E3A – Equine Experiential Education


How we’ve arrived at where we are today.

In the 1990’s, mental health practitioners, teachers and other professionals began to seriously explore ways to expand the horse’s ability to help humans with more than physical rehabilitation. The development of education based models began. E3A is proud of its foundational model that connects equines with humans to achieve sustainable transformation.

Our Story

Over the Years

  • E3A Founded ; The E3A Certification Curriculum was developed as a competency-based program, using the 5-Question Model
  • E3A Membership Program Established; the E3A website and Members-only website is launched
  • E3A Achieves 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Status
  • The E3A Advanced Corporate Certification is launched within Level 1 Certification
  • E3A founding members welcome the first five members to achieve Level 1 Practitioner Certification
  • E3A Certification Curriculum revised
  • New Enrichment Programs created and introduced
  • CliftonStrengths (Clifton StrengthsFinder) Intro teleclass and arena training; and Personal Development and Wellbeing Intro teleclass and arena training
  • E3A Curriculum Updated & Enhanced Materials
  • First E3A International Conference held at the Calvin Center in Hampton, GA
  • Second E3A International Conference held at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, AZ
  • “Connect, Develop, and Grow-the Horse Leads the Way” was the theme
  • Dr. Allan Hamilton’s keynote session was “Why Horses are Vital to Global Vision in the 21st Century”
  • Terminology Paper on Equine Assisted Services
    • E3A is a contributor and signatory to the Optimal Terminology for Services in the United States That Incorporate Horses to Benefit People: A consensus Document published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Vol. 27, No. 1
    • This document established terminology that defines the breadth of equine services
  • Strategic Initiatives
    • New website launch
    • New brand and logo
    • New Enhanced On-line Curriculum and Capstone Arena class introduced

E3A – Equine Experiential Education

Charter & Founding Members

Charter Members

Lissa Pohl
Former Vice President of E3A
E3A Master Trainer
Founder of The Engagement Quotient in Lexington, KY

Ginny Telego
Former President of E3A 2014-2016
E3A Master Trainer
Founder of The Collaboration Partners in Ashland, OH

Marie-Claude Stockl
Former President of E3A 2017-2019
Founder of The Horse Institute in Ancramdale, NY

Founding Members

Larry Bramblett
Former Executive Director of the Black Stallion Literacy Project
Former Superintendent of schools in NH and AZ
Author- novel and fiction
Tucson AZ

Tim Manson
Corporate Trainer
Equine Assisted Training Specialist
Owner of Innovative Horizons
Killeen TX

Linda Pucci, Ph.D.
Personal/Business Coach of Inner Resource Center, LLC
Maryville TN

Pam Salem
Business owner of a hospitality furnishings company and a horse breeding farm
22-year equine-assisted industry contributor at HorsesTeachingandHealing.com
Seymour TN

Kim Shook
Corporate Executive, Trainer
Co-Founder of Bella Terra Equine Adventure
Kalamazoo MI

PJ Stegen
Non-profit management professional and corporate coach
Former Executive Director for Horses for the Spirit
Former Executive Director and Master Trainer for E3A
Reno NV