“My greatest accomplishment was learning to be gentle; without that I feel I would have achieved nothing.” ~ Monty Roberts
Ann started her studies at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in 2002 and received her certification in 2006. Ann started her career with horses at a riding school and continued her education with show jumping and therapeutic rehabilitation.
Over the years Ann has worked with a variety of horses in USA, Spain, France and Scandinavia – from mustangs and tourism riding to show-jumpers and racehorses. Between 2005 – 2013 Ann arranged and promoted Monty Roberts demonstrations in Sweden and has been a part of Monty’s team during demonstrations throughout the years in both Scandinavia and Europe.
Since 2006, Ann has arranged Join-Up clinics and Introductory Courses of Horsemanship in Sweden. Currently she is studying behavioral sciences hoping to research applications of Monty’s Join-Up® concepts with horses and humans.
Sara has a background of being around horses since a young age, and she has a passion in life for teaching. She is a Level 2 riding instructor and has experience working at riding camps and also as a middle school teacher.
Her main interests were in show-jumping and closely followed by dressage and she began her Monty Roberts journey in 2011 studying with Ann Lindberg in Sweden. In 2014 Sara completed her Internship and is now recognized as Sweden’s second Monty Roberts Certified Instructor. Sara is looking forward to holding clinics and courses and spreading Monty methods to many more people.
After serving passengers in high altitudes for nine years, Jenny decided to make a complete change in her career. Horses, that for several years had been a wonderful hobby, started to become the main thing in life. The passion to work with remedial horses and youngsters in a non violent way took her to Flag Is Up Farms in October 2009. After this, an extended two years adventure in Transylvania in Romania took place working at a ranch with a huge variety of horses.
After reaching her goal to become a Certified Monty Roberts Instructor in 2011, she has been running Equus Finland introducing Monty´s concepts specially in Finland. In 2020 Jenny also became an Osteopath D.O, BSc, so these days Equus Finland offers both courses, lessons as well as osteopathic treatments for both humans and horses, with a specialty in helping riders to find a more harmonious communication with their horses. Equus Finland is from 2020 based in Alingsås, Sweden but regular visits to Finland still take place. Jenny is also a member of the Monty Roberts Instructors Committee.
Elina has always had a passion for horses and when she was 13 years old she got her first icelandic horse. Elina was 12 years old when she saw Monty Roberts for the first time in 2006 on a demo in Sweden. She became fascinated about the communication and the trust that comes with Join-Up. Two years later she took the first course in Sweden and has from that moment been following Monty’s methods. In 2017 she reached her goal and became a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor.
Elina is studying to become a recreation instructor at the moment and will be examined in 2018. She loves the work with children and her goal is to use the power of Join-Up to help children find their strength. Elina has her own homepage and company in Sweden and looking forward to hold clinics and courses to spread Monty’s methods around the country.
When Monty came to Sweden for the first time Sanna went to see his demo and saw something she had never seen before – a unique communication based on both his and the horses terms. Sanna has been a hobby rider all her life and felt that something was missing in the communication between a human and a horse. When she saw Monty´s demo she knew what to search for. All this became very obvious when she bought a tricky young Thoroughbred that required a soft approach in order to get things done in a safe way for both of them. She applied his methods and it worked perfectly.
Sanna decided to make a change in her life after spending her whole working life in the corporate world. She became a student again.
Sanna took the Monty Roberts Introductory course in Sweden with Ann Lindberg in 2014 and went on to do all the remaining exams and courses at Monty’s Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California. She received her instructor certification in March 2018. Sanna is a believer of the method Join-Up® and is determined to make this world a better place for horses and humans.
Sanna has been using the method with refugee children and horses in Stockholm and could see an improvement in the behavior of the children. She wants to introduce the Join-Up® method to people through the Lead-Up program and show them how to better understand horses to improve their communication skills and gain confidence. Sanna is based in Stockholm and Gotland.
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