Lead-Up International Instructors
Lead-Up had its official worldwide launch at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in Solvang, California, in February 2017, with the first 8 Lead-Up International Instructors certified to hold Lead-Up workshops across the globe.
We have grown to 14 instructors worldwide – now on every continent. And are continuing to grow to reach our goal of having Lead-Up workshops in each country with a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor.
Use the interactive map below to find a Lead-Up Instructor or scroll through the profiles below.
So in 2008 she went to Monty’s Farm for the first time participating the Introductory Course. Finally, after working with Instructors from Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Germany, USA and Finland she became a certified Monty Roberts Instructor in 2015. She is now teaching Monty’s Methods in Austria. On top of this, Martina also has a qualification as a Horse Assisted Educator® in coaching people supported by horses and is successfully working as Horse Agility Accredited Trainer®.
Her goal is, helping people and horses creating healthy partnerships on a trust-based communication.
Caroline completed her third level education in Equine and Human Sport Science before beginning her Monty Roberts training in 2004 and then receiving her instructorship by Monty in 2008. Since then, Caroline has had great success with a number of troubled people, horses, riders, trainers and owners, and has introduced Monty’s methods to a range of facilities, trainers, yards and studs worldwide. Caroline has assisted Monty Roberts in many areas worldwide including seminars and demonstrations, veteran courses and private consultancy for professionals in many disciplines.
Caroline is now working alongside the Australian Childhood Foundation to develop a therapeutic program utilizing the embodied experience of Join-Up and up-to-date scientific research in the neurobiological affects of trauma. Using this knowledge, training, and experience, Caroline will provide Lead-Up workshops for youth in Australia.
Miguel is one of Lead-Up’s Development Instructors and is providing life transforming workshops to vulnerable youth in Brazil. Miguel feels a huge responsibility to help reduce and prevent violence in Brazil by teaching peaceful leadership through the experience of Join-Up and interactions with horses.
Miguel will now be adding Lead-Up workshops to the the list of invaluable courses and education that he provides, as part of his combined effort to help reduce violence in the lives of horses and humans in Brazil.
Denise is dedicated to sharing the impact of working with horses and youth troubled with abuse and violence. She has been working with horses since her childhood and knows about the incredible healing power of these animals. She is excited to bring the non-violent approach of Lead-Up to help youth in need in Germany and the world.
Denise has seen the change and healing while working with Veterans with PTSD for the last 3 years whilst serving as the Head Instructor at the MRILC.
After reading Monty’s book in 2007, her dream to help horses and people through communication started to come true. In 2014, she became a Monty Roberts certified instructor. Csilla believes horses and people can help one another, and people experience change through horses.
Her goal is to help people who have communication problems, experience addiction or depression, and children with behavioral problems that have difficulties socializing. Experiencing a Join-Up with horses can help people “join-up” with others, giving them a chance to have a happy, normal, or simply a higher quality of life.
Having seen, first hand the benefit of contact with horses, she has worked with a youth diversion project for youth at risk, students with behavioural issues and individuals, running Equine Assisted Learning sessions to help them find direction, regulate behaviour, problem solve, build confidence and resilience to name a few.
Until now Join-Up and Equine assisted learning and therapy were separate. Lead-Up marries the Join-Up Techniques and the learning and therapy. It brings the two together and is the missing puzzle piece for Caitriona. Youths will reap the benefits of contact with the horses, practical techniques for self regulation, an increased self awareness and an increase in resilience. She is looking forward to offering the Lead-Up program in Ireland.
Hearing about Monty Roberts and Join-Up (his non-violent method of communicating with horses), he decided to learn more. Through Monty he realised that the benefits of this can also be applied to people as well as horses. He became a Certified Monty Roberts Instructor in 2015.
As a result of the Lead-Up program it is now possible to make a difference in the lives of young people using these concepts. He looks forward to working with organisations and individuals to offer Lead-Up workshops in Ireland.
On returning from Australia, she opened a trekking center, where she offered pony trekking and started and trained young horses. She has always had a soft spot for Thoroughbreds, and when she’s not training horses at home she works in the sales industry in Ireland and the UK.
Claire began to specialize in Monty’s methods in 2014 and completed her instructor certificate in 2016. She travels between the USA teaching and working alongside Monty with horses and offers courses from home in Donegal and also offers home visits to your yard to work with you and your horse. Claire is also a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist.
He became a Lead-Up Certified Instructor in October 2018 and subsequently set up his non-profit organization Horses 4 Hope – launched in Johannesburg, South Africa in January 2019. Through Horses 4 Hope, Simon runs regular Lead-Up Workshops with vulnerable youth and orphans – working to reduce violence in one of the most crime-stricken cities in the world.
Additionally he is working with teens and adults in addictions recovery through Equ-Us, the equine-assisted program he co-authored with Kris Robins (Horse Sense & Healing developer). Simon also runs Monty Roberts Certified courses both in South Africa and around Africa to help train future Monty Roberts instructors and further spread Monty’s non-violent methods across the continent.
During his trips to California Chris took part in many Horse Sense and Healing clinics for veterans and first responders, as well as the work being done through the Lead-Up program and is passionate about educating more people in how the non-violent horse training approach has a significant positive impact on the lives of humans who have suffered or are suffering with violence in their lives.
Chris will soon be offering Lead-Up workshops in the UK which teach the peaceful leadership approach utilising the experience of Join-Up to produce partnerships based in trust and how violence is never the answer with any interaction, whether horse to human or human to human.
The Lead-Up Program allows people to undertake a voyage of self-discovery by means of the transformative quality that is equine facilitated learning, a process that Caron is particularly passionate about. Currently Caron heads up the equine assisted therapy division for the world’s largest equine welfare charity. This charity has an international reach and she hopes the Lead-Up Programme can be part of a plan that benefits vulnerable people around the world.
On a more personal level she is looking forward to offering Lead-Up workshops from her beautiful Devonshire home in late 2017.
This incredible opportunity has meant Jo has been involved with Horse Sense & Healing clinics both in the US and the UK, and recently the first one in Germany. Witnessing first-hand the effect that Join-Up and working with horses can have on veterans and military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress paved the way for Jo’s interest in sharing these valuable concepts with those who need it most.
Prior to working for Monty, Jo became a qualified BHSAI and UKCC Level 2 Coach, gained invaluable work experience in early education at a Primary School in Wales and successfully completed a CELTA (Cambridge Certification in English Language Teaching) in South Africa.
Jo aims to combine her experience in teaching, her passion for horses and knowledge of Join-Up to help make positive changes in the next generations.