Sam Thorpe

Sam is the Founder & Director of Equi Evolution, an Equine-Facilitated Learning & Wellness Center in a quaint New England town in the United States. As a teen she struggled with her own emotional health and found peace in the barn. Her empathy and compassion for those longing to find their place in this world are what drove her to launch the Equi Evolution program. She has over 30 years of equine experience, including work in Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding; but after completing her Equine-Facilitated Learning (EFL) Certification through The HERD Institute, she has committed herself to focus specifically on mental health and wellness.

Her Equine-Facilitated Learning programs are based strongly on the principles of Gestalt Psychology and include a significant focus on Mindfulness and Connection-Centered experiences. In addition to her on-farm programs, Sam has recently launched the first of its kind online Equine-Facilitated Learning course, Finding Emotional Freedom with Horses, which applies the concepts of her hands-on program into an online format. This course has seen great success in sharing the benefits of EFL on a global scale. Sam also provides consulting and mentoring services to those looking to launch their own programs centered around Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT).

Sam Thorpe

Sam's 2021 Presentations