Introducing

“Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much” – Helen Keller


Who We Are

We are a passionate bunch that live and breathe our core values to deliver unforgettable experiences to our clients every day. But Team Dreamwinds is much more than that, it is a vast network within our community that never ceases to amaze us with their ongoing support.

Our Facilitators – A dedicated network of Certified EAL Facilitators that are the best in the industry and bring a variety of knowledge and experience. No matter who the client, we understand and can speak their language to provide a valuable and relevant program experience.

Our Horses – Our horses are carefully selected to ensure they are safe and of sound mind and body.   We choose horses that are fit and active in another discipline so that they are continuously challenged and engaged both inside and outside of EAL.

Our Partners – We are so fortunate to be partnered with the original founders of the Cartier EAL Facilitator Certification Program.  Their program is second to none in the EAL Industry and we are proud to be working together to bring unlimited continuing education opportunities to our graduates.  We couldn’t ask for better partners, mentors and friends.

Team Dreamwinds

Tracey Evans Owner / Master Instructor Tracey Evans is the Owner/Master EAL Instructor of the award winning Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre in Bradford, Ontario. After nearly 20 years in the corporate world, Tracey made a choice to carve out a new career that included her passion for horses. With a keen understanding of the importance of effective leadership in the development, engagement and performance of a team, she left her successful corporate career in 2012 to bring a unique approach to leadership development and...
Dirk Tews Owner / Program Partner As a full-time luxury homebuilder, Dirk has made a career of creating exceptional spaces and Dreamwinds is no exception. His building expertise and eye for detail ensures our facility is first class in our industry. Since building the farm, Dirk has become a keen observer of horse behavior and quick study of our approaches to natural horsemanship and Equine Assisted Learning. With experience managing large projects and leading diverse teams, Dirk brings his leadership expertise and anecdotal experiences to...
Jennifer Viitala Assistant Instructor As a Certified Coach with NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association), Jennifer specialized in the instruction of teens with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy and ADHD for 6 years. She is a Certified EAL Facilitator and Equine Massage Therapist with a lifetime of experience with horses. She brings an expansive knowledge of how horses relate to both each other and those around them.
Bev Connor Program Facilitator As a certified Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association Intermediate Instructor, Bev has taught and developed programs for WindReach Farms and  Durham Therapeutic Riding Association that offered children and young adults with physical & cognitive disabilities the opportunity to learn how to ride and care for  horses. In addition to being a Certified EAL Facilitator, she is a retired Special Education Assistant from the York Board of Education where she provided support for students with developmental delays, learning disabilities and Autism reinforcing...

Our Horses

Oliver Meet Oliver - He is a Thoroughbred Gelding and the inspiration for Dreamwinds. My partner since 2003, he is a gentle guy who seeks steady and reliable leadership. He is what I would call an 'old soul', wise beyond his years and always willing to please. He gives his all and loves to share his wisdom. A master at helping others refine their approach and communication skills, he has been a key influencer of my own leadership development through...
Clydesdale Superbowl Commercial, Go Jimmy, Jimmy, Dreamwinds, Stomp Out Cancer, Terry Fox Mascot Jimmy This is the infamous Jimmy! Jimmy is a 2000lb Clydesdale and is quite a character. A true gentle giant, Jimmy loves to be the centre of attention. In fact he frequently demands it! As our spokes horse for our Stomp Out Cancer Campaign his ‘rock-star’ status has been known to go to his head! So big Jimmy requires a committed and confident leader to convince him that their way is the best way. He’ll check in on your instructions,...
Luke He's Just Fabuluke!  A fitting name for this beautiful boy.  Luke is a 14 year old registered Appendix (3/4 Thoroughbred 1/4 Quarter Horse) with a big heart.  He has spent most of his life as a show horse on the western pleasure/hunter under saddle circuit.  He's found his forever home with us doing EAL and training as a hunter/jumper with Tracey.  As a teacher he is so sweet, gentle and kind.  He gives his whole heart for those who...
Simon Meet Simon!  This handsome boy is a 20 year young Dutch Warmblood who left his life in Europe to come to Canada and show the Grand Prix Show Jumping world how it is done.  After a successful career in the ribbons, Simon is enjoying a quieter lifestyle and loving his new role as EAL teacher.  This boy is all business.  He likes to know what's expected and will work hard to get it just right for the right leader.    
Grace Introducing Grace our Spotted Saddle Horse and resident alpha mare! She is a gentle and respectful girl who will happily take the lead and guide you in your learning journey. She is our herd protector and caretaker and takes her responsibilities seriously. She is looking for a confident leader worthy of her follower-ship and trustworthy enough to ease her burden. With Grace on your team you will build your confidence and learn to trust and be trusted. Grace is...
T.K. Introducing T.K! T.K. is a kind and gentle boy who is looking for a leader he can trust. Guide him with compassion and confidence and he gives you his everything! He is just starting his EAL journey after an illustrious career as a school horse and is taking to it like a fish to water. He is sure to become one of our star teachers!
Whisper Introducing Whisper our Tennessee Walking Horse Mare. Whisper can be a shy girl and is looking for a confident and compassionate leader. She is kind and very sweet horse who responds well to a soft touch and a kind word. She doesn't always give her leader the benefit of the doubt so you will need to work to gain her trust and confidence, but once you do she will be your most loyal and trusted partner. In her off-time,...
Kalebar Kalebar is a beautiful 14 year old Rocky Mountain Horse with the most gentle nature.  He has had a lot of life experience as a riding horse in both English and Western disciplines and is brand new to the world of EAL.  He's a quiet boy who is looking for a confident leader that has a plan and can communicate it clearly and with compassion. 

Our Partners

Gayle Cartier Founder / Lead Instructor Gayle is our Founder of the EAL Building Block Curriculum that we teach and have built our business upon.  She is the lead facilitator of the Cartier Equine Assisted Learning Program and Instructor of the EAL Facilitator Certification Program offered at Cartier Farms. Gayle holds a degree in Equine Studies from Humber College, is a Certified Level I English and  Level I Western Coach and holds a Level 1 EAGALA Certification.Gayle knew early in life that horses would play a major role in...
Janice Boucher Co-Founder / EAL Facilitator Janice is the program coordinator, and assistant instructor of the Cartier EAL Facilitator Certification Program, she is also a facilitator of the Youth and Leadership Development Equine Assisted Learning programs currently running at Cartier Farms.Janice began riding horses with her brother Daryl at the early age of eight years old. Over the years Janice has been involved in many different sports, but more specifically Janice excelled in archery. She was the Canadian National Champion and was the first Canadian to win the...
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