EQUUSOMA™ Basics Training Intensive


August 26-30, 2019


Equine-Assisted Therapy Australia
Tallebudgera Valley, Gold Coast hinterland


$1,675 CAD (regular)
$1,507.50 CAD (if registering with a co-facilitator)

What is Provided

  • 5 days of intensive training with the support of an assisting team
  • Refreshments
  • Training materials

To Register

  1. Complete and submit the following registration package. Training information and policies are outlined in this document.
  2. Submit payment to secure your spot. Payment options:
    • Preferred: eTransfer to sarah@healingrefuge.com (Canadian residents)
    • International bank transfer (please email info@equusoma.com for banking information)
    • Credit card (submit your details in the registration form)
    • PayPal
    • Please note: a 3% handling fee will be added to all credit card and PayPal payments (listed as “shipping fee”). International bank transfers also carry an additional fee that participants can pay in cash in person once at the training.

PayPal Links for All Registrants:

  • Regular Rate

  • Co-Facilitation Discounted Rate

  • Regular Rate – Instalment

  • Co-Facilitation Rate – Instalment

Training Schedule

The training schedule will be provided prior to the event. Typically the training will allow for a 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon, and a 2 hour lunch to allow time for participants to book personal sessions or to head into town for lunch. While there is an agenda, there will also be flexibility around what material is covered and the types of activities based on student interests/needs and the needs of the horses.

Location and Directions

The Gold Coast airport is about 30 minutes away from the farm venue and the Brisbane airport is about 1 hour away.

Directions to the farm will be provided closer to the training date.


Aside from searching for accommodations on tripadvisor.ca, trivago.com, expedia.com and airbnb.com.au (Tallebudgera Valley), and in Burleigh Heads, some accommodations within 30 minutes of the farm include (in no particular order):


Local Tourism

For more information about sightseeing, activities, arts and culture, beaches, the rainforest, and events happening along the Gold Coast, please visit the following websites: