the University of Arizona. Her presentation will explore what is happening at a physiological level between horses and humans as they participate in two different EFL exercises and proposes that scientific research can be used as a tool to test which type of exercise is most appropriate for a given situation, horse or person.

Rosalyn W. Berne, Ph.D.


Rosalyn Berne first “heard a horse speak” in 2010, after she fell from a horse into a river in Costa Rica.  Since then she continues to experience this telepathic capacity, and has written two books that recount and reflect on her conversations and encounters with horses. Dr. Berne offers translation services for a growing list of clients, discovering the distinctive personalities, thoughts and ideas of horses of a variety breeds, ages, and backgrounds. Rosalyn will share stories of some of her most moving experiences, explore the significance of such direct communication between humans and horses, and discuss how “hearing” horses has changed her life.

Cheryl Casati


Cheryl is a serious student of Shifu Li Hongzhi and has been practicing the Buddhist/Daoist practice of Falun Dafa for 15 years. These practices enhance her ability to bring mindfulness and intuition into the full scope of working with humans and horses, including in the competition world.

Nancy Coyne, M.D.


Nancy is a Board certified Psychiatrist and Eponaquest Senior faculty and instructor. She will be speaking on Yoga and Horses.

Debbie Draves Legg

Costa Rica

Debbie is an entrepreneur in Costa Rica where she runs a cabin retreat hotel and Equine Facilitated Learning program. She will be presenting the horse/rider matching process, a very powerful exercise where the rider is chosen by a horse for a week long trek.

Christophe Dreyer


Christoph is an Animal Osteopath, Onto-Kinesiologist, and Equine Shiatsu practitioner and TCM, as well as an Eponaquest Instructor. In his presentation he will examine several points: balance & breathing, relationship & the emotional process, the position of the rider and its impact on the biodynamic of the horse, the anatomic link between horse and rider, and the assembly point of both. He will explore this with the reflective-sensitive approach, “Centaur” equilibration and harmonic song, using the tools of the Eponaquest Approach and the somato-emotionnal body process.

Sylvain Gillier-Imbs, M.D.


Sylvain is a certified Eponaquest instructor. He will speak on the Chiron “wounded healer” archetype, his own path to realizing his healing power, and how he is bringing the healing message of horses to others.

Cheryl Kindred


In discovering horses and equine-assisted therapy, I found a powerful new tool in healing. As a survivor of severe childhood abuse, I understand the courage that healing from trauma requires. The integration of equine activities makes it easier for me to stay present, have hope, feel connected, process memories and let go of the past that was difficult or impossible for me to do in other therapeutic settings. In this presentation, I will share my own personal story and how I integrated the horses and have become more present in my daily life.

Linda Kohanov


Linda is the founder Eponaquest. Linda will be speaking on the art of leadership as presented in her fifth book, “The Five Roles of a Master Herder”, published earlier this year.

David Landreville


David is a farrier. His presentation will explore “What Horses Have to Say About Their Feet”, including handling, trimming, and the environment in which they stand.

Sally Nilsson

Costa Rica

Sally Nilsson is an expert facilitator, certified executive coach, experienced mentor and instructor in Eponaquest horse-led leadership and personal development activities. Sally spent 15 years as a corporate attorney in London and Hong Kong, starting her career in a leading global law firm and culminating as General Counsel of a multi-billion European real-estate investment firm.

She stepped off the deal junky path in 2015 to follow her passion and focus her full attention on supporting others to find and access the life they truly want – and to believe that, like her, they can create it. With her unique and playful style, she works with individuals to find sustainable balance and freedom—so often lacking on the corporate treadmill in this digital age—in their own lives.

Barb Page, D.V.M.


Dr. Page has over 45 years of experience practicing equine veterinary medicine. She will be speaking on colic and how to give an affected horse the best chance of survival.

Shelley Rosenberg


Shelley is a seasoned riding instructor, has competed in over 110 Grand Prix dressage tests, and is an “L” graduate. With forty five years of experience in the art of communicating with humans and horses, she believes there is a new way to teach riding and that it is her job to be sure you understand what you are feeling, both physically and emotionally. She will be demonstrating the riding experiences taught in her Riding-Focused Equine Facilitated Learning apprenticeship.

Lorraine Tilbury


A Veterinarian and American-Board Certified Toxicologist, Lorraine holds degrees in Veterinary Medicine, Toxicologic Pathology, and Toxicology. Lorraine’s vision of combining her leadership & training skills honed in corporate environments with her love of horses came to fruition with the launch of HorsePower International in 2014, offering equine-facilitated workshops & programs in team dynamics, leadership skills & emotional intelligence. Operating out of her home in the Loire Valley, her herd of 6 horses are the guides for individuals & teams who attend. A certified Eponaquest© instructor, she provides concepts and tools associated with powerful non-verbal communication and emotional intelligence of horses, so that professionals can find their path by using the Power of the Horse to jumpstart their professional and personal projects.

If you love horses and want to Share, Learn and Experience, come and collaborate with us at the International Equine Summit! Learn more and buy tickets ».