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Welcome to EAGALA in Australia and New Zealand!

Find EAGALA Model Programs in Australasia

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Regional Coordinator EAGALA Pacific: 

Helen Gorfine, Email: , 0448-762-184


EAGALA Network Groups

Local network groups welcome EAGALA members, & new members, to attend regular meetings to share information & resources, & for support & professional development. Please contact your local networking group Coordinator for information about group meetings.

Contact Coordinators:


New Zealand 

EAGALA Pacific Focus Groups

  • Business & Financial Resources
  • CPD Continuing Professional Development
  • EAGALA Pacific Conference
  • Horse Safety & Well Being
  • Media & Promotion
  • Research

For general information about focus groups please contact Pacific Regional Coordinator

EAGALA Pacific Conference Focus Group

Convenor: Helen Gorfine Email: , 0448-762-184

Horse Safety & Well Being Focus Group

Convenor: Holly Ohlson Email:

Research Focus Group

Convenor: Naomi Rossthorn Email:


Upcoming Events

Click here for upcoming EAGALA Certification Training Courses in Australia and New Zealand . Check back again as more trainings get scheduled through the year, or feel free to contact EAGALA with any questions. EAGALA Certification requires taking the Part 1 and Part 2 training courses, and submission of a Professional Development Portfolio.  Click here for more information on the Certification program.

  • Tauranga, New Zealand: Part 1 - Feb. 3-5, 2013 & Part 2 - Feb. 7-9, 2013
  • Victoria, Australia: Part 1 - Nov. 3-5, 2013 & Part 2 - Nov. 7-9, 2013

EAGALA Pacific 2nd Biennial Conference - 2014! Details to come.


In the Media


6 June 2013: Rodney Times "Healing power of horses" by Edna Heled on EAGALA in New Zealand at Dune Lakes Lodge


Australian Association of Social Workers, Swift - Autumn 2010 issue, "Could a horse help you and your clients?" by Tiffany Carmichael, pages 8-9.


Equine Assisted Learning at Horse Sense for Humans

By Tiffany Carmichael, Equine Specialist and Director, Horse Sense For Humans


Equine Assisted Learning in Schools & Student Wellbeing: Article in Active Education Magazine 2010 by Helen Gorfine

EAL Schools Student Wellbeing AEM#25.pdf


"Find Yourself", Free Rein Australia, Cindy Jacobs: Surf Coast Times, On Line Jan 10th 2011, page 7


Gail Morley, Occupational Therapist/ Case Manager, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Specialist Services, New Zealand. Bay of Plenty Times, 23rd March, 2011.

Gail Morley New Zealand News Horses help children battle depression.docx


Lisa Wilkinson,, EAGALA Training April 2011, Wellington, New Zealand.


EAGALA Model schools program in New Zealand



Community Health Service introduces EAGALA Model Program, Victoria

 Community Health Service Victoria EAGALA Equine Therapy Program


EAGALA Pacific Conference & EAGALA Model Program information in Horsewyse Magazine Spring Issue 2012 out now.

Horsewyse Magazine EAGALA Pacific Conference sponsor