At The Horse Institute , client safety has always been a priority.  Today we’ve taken that commitment to a whole new level. Precautions and protocol to keep the body healthy. Natural, expansive surroundings to provide respite for the mind and soul. Both critical in these challenging times.

Learn. Grow. Rejuvenate. Reboot. You're in good hands at The Horse Institute.

For Your Health and Well-Being


SAFETY:  Meeting -- often EXCEEDING -- both federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention AND New York State requirements for safe business practices and social engagement.

PRIVACY:  Hosting just one client team at a time. You will have our 30-acre facility to yourself for the duration of your program.


SOCIAL DISTANCE: From a 14,000 sq ft indoor arena, to a 1,400 sq ft conference space, to a grassy great lawn, all of our meeting venues are spacious, well ventilated and comfortable for social distancing as you meet, dine, conduct individual/private business or take a walk on break.


PPE: Individual face masks, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and tissue packs are available at all times. Plus, PPE stations in common meeting, eating and restroom areas are stocked with hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and paper towels; wiped down by our staff throughout the day

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Emerging Leaders


   Leadership competencies including:

  • Delegation

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Influencing without authority

  • Managing difficult conversations

  • Giving feedback

  • Inspiring and motivating


Communication Skills

   Engagement competencies including:

  • Congruence: what you say vs. what you feel

  • Defining objectives and audience needs

  • Organizing content for clarity and convincingness

  • Making a connection -- individual vs. group

  • Managing Q&A 

Team Building

Custom Workshop


   Content crafted to drive to your team's specific     desired business outcomes, including: 

  • Aligning goals

  • Establishing clear roles and responsibilities

  • Strengths-based problem solving

  • Establishing productive group dynamics

  • Breaking down silos, trust and bonding

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Straight from the Participant's Mouth...

Constance H., GallopNYC Board Member, on her workshop experience at The Horse Institute vs. other team building programs:

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"Thanks to your workshop, I made a very important lateral switch between two managers. I cannot begin to tell you what a huge impact this had on revenue and customer satisfaction."

 Andrew Santandra, Co-Owner, Friendly Honda

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Take a Fresh Approach to Your Next Stakeholder Meeting... it at The Horse Institute. Add fresh perspective and a breath of fresh air (literally) to the same old executive agenda with:

  •  A one-day Team Building Custom Workshop designed to stimulate "Aha!" moments germane to executive issues and challenges, from group alignment to balancing individual strengths.

  • One or more days reserved for your meetings on site. The Horse Institute is situated on 30 scenic acres in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley and offers a spacious covered arena with 360° windows perfect for large groups, as well as a smaller country-style meeting room with adjacent kitchen, acreage to walk and reflect, and ample parking.

  • Time and conditions permitting, local excursions including, walking  tours with the Sandanona hounds, a visit to the renowned    Hillrock Distillery, guided local farm tours, and more...


Your fresh eyes experience extends to your accommodations when you reserve The  Pines, an elegant historic Guilded Age mansion just minutes away, and dine on fresh farm-to-table fare  dished up by Culinary Institute of America trained local caterers and restaurateurs.

Call to further explore your program objectives and needs, Marie-Claude 518-929-7202.         

For information about THI facility and workshop logistics, Larry 518-929-5301.