Thank you for joining me for
an introduction to Equine Alchemy!
You will grow and expand
through this transformational experience.
- An Introduction to Equine Assisted Learning.
- To experience the powerful work of developing yourself through the horse / human relationship.
- To experience an application of ICF Core Competencies.
- Riding Between the Worlds—Linda Kohanov (Intro and Chapter 1)
- The Language of Emotions—Karla McLaren (pgs. 3 – 37)
- Plan to arrive by 4:00 pm on the first day.
- We will work until 6:30 and have dinner at 7:00 at a local restaurant.
- Arrive 8:15 each morning; for coffee and snacks and begin at 8:30.
- We will end between 4:30 and 5:00 pm on the two days in between
- If you decide to join the entire course, you will stay through noon, the last day.
Please schedule your travel accordingly.
Morning beverages, water and light snacks will be available throughout the day. Lunches will be on you, and we will have them brought in or go out. We do our best to have healthy options for most everyone. However, if you have dietary restrictions or allergies it is important that you bring what you need with you.
Climate: Each location is quite seasonal. In the spring, bring layers, in the summer temps can be hot so be sure to bring hats and dress accordingly. It is very HUMID in NY and Georgia. We will have plenty of water.
Attire: Plan to dress in layers if you don’t want sun. Wear boots appropriate for being with horses, (waterproof is best). Hat, gloves, scarf and lip protection, sunscreen.
Getting to the Workshop:
Depending on the workshop you have chosen, logistics will vary.
New Mexico Logistics:
10138 Bosque Circle NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
505-414-8467 (use this number only if you get lost)
Start/End Times: Arrive at 8:00 AM for coffee and tea. Will will end around 5:00 PM each day.
The closest airport is Albuquerque (ABQ),
approximately 30 minutes to Guadalupe Stables.
Where to Stay:
|Chocolate Turtle Bed & Breakfast
1098 West Meadowlark Lane
Corrales, NM 87048
|The Sandhill Crane Bed & Breakfast
389 Camino Hermosa
Corrales, NM 87048
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
|Rio Rancho Inn on NM 528 in Rio Rancho
There is a great Airbnb that everyone loves.
|There are many conventional hotels near including
Extended Stay America.
New York Logistics:
5 Seelbach Lane, Staatsburg NY 12580
There are many airports to get here. While some are closer, they will probably be more expensive. You need to rent/share a car to get the Rhinebeck, NY which is where you will be staying. My favorite is Albany of the smaller airports, but you can’t beat Newark from my perspective. It is easier than driving in NYC traffic and is still economical.
- Albany, about 90 min.
- Westchester, about 90 min.
- Stewart Newburgh, about 60 min.
- New York La Guardia, about 20 hours.New York Kennedy, about 2+ hours.
- Newark, New Jersey, about 2+ hours.
Where to stay: All of these are about 15 min from the barn and in the quaint historic town of Rhinebeck, NY.
There are conventional hotels in Kingston, NY, about 35 minutes away from the barn.
Diane Loffmin, Meadow Run Farm
Barn address: 1879 Barnesville Rd., Griffin GA 30224
Directions from the airport to the barn: I-75 South to exit 205. Take a right off the exit ramp onto GA-16. Go about 4.5 miles to the first stoplight, take a left onto High Falls Rd. Go about 1.2 miles and take the second right onto Barnesville Rd. Go about 3.6 miles (you’ll pass Chappell Mill Rd on the left then immediately pass Swint Rd on the right). Turn left onto the dirt driveway across from the brick ranch house (Your GPS may call this Cain St. but there is no street sign. There will be a sign for Meadow Run Farm at the entrance to the drive). Drive up and go through the gate. Head toward the barn on the left past the arena.
Where to Stay:
Griffin (22 minutes to farm)
Country Inn and Suites, 1900 North Expressway, Griffin 770-228-9799 4/7.5 Free Breakfast, suites, indoor pool From $78
Comfort Inn and Suites (Choice Hotels), 1906 N. Expressway, Griffin 770-285-0767 4.5/8.5 Free Breakfast, Fitness center From $85
Baymont Inn and Suites (Wyndham), 2007 N. Expressway, Griffin 800-337-0300 4/8.2 Free Breakfast, pool, exercise room; motel format From $78
Locust Grove (20 minutes- this is the easiest from the airport)
Comfort Suites, 4699 Bill Gardner Pkwy, Locust Grove 678-827-7700 4.5/8.6 Indoor pool, Free Breakfast, exercise room, easiest access From $99
Holiday Inn Express, 4832 Bill Gardner Pkwy, Locust Grove 678-583-8088 3.7/7.3 Free Breakfast, Indoor pool, exercise room, micro and fridge, From $85
Red Roof Inn, 4840 Bill Gardner Pkwy, Locust Grove 678-583-0004 4/7.8 Free Breakfast, Micro and fridge, exercise room From $75
Ramada Limited, 197 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd, Locust Grove 770-898-1216 4/7.6 Free Breakfast, indoor pool, exercise room From $68