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EAL Facilitator Certification

Chase your Dreams

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EAL Facilitator Certification

Chase your Dreams

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EAL Facilitator Certification

Chase your Dreams

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EAL Facilitator Certification

Chase your Dreams

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Interested in becoming an EAL Facilitator?
Get in touch to learn about our EAL Certification program.

Embark on a rewarding career in Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) with our comprehensive EAL Facilitator Certification program at Dreamwinds in North Carolina, USA and Ontario, Canada. As a leading facility for Equine Assisted Learning in the region, we offer a top-notch certification program that combines theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and hands-on experience. Whether you’re a professional seeking to enhance your skills or an aspiring facilitator looking to enter the field, our EAL certification program is designed to meet your needs and provide you with the tools for success.

EAL Certification Program

A career that will make your dreams a reality!

  • Want to turn your passion for horses into a fulfilling career?
  • Longing for a job that leaves a lasting impression and changes lives?
  • Looking to grow the profitability of your current equine business?
  • Want to work in an EAL Centre helping others through horses?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, an EAL Career may be the answer!

Dreamwinds, in partnership with Cartier Farms, is proud to offer the most comprehensive Equine Assisted Learning certification program with a dedication to supporting the continued growth and success of our graduates throughout their careers!

  • EAL Facilitator Certification: For those dreaming of running their own EAL programs to help others through horses.
  • EAL Assistant Program: For those assisting a Certified EAL Facilitator trained in the delivery of the Building Block Curriculum Equine Assisted Learning programs.
  • Advanced EAL Facilitator Certification: For graduates of the Cartier/Dreamwinds EAL Facilitator Certification who are seeking to increase their knowledge, training, and qualifications in the field of EAL.

We are proud to be the one and only partner of Cartier Farms, the founders of the Building Block Curriculum and Cartier Equine Assisted Learning Certification Program. For decades, equine-assisted learning has proven to help develop both life and leadership skills for all participants, no matter their experience or ability.

With our Equine Assisted Learning certification, you will receive the training, hands-on experience, proven curriculum, ongoing support, and the confidence you need to run your own EAL programs right away!  It’s a “Business in a Box”!  Our extensive graduate support programs including ongoing coaching, Advanced EAL Certification, Continuing Education Programs, and our NEW EAL Assistant Program, which ensures our graduates continue to have the support and tools to successfully build their EAL career with Dreamwinds and Cartier Farms.

Why Choose Dreamwinds?

You have a choice in where you receive your Equine Assisted Learning certification, and we want you to be confident that the choice you make best suits the needs of the clients you choose to serve. We want you to learn from the best and have every opportunity for success. Our program, experience, and post-graduate support are second to none in the industry, offering:

Proven Curriculum of Exercises

12 Objective-based exercises tested and proven through multiple university studies. A turn-key program that works!

Business Coaching & Support

Marketing training and ongoing coaching & support. Personalized one-on-one coaching and live group calls to help you succeed!

Certified For Life

No annual fees, no hoops to jump through each year to keep doing what you love!

Join a Passionate Community

Enjoy lifetime membership in our supportive alumni community.  Count on the support and encouragement from like-minded facilitators committed to your success!

Learn From Industry Pioneers

The only Certified Satellite Facility of Cartier Farms, the creators of the Building Block Curriculum. Access the masters, new exercises and continued research and development.

Commitment to Your Continued Growth

The ONLY EAL program offering Advanced EAL Certification & Continuing Education and an EAL Assistant Program to support your continued growth and success.

EAL Facilitator Course Information

Your time is valuable, so we have created this 5-day intensive, all-inclusive Equine Assisted Learning program that certifies you in the field of EAL and, most importantly, provides you the license to deliver the renowned Cartier Farms EAL Program Curriculum. This curriculum was developed and tested through research to deliver quantifiable results. An objective-based learning program, each exercise is designed and tested to teach specific objectives providing you with a credible and respected program that can be adapted to serve a wide variety of clients. Our program, experience, and postgraduate support are second to none in the EAL Industry. More than just a course…it’s your new “career in a box”.

EAL Certification Course Includes:

Interactive classroom time learning everything you need to know to create your programs, leverage the proven Building Block Curriculum and get clients in the door!

  • Covering the Basics
  • Facilitating-vs-Teaching
  • Understanding Herd Behavior
  • Group Problem Solving
  • Maintaining Quality EAL Horses
  • Briefing & Explanation of Daily Exercise Delivery

Afternoons are spent working with real clients. Through hands-on experience in our Equine Assisted Learning certification, you will learn:

  • How the program works & how to produce it.
  • To facilitate the program objectives to achieve the outcomes.
  • How each exercise can stand on its own or build upon each other.
  • To create safe learning, through evaluation of the environment and participants.
  • How to recognize red flags and defuse situations using open-ended questions.
  • The importance of timing and feel (when to move in when to stand back).
  • Observation skills: watching the body language of horses and participants to allow facilitators to guide the journey & link the equine experience to life.
  • How to choose & maintain lesson horses: Reschooling and assessing suitability to create long-term teachers.

We pride ourselves on our alumni support program.  We are with you every step of the way and you get everything you need to get up and running right away including:

  • Your own hard copy EAL Text Book and Book of 12 EAL Exercises
  • USB containing:
    • Handouts, journals & objectives for each exercise.
    • Information on starting your own business.
    • Research study information summaries.
  • Lifetime Membership in our exclusive alumni group with unlimited EAL program support from the Cartier Program Founders and Dreamwinds
  • Access to our exclusive Advanced EAL Certification Program.
  • 3-month EAL Accelerator Business Coaching Program.  Includes 2 hours of personal coaching with Master Instructor and 12 weekly group calls to support the launch and growth of your business!
  • NEW!  Monthly Community Connection Call.  Mastermind format hosted by Master Instructor to connect, share, and empower each other.
  • NEW!  Quarterly Community In-Person Dinner series.  Rotating regional evening events with the Master Instructor and local speaker to connect and grow together.
  • Your Investment:
    • Dreamwinds and Ontario Locations: $4995 USD
    • Outside of Ontario: $4995 USD + Portion of Instructor Travel Costs


**Participants have received approval for GRANT FUNDING previously from:

  • Veterans Affairs: Veterans transitioning into a new career.
  • Ontario Trillium Grant: Non-profit organizations adding EAL to program offerings.
  • Canada Ontario Job Grant and BC Job Grants: Employers sponsoring employee training.

Upcoming Courses and Programs

EAL Assistant Program

Dreamwinds EAL Assistant Course

Become a qualified EAL Assistant!  Build the skills and knowledge you
need to effectively support a Certified EAL Facilitator in running their EAL programs.  Not everyone is looking to run their own EAL business, but many are supporting those that do or would like to.   This course will provide you with critical knowledge of the Cartier EAL Building Block Curriculum and how the program is designed and executed to enable you to help your Certified EAL Facilitator deliver safer and even more impactful programs.
It is recommended that you be sponsored by or affiliated with a Cartier/Dreamwinds Certified EAL Facilitator.

What you will learn:

  • The Fundamentals of the Cartier EAL Building Block Curriculum & Form of Delivery.
  • How to set up and tear down an EAL exercise.
  • How to quickly assess EAL horses and reset them.
  • How to guide the learning journey – the art of facilitation.
  • Understanding escalation/de-escalation & challenges when authorized by a Certified EAL Facilitator.
  • How to effectively self-evaluate and continuously improve.

Program Format:

  • 2 half days of online training: Classroom Theory, Fundamentals of EAL, & The Cartier Curriculum
  • 1 day of Hands-on training: The role of EAL Assistant with your Certified Mentor

Benefits to the Certified EAL Facilitator:

  • Skilled and qualified support team
  • Improved quality programming
  • Improved arena safety
  • Assistance setting up, facilitating and tearing down exercises
  • Enhanced program set-up tools

NOTE:  This program does not certify you to run your own programs and the Building Block Curriculum is not included.

COST:  $1250 USD

*Special rates available for team training (3 or more).

Cartier Farms EAL Certification Program

Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre is the only Certified Satellite Facility for the Original Cartier Farms EAL Certification Program.   The Cartier partnership spent 10 years researching the lasting benefits of EAL and hundreds of hours developing a user-friendly, flexible, teachable curriculum that others could learn and implement at a facility of their own.   Dreamwinds is proud to be licensed to offer the same life-changing program with the founding partners themselves that made it all possible.

Cartier Farms EAL certification courses have been tailored to meet both the equine and social service industry’s standards and they are now available in North Carolina and Ontario, Canada at Dreamwinds! Cartier Farms has also partnered with the Saskatchewan Horse Federation to recognize and certify this unique and innovative Building Block™ Equine-Assisted Learning Certification Program© with the express intent of providing a standardized educational format for individuals interested in expanding their knowledge in the industry, as well as increasing their business’ marketability and income potential.

This is the most comprehensive EAL Certification program available and has been developed and tested through research to provide a standardized curriculum of objective-based exercises that delivers proven results!

Our proven Equine Assisted Learning program, extensive business experience, and established track record of success will ensure that you have everything you need to be able to create:

  • Top Quality, Respected Programs
  • Life-Changing Learning for Your Clients
  • A Lifetime Career Path For Your Horses
  • A Brand New Profitable Revenue Stream
  • And most importantly….The Life of Your Dreams

Traveling EAL Certification Academy

Can’t Access One of Our Scheduled EAL Facilitator Certifications? We will come to you!

Apply to be a host facility and pioneer the growth of EAL in your community!   Now the Original Cartier Farms EAL Certification Program is available WORLDWIDE.

  • Establish your facility at the forefront of EAL in your area.
  • Hosts save $1500 on certification programs.
  • Save on travel costs and the stress of leaving your farm.
  • Give your horses valuable program experience with the help of trained facilitators.
  • Receive valuable coaching on setting up and optimizing your facility for EAL.
  • Afternoon programs with participants to facilitate practicum course components.
  • A minimum of 4 safe horses, sound of mind/body with solid ground manners.
  • A minimum of 2 participants to schedule a course.
  • Classroom space for morning course teachings.
  • Indoor arena to ensure practicum experience in all weather.
  • $4995 USD/person + Travel Costs for 2 Instructors
    • Travel Costs can be shared among participants and billed accordingly.
    • Host saves $1500 on course fee
    • Fees include all course materials and marketing costs to obtain a minimum of 6 participants.
    • A $2500 deposit is required to reserve the date. Fully refundable in the unlikely event that course minimums are not met.

Contact us for available dates and
start your journey toward the career of your dreams!


Get Started Today!

For those passionate about Equine Assisted Learning in North Carolina, Ontario and beyond, Dreamwinds is the ideal destination for your EAL Facilitator Certification journey. With our comprehensive program, experienced instructors, and dedication to personal growth, you can be confident that your certification will set you on a path to success. Take the first step towards becoming a certified EAL facilitator and join us at Dreamwinds.

Contact us for available dates and start your journey toward the career of your dreams! Check out our Advanced EAL Certification program for ongoing education opportunities tailored to your development needs, at your own pace.