“Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Who We Are

We are a passionate bunch that live and breathe our core values to deliver unforgettable experiences to our clients every day. But Team Dreamwinds is much more than that, it is a vast network within our community that never ceases to amaze us with their ongoing support.

Our Facilitators – A dedicated network of Certified EAL Facilitators that are the best in the industry and bring a variety of knowledge and experience. No matter who the client, we understand and can speak their language to provide a valuable and relevant program experience.

Our Horses – Our horses are carefully selected to ensure they are safe and of sound mind and body.   We choose horses that are fit and active in another discipline so that they are continuously challenged and engaged both inside and outside of EAL.

Our Partners – We are so fortunate to be partnered with the original founders of the Cartier EAL Facilitator Certification Program.  Their program is second to none in the EAL Industry and we are proud to be working together to bring unlimited continuing education opportunities to our graduates.  We couldn’t ask for better partners, mentors and friends.

Team Dreamwinds

Tracey Evans is the Owner/Master EAL Instructor of Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre in Bradford, Ontario. After nearly 20 years in the corporate world, Tracey made a choice to carve out a new career that included her passion for horses. With a keen understanding of the importance of effective leadership in the development, engagement and performance of a team, she left her successful corporate career in 2012 to bring a unique approach to leadership development and team building to…

As a full-time luxury homebuilder, Dirk has made a career of creating exceptional spaces and Dreamwinds is no exception. His building expertise and eye for detail ensures our facility is first class in our industry. Since building the farm, Dirk has become a keen observer of horse behavior and quick study of our approaches to natural horsemanship and Equine Assisted Learning. With experience managing large projects and leading diverse teams, Dirk brings his leadership expertise and anecdotal experiences to…

As a Certified Coach with NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association), Jennifer specialized in the instruction of teens with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy and ADHD for 6 years. She is a Certified EAL Facilitator and Equine Massage Therapist with a lifetime of experience with horses. She brings an expansive knowledge of how horses relate to both each other and those around them.  In 2015 Jenn took on the role of Assistant EAL Instructor to…

Sandi is a Certified EAL Facilitator, completing her training at Dreamwinds in 2018 and joining Team Dreamwinds in 2019.  In addition to supporting Dreamwinds EAL programs, Sandi is the owner and lead facilitator for The Heart Retreat EAL in Orillia, Ontario.   Sandi has passion for horse rescue and her horses are instrumental in helping youth at risk through critical life skills training to help them overcome life’s challenges and thrive.

Maud combines experience as a language teacher, a riding instructor and an Equine Assisted Learning facilitator.  In addition to supporting Dreamwinds programs, Maud is the owner and lead facilitator of New Horserizons.  Started in in 2016 and operating in New Lowell, On, just minutes from CFB Borden, New Horserizons offers problem solving sessions using horses as mediators, and runs programs tailored to professionals in uniform, as well as Family Fun sessions and Date nights.

Megan has been a horse enthusiast since childhood. She certified as an EAL facilitator in 2015 and has since achieved her Level 3 Advanced Facilitator Certification.  In addition to supporting Dreamwinds EAL programs, Megan is the owner and lead facilitator of Chiron EAL where she runs a variety of programs including personal development, couples, ladies nights, education workers and executive groups.   In addition to running EAL programs, Megan is a riding coach, certified in 2014 by the International Society…

Our Horses

Oliver – forever guiding us in spirit (Jan 27, 1998 – Dec 2, 2020) – He was a Thoroughbred Gelding, Tracey’s first horse and the inspiration for Dreamwinds. He was the most gentle guy who sought steady and reliable leadership. He was an ‘old soul’, wise beyond his years and always willing to please. He gave his all and loved to share his wisdom. His passing has left a huge void, but know his legacy will live on in…

This is the infamous Jimmy! Jimmy is a 2000lb Clydesdale and is quite a character. A true gentle giant, Jimmy loves to be the centre of attention and is our spokes horse at many events.  Jimmy requires a committed and confident leader to convince him that their way is the best way. Treat him with kindness and respect and he is putty in your hands. He is a great teacher of confidence, commitment and strong leadership.  

He’s Just Fabuluke!  A fitting name for this beautiful boy.  Luke is a 14 year old registered Appendix (3/4 thoroughbred 1/4 quarter horse) with a big heart.  He has spent most of his life as a show horse on the western pleasure circuit.  He’s found his forever home with us doing EAL and is excelling in Dressage with Tracey.  As a teacher he is sweet, gentle and kind.  He gives his whole heart for those who put their trust…

Meet Simon!  This handsome boy is a 20 year young Dutch Warmblood who left his life in Europe to come to Canada and show the Grand Prix Show Jumping world how it is done.  After a successful career in the ribbons, Simon is enjoying a quieter lifestyle and loving his new role as EAL teacher.  This boy is all business.  He likes to know what’s expected and will work hard to get it just right for the right leader.    

Introducing Grace our Spotted Saddle Horse! She is a gentle and respectful girl who will happily take the lead and guide you in your learning journey. She is looking for a confident leader worthy of her follower-ship. With Grace on your team you will build your confidence and learn to trust and be trusted. Grace is also our extreme trail partner. She is a go anywhere do anything kind of girl.

Introducing T.K our quarter horse cross.  T.K. is a kind and gentle boy who is looking for a leader he can trust. Guide him with compassion and confidence and he gives you his everything! He joined our EAL team after an illustrious career as a school horse and is taking to it like a fish to water.  T.K. loves people and loves to help them succeed.  He quickly became a fan favourite here at Dreamwinds!  

Introducing Whisper our Tennessee Walking Horse Mare. Whisper can be a shy girl and is looking for a confident and compassionate leader. She is kind and very sweet horse who responds well to a soft touch and a kind word. She doesn’t always give her leader the benefit of the doubt so you will need to work to gain her trust and confidence, but once you do she will be your most loyal and trusted partner. 

Meet Reagan!  This beautiful grey beauty has captured our hearts and those of all she teaches!  This kind and gentle girl is eager to please and loves her work, but if there are lessons to be learned, she will shoot a knowing look to let you know!  She’s looking for trust and respect and will reward you endlessly once achieved.

Our Partners

Gayle is our Founder of the EAL Building Block Curriculum that we teach and have built our business upon.  She is the lead facilitator of the Cartier Equine Assisted Learning Program and Instructor of the EAL Facilitator Certification Program offered at Cartier Farms. Gayle holds a degree in Equine Studies from Humber College, is a Certified Level I English and  Level I Western Coach and holds a Level 1 EAGALA Certification.Gayle knew early in life that horses would play a major role in…

Janice is the program coordinator, and assistant instructor of the Cartier EAL Facilitator Certification Program, she is also a facilitator of the Youth and Leadership Development Equine Assisted Learning programs currently running at Cartier Farms.Janice began riding horses with her brother Daryl at the early age of eight years old. Over the years Janice has been involved in many different sports, but more specifically Janice excelled in archery. She was the Canadian National Champion and was the first Canadian to win the…