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Equine Facilitated Coaching and Wellness Certification

Equine Facilitated Coaching and Wellness (EFCW) Certification was created by Chad Lyman, Kelley Chaplin and Cristi Rose. After many  years of working with horses and people we found a need for quality training that would positively serve both horses and clients.  In an effort to set a high standard of excellence in the field  we developed a certification program that allows participants  to achieve three different levels of proficiency in EFCW; fundamental, proficient, and advanced.


EFCW Fundamentals: 

At the fundamental level, participants must display an ability to work around horses with basic competency. Participants must earn a certain number of hours of riding time, practice group facilitation skills, and demonstrate an understanding of basic horse and human psychology.


EFCW  Proficient:

At the proficient level, candidates must log 100 hours of riding time, begin to train horses using Carolyn Resnick’s seven Waterhole Rituals and other Natural Horsemanship techniques, and demonstrate proficiency in conducting EFCW activities with clients.  


EFCW Advanced:

Advanced certification candidates will be able to train a horse from start to finish, demonstrating complete proficiency as a horse trainer and coach.   Upon completion of this level trainees will be able to apply for CBEIP National Certification.


The certification program also ensures that wellness and equine professionals are thoroughly cross-trained. Wellness professionals who are already skilled in their field are becoming proficient in equine work, while trainees who are already skilled in working with horses are receiving intensive wellness training. As trainees complete the three years of intensive study required to reach the the advanced  level of certification, they will have attained an unmatched level of competency that better serves their clients and the profession at large.

Certification Dates and Costs

EFCW Fundamentals Training

Prescott Arizona

March  12-14, 2020

September 24-26, 2020


Escalante Utah

April 23-25, 2020 


Orange County California

June  25-27, 2020

November 19-21 , 2020


EFCW Proficient Training

Currently there are no trainings 

offered at this time


Dates will be announced in November 2019

EFCW Advanced Training

Currently there are no trainings 

offered at this time


Dates will be announce in Summer of 2020

EFCW Fundamentals Cost

$1600


Includes:

3-Day training

Training  Materials

Daily Lunch


Does not include travel expenses 

or 

1 year mentorship program

EFCW Proficient Costs

$1800


Includes:

3 Day training

Training  Materials

Daily Lunch


Does not include travel expenses 

or 

1 year mentorship program

EFCW Advanced Cost

$2100


Includes:

4-Day training

Training  Materials

Daily Lunch


Does not include travel expenses 

or 

1 year mentorship program

$200 initial deposit required to register for the training.  

50% due 30 days prior 

Final payment due first day of training


(All payments are non-refundable. In emergency cases monies may be applied to new training dates)

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For more information please feel free to contact us

Equine Assisted Coaching OC

Phone: (949) 874-1236 Email:EquineAssistedCoachingOC.com