Programs and Events offered at Sierra Acres

Hooves & Hearts – A Unique Valentine’s Gift

Looking for a special and unique Valentine’s Day Gift for your loved one? Find out more about each other through the wisdom and heart of the horse. No horse experience necessary; all activities are on the ground. NO RIDING. February 10 and 11, 2018. Only 8 spots available. For more information and to secure your spot, click here.

Compassion & Wisdom Study Group – A Community Project

Two foundations for happiness are wisdom and compassion. Compassion is the primary attitude leading to personal and collective happiness. Wisdom, defined as an understanding of our mind and of the world in which we live, is a key factor in developing compassion. The aim of the Guelph/Eramosa Study Group is to facilitate changes in the minds of participants in the direction of happiness, through wisdom and compassion.

We will meet alternative weeks starting January 24th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. until March 26th. The weeks we do not meet you will be provided with Help work which you do at home.

We will be contributing to our communities by developing a community project – examples, food drive, environmental activity, something for elders. The community project empowers participants to apply what we have learned to action in our neighborhood or community.

H.E.L.P. (Heroes Equine Learning Program)

Sierra Acres Equine Assisted Learning Centre is a proud sponsor and designated service provider for the H.E.L.P. Program in Southwestern Ontario, for military and First Responders affected by Post-Traumatic Stress and/or Operation Stress Injuries. Learn more here or contact Anne Porteous for more information.

Equine-Assisted Mindful Wellness & Meditation

Join us for a day of relaxation and reflection; reconnect with yourself through a combination of guided and unguided mindfulness and meditation with horses and in nature. This series features Allie Clark, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW whose approach reflects the understanding that our journey in life is filled with opportunities to discover unexpected strength and that embracing draws us into experiences of reconnection and restoration.

Horses Helping with Dementia

May help with the psychological, physiological and social needs of the dementia patient. The horse-human connection helps improve confidence, reduce stress and enhance overall well-being. Click here to learn more about this workshop.

Equine Photography Wellness Programs & Workshops

Our Equine based Photographic Wellness Programs offer a wonderful blend of horses and photography, giving you a chance to take and view images that will help you better understand the challenges you face and how to move beyond them.

Contact Anne to learn more about personalized workshops or individual sessions.

Sierra Acres offers customized workshops or seminars especially for first responders and health care providers. Contact anneporteous@sympatico.ca for more information.