Applications are open for 2024!
Scholarship applications for 2024 are now open. If you are interested in becoming a Therapeutic Riding Instructor or an Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner and you are a survivor of trauma , please get in touch for an application form. Please note that training scholarships are in high demand and we receive many more applications each year than we can fund.
At With Horses, we believe that horses are for everyone, not just the privileged few. We are committed to increasing the diversity of practitioners in the Equine Assisted industry.
In this round, we will be offering a limited number of full scholarships to people with lived experience of trauma on our equine assisted learning practitioner and therapeutic riding instructor courses.
If you're applying for a scholarship, we trust that you need it. We take a trauma informed approach to the application process. Applications are completely confidential. We invite you not to share details of your experience that may be re-traumatising. Instead, we want to know what you will do, if successful in your application, to make the world a better place for horses and for people.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and more details.
"Getting a Tinnis Trust training scholarship has had a much bigger impact on my life than I ever expected or even imagined at the time. It has given me lots of new things: new skills of course, but also new friends, a new outlook, new enthusiasm, new self image, new confidence and ultimately new hopes and plans. I have gone from being in a rather dark place where I couldn't even identify any dreams or wishes, to now actually having started working towards having my own donkey EAT business!
The program offers professional training and skills, in a relaxed, supportive and 'allowing' atmosphere, and being able to be around the horses is therapeutic in itself. Knowing that participants have different backgrounds and experiences, also makes it less intimidating. Having someone believe in me, when I wasn't really able to do so myself, made a huge difference in so many ways. Experiences and ' baggage' which I had seen as negative, a failure and something to be a bit ashamed of, now turned out to be something positive, even a strength, and the very reason that I was able to participate in the program at all. It does sound a bit cheesy, but it really has been a life-changing experience for me, and 18 months on, I still discover ways that it has had a positive impact on my life. 'Thank you' doesn't really cover it."