Dreamwinds has relocated and coming soon to Tryon, NC
Corporate Events That WOW
- Leadership Training
- Team Building
- Project Launches
- Client Appreciation Events
- Planning Sessions
- Holiday Parties
Dreamwinds training programs and team building events are like no other! Our experiential approach using horses ensures engaging, impactful and unforgettable events aligned to your goals. Choose one of our program packages or let us design a custom event just for you!
The horses have a big role to play and are a critical differentiator in the training we provide. Horses are looking for leadership and need to be part of a herd with well functioning social structure. For them it is a matter of survival.
When working with us, they consider us part of their herd and need to feel safe in order to cooperate and accept our leadership, They are looking for the same kind of leader that we are. Someone who is confident, communicates clearly and consistently and has compassion and understanding. They are highly perceptive and they’ll provide an honest, real-time performance review. They play no politics when you’re off track, and they respond positively when you get it right!
We often don’t recognize these qualities in ourselves, but the horses do. And our trained facilitators can help you understand their reactions, and apply the learning back to the office. Participants listen! They want to have success with the horse which leads to tremendous growth in self awareness of development areas, a strong desire to develop the right behaviours and the opportunity to implement those changes and be immediately rewarded by the horse. The experience is unforgettable and the learning sticks.
How Does It Work?
Our proven Equine Assisted Learning curriculum is at the core of these transformational experiences. Each exercise is objective-based, and has been carefully developed and tested in research for effectiveness in creating behavioural change. These are then combined to deliver unforgettable and high impact training and team building events that create lasting results.
I have over 20 years of experience leading high performing teams in the public and private sectors. I bring together my knowledge and experience of horses and the challenges corporate teams and leaders face to build programs that deliver results. Our team of certified EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) Facilitators have also been chosen for their passion, professionalism and diverse backgrounds. We get it – we have walked in your shoes.
Established in 2012, Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre is located on 30 picturesque acres in Bradford, Ontario. Your host, Tracey Evans, left her successful career as VP of Merchant Marketing for American Express to pursue her passion and bring this unique approach to teambuilding and leadership development to the GTA. Using our horses as guides, we are proud to offer unforgettable training and team building experiences for corporate teams, youth, families and private groups. We offer full-day custom programs, half-day and mini workshops to meet the needs of our clients.
Best In Class Approach
Top Quality Facility
Your Day at Dreamwinds...
When you choose a Dreamwinds event, we tailor the experience just for you! It begins with an understanding of your goals – for example, developing strong leaders, raising morale and engagement or accelerating peak performance in your team.
Then we deliver on these objectives with a fun and unforgettable day, where hands-on learning provides tangible and enduring results.
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius
Leadership Training Programs
The Enlightened Leader
For new leaders or those seeking improved performance and followership from their team
For leaders seeking to evolve their own leadership style and organizations building a culture of empowerment and growth
Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Team
Ideal for new teams, cross-functional teams and existing teams that need to improve leadership within the team, unify and drive performance
Leading for Innovation
For organizations and teams seeking to drive innovation and creativity within their teams
Who We’ve Worked With
Team Building Events
Looking for something fun and unique to do with your team? Engage, energize and empower your team through our unique horse experiences. This is not your average offsite! Through our carefully designed exercises, your team will connect, improve communication and reach new heights of collaboration and cooperation! Unlike most team building events, we don’t focus on competition. We don’t divide, we unite and unify your team and it works every time!
Best team building activity I have have been to! Highly recommended. The staff was very knowledgable and amicable. The horses were lovely and the food fantastic. Loved the experience.
The leaders I hosted through two leadership programs at Dreamwinds concur; the Dreamwinds’ experience is truly transformational and the results profound. The program leverages the incredible teachers we have in horses who, without judgment, provide immediate feedback crystalizing our learning as to the impact of our behaviours. Courage and authentic leadership were immediate results as everyone was just a little (or a lot) nervous at the beginning. This soon translated into great fun and camaraderie as we were challenged and stretched by the outstanding facilitators who bring their business experience to the program ensuring all exercises drive learning that directly translates to our work environment. This unique experience created an environment for our strategy session that inspired innovation, collaboration and action. The ROI on the program was not just immediate, it was sustained. We continue to reference the learning a year later and witness the impact as we grow as leaders and deliver exceptional results against our strategy. Thank you!
What a fun time at Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre where they use the horses in exercises to foster trust, respect and communication. We laughed so much and the horses were willing accomplices feeding off our energy. I highly recommend the Dreamwinds programs to Corporate teams and Entrepreneurs alike. You’ll be amazed what the horses and the program will reveal you about your fears and your strengths. Seriously…get to the next event. It’s so worth it.
I found this course extremely engaging! You had to fill your role as a team member in your group or you would bring down the team. Definitely not easy, but very worth it! I would come back in a heart beat!
This was a very unique learning/leadership experience. You did a very good job of correlating the experience/actions/exercises back to the work environment & your own leadership style/challenges. A very good way to absorb the lessons learned, so they are top of mind at work.
Amazing program! I learned so many virtues that I can use in hockey and every day life!
I absolutely loved the experience. It was a great team bonding activity and helped me build confidence with horses as well. I would recommend this to anyone.
I loved how the facilitators were not only experienced with horses, but also with corporate work environments. They spoke our ‘language’ and could tie our experience back to the challenges we face every day.
I was scared when I first started but your facilitators made me feel comfortable and less scared. This is a wonderful team building exercise and a wonderful experience. Thank you for allowing us to share your horses, I had a wonderful time.
The instructors were very clear and horses were very well trained. Great choice of exercises, very engaging and entertaining.
I would like to thank you and your team for a great team building experience at Dreamwinds. Not only do you have a fantastic facility, your instruction was clear and my team of 9 were impressed with your fun and friendly approach. Your staff created an atmosphere for fun while learning non-verbal communication. The debrief after the activities really helped us to articulate what we learned about leading horses, each other and our clients. We had so much fun that I am pleased to book an event with you for our family of 8 over Christmas holidays. I have already spoken to several people about your programming and will not hesitate to recommend you and your wonderful horses.