R+ Novice Weekend Clinics

Positive Reinforcement Novice Weekend Clinics are for everyone who loves and works with equines — from just-curious to experienced horse professionals. For newcomers, seeing a horse respond with intelligence and enthusiasm is a profound and eye-opening experience. Veterans of multiple clinics with Shawna discover something new and important every time. Each clinic is as unique as the equine and human participants.

> See our current schedule of clinics and events

> What to expect at a Weekend Clinic

> Learn about our Positive Reinforcement Training approach

Photo by Evalyn Bemis / @ebemisphoto

First Level Intensive Workshops

Tired of scouring social media for answers about how to use Positive Reinforcement training with horses? At Terra Nova, we’re here on the ground with experienced R+ trainers in the real world, with real horses at all levels of experience. After a 5-day Intensive First Level Workshop, you’ll go home feeling confident that you can apply your new R+ skills on your own. You’ll stay at a charming B&B and experience classroom and hands-on training and coaching, along with two evenings of dinner and discussion with Shawna Karrasch and Gilly Slayter.

> Meet our trainers, Shawna Karrasch and Gilly Slayter.

> What to expect at an Intensive Workshop

Photo of Shawna (top) by Evalyn Bemis / @ebemisphoto

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

At Terra Nova Equestrian Training Center, we want to build a strong base of skilled practitioners and qualified instructors of positive reinforcement training for equines all over North America. We’ve also witnessed the profound psychological impact of reward-based training of an equine on the human trainer. It’s completely force-free, fun and deeply rewarding. We invite applications for financial assistance for the purpose of attending our clinics and workshops.

> Learn more about our Scholarships and Financial Assistance

> Read about our Positive Reinforcement Training philosophy

> What is PRIORITY TO POSITIVE learning and training?