Equine Assisted Activities Day

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Equine Assisted Activities Day

Festina Lente invites you to put a date in your diary To continue learning about the benefits of Equine Assisted Activities ...

By Festina Lente

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Date and time

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 09:30 - 16:30 IST


Festina Lente Old Connaught Avenue A98 F702 Bray Ireland

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About this event

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Equine Assisted Activities Day Monday 18th September 2023

Festina Lente invites you to put a date in your diary To continue with our curiosity and learning about Equine Assisted Activities and the Benefits

Amongst other topics, features will include :

Latest research on the Horse Human Relationship

Social licence and the involvement of horses in Equine Assisted Activities

Expanding on the concept of Therapeutic Riding

Keeping your Therapeutic Riding Equine fit and healthy

A range of practical demonstrations promoting the benefits of Equine Assisted Activities for all

An All Ireland Approach to Equine Assisted Activities

Time : 9.30- 4.30

Where: Festina Lente, Old Connaught Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Cost: 45.00 euros

About the organiser

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Festina Lente

Festina Lente is a not-for-profit organisation provides a unique range of equestrian and horticultural activities, training, recreational events and employment services options with a strong emphasis on social inclusion, choice and personal development.

We have a variety of public services and facilities for everyone to enjoy on our campus in Bray – an Equestrian Centre offering lessons, camps and equine assisted programmes, a beautifully restored Victorian Walled Garden where we host lots of fun seasonal family and events, children’s workshops and birthday parties and gardening workshops,  a Garden Centre, an open air snack bar and shop so why not pop along for a visit.  Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for upcoming events!

We are also an education centre offering QQI accredited educational training courses:

We also offer other Equine Assisted programmes:

All activities encourage individual choice, personal development, achievement and progression and we are a registered Irish Charity.

Saol Anois is also a day service run by Festina Lente in our campus.  The Saol Anois Day Service is funded by Health Service Executive and it was set up in 2005 to meet the support needs of adults with intellectual disabilities and/or dual diagnosis.  It is a supportive and therapeutic service designed to meet the needs of people through individual plans. Service users have the opportunity to access a range of integrated developmental and leisure opportunities.

Our campus is situated in the grounds of what was once Old Connaught House, formerly the residence of the Plunket family. Read more on the History of Old Connaught House & Gardens and Festina Lente Foundation.  Festina Lente (Latin) means Hasten Slowly and is the Plunket family motto. We adopted this as the name of our organisation in 1995 because it conveys our culture perfectly.  Festina Lente was founded in 1988 by Mary Rachel Brophy; her aim was through social and economic inclusion, to support those most at risk.  The result of all of the Festina Lente’s hard work is the wonderful garden and state of the art Equestrian Centre which are available to the public to enjoy whenever they want.