Building better relationships one hoof print at a time

Credentials and Memberships

Master’s Degree: Curriculum and Instruction

Our founder holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She understands teaching and learning from a child’s and adult’s perspective and has spent much of her teaching career observing the impact furry friends have on her students. Our program is an experiential learning model. You can find out more about experiential learning on our research and resources page. Check it out!

Equine Facilitated Learning Certification Level 1


Our founder, Rachael, has received her certification in Equine Facilitated Learning from The HERD Institute. She has completed Level 1 and aims to complete Level 2 in the future.

Path Int.

Rachael is a Path, Int. member and is currently working on completing her Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification. Watch our blog for updates on her progress!

At UP THERE, we abide by the 25 Principles of Compassionate Equitation. We commit to compassion being the foundation for our interactions with our horses, our dogs, the people we interact with at UP THERE, and within the equine community as a whole.

The Compassionate Equestrian