Apache Springs Ranch

Equine Events

 

Upcoming Equine Events

February 10 – 13, 2022 – Dragonfly Retreat – Heart ~ Horses ~ healing

You are a vital, curious woman who is on a path of transformation, and you are craving something different in your life. You want  a safe place to experience yourself without judgement (yours or anyone else’s.) You are ready to be inspired and experience more fun and joy in your life.

Connect with a horse and discover your authentic nature.

Explore with us at the luxurious Apache Springs Ranch in Arizona for a unique retreat experience.

ARE YOU…

  • Ready for a change in direction in your career, relationship, life?
  • Stuck in the f*ing muck and don’t quite know how to get out of it?
  • Proud of everything you’ve already accomplished – but you’re ready to shake things up a bit?
  • Looking for community and support from like-minded women?
  • Primed and ready to learn new tools to explore what’s next?
  • Ready for more fun and joy in your life?
  • Ready to find inspiration in nature?

We’ve got your back!

We invite you to join our intimate group of authentic, amazing women as we help you explore what’s possible for you!

retreat experience that reveals profound secrets.

JOIN US

Apache Springs Ranch has been created to provide the ultimate, world class experience for Equine Facilitated Learning.

Due to their high level of sensitivity, horses are kind, honest, and gentle teachers that are acutely aware of our internal emotional states. They can offer us a safe environment to consciously reconnect with our suppressed needs, our genuine emotions, and the patterns we bring to our relationships.

We are joining together with a team of very wise horses for a chance to be in community, play, laugh and support you as you embrace the next chapter of your own journey.

No horse experience is required and all work takes place on the ground.

YOUR GUIDES

Nancy McKay, Equus Coach & Dragonfly Retreats Founder

 

I believe that experiences are made even better when they are shared with friends. That’s why I asked TJ Killoran, owner of the Apache Springs Ranch and one of the best Master Facilitator’s in the country to host the first Dragonfly Retreat of 2022. And since everything is better when done with friends, I’ve gathered my best friends in the Equus Coaching community to join me in this experience.

I began transforming my life after getting sober in 2009 and being diagnosed and treated for ovarian cancer in 2015. I know that transformation is possible no matter what age we are and I love sharing tips and tools of transformation with women who are ready to change their lives.

Dragonflies represent transformation and that is why I chose this for my logo.

I am a certified Equus Coach®  through The Koelle Institute and a certified Wayfinder Life Coach through Martha Beck, Inc..

 

 

TJ Killoran, Master Facilitator, Equus Coach

TJ Killoran is the co-owner of Apache Springs ranch. As a certified Master Equus Coach (Koelle Institute) and Dr. Martha Beck certified Life Coach, her passion lies in working with couples and horses to bring about the concept of full respect living. She has recently expanded her scope to work with returning Veterans and their families, in the area of Post Traumatic Growth.

TJ, along with her husband of 26 years, has raised 3 delightful children.

“I look forward to co-facilitating with Nancy, Cynde, Dede and Kathy, and to sharing the breath-taking beauty of Apache Springs Ranch.”

Cynde Seale, Equus Coach

There was a time when I was absolutely terrified of horses, until a gentle four-legged giant named Buddy at a Colorado dude ranch taught me everything I would ever need to know about trust.

Through trying teen years and the challenges of adulthood, the ebb and flow of time spent with horses helped shed layers of protective armor, opened my eyes and heart to the possibilities of authentic and judgement free relationships and reconnected me to the true Self I once knew as a young girl. This experiential journal deeply inspired me to help others discover their own true nature through the mind/body/heart/soul connection and the magnificent wisdom of horses.  The opportunity to train and become a certified Equus Coach® brought me full circle, clearing a fresh path for a new life journey that includes following my passion of inspiring others to find their light and let it shine.

Dede Deane, Equus Coach

I grew up in the mountains of Colorado and have always had an unexplained pull toward horses. They have come and gone in my life over the many years of adventures and experiences. In 2018 I realized I was not living the life I wanted to be in, and it was without a question I had to make a drastic change. I retired from a 20 year career and began seeking… What do I do next? I originally thought I would just change jobs, then a year later I discovered Equus coaching and realized I had to change a lot more that just the job. I had found an opening to the life I wanted and it wasn’t even about the job.

Equus coaching has given me a place to grow and discover the depths of myself while helping other seek out the unknown about themselves as well.

 

Kathy Barrett, Equus Coach

Equus Coaching came to me when I was working in a career that was driven by a desire to make a lot of money. What’s wrong with that you ask?  Everything about it went against my true nature.

On the advice of a therapist, I registered in Martha Beck’s Life Coach training. Everything about it felt like home…..somewhere I should have always been. My inner compass was pointing due north and I felt it to my core.  During my coach training, I went to a workshop with Koelle Simpson and saw her powerful work incorporating horses and life coaching. I experienced a huge shift within me and instinctively knew it was something I had to be a part of. I enrolled in the Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching® in 2019 and became a certified Equus Life Coach in 2020.

I know how it happens, how it feels, and how to find yourself again. That’s why I do what I do because  I want to give you the tools to find yourself, too.

 

 

THE VENUE

Apache Springs Ranch, located in Sonoita, Arizona is nestled in the high-desert wilderness of the Santa Rita Mountains, deep inside the Coronado National Forest. It is ideally suited as a gathering place to reconnect with ourselves, nature and each other. A truly magical location for healing and renewal.

YOUR ACCOMODATIONS

The guest rooms are located in one of two guest wings in the 6,000 square foot conference center.

Each wing of this fabulous space has six rustic, beautifully restored private stable rooms with a Queen iron bed, luxurious linens, a writing desk, and a large picture window, along with three full bathrooms with showers.

These rooms share a spacious living area with comfy sofas, dining table, cozy kitchen, fridge, microwave and sink.

THE CUISINE

 Feed your soul with farm to table cuisine, lovingly prepared by Chef, Denise Purvis ….

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Equus Coaching® is an opportunity for you to work with a horse (on the ground-no riding) to gain a tangible, physical understanding of your own energy and the ways your inner dialogue impacts all areas of your life.

Why Partner with Horses?

Well, horses simply do not lie! Horses are herd animals and because of their inherent gentle nature and curiosity they seek connection, even with people. Horses reflect the truth of the present moment. As such, they mirror back to you the variations of the ripple effect your energy is having on them and others in their surrounding environment. So, if you are less than authentic, the horse is less likely to connect with you. Conversely, if you are willing and truthful with your feelings, the horse is drawn to you and your energy.

What Can I Get Out of  Equus Coaching®?

In partnership with the horses, as Equus Coaches®, we will guide you on a profound and personal journey to explore and discover your true nature. You will have the opportunity to gain clarity and awareness of the patterns that shape how you show up in the world.

“My experience with Nancy and her equine coaching was transformative. I walked in, anxious and doubtful about myself and my direction. I walked out, tall, assured with a renewed sense of optimism and determination. Nancy is a phenomenal coach. I shared some deeply personal things with her, and she received those with love. Through her guidance I rediscovered and more importantly appreciated/honored my core, my essence, myself.  ~Arezou

I learn something new about myself each time I work with Kathy. I’ve really started to feel the impact (both good and bad) that my presence can have in vaious situations in my life. We’re all learning in this life and like most, I want to find ways to improve myself as a leader, husband, and father. Thank you for helping me create awareness about myself and my surroundings.  ~ John

“My time with Nancy and her equine coaching was powerful for me. My focuses on self-love, trust, and forgiveness were met with a wave of emotion through Nancy’s gentle guidance and the horse’s motions. Nancy was kind and persistent, not letting me give up on the nuggets of undeniable truth.  My time in the round pen renewed my soul.  ~Kathi

What you will take home:

  • Connections with like-minded women
  • Allowing yourself to be vulnerable in a safe non-judgmental space
  • The experience of shifts leading to big changes over time
  • The freedom to totally, soulfully reconnect with your authentic self
  • The benefits of showing up authentically
  • Self-care, fun, and a real sense of playfulness
  • A rested body, mind and spirit
  • Resources to support you on your journey

THE DETAILS…

What’s Included:
Private room with queen bed and shared bathroom with one guest
All meals beginning with the Welcome Dinner on Thursday night and concluding with the departure lunch on Sunday.
1:1 Equus Coaching
Group Equus Coaching Activities
Drum circle
Meditative walks in the “Man in the Maze” labyrinth
Plenty of time to reflect and process in nature

What isn’t included:
Your airfare (fly into Tucson International Airport)
Transportation to and from Apache Springs Ranch
Agenda Summary:
Day One:
Arrive at Apache Springs Thursday afternoon (fly into Tucson)
Welcome Dinner Thursday evening

Day Two:
Introduction to Equus Coaching
Group Activity
1:1 Equus Coaching
Free time to do your own thing

Day Three:
1:1 Equus Coaching
Group Activity
Free time to do your own thing

Day Four:
Closing Circle & Farewell Lunch

*Special EARLY BIRD Pricing*
Save $700
$2857
Regular Pricing effective January 1, 2022

$3557

**Registration Deadline is January 8, 2022**

Space is limited to 12 participants

Register Today!

No horse experience is required.

Concerned about Covid-19?
We understand. You’re safety is a high priority. Thus we are taking precautions in order to gather safely:

Our group size will not exceed more than 12 participants.
All of our activities will be organized outside.
Meals will be indoors unless weather permits outside dining.
You’re welcome to wear a mask if you prefer and we’ll be able to easily create distance as needed
If you face the unfortunate event of becoming sick with covid-19 leading up to this event, we will make every effort to apply your retreat fee to a future program or virtual coaching support by Nancy McKay.

Cancellation Policy
Due to the costly, non-refundable nature of reserving venues for various events, and the limited spaces available in workshops and retreats, a cancellation made 60 days or less from the dates of an event is non-refundable. Fifty percent of the event fee will be refunded for a cancellation made between 90 to 61 days prior to a scheduled event. Any cancellation made 91 days prior to a scheduled event is fully refundable minus an administrative processing fee.

Cancellation made between December 15, 2021 and January 5, 2022 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Cancellation made between January 6, 2022 and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds.

Dragonfly Retreats reserves the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum; if we do so, your payment is refunded in full. This decision will be made by January 9, 2022.

Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended; we suggest Travel Guard Insurance, which has several policy options.

Please note that should an issue or challenge arise due to Covid-19 (either with travel restrictions or health matter) we will make every effort to apply your payment as a credit to a future retreat program.

 

 


March 10-13, 2022. EQUINE AND UNWIND - OUT WEST

EQUINE AND UNWIND – OUT WEST

MARCH 10TH – 13TH, 2022

Join Charity TJ kiloran, Movement Facilitator of Magnitude and Tj Killoran, Master Equus Coach (co-owner of Apache Springs) on an extraordinary journey for 3 nights and 2 1/2 days at the luxurious Apache Springs Ranch, nestled in the high-desert wilderness of the Santa Rita Mountains, deep inside the Coronado National Forest for a unique retreat experience. This will be a one of a kind experience where we invite you to listen to your body, nature and the horses. Listening is such a key element when it comes to healing. How many of us stopped listening to our body and just kept plunging ahead? Is now the time for you to nurture yourself in nature?

Apache Springs Retreat Details

Healing with Horses | Home cooked vegetarian meals | Labyrinth | Movement/Yoga Sessions | Sound Healing | Magic

Early Bird Pricing through February 1st, 2022

Price Option 1: Queen Single Room with shared bathroom $1500

Your retreat package includes PRIVATE LODGING in one of two guest wings in the 6,000 square foot conference center. Each wing has six rustic, beautifully restored private stable rooms with a Queen iron bed, luxurious linens, a writing desk, and a large picture window, along with three full bathrooms with showers. These rooms share a spacious living area with comfy sofas, dining table, cozy kitchen, fridge, microwave and sink.

Price Option 2: Single King Room with ensuite bathroom (only 4) $1800

The main ranch house is an elegant and lovingly restored example of classic Southern Arizona lifestyle and is the centerpiece and gathering place of Apache Springs Ranch. The ranch house is 4500 square feet with 4 bedrooms with ensuites and a large living area with fireplace, pool table, full kitchen and dining areas. A large concrete and tiled hot tub was constructed in 2015 and encourages comfortable stargazing.

Pricing after February 1, 2022

Option 1: $1750

Option 2: $2050

Once you register by clicking button below you will receive an invoice to pay via Venmo @charityjoymovement or PayPal charityjoymovement@gmail.com

 

Food prepared by Alexandra Burst

Alexandra Burst is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has completed the Plant-Based Nutrition course through eCornell. After working in the restaurant industry for nearly a decade, Alex found herself completely out of balance; overworked, overweight and truly unhappy. In 2014 she made the choice to start putting her own well being first. Through a whole foods plant-based diet, yoga and exercise, she was able to regain her health. It has since become her passion to help others who are struggling. By working with clients one-on-one and honing in on their goals, Alex guides people towards cultivating the sustainable habits necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. She believes that teaching people about their options and providing them with the proper tools will enable them to heal. Alex is available for health coaching services, small group catering and plant-based cooking classes.

Click here to learn more about Alex Burst !

 

Arrival – We will begin on Thursday evening with dinner and opening circle

Departure – will be after late lunch on Sunday.

Add Ons will be charged separately:

Thai Yoga Massage $200

Thai ESSE (Energetic Sythsesis of Structural Emobodiment) Session $200

Access Concsiousness Bars $200

 

For registration: Click here

 

Jan 22, March 25-27 – buckaroobalance.com - Buckaroo balance details to be announced

Yahoo! Cowgirl horsemanship retreats!

This is my favorite retreat/clinic of the year!  I really get a chance to get to know the participants & help them individually.  I always get amazing feedback of the accomplishments & friendships that ladies have made during & following the retreat.   The weekend includes unmounted stretching & grounding activities, a clinic style horsemanship-on-the-trail instruction where we will talk about finding balance & breathing and how it relates to our seat & neutral pelvis while riding,  wonderful meals prepared for us & nightly discussions by the fire about expectations, goals & body awareness.

 

he concept of the weekend/week is to fully immerse you in relaxing into your ride, you will leave with tangible concepts you will be able to easily apply to your future rides and a relaxed confidence that your horse (and your body) will thank you for !

This is a highly integrated weekend. Yes the goal is to better our riding!  We will be using many different modalities & activities to increase our body awareness & bring about strength in flexibility.  During the riding sections of the retreat there will be specific talk about the unmounted work that we’ve already practiced.  Instruction on & off the horse comes from me!  Christina Savitsky, to learn more about my experience & certifications click on this page.

As part of your retreat you will be taking part in twice daily yoga & stretching sessions.  These classes taught by Christell Thomas, (who rides along with us also!) who is a certified yoga & pilates instructor as well as a licensed massage therapist.  Christell has extensive knowledge of body-mechanics & how they relate to riding.  I’m excited to be co-teaching with Christell again!

This weekend is WAY more than your average clinic, you’re getting hours upon hours of riding instruction, including unmounted activities, some lecture, and hours in the saddle riding in a small group (a maximum of 10 participants) with individualized instruction, there are no auditors or audience to critique your every move, just you, your horse, the earth & sky!  The small group offers the best situation for discussion both on & off your horse, and you’ll meet other people looking to learn the same things you are.  So there will be great discussions too!

For 2019 our clinic is over the full-moon weekend!!  We’re planning siestas to beat the heat, picnic lunch on the river, where you can swim with your horse, and a full-moon late night ride out on the mesa, and a free afternoon/evening to explore the cowgirl town of Las Vegas, NM for some yummy  food (this is the only meal that is not included in the retreat price) & a soak in the hot springs!

This retreat is WAY more  than your average dude  ranch, you’re getting individualized attention, you are on your own horse or one of ours, & riding instruction from an accomplished instructor with multiple certifications.   In order to keep the camaraderie of the group, there is no day-rate available and no auditors.  The retreat cost includes your clinic fee, lodging accommodations, meals, horsemanship instruction, daily yoga & stretching classes, guided discussions, etc.

Requirements to participate in this Cowgirl Retreat are pretty simple, you have to want to be a cowgirl!!  Heck you don’t even have to be flexible or athletic! But you will need a steady mount.  Your horse must be trail friendly, and you must be comfortable riding in a group at a walk & a trot without an arena, over uneven terrain.  There are solid ranch horses available to rent if you need them!

 

This retreat is geared toward the avid rider, if you are not currently riding regularly let’s talk & see if it would be a good weekend for you.  Most of our horsemanship work throughout the weekend will be in open areas or out on the trail, just like the cowgirls do it.  A full packing list will be provided after you are enrolled for the retreat.

This facility is WAY more than your average dude ranch, you’re getting an opportunity to visit a historic ranch built in the 1800’s!  It’s privately owned & not open to guests or public.  Our horse facilities at Black Willow Ranch are amazing!  The main arena has lights for cool evening rides & footing to die for!  We have a covered cutting pen if we need to beat the sun or the rain.  There are 2 turn-outs that will be rotated for guest horses for our weekend.  Pricing includes a private pipe-rail pen for your horse for the weekend (please bring buckets for water & your own feed).  If you are interested in a box stall with shavings that is an additional $50/night (includes shavings).

Ranch horses are available for $400 rental for the weekend, please contact Christina with your height, weight, riding experience (including what types of bits/headgear you have ridden in) & ideal horse traits.  Christina will match you with a working ranch horse, and quality tack for the weekend.

Annual Cowgirl Yoga Retreat, in the full moon 2019!

Dates: Saturday July 13th through Tuesday July 16th under the full moon!!

Location:  Black Willow Ranch, Watrous, NM (4 easy miles from I-25)
Cost:        
$1,800 for bunk-style accommodations or LQ trailer hook-up
$2,000 for private room with a queen bed **early bird special rates available**

*ranch horses available for rent at an additional cost*

e-mail: Christina@BuckarooBalance.com to reserve your spot! Check deposit mailed with signed contract will save your spot Christina (505)280-8171
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Each retreat is limited to a maximum of 10 participants and their horses

 

Contact Christina@BuckarooBalance.com if you would like to plan or host your own private Cowgirl Retreat!  I love to travel & give my hosts a gracious discount!!  You will need a facility with nearby overnight accommodations, places to eat meals as a group, chef or catering, place for evening talks, overnight accommodations for our mounts with direct access to riding (trails preferred) must be within a 10 min drive of lodging.  Horses for rental are also preferred, but not necessary, as long as you’ve got one for me to ride!

Dream vacation for you!??!
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For registration: Click here

About Equine Events at Apache Springs Ranch:

Apache Springs Ranch has been created to provide the ultimate, world class experience for your Equine Facilitated Learning event.

Equine Facilitated Learning is an unique developmental process of self- awareness. A trained facilitator guides a client through a close interaction with a horse. The goal is for the client to obtain some personal insights and feedback about their energy, patterns of behavior, and how these show up in other areas of their life. The horse has unique abilities to mirror behaviours, communicate non-verbally, and respond to subtle cues from humans.

No previous horse experience is required, and all work takes place on the ground.

To enquire about booking your group event, or to arrange a private Equine Facilitated Session, please contact certified Equus Coach Master Facilitator:

TJ Killoran at tj@apachespringsranch.com

Apache Springs Ranch is also interested in spreading knowledge and information about the latest techniques to provide horses with improved, natural and healthy care together with an ideal pasture environment. In this regard we host experts in a variety of fields, from time-to-time, to help horse owners learn the latest techniques to ensure a healthy, happy horse. Similarly, we occasionally host expert instructors who have reputations for mastery in natural horsemanship skills, to share their knowledge with other horses owners. World-renowned, gentle horsemen like Carlos Tabernaberri from Australia have held a number of clinics at our ranch, aimed at those of us who wish to carry on with the legacy of renowned natural horsemen like Tom Dorrance, Buck Brannaman and Ray Hunt. As Ray Hunt used to say at the start of many of his clinics: “I’m here for the horse… to help him get a better deal.

These clinics range from introducing some of the latest developments in horse care (barefoot programs, nutrition, natural pasture development, veterinarian, dentistry, chiropractic, etc.) to others designed to improve your relationship with your horse, both on the ground and in the saddle.


Past Events:

Couples Experiential

January 17 – 20, 2019

Apache Springs Ranch, 415 Gardner Canyon Rd, Sonoita AZ. Google Map

Price: $2500 per couple. All inclusive. Space is limited to 6 couples.

A Couples Experiential Workshop: Three days of intimate examination of what it means to be in relationship.

Experience the practices and education provided by Relationship Coach Jamie Myers. This combined with the cutting edge experiential equine facilitated coaching with TJ Killoran and her horses, you and your partner will discover new ways to communicate, connect, and thrive, both individually and in partnership.

Come away with your unique definition of the word Relationship — all the while being surrounded by the rugged nurturing beauty of Apache Springs Ranch.

Jaime Myers

Over the last 17 years Jaime has led over 150 live workshops, retreats, tele-courses and leadership programs for men, women and couples. As a Senior Workshop Leader for PAX Programs, an organization dedicated to peace and partnership between the sexes, Jaime led the Marriage Workshop for women, co-led the Hero’s Challenge Workshop for men and was the Senior Coach for couples participating in the PAX Programs Couples Away Course.

Five years ago, Jaime founded her own business, Shine Life Design, and continues to lead empowerment programs and retreats for women and couples. Jaime lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband and their two sons.

TJ Killoran

TJ Killoran is the co-owner of Apache Springs ranch. As a certified Master Equus Coach ( Koelle Institute) and Dr. Martha Beck certified Life Coach, her passion lies in working with couples and horses to bring about the concept of full respect living. She has recently expanded her scope to work with returning Veterans and their families, in the area of Post Traumatic Growth.

TJ, along with her husband of 26 years, has raised 3 delightful children.

“I look forward to co-facilitating with Jamie Myers, and to sharing the breath-taking beauty of Apache Springs Ranch.”

Interested in redefining what it means to be in a relationship? Join 5 other couples for an experiential workshop on connection, ease, play and passion. January 17 – 20, 2019 at Apache Springs Ranch.

For Further Information

Please contact: 520-455-9263 or email:
info@apachespringsranch.com

 


 

Discover the Power of Play with Koelle & Fred – A Free Call:

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9:30AM PT | 12:30PM ET

Learn about the upcoming Power of Play workshop by joining this webinar with Koelle and Fred. We hope you’ll join them for this one-hour, live, deep dive call into Fred’s concept of Original Play, its vital role in our everyday lives, and how to begin the journey to experience the wisdom of play as a doorway to being more fully alive while you’re alive.

Join us via webinar / video:
https://zoom.us/j/981427130

Note: You do not have to turn your video on if you choose to access the call via your computer.

To join via phone:

From the US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 981 427 130
International numbers are also available.

 


 

I have a Dream: The Trust Technique

July 14, 2018 at Apache Springs Ranch

Hosts: Shelley and James on how we can work in a fresh new way with mindfulness between animal and people.

 

Register for the workshop here . To book lodging, see contact Apache Springs Ranch by email: alain@apachespringsranch.com or phone: 520-455-9263.

 

Guest Lodging: Bed and Breakfast*

Ranch House

  • Twin Xl Bed- $150 per night (shared room)

Guest Wing Suites

  • Queen Bed- $150 per night (private room, shared bathroom)

*Continental breakfast included with overnight stay.

 

Transportation details:

Airport: Tucson International Airport.

  • 45min from Apache Springs Ranch
  • Best way to get to the ranch: Car Rental (no uber)

Or

Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Best way to get to the ranch: Car Rental (no uber)
  • 3hr drive to Apache Springs Ranch

Driving Directions: Contact us for address and gate code. Apache Springs Ranch is about an hour’s drive from Tucson. From I-10, take Highway 83 south at Exit 281. You will travel approximately 20.5 miles to get to Gardner Canyon Road.
Contact info:

  • Office Phone: 520-455-9263
  • Events Manager: Alain Garcia 520-841-0405
  • Emergency Contact: TJ- 520-455-9243

Area and Regulations:

Temperatures at the ranch are approximately 10º to 15º cooler than those Tucson and 20 º -25 º than Phoenix. Early July can be quite nice (89 º /63 º degrees) but we suggest checking online weather for Sonoita, Arizona prior to your departure. The sites www.wunderground.com and www.AccuWeather.com are reliable sources for this location. As a rule of thumb, we suggest wearing layered clothing, hats, boots or outdoor recreational shoes, sunblock and sunglasses. Most workshops are held in the covered arena or outdoor round pens.
*We apologize at this time we are not able to welcome dogs or cats as visitors to the ranch.
Sonoita is about a 15-minute drive from the ranch and Patagonia is about another 20 minutes further south and west.

 

Here’s another of Shelley and James’ videos:

 

Register for the July 14 workshop at Apache Springs Ranch here.

 


 

The Power of Play: A Special Workshop with Fred Donaldson and Koelle Simpson

September 13-15, 2018

You’re invited to experience a new way of being and engaging with life, here in the gorgeous natural setting of Apache Springs Ranch. Update: Learn about The Power of Play via webinar June 15 (details below).

In September, join author and play specialist, Fred Donaldson, and renowned Equus Coach, Koelle Simpson, for a magical weekend to explore the power of play. During this small-group workshop, you’ll experience Original Play—the foundation for learning, creativity, and self-development. Combined with personal instruction and the insights of horses, you’ll uncover new ways play can help you deepen your relationship with yourself and others, while reducing stress, anxiety, and defensiveness and increasing your self-confidence, emotional flexibility, and ability to adapt to new environments and life circumstances.

Come discover the wisdom and power of play! Learn more about this unique workshop.
URL: https://koelleinstitute.com/experience/workshops-2/the-power-of-play/

 

 


 

Couples Experiential

September 20 – 23, 2018

Apache Springs Ranch, 415 Gardner Canyon Rd, Sonoita AZ. Google Map

Price: $2500 per couple. All inclusive. Space is limited to 6 couples.

A Couples Experiential Workshop: Three days of intimate examination of what it means to be in relationship.

Experience the practices and education provided by Relationship Coach Jamie Myers. This combined with the cutting edge experiential equine facilitated coaching with TJ Killoran and her horses, you and your partner will discover new ways to communicate, connect, and thrive, both individually and in partnership.

Come away with your unique definition of the word Relationship — all the while being surrounded by the rugged nurturing beauty of Apache Springs Ranch.

Jaime Myers

Over the last 17 years Jaime has led over 150 live workshops, retreats, tele-courses and leadership programs for men, women and couples. As a Senior Workshop Leader for PAX Programs, an organization dedicated to peace and partnership between the sexes, Jaime led the Marriage Workshop for women, co-led the Hero’s Challenge Workshop for men and was the Senior Coach for couples participating in the PAX Programs Couples Away Course.

Five years ago, Jaime founded her own business, Shine Life Design, and continues to lead empowerment programs and retreats for women and couples. Jaime lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband and their two sons.

TJ Killoran

TJ Killoran is the co-owner of Apache Springs ranch. As a certified Master Equus Coach ( Koelle Institute) and Dr. Martha Beck certified Life Coach, her passion lies in working with couples and horses to bring about the concept of full respect living. She has recently expanded her scope to work with returning Veterans and their families, in the area of Post Traumatic Growth.

TJ, along with her husband of 26 years, has raised 3 delightful children.

“I look forward to co-facilitating with Jamie Myers, and to sharing the breath-taking beauty of Apache Springs Ranch.”

Interested in redefining what it means to be in a relationship? Join 5 other couples for an experiential workshop on connection, ease, play and passion. September 20 – 23, 2018 at Apache Springs Ranch.

For Further Information

Please contact: 520-455-9263 or email:
alain@apachespringsranch.com

 


 

2017

Medicine for the people: The Power and Magic of Being Yourself

March 3-5, 2017 at Apache Springs Ranch

An Equus Retreat with Koelle Simpson and Bridgette Boudreau

During major life changes we’ve found that learning from nature itself, most especially horses, always helps us to reconnect to a deeper sense of our own truth.

Due to their high level of sensitivity, horses are kind, honest, and gentle teachers that are acutely aware of our internal emotional states. They can offer us a safe environment to consciously reconnect with our suppressed needs, our genuine emotions, and the patterns we bring to our relationships. Bridgette and I are joining together with a team of very wise horses for a chance to be in community, play, laugh and support you as you embrace the next chapter of your own journey.

This retreat is an opportunity to discover and integrate what life is asking of you. It’s an opportunity to take the practical steps needed restore your sense of well-being in the midst of uncertainty.

Retreat Schedule:

  • Friday, March 3rd – from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Introduction & Dinner
  • Saturday, March 4th – from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm – Reconnecting with Your True Nature Workshop Activities
  • Sunday, March 5th – from 8:30am to 7:00pm – Being Yourself in Community Workshop Activities

A Single Sign-Up Fee is $2,000


Registration closed March 1, but if you have questions about signups contact Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching

What’s Included:

  • The option for transportation to and from Apache Springs Ranch should you choose to lodge with us onsite
  • All meals starting with the arrival dinner on Friday night and concluding with the departure breakfast on Monday morning.
  • All workshop activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What’s not included:

  • Your airfare
  • Your lodging at Apache Springs or a nearby hotel option.

Where to fly into: Tucson International Airport

Lodging Onsite:

Apache Springs Ranch Lodging rates: $160 – $320 per night and can include transportation to and from the ranch. Lodging & transportation is not included in the workshop fee. Please email Alain@apachespringsranch.com for details.

For more details go to Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching

 


 

Shine Life Designs Retreat – 2017


The Shine Retreat is a magical weekend that will leave you rejuvenated, inspired and with an expanded experience of freedom, choice, clarity and connection.

Update: Thank you to the organizers and participants!

 

 


 

Healing with Horse Collective

Fifth Annual Symposium: April 27 – May 1, 2017

A Symposium for Equine Facilitators, Therapists and others wishing to team with horses to aid in experiential learning, healing, and spiritual enrichment. Featuring 25+ facilitators and presenters from across North America and Australia. Immerse yourself in nature and the work and play that is learning with horses at the beautiful Apache Springs Ranch. Stay at our exquisite facilities for this amazing retreat.

Experiential activities that make this symposium uniquely effective:

Keynote Speakers: Leaders from the field. Friday is Koelle Simpson of Oprah Magazine fame and Saturday is Linda Kohanov of Eponaquest.

Live Demonstration Facilitations with Horses: Learn by being active observers as presenters show a model, exercise, or illustrate a concept with horses.

Smaller Group Facilitations with Horses: Twice each day, you choose your favorite topic and join a more intimate experiential learning group. In these smaller breakout sessions with horses, you will experience as a participant in interaction with the horses. Learn an aspect of facilitation, and how if feels to experience the process. Apply your learning to your own practice.

A full list of presenters and topics is below.

World class accommodations and meals at Apache Springs Ranch can be booked by contacting the ranch at Alain@apachespringsranch.com or 520-455-9263. Staying at the ranch with a group? Ask about a group discount.

Register for the symposium: Healing with Horse Collective Symposium.

 

List of Presenters for the Symposium:

Friday Keynote: Koelle Simpson: The Power of Equus Coaching

Saturday Keynote: Linda Kohanov: Emotional Heroism

Pre-Conference Workshop Thursday, April 27: Joanne Byrnes & Saan Ecker: Equine Assisted Constellations

Pre-Conference Workshop Friday, April 28: Jess Campmans: Equine Assisted Intuitive & Energy Healing

Post-Conference Workshop Monday May 1: Linda Kohanov: Emotional Heroism

Nancy Gex Jones: Table Work with Horses

Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A): A Coaching Model of Facilitation

Alejandra Lara: Working with the Military

Tracy Weber: Developing Small-Group Learner-Centered Programs

Barbara Breckenfeld: Massage and Energy Healing for Horses

Natalie Allio: Toward Common Ground: EA/F/G L/T/P/C Communities & Beyond

Sheryl Brown: Bringing Clients In & Building your Community with Equine Meditation Circles

Jini Patel Thompson: Building your Online Presence to Grow Your Business

Cynthia Rank-Ballas: Healing with Horses: An Existential/Experiential Approach

Kate Naylor & Kathleen Choe: Natural LifeManship’s Rhythmic Riding for Self-Regulation

Kedra Holderman: Bringing Subconscious Connections to Light with Horses & Cards

Jane Faulkner: Connection, Attachment, & Authenticity with Horses

Linda Ann Bowling: Oh The Stories They Would Tell! Interpersonal Clarity with Horses

Debbie Cunningham & Jessica Miceli: A Timeline Activity

Jess Stevens: Empowering the Stellar Healer Within Your Horse

Deborah Holcomb: Homeopathy for Horse and Human

Elders of the Field Activities Include:

Barbara Rector

Ann Alden

Linda Kohanov

Shelley Rosenberg

For more details and registration for the Healing with Horse Collective Fifth Annual Symposium visit www.healingwithhorse.org.

 


 

Barbara Alexander hosts Frederic Pignon & Magali Delgado, Original Stars of Cavalia

September 29 – Oct. 3, 2017. Leadership and Horsemanship: The Mind, Body and Spirit of Connection

Presenter information is at http://barbarainc.com/frederic-pignon-magali-delgado/

 


 

International Equine Summit

October 2017. For registration info contact: Shelley Rosenberg. www.myhorsesmyhealers.com

Email: Dressagecenter@theriver.com

And contact Alain Garcia at Apache Springs Ranch for for all inclusive room and board.

 


 

2016

Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching Practicum and Herd Gathering

January 27 – 31, 2016
Thank you to everyone who attended. Read about The Koelle Institute for Equine Coaching at: http://koelleinc.com/

 


 

Equine Facilitated Coaching with Kathy Pike

Dates: February 4 – 10 and February 16 – 21, 2016

Apache Springs Ranch is pleased to present Kathy Pike, founder of The Academy for Coaching with Horses. Details of this clinic will be posted as soon as they are available.

Here is a link to her website: http://coachingwithhorses.com/

 

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Natural Horsemanship Weekend Clinics with Australia’s Carlos Tabernaberri

carlos-on-horseApache Springs Ranch welcomes Carlos Tabernaberri, Australia’s horse gentler, trainer, and author of Through the Eyes of the Horse, for a series of 3-Day Weekend Retreats in March 2016.

The venue is a magnificient 160 acre private ranch located in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest, less than an hour south of the Tucson International Airport.

Carlos will offer his teachings, and horse wisdom on these weekends:

  • Fri morning, March 4 to Sun afternoon, March 6, 2016
  • Fri morning March 11 to Sun afternoon, March 13, 2016
  • Fri morning March 18 to Sun afternoon, March 20, 2016

The registration cost for you and your horse to attend each 3 day clinic is $600 (includes hay and board). The cost to audit the course is $50/day, or $100 for all 3 days.

We are available to provide you with additional information on the cost of accommodation options, horse rental, meal plans, and general info about Apache Springs Ranch.

Become an Extraordinary Leader, Rider, and Partner…Through The Eyes of the Horse with Carlos Tabernaberri.

Apache Springs Ranch Equine Therapy ClinicIf you want to experience a horsemanship clinic with a difference, this is it. There’s plenty of information and just as much saddle (and bareback) time.

A clinic with Carlos covers topics such as horse psychology; body language; trust and unity; partnership; developing awareness, feel, balance and self-carriage; bitless riding and much more. Clinic participants are also invited to put forward their own areas of interest or concern, such as trailer loading, bucking, rearing, handling feet or fear of riding that we address in the clinic context.

Regardless of whether you are new to horses or experienced, whether you currently own a horse or not, these clinics emphasise the importance of understanding between you and your horse in order to form a lifelong partnership based on trust and non-violence.

 

Sitters are always welcome and actively included. Be sure to book early to guarantee a place! Private lessons will also be offered.

Carlos’ website: www.whisperingacres.com.au
Clinic brochure (PDF): Natural Horsemanship Clinics
Article: Award-Winning Horse Listener and “Wonder from Down Under” Carlos Tabernaberri…
Article: Meet Melbourne’s horse listener

Experience a retreat at Apache Springs Ranch:

Immerse yourself in the high-desert wilderness while also enjoying the true comfort of traditional Southern Arizonan accommodations through a retreat at Apache Springs. Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to learn from Carlos Tabernaberri here in March 2016!

Horses available:

If you cannot bring your horse and would like to participate in this exceptional clinic with Carlos, there are horses available through AZ Horseback. Please contact Ron Izzo of AZ Horseback Experience and he will guide you in choosing the best horse for you to ride in this workshop.

www.horsebackexperience.com. 520-455-5696. Email: azhorseback@gmail.com.

Please Note ~ You must be an Intermediate* or Advanced** rider for this option and the horse fee is $100/day. Registration and deposit to be completed by February 15, 2016, in order for AZ Horseback to provide a horse for you for any of the 3 weekends in March.

*Intermediate – The intermediate rider has taken lessons or trained under a mentor for a while, rides in a specific discipline (or has experience in several disciplines) and may compete. He or she has ridden several different types of horses and can independently manage a horse’s care. Their seat is secure, they do not apply unintentional aids to the horse when they lose balance or become unseated. They know how to rise or post to the trot and ask for and obtain a specific lead or change in lead. They are capable of riding a less experienced horse and helping in that horse’s training. They are able to train/compete at a more advanced level with a trainer’s assistance. The intermediate rider is knowledgeable about different horse breeds and disciplines. He or she knows basic horse conformation and can detect lameness issues.

**Advanced – Advanced riders have ridden most of their lives and have worked with a trainer/mentor for several years or had several years with intense riding instruction. They have competed successfully at recognized shows in their discipline. They are able to ride most horses including working with young/green horses without assistance. They know advanced manoeuvres in their preferred riding discipline and can positively affect the horse they are riding at all times. The advanced rider is able to teach lessons to beginners, break and train horses and teach a horse advanced manoeuvres. The advanced rider knows horse breeds and conformation well and is able to detect unsoundness vs. blemishes in a horse.

 


 

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Wild at Heart

Equine and Nature Based Coaching Retreat with TJ & Elizabeth

September 29 through October 2, 2016

‘Wild at Heart’ is a retreat for women who through the magic of coaching (with horses and humans!) want to…

  • Tap into their inner strength and wisdom and discover how to live with more freedom
  • Move beyond the ‘daily grind’, reconnect with themselves and find more peace and clarity
  • Gain more insight into how they are ‘showing up in the world’ and get support in areas that where they feel stuck or confused
  • Discover joyful, empowering strategies that can be applied to everyday life

More details are here: Full Flight Life Coaching: Wild at Heart

 


 

International Equine Summit

Dates: October 11 – 13, 2016. Join us again in 2017

October 2016 Summit

Details from 2016 Event:
Featuring Shelly R. Rosenberg. Help celebrate the launch of My Horses My Healers, Inc., a new non profit sanctuary for horses and humans. This will be an unrivaled opportunity to reconnect with yourself, your horses and inspiring horse people. The event offers riding exercises, instruction, panel discussions, experiential learning, workshops, lectures, films, and more.

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Who is this event for?

We are delighted to host this gathering to bring together everyone who loves or works with horses and has an interest in expanding their experience in the equine field.

All are welcome—equine practitioners, equestrians, professionals, trainers, equine facilitated learning instructors, psychotherapists, horse-led personal/leadership development specialists, academics, animal/human bond researchers, any discipline or modality including (without limitation) EAGALA, PATH, Eponaquest, EAHAE, EGE—anyone with an interest in horses.

Contact: If you have questions, would like further information or would like to speak about the summit please call or email:

+1 520-419-6467
dressagecenter@theriver.com
Shelley Rosenberg, Riding Focused Practitioner

If you love horses and want to Share, Learn and Experience, come and collaborate with us!