Athena Herd: a natural place to learn

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Accrediting Bodies:

ACCPH: Athena Herd CIC is an Organisational Member of ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists). Our Equine Facilitated Practitioner courses are accredited meaning our training and courses are of the highest standard and closely follow the level benchmarks set by Ofqual, the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council or similar bodies.

BACP: Athena Herd CIC is an Organisational Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). This demonstrates that Athena Herd CIC is committed to providing safe, ethical and professional counselling and psychotherapy services and training.


Athena Herd CIC is a  beautiful 17 acre facility, set in the quiet West Kent countryside, near Paddock Wood. Founded by Jennifer and Brent Geach as a place dedicated to the wellbeing and positive health and wellbeing of their horses and other animals. At the heart, is a herd of barefoot horses that live together 24-7 on an extensive track system.

Athena Herd is a Community Interest Company which provides unique Equine Facilitated Learning experiences.

Athena Herd CIC is an international learning and training centre in various specialist equine related topics. . We offer unique individual training for those wishing to train to become a professional equine facilitator no matter your background or previous experience.  Our wide range of training programmes means that we can tailor our training to suit your needs so that you can attain our accredited qualifications.  Furthermore, many of our events are validated for CPD by ACCPH.  For more information please visit our events page

Athena Herd CIC also offers corporate leadership and team building to skills development for social benefit groups and local charities. In the case of other charity and community interest groups we will work with them to secure funding to support the work.

There is a  great breadth of experience and expertise in our team from Legal and Business to Therapeutic and Coaching.

We also excel in hosting private events.  Please contact us for more information.

You can also stay at Athena, and so completely immerse yourself in the experience. You can stay onsite during your visit in our bell tents or tree house - find out more about our accommodation here.