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EAGALA - Enriching Every Life Through Horses!

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) was founded in 1999 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization developed to address the need for resources, education and professionalism in the fields of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning.  EAGALA has now grown to over 4,500 members in 50 countries, with Regional Coordinators helping support members and networking groups in EAGALA Europe/Middle East, EAGALA Africa, EAGALA LatinoAmerica, EAGALA Pacific, and EAGALA U.S./Canada.  

It is our vision that every person in the world will have access to EAGALA Model services to improve lives and systems worldwide.

As a nonprofit organization, EAGALA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors ensuring longevity of the association, efficient use of resources, focus on EAGALA's mission and objectives, and high standards of business practice.  Daily operations are managed by the Executive Officers.

Contributions to EAGALA are tax-deductible in the U.S.  Thank you for your support!

Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives

Vision Statement

Every person around the world has access to EAGALA Model services. 

Mission Statement

EAGALA provides education, standards, innovation, and support to professionals providing services in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning around the world.


  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Serve society through making a positive impact in the lives of people and horses
  • QUALITY: Focus on standards of quality, professionalism and excellence in all programs and at all levels of the organization
  • INTEGRITY: Ensure that principles, ethical standards and a clear identity guide our decisions and actions
  • COLLABORATION: Maintain a culture of collaboration through supporting one another and sharing information, experience, and ideas 
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: Nurture a commitment to learning, innovation and improvement


  • Establish standards of practice, ethics, and safety for EAP/EAL
  • Provide trainings for certification in the EAGALA Model of EAP/EAL
  • Conduct annual conferences to promote education and networking
  • Promote EAGALA as an effective model of therapy and treatment for at-risk populations
  • Provide educational, training, and support resources, such as books, videos, tapes, and web sites
  • Encourage universities and colleges to develop and include the EAGALA Model in their curriculum
  • Support the establishment of EAGALA Model organizations around the world
  • Conduct and disseminate research on the effectiveness of EAP/EAL