Based in the heart of the Cotswolds and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Avening Park is a supremely special, secluded and calming area, yet within easy commuting distance from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Swindon and Bristol. Convenient for both the M4 and M5 arterial routes.

This beautiful setting provides a safe, secure and private space in which to conduct our therapeutic practices, for the benefit of our clients, our horses and also our team.

Founded by Equine Assisted Therapists, the professionally qualified team at the Equine Therapy Center deliver a wide range of specialist capabilities, including counselling, equine assisted therapy, natural horsemanship skills and riding.

Our raison d’etre is to get people partnering with horses for personal growth, learning and development.

Horses are non-judgemental and offer clients a relationship in which the client can develop their own growth and learning. Horses respond to our inner state not just what appears on the outside, as well as being sensitive to our needs. We are able to offer four different models of Equine Assisted Therapy, we have facilitators qualified in EAGALA, HEAL and LEAP models and have recently developed our own neuroscience based teaching modality under IEFPL (Institute of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning) which ensures that we are ideally placed to ensure our clients have a flexible highly tailored programme to suit their individual and developing needs.

If you have any questions, would like to visit us to discuss your own or a clients’ needs please don’t hesitate to get in contact or arrange a visit.

Why choose us

Individual Approach

We are able to offer highly tailored sessions both on an individual and group basis.

Professional Facilitators

Our team of specialist facilitators and instructors are highly skilled and certificated, we will pick the right team member to work with you.

Friendly Environment

We endeavour to provide the highest standards of support, both the human and horse teams are very user friendly, so you don’t have to know anything about horses to benefit from working with us.

Great Facilities

Our base at Avening Park is situated in over 30 acres of beautiful parkland, we have stabling, arena and consultation rooms at your disposal.

Thank you so much for your support in working with me through this, it's been an amazing journey - I feel so much lighter.”


After the accident the world was a different place for my son, thank you for giving us back our little boy.”


I went to see the family last night and I was really pleased with the progress, thank you so much for your hard work.”

Family Therapist