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EAGALA Global Network Coordinators

EAGALA has members in 50 countries - see list below.  Countries with EAGALA Networking Groups are listed in the links on the right where you can read more information specific to the country and language. 

To find EAGALA Certified professionals around the world, go to Find a Program.

To find EAGALA Trainings and Registration information around the world, go to Events.

Regional Directors

Regional Directors support members and address questions specific to the region.  For general information on EAGALA and trainings, please contact the central office

Sharon BoyceEAGALA Africa

Sharon Boyce

+27 84 500 0672

Sharon Boyce has a wide range of experience in the field of horses helping people, ranging from working with children and adults with severe disability to psycho-educational equestrian programmes for people with autism to preparing riders with disability for international competition such as Special Olympics 1999, Paralympics 2008 and WEG 2010.  In the early 1990's she founded the Shumbashaba Therapeutic Equine Assisted Therapy Centre. Recently, to further clarify the different type of programming at Shumbashaba, it was decided to run the EAP / EAL programmes under a different name - Anam Cara (Soul Friends) - which currently offers a wide range of EAGALA services.

Sharon has her BSc Psych Honos (WITS) and completed the requirements for MScClin Psych, but due to various life happenings this degree was not conferred. On the equestrian side, she is a SARDA Senior instructor, SANEF Carriage Driving Instructor, and FEI Level 1 Coach.  She received the PROTEA and SANEF Silver Colours for Combined Carriage Driving.  She is also EAGALA Advanced Certified and an approved trainer for EAGALA certification trainings.

In her words, she is a " horse addict" due to the number of horses in her stable yard.  She is passionate about the development of people through the way of the horse.


Carey KhanEAGALA Europe & Middle East (EME)

Carey Khan

+ 44 (0) 7949 862464

Newly appointed to the role in June 2015, Carey certified with EAGALA in 2013 as an equine specialist and has been working with Horse Sense for Life CIC since delivering the work to a variety of clients including young people, families, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, learning difficulties as well as for organisations for team building and leadership development.  

Carey hosted an EAGALA promotional event in the UK in October 2014 to raise awareness of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning to service providers in the South East region which included press coverage. Also the Network Co-ordinator for London and the South East region in the UK.  Carey has all round business experience at Senior management / Directorship level with a number of years working in publishing, in print, digital, online, events, membership and professional networks.  

Horses have been a big part in her life throughout her life with a really positive impact.  She has over 35 years of experience of being with the horses including working with them using the natural horsemanship approach. Using her skills she wanted to do something more worthwhile and to add back to society hence the journey to EAGALA and is really excited to be playing a key role in supporting the development of EAGALA in Europe and the Middle East.


Annie RicaldeEAGALA LatinoAmerica

Annie Ricalde

+52 155 5435 8443

Annie Ricalde, Mexico, has a background in mental health as well as the equine specialist side. She is a psychologist in Mexico and is a national competitor and champion in dressage. She founded TAAC, which focuses on doing EAGALA EAL with corporations. She has worked with many large and small corporations in Mexico with teams who range from CEO´s to the cleaning service staff at an organization.

She also works in partnership with PAE where she does EAGALA focused on child trafficking, addictions, sexual abuse, depression, and eating disorders. She has worked with clients who simply want to focus on personal development, to clients with severe issues including suicidal and those suffering psychotic breakdowns.

Annie was first EAGALA certified in 2004, and has since earned her EAGALA Advanced Certification.  She also conducts EAGALA Part 1 and 2 trainings for the certification program and serves as a mentor.  She has been committed to spreading EAGALA and the EAGALA standards throughout Latin America and has helped translate many of the materials into Spanish.


Michelle BlackEAGALA Pacific

Michelle Black

+61 0475 197 157 

Michelle brings to the EAGALA team more than 20 years’ experience as a Senior Executive in the Corporate and Education sectors coupled with a strong passion for the EAGALA model and its impact on health and wellbeing across populations.  Michelle is a driven leader with proven success as a marketer, business leader and educator.  Senior positions held by Michelle include: Marketing Communications Manager, Business Unit Manager, Group Operations Manager, General Manager, Faculty Director and currently Director of Special Projects.   Michelle has completed studies in Business, the Social Sciences and Training.   She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, is EAGALA certified, working toward advanced certification and is completing a Masters in Counselling.

Michelle has been working with horses for over 8 years, is engaged in the EAGALA Mentor Program and is within her Masters study developing a program using the EAGALA model that supports wellness in the workplace and aims to combat compassion fatigue and burn out.


Mickey DiGiacomoEAGALA USA/Canada
Mickey DiGiacomo
+1 801 754 0400
Mickey has spent her lifetime in the equine industry from 4-H to breaking and showing horses to fifteen years spent as a jockey, riding in ten different states.  She retired from riding and moved to the racetracks of the west coast (to be warm!) for three years as an exercise rider.  She eventually left the track and created a riding program for a residential treatment facility for emotionally disturbed boys - Sierra Boys Ranch.  She also worked as a residential counselor and house director for the program.  She attended her first EAGALA training in September 2000, after which she became Equine Services Director for Sierra Family Services and helped transform the equine component into a true EAGALA Model program.  Literally hundreds of hours of EAGALA sessions later, and after contracting as an EAGALA trainer since 2004, Mickey became EAGALA's Program Director and has since shifted to working full-time as EAGALA USA/Canada Director.


List of EAGALA member countries - The countries which have links below have formal EAGALA Networking Groups established. Click the country link for more information and to contact the networking group coordinator.

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Belgium
  6. Bermuda
  7. Brazil
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Canada
  10. Cayman Islands
  11. Chile
  12. Colombia
  13. Costa Rica
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Denmark
  16. Ecuador
  17. Egypt
  18. England UK
  19. Estonia
  20. Finland
  21. France
  22. Germany
  23. Greece
  24. Guatemala
  25. Iceland
  26. Ireland
  27. Israel
  28. Italy
  29. Japan
  30. Mexico
  31. Netherlands
  32. New Zealand
  33. Northern Ireland UK
  34. Norway
  35. Panama
  36. Peru
  37. Portugal
  38. Puerto Rico
  39. Romania
  40. Scotland UK
  41. Singapore
  42. Slovenia
  43. South Africa
  44. Spain
  45. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  46. Sweden
  47. Switzerland
  48. Turkey
  49. Uruguay
  50. USA
  51. Wales UK