Experience Ireland through the Wisdom of Horses

Opportunity of a lifetime you deserve.  Christina and Joyce offered a safe, fun adventure full of introspection, depth and freedom to explore and what could be better than doing this on horseback? The horses are amazing and so was the journey. Thank you both for your wisdom and the many offerings to grow and learn. Full of gratitude.

Lin L.

Castle Rock, CO

Donegal Trail South, May 28 – June 7, 2019
Donegal Trail West, July 16 – July 26, 2019

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? As a horsewoman, you know the power horses have to transform your life.  This is your opportunity to connect to your authentic self through the wisdom of horses in one of the most magical places on earth, Ireland. Travel with guides and horsewomen, Joyce Cowfer and Christina Stinchcomb and a small group of like-minded women to explore the Irish countryside on horseback.

Ride from B&B to B&B, with your belongings in your saddlebags.  Stop at the local pubs, gallop along the beaches, travel down country lanes and wooded trails taking in the magic and beauty of Ireland.

Cost: $3600 includes 7 days of riding, coaching and non-stop adventure, 10 nights of lodging (double occupancy) all breakfasts; transportation within Ireland, taxes and gratuities.

Group size is limited to 6. Participants must be:

  • In good physical condition (we will be in the saddle 4 to 6 hrs day)
  • Comfortable with English Tack
  • Able to saddle, groom and care for their horse
  • A confident rider (feel comfortable cantering a horse outside an arena).
  • Have a sense of adventure!

Call 410-991-7872 or email cowferj@comcast.net to discuss openings and get more information! These spots are limited, so don’t delay — we are almost full for both rides as of October 1, 2019.

The riding was arduous but immensely satisfying.  The bonding between riders grew and became truly inspirational and so fulfilling.  The vistas were never ending as far as he eye could see.  Cantering on the beach was exhilarating.. Learning to ride using English and posting became a non-issue as did living out of saddle bags.  Joyce and Christina brought the group together, helped tremendously with the horses and led us on a spiritual journeys.  The spiritual aspects of this trip added to the fullness of the experience in ways unimaginable.


Youngstown, OH

Equine Studies 101

New to horses and interested in learning the basics? Are you ready to fill in the ‘holes’ in your equine education? Learn about horses and horsemanship by attending the Equine Studies 101 Webinars and hands-on Horse Camps. This program will give you the information you need to be a thoughtful, knowledgeable and confident horse owner and handler. Joyce co-created this special program with the internationally renowned horsewoman and EGCM founder, Melisa Pearce. This highly comprehensive training program is designed to give you a wealth of knowledge about horses that could take years to learn from any other method. Tuition is $2500 and can be made in 4 payments. A $250 deposit is required to hold your place. The Program price includes: Ten Webinars Textbooks Workbook Two 5 day Hands-on

2019 CAMPS
April 22-26 will be held at Airy Hill Stables in Chestertown, MD
September 11-15 will be held at Lil Bit North Ranch in Elizabeth, CO

New for 2019! Christina Stintchcomb of Airy Hill Stables will be co-trainer with me at the Maryland camp. You can meet Christina on the EquineStudies101.com website or AiryHillStables.com. Christina is co-host for our Ireland riding adventures, a certified EGCMethod coach, ROTH Certified and an amazing horsewoman within her own right. You’ll love both camps in this ES101 course. Camp 2, in Colorado, will be held with Melisa Pearce and myself as leaders.

“Of all the clinics and programs I have attended and participated in, this has been the most informative and excellent preparation for horse ownership.  Beyond and art of this, horses are honored and celebrated for who they truly are.” Deb J.

“If you are considering bringing a horse into your life for the first time, this program is essential. If you are looking to deepen your relationship with a horse already in your life, this program is essential. It will be the greatest gift you could offer your horse – and yourself!” Lorrin M.

“Deepening my ability to partner with horses will continue throughout my life.  I am certain that this past week in ES101 was one of my biggest growth spurts!” Joan S.

“I came in wanting to be more knowledgeable and confident.  I wanted to learn about caring for horses, while showing respect to the horse.  I’ve gained all of these facts and more.  I‘ve walked away with a heart connected with their spirit .” Kathy O

“An extremely valuable experience even if you’ve had horses.  I’ve had horses over 20 yrs and now can finally say I have confidence when it comes to their care, first aid, etc.” Bethany P.