Winner of the 2019 london heritage award
THE BELVOIR MISSION
We aim to set the standard of professional excellence in how horses and humans can communicate, bond and work in unison to transform the quality of life and mental health of individuals, families and professional groups. The horse, with its heightened instinctive intelligence, is the central teacher and head of our family of human growth programs.
At Belvoir, the Equine Facilitated Human Development Programs are enhanced by several nature-based activities: Forest Bathing, Archery, Labyrinth Walks and Yoga, each growth program providing complementary natural awareness, disciplined focus, and healing connectivity between mind, body and spirit.
“Horses do not see us as our collective stories but simply as we are standing in front of them. The horse brings its uncanny ability to peel our egos back, to strip the layers away like an onion, until we find ourselves awkwardly naked and vulnerable. But the horse also shows us the joy that comes from living with the bare truth of ourselves. What a gift that is.”
“I had the opportunity to conduct several equine clinics at Belvoir Estate Farm in the Fall of 2019.
Ute Lawrence and Stan Fisher have created an equine wonderland near London, Ontario. They have built spectacular equestrian facilities, peopled with wonderful staff and wonderful horses, in one of the most unique and beautiful natural settings one could imagine. Belvoir Estate Farm has managed to embrace a beautiful sense of nature conservancy, maintaining a wonderful environment full of spectacular flora and fauna. This is a kind of wildlife sanctuary but also offers an opportunity for humans to save horses and for horses to save humans. We are all blessed to have
Belvoir Estates Farm as a unique regional, national, and international centre of excellence for equestrian pursuits.”
Allan Hamilton, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Arizona
Head Trainer, Rancho Bosque, Tucson, AZ
Author of Zen Mind, Zen Horse and Lead with Your Heart