EAGALA Global Network Coordinators
EAGALA has members in 50 countries - see list below. Countries with EAGALA Networking Groups are listed in the links on the right where you can read more information specific to the country and language.
To find EAGALA Certified professionals around the world, go to Find a Program.
To find EAGALA Trainings and Registration information around the world, go to Events.
Regional Directors support members and address questions specific to the region. For general information on EAGALA and trainings, please contact the central office.
+27 84 500 0672
Sharon Boyce has a wide range of experience in the field of horses helping people, ranging from working with children and adults with severe disability to psycho-educational equestrian programmes for people with autism to preparing riders with disability for international competition such as Special Olympics 1999, Paralympics 2008 and WEG 2010. In the early 1990's she founded the Shumbashaba Therapeutic Equine Assisted Therapy Centre. Recently, to further clarify the different type of programming at Shumbashaba, it was decided to run the EAP / EAL programmes under a different name - Anam Cara (Soul Friends) - which currently offers a wide range of EAGALA services.
Sharon has her BSc Psych Honos (WITS) and completed the requirements for MScClin Psych, but due to various life happenings this degree was not conferred. On the equestrian side, she is a SARDA Senior instructor, SANEF Carriage Driving Instructor, and FEI Level 1 Coach. She received the PROTEA and SANEF Silver Colours for Combined Carriage Driving. She is also EAGALA Advanced Certified and an approved trainer for EAGALA certification trainings.
In her words, she is a " horse addict" due to the number of horses in her stable yard. She is passionate about the development of people through the way of the horse.
EAGALA Europe & Middle East (EME)
+ 44 (0) 7949 862464
Newly appointed to the role in June 2015, Carey certified with EAGALA in 2013 as an equine specialist and has been working with Horse Sense for Life CIC since delivering the work to a variety of clients including young people, families, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, learning difficulties as well as for organisations for team building and leadership development.
Carey hosted an EAGALA promotional event in the UK in October 2014 to raise awareness of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning to service providers in the South East region which included press coverage. Also the Network Co-ordinator for London and the South East region in the UK. Carey has all round business experience at Senior management / Directorship level with a number of years working in publishing, in print, digital, online, events, membership and professional networks.
Horses have been a big part in her life throughout her life with a really positive impact. She has over 35 years of experience of being with the horses including working with them using the natural horsemanship approach. Using her skills she wanted to do something more worthwhile and to add back to society hence the journey to EAGALA and is really excited to be playing a key role in supporting the development of EAGALA in Europe and the Middle East.
+52 155 5435 8443
Annie Ricalde, Mexico, has a background in mental health as well as the equine specialist side. She is a psychologist in Mexico and is a national competitor and champion in dressage. She founded TAAC, which focuses on doing EAGALA EAL with corporations. She has worked with many large and small corporations in Mexico with teams who range from CEO´s to the cleaning service staff at an organization.
She also works in partnership with PAE where she does EAGALA focused on child trafficking, addictions, sexual abuse, depression, and eating disorders. She has worked with clients who simply want to focus on personal development, to clients with severe issues including suicidal and those suffering psychotic breakdowns.
Annie was first EAGALA certified in 2004, and has since earned her EAGALA Advanced Certification. She also conducts EAGALA Part 1 and 2 trainings for the certification program and serves as a mentor. She has been committed to spreading EAGALA and the EAGALA standards throughout Latin America and has helped translate many of the materials into Spanish.
+61 0475 197 157
Michelle brings to the EAGALA team more than 20 years’ experience as a Senior Executive in the Corporate and Education sectors coupled with a strong passion for the EAGALA model and its impact on health and wellbeing across populations. Michelle is a driven leader with proven success as a marketer, business leader and educator. Senior positions held by Michelle include: Marketing Communications Manager, Business Unit Manager, Group Operations Manager, General Manager, Faculty Director and currently Director of Special Projects. Michelle has completed studies in Business, the Social Sciences and Training. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, is EAGALA certified, working toward advanced certification and is completing a Masters in Counselling.
Michelle has been working with horses for over 8 years, is engaged in the EAGALA Mentor Program and is within her Masters study developing a program using the EAGALA model that supports wellness in the workplace and aims to combat compassion fatigue and burn out.
List of EAGALA member countries - The countries which have links below have formal EAGALA Networking Groups established. Click the country link for more information and to contact the networking group coordinator.
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- England UK
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland UK
- Puerto Rico
- Scotland UK
- South Africa
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Wales UK