ANNA KERCKHOFF DE SACCHI (GERMANY & PORTUGAL)
Anna offers horsemanship courses and Equus coaching in the beautiful Algarve, South Portugal. Anna was born in Hamburg, Germany and was certified by Monty Roberts as an instructor in 2004. She lived and studied at Monty’s Flag Is Up Farms in California from 2002 to 2005. Anna was trained extensively in the methods of Join-Up® and herself taught courses up to the Advanced level at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center. She traveled with Monty to his demonstrations on tour in the United States, Spain and Germany and demonstrated Join-Up® in front of audiences. Now she lives in Portugal where she runs her own academy and training facility with husband Claudio, a veterinarian. She regularly teaches courses in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and Germany. Anna is also certified as Coach for The Work of Byron Katie and as an Equus coach by Koelle Simpson. Anna’s main goal is to bring together people and horses to help and support each other.
The Introductory and Advanced courses provide a strong foundation in Monty’s methods. They are valuable in their own right, but are also part of the process to become a Monty Roberts Instructor.
The Introductory course can be completed with any of our Certified Instructors worldwide. Some teach it in different formats, but the content and qualification are the same. For some students, the Introductory Course provides all of the skill they need to be successful with their horses. For those who want to further their skills, or become professionals in the industry, the next step is the Advanced course, which can only be completed at Flag Is Up Farms in California.
All course offer students effective tools to communicate using the horse’s own natural language, forming a partnership based on trust and communication rather than dominance. Included in your course is a subscription to Monty’s Equus Online University. This online learning tool will give you a great start prior to the course and a greater idea of what you will be learning and doing in the round pen during your course. The ongoing education that you will have with the online lessons will suggest exercises to continue with at home while working toward your exams.