Team Building Events
Engage, Energize & Empower!
- Could your team benefit from improved communication, collaboration and cooperation?
- Are you looking for a way to improve morale and employee engagement?
- Have you been challenged to plan a unique and unforgettable offsite for your group or team?
From small business to large corporations, intimate groups to large teams, Dreamwinds can custom design a session that meets all your needs with a fun, engaging and interactive team event!
Let our horses lead the way. Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Programs are unforgettable and they really work!
Breakthroughs happen here...
Have you ever tried lifting a horse?
Probably not. But during one of our team building exercises, several work colleagues attempted this unlikely feat.
It was an obstacle course where the team was asked to lead “Jimmy” a 2000-pound Clydesdale, over an adjustable-height rail – and their “equine instructor” just wouldn’t cooperate!
Each time Jimmy knocked down the rail, they’d replace it and unsuccessfully try to lift over his big, fluffy feet.
We then prompted the team with a question. “Do you think your largest teammate may have an idea?”. It finally occurred to the group there was no ‘rule’ preventing them from leading Jimmy over the lowered rail – which then allowed Jimmy to easily step over.
It was an “ah-ha” moment. One that taught them to consider all viewpoints and ALL team members as well as to not impose rules that don’t exist!
Dreamwinds Team Building Events
The above story and many more demonstrate the breakthroughs that happen when you get away from your daily routine – and comfort zone.
Team building events are more than just “rah-rah” sessions to improve group dynamics and improve morale. They can deliver instant results that promote lasting change. Our unique approach will help build character and improve communications and allow management and employees to connect on a deeper level.
Horses are the masters of leadership and teamwork. The skills and behaviours needed to work successfully with our horses are the same skills and behaviours that will take your team’s performance to the next level. As you work as a team, your horse partners will act as a realtime performance review, providing honest feedback as you go. You will not only learn, but experience what it takes to get it right creating lasting learning.
The foundation of our team building events is our proven experiential Equine Assisted Learning curriculum. Each exercise has been carefully developed and tested through research and is objective-based allowing us to customize your experience to meet your team’s specific needs. You can rest assured that we will exceed your expectations as you build the skills you set out to learn through an experience you will never forget.
Our team of Certified EAL Facilitators are carefully selected for their passion, professionalism and diverse backgrounds. We have walked in your shoes. We get it. We speak your language. We will wow you as we link your experience with our horses clearly to the challenges and opportunities you face every day while helping you build the skills and behaviours of high performing teams.
What can you expect?
A more engaged, productive and cohesive team.
Everybody rowing in the same direction.
We help more than just businesses:
Our one-of-a-kind sessions deliver proven results. Each custom-designed experience inspires people to become better leaders, better partners and better people. Using horses as guides, our programs help not only small business and large corporations, but provide transformational change to sports teams, youth groups, volunteer organizations, wedding parties and more.
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
Who We’ve Worked With
Mini Breakthrough$Request Quote
- Facilitated Learning Session
- 2 Exercises (2.5 hrs)
- Use of Horses
- All equipment & materials
- Light Morning Refreshments
Full-Day Game Changer$Request Quote
- Facilitated Learning Session
- 4 – 5 Exercises (7 hrs)
- Use of Horses & all equipment & materials
- Light Morning Refreshments
- Catered Lunch
Best team building activity I have have been to! Highly recommended. The staff was very knowledgable and amicable. The horses were lovely and the food fantastic. Loved the experience.
The leaders I hosted through two leadership programs at Dreamwinds concur; the Dreamwinds’ experience is truly transformational and the results profound. The program leverages the incredible teachers we have in horses who, without judgment, provide immediate feedback crystalizing our learning as to the impact of our behaviours. Courage and authentic leadership were immediate results as everyone was just a little (or a lot) nervous at the beginning. This soon translated into great fun and camaraderie as we were challenged and stretched by the outstanding facilitators who bring their business experience to the program ensuring all exercises drive learning that directly translates to our work environment. This unique experience created an environment for our strategy session that inspired innovation, collaboration and action. The ROI on the program was not just immediate, it was sustained. We continue to reference the learning a year later and witness the impact as we grow as leaders and deliver exceptional results against our strategy. Thank you!
What a fun time at Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre where they use the horses in exercises to foster trust, respect and communication. We laughed so much and the horses were willing accomplices feeding off our energy. I highly recommend the Dreamwinds programs to Corporate teams and Entrepreneurs alike. You’ll be amazed what the horses and the program will reveal you about your fears and your strengths. Seriously…get to the next event. It’s so worth it.
I found this course extremely engaging! You had to fill your role as a team member in your group or you would bring down the team. Definitely not easy, but very worth it! I would come back in a heart beat!
This was a very unique learning/leadership experience. You did a very good job of correlating the experience/actions/exercises back to the work environment & your own leadership style/challenges. A very good way to absorb the lessons learned, so they are top of mind at work.
Amazing program! I learned so many virtues that I can use in hockey and every day life!
I absolutely loved the experience. It was a great team bonding activity and helped me build confidence with horses as well. I would recommend this to anyone.
I loved how the facilitators were not only experienced with horses, but also with corporate work environments. They spoke our ‘language’ and could tie our experience back to the challenges we face every day.
I was scared when I first started but your facilitators made me feel comfortable and less scared. This is a wonderful team building exercise and a wonderful experience. Thank you for allowing us to share your horses, I had a wonderful time.
The instructors were very clear and horses were very well trained. Great choice of exercises, very engaging and entertaining.
I would like to thank you and your team for a great team building experience at Dreamwinds. Not only do you have a fantastic facility, your instruction was clear and my team of 9 were impressed with your fun and friendly approach. Your staff created an atmosphere for fun while learning non-verbal communication. The debrief after the activities really helped us to articulate what we learned about leading horses, each other and our clients. We had so much fun that I am pleased to book an event with you for our family of 8 over Christmas holidays. I have already spoken to several people about your programming and will not hesitate to recommend you and your wonderful horses.