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About Us


Who we are

Based in Hunter Valley NSW, Equine Encounters Australia has a proven track record in delivering innovative therapy and development programs that work.

Whether Trauma Recovery, Leadership Development or Personal Growth/Wellbeing you will be supported by highly experienced and fully qualified practitioners who care.

Equine Encounters Australia therapists/facilitators all hold qualifications in Counselling, Psychology or Psychotherapy, as well as certified Equine Assisted Practitioners, trained through EPI Australia.

Our executive team is committed to developing bench-marked standards for Equine Assisted Therapy, as well as building recognition for its’ potential to bring about life-changing benefits.

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Brenda Tanner
Founder, Managing Director, and Head of Programs

Brenda brings real life experience as both a therapist and global corporate executive, leading people and organisations through change.

Brenda’s life long passion for supporting people through difficult and challenging times and her love of horses has been the catalyst for creating Equine Encounters Australia.

Graduate Certificate Gestalt Therapy

Clinical Resource Therapist

Certified Equine Assisted Practitioner

Diploma in Training and Development

Certificate in Adult Learning and Education

Equine Therapy

Rick Klima

Peer Mentor and Facilitator

After a highly successful, 30 year career in the Australian Army, as a Warrant Officer Class 1, Rick continued his career as a regional manager and trainer in workplace safety.

Since joining the team Rick has attained a Diploma in Counselling and is now studying BPsyc.  

Diploma in Counselling

Studying Bachelor Psychological Science

Please reach out to us with your enquiries via the form below, or call us on: 0422 058 365.