Our Story

Welcome to Athena: A natural place to learn

Investing in yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially, will allow you to become the best version of yourself


Wanting a more tranquil and peaceful lifestyle, Jennifer Geach together with her family went on a search to find what they would soon call home in May 2014.

They now live surrounded by their horses, alpacas, dogs and other animals, wildlife and the beautiful natural Kentish landscape near to Paddock Wood.  The quest to live in harmony with nature is how Jennifer and Brent started to learn about providing horses with an environment that better supports optimum physical and mental health, inspired by, amongst others, Jamie Jackson's book "Paddock Paradise: A Guide to Natural Horse Boarding".   This journey led to what is today Athena, home to a barefoot herd of around 16 horses living on more than just an equine track system.

Athena sits on a vast 17 acre stretch of land which Jennifer and Brent have developed into a perfect location not just for their family and animals but where individuals or groups might collectively retreat to.  A place to take that leap of faith and invest in yourself to find that authentic best version of yourself, with or without horses.

Athena is a not for profit community interest company which provides benefit to individuals and organisations located in West Kent.  We also work with community and charitable groups that support the provision of wellbeing and therapeutic opportunities.  Athena is a natural place to learn that makes a real difference to peoples lives.

Jennifer Geach at Athena
Thomas Geach and Ollie