Executive Director Executive Director Alyssa Aubrey, CEGE, is the Founder and Program Director of Medicine Horse Ranch, an educational experiential learning center incorporating horses in human self-development. Alyssa is a bestselling author, equine-guided educator, empowerment speaker, money coach, and business consultant with over thirty years of experience as both educator and entrepreneur, serving 6500 + clients to date.
Alyssa is the HorseDream®USA license holder. She facilitates HorseDream® Train the Trainer and licensed partner training for qualified candidates. The HorseDream® concept is horse assisted education designed specifically for teams, businesses and corporations.
Alyssa serves as a board member for the CBEIP (Certified Board for Equine Interactive Professionals), the only national credentialing body for horse/human practitioners, (certifying mental health and experiential educators.)
She has developed nationally recognized curriculum that includes best practices and core principles for the field, providing hands on training, course work and experiential learning through mentoring and apprenticeship participation at Medicine Horse Ranch.
Alyssa is the co-author of the bestselling book,” The Road to Success” with Jack Canfield. The book is currently available on Amazon.com, BN.com (Barnes and Noble) as well as many other online bookstores. Download a free chapter here: http://alyssaaubrey.theroadtosuccessbook.com
After attending Ohio University, Athens Ohio, Alyssa finished her postgraduate training from Writtle College (U.K.) in Horse Behavior and Psychology, Barn and Stable Management, Equine Feeding and Nutrition and Equitation. Alyssa currently serves on the CBEIP ( Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals) Board of Directors. She is the 2016 co-chair for WAAT (Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment.) Alyssa is the US License holder for Horse Dream® and an active member of the EAHAE (European Assoc. for Horse Assisted Education), NAWBO and the Novato Horsemen, Inc. Alyssa is a graduate of the Financial Recovery Institute, and is a certified money coach. She was awarded the AIA Meritus Certification for her project of excellence; Medicine Horse Ranch Field Studies Program. Alyssa is also in her eleventh consecutive year of practice with Mike Bridges, an internationally known clinician and bridle horseman in the California Vaquero Style.
Inspired by colleague Jan Butler Loveless and the success of Jan’s Horse and Reader program, Alyssa launched Horse Sense for Readers™, a literacy pilot program in 2011. She received a $30,000,00 grant from the Marin Community Foundation for the project that included 9, 6th grade Latino boys and girls (reading at a 3rd grade level). The goal of the program is academic intervention integrating equine-guided experiential learning, cultural enrichment, expressive arts, career exposure, and horsemanship, riding and family involvement. In only 4 short months there were dramatic and positive changes in reading comprehension; in reading fluency; in writing and academic performance; in self-esteem and confidence; in socio-emotional skills; and in handling frustration. These boys and girls also learned horse handling and riding at the walk and jog trot.
Alyssa is currently immersed in a second book writing endeavor. “Finding North Horse” explores the mysterious callings and spiritual bonds between women and horses. The book is part of an educational platform, designed to elevate our consciousness for the modern horse and honor the horse’s direct influence and contribution to human self-development; thereby elevating and insuring the horses protection, partnership and intrinsic value for all time.
MedicineHorse Ranch /HorseDream®USA clients include: Apex Leadership, IMPACT Leadership Coaching, Inspiring Success/ Executive Coaching, Cisco, Volvo, PG & E, Capitol Art, Bristol- Myers Squibb, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Five Sisters Ranch, Muir Wood Adolescent Treatment Center for Boys, Alta Mira (IOP), North Bay Recovery, Olympia House, Living Reflections, Reflections (IOP), Willow Tree Counseling, Sutter Health, Marin General, Kaiser Permanente, Women’s Cancer Awareness Group, Shambhala International, Kohl’s Dept. Store, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Marin Curiosity Club, CASA, The United Way, A Home Away from Homelessness, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America.