Gallop Ventures provides transformative, hands-on learning programs for individuals and teams through innovative workshops with horses. No riding experience is necessary, as our programs involve interacting with horses on foot in the paddock.
Why Horses? - Horses are sensitive creatures that possess a heightened ability to read and respond to anything incongruent or threatening in their environment. They are also social beings whose herd behavior closely resembles that of people in families, teams and workgroups. When humans and horses interact, horses reflect the emotions and intentions of the humans around them, providing valuable insights into individual and group dynamics.
The Gallop Experience - Gallop Ventures is a dynamic method for empowering individuals, families and workgroups through on-the-ground workshops with horses. It draws upon the innate sensibilities of horses to explore relationships, communication skills, goal setting, teamwork and leadership with the ultimate goal of bringing about positive change and a greater sense of connection to ourselves and the world.
Participants meet at one of our state-of-the-art facilities and work in small groups with horses on a variety of fun and challenging exercises aimed at testing and improving their leadership and team-building skills. With every workshop, we seek to catalyze:
Past Clients - Past clients include: Google, Apple, Swisscom, University Chiropractice, Stanford Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education, Sandia National Labs, Conservation Strategy Fund, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Bay Area HR Executives, Launchsquad, Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions, Junior League, Girl Scouts, Stanford Polo Team and many others.
What People are Saying about Gallop Ventures
For companies that want to be proactive with leadership development this is a great experience you can't get from other programs to help solve problems People get immediate and honest reflection on what they are doing and it is big value. - Human Resources Executive, Swisscom
Yesterday was fabulous! What an amazing metaphor for leadership! Thank you so much for turning me on to this work! Professor, UC Berkeley
Thanks so much for the wonderful introduction, and for the amazing experience yesterday which I am still thinking about. :) I have been to two Gallop Ventures workshops and they have both been so moving. Resident, Stanford Medical School
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