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Who are we?

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We are Sarah and James and we launched Equine Assisted Training (EAT) in 2016.  We are certified practitioners and members of the European Association of Horse Assisted Education (EAHAE).  Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the EAHAE was established in 1996 and is a worldwide association dedicated to promoting horse assisted communication skills to companies and individuals. 

We are based in a peaceful, scenic village, close to the historic city of Tomar in central Portugal.

Sarah Wellband is a practising CBT counsellor with prior experience in the financial services, catering and leisure sectors. Her counselling website is

James Chapman is an independent Agile Coach.  When he is not running Equine Assisted Training courses, he is helping companies transform their ways of working by adopting Agile and Lean approaches. His Agile website is

Meet the team

Meet the team


Harvey is an Arab/Thoroughbred cross with an even temperament and a very handsome face. He is gentle, responsive and calm.

Bertie, the big boy of the herd, is a Lusitano/Hanoverian cross.  Strong, direct, and reliable, Bertie can always be trusted to make a great contribution.

Billy (Sweet William) is a friendly and pretty Lusitano.  He is honest and true and will always give you immediate feedback.

Murphy is a Welsh section D cob with a strong character. He really enjoys meeting new people and gives clear and unambiguous feedback.

Troy is a sweet and affectionate Lusitano. He is fine-boned, agile and sensitive to the atmosphere around him. 

Speedy is Lusitano/Arab cross.  Loved by small children, he is inquisitive and enjoys working in the school as part of a team.

Contact us

Contact us

Talk to Sarah

To find out more about Equine Assisted Training, and find out how it can help you or your company, you can call Sarah on +351 913 637 491

Alternatively, you can always send us a message and we will get back to you quickly.

Thank you for your message. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Equine Assisted Training

O Vale Dos Cavalos

Rua da Bela Vista 4


2240-300 Chãos


GPS : 39.7066596 / -8.414470

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