Sarah Birrane is an Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) Practitioner who is qualified and registered with LEAP equine. LEAP equine is an increasingly popular training provider for EFL and EFP (Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy). All their students are assessed and see practice clients before they qualify to ensure high quality amongst practitioners, and once they qualify are required to have regular supervision to ensure high quality throughout practice.
Sarah has previously worked in a charitable organisation called Urban Riderz where she gave the community the opportunity to interact with horses. Sarah worked with a variety of clients, including homeless clients, ex-offenders, youths at risk of offending, youths in the care system, clients with physical and learning difficulties and clients with mental health issues and children and adolescents with behavioural issues. Sarah saw these clients both in groups and on an individual basis, and had several successes. Sarah was part of the team who worked with a young man living in a hostel and that helped him get into jockey school. Sarah also worked with a young girl with autism and knocked knees with the horses which prevented her needing surgery on her knees and had a positive effect on her emotional well-being.
Sarah is passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to experience the beautiful connection that horses can provide, and have the opportunity to learn what these amazing animals can teach us, and use this to transform their lives. Sarah has a fantastic heard of intuitive horses who all have different personalities and strengths, and all enjoy working with clients.
Julie Birrane is a self-employed Management Accountant (CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting). Along with her self-employment, she has previously been a co-founder of the charitable organization called Urban Riderz, where we helped people to interact with horses.
Julie, as the Financial Director, will now prepare our accounts and assist with any financial queries.