Equus to Educate to Roll Out New Summer Program

Equus to Educate, the Purcellville-based, family-owned business that helps people build life skills with the help of horses, will launch a new corporate team-building program this summer.

Robin LaFrankie, a Loudoun teacher for 10 years, started Equus to Educate in 2017 focusing on “Horses Helping Humans.”

The new Corporate Corral, launching this summer, is geared toward businesses and groups looking for a fun, creative and memorable time away from the office. It includes a four-hour, non-riding hands-on program designed to improve inter-office communication and leadership skills all while having fun with the horses.

The daylong program includes skill development centered on leadership, communication and trust building with the horses and features time for companies to hold strategy meetings in a custom-designed, private studio, gourmet lunch provided by a local artisan chef, and optional transportation to area wineries.

The program was developed by Equine Connection in Calgary, Canada.

Corporate Corral will join the company’s existing Saddle Brook Academy, which is focused on the needs of after-school tutoring with a focus on making math and science come alive for students.

The three-hour program is for fifth- through eighth-grade students and includes transportation from school; customized tutoring in a custom-built classroom; learning with horses to reinforce the math and science covered in the classroom; horsemanship skills; life skills like leadership, confidence, communication, and listening; and horseback riding.

The company is looking ahead to its third year, with a focus on anti-bullying and partnering with middle and high school counselors.

Equus to Educate is located at 15933 Charter House Lane near Purcellville. Learn more at EquustoEducate.com.

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