Flag is Up Farms

THE MONTY ROBERTS INTERNATIONAL LEARNING CENTER

The Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC) is dedicated to promoting gentle, more effective alternatives to violence and force through educational courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels of horsemanship. Monty Roberts, Dean of Students, leads a team of exceptional Certified Instructors who have dedicated themselves to sharing Monty’s training philosophies by completing an extensive certification process.  

The MRILC is unique from other training facilities because the primary focus of our curriculum is on equine psychology and behavior rather than riding skills. Students develop a solid understanding of what motivates and influences equine behavior in order to increase their effectiveness in the application of their choice: virtually any discipline of riding, veterinary assisting, shoeing, racehorse training and so forth.

The Monty Roberts International Learning Center is located at Flag Is Up Farms in the Santa Ynez Valley, California at the heart of the Central Coast’s wine country just 40 miles north of Santa Barbara. 

TO TAKE A COURSE AT THE MRILC CLICK HERE 

 

Instructor Maya Horsey

MAYA HORSEY | CALIFORNIA

Maya has an extensive and varied background with horses, her main focus having been racing and hunting. Her path with Monty started in 1998 and she was a member of the Monty Roberts International Learning Center development team and in 2000 became one of the first six people to become a Certified Instructor. Maya was based in Dorset, England where she ran her own business working with young horses for starting, remedial horses, racehorses and hunters. In 2007 she became the Head Instructor for the MRILC at Flag is Up Farms and moved to California where she was an integral part of the whole farm and educating hundreds of students in Monty’s methods. In 2012 Maya was recognized as one of Monty’s six Master Instructors around the world. In 2014 after seven and a half years at the farm, Maya journeyed out into America with her horses, it started with 6 months at a large QH breeding operation in Montana working with some great horses and now 2015 has brought Maya back to North East California where she is living on a large cattle ranch and working with many horses. Maya is certified as a Monty Roberts Master Instructor and she is a member of our Instructor’s Committee. She is in a position to offer training or help with your horses. If you are interested in hosting a clinic or workshop please contact us.

For More Information on Maya Contact Us
Phone: (805) 688 – 6288
Email: 
info@montyroberts.com

KATARZYNA ROETHER | CALIFORNIA

Kasia Tomaszewicz (Roether) has been involved with Monty Roberts’ organization since 2001. Born and raised in Poland, Kasia spent 5 years at Flag Is Up Farms and went through very intense training out there, both at the Thoroughbred barn and Monty Roberts International Learning Center. She also achieved her therapeutic riding instructor’s diploma and successfully used her knowledge at Taylor Made, one of the most famous Thoroughbred farms in Kentucky. Kasia shares her experience with Polish horsemen, organizes classes on non-violent training and implements those concepts helping with human to human relations. After 7 years of training foals and sales preparation at one of the premiere Thoroughbred farms in Central California, Kasia once again is involved into teaching and training with groups and individuals. Kasia has been certified with Monty Roberts since 2004 and she is a Master Instructor. For more information on Kasia’s availability for private classes and training sessions, please contact us.

For More Information on Kasia Contact Us
Phone: (805) 688 – 6288
Email: 
info@montyroberts.com

DENISE HEINLEIN | CALIFORNIA

Denise discovered her passion for horses at a very early age and started to ride when she was 5 years old. She got her own horse when she was 13 and still owns him now. After completing a school for foreign languages and interpretation, she went traveling and spent time learning from different western trainers in Canada, Austria and Germany. Since 2006 Denise has followed Monty’s methods and been working and learning from Monty himself and different Certified Instructors at the MRILC and in Germany, Portugal, Netherlands and England. From 2008 to 2009 Denise worked with Annemarie van der Toorn in the Netherlands riding starters and remedial horses. Denise has been a member of Monty’s German Tour team since 2008 where she is involved in the horse selection and Join-Up® presentations. In November of 2009 Denise realized her goal of becoming an Instructor of Monty’s methods and is now spreading the concepts of Monty’s non-violent approach. After teaching classes and courses in Germany and getting a lot of experience in the Thoroughbred Industry she is now working and teaching at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in California. She is also a member of Monty Roberts Instructors Committee.

Email: denise@join-up.org

Instructor Courtney Dunn

COURTNEY DUNN | CALIFORNIA

Courtney received her instructor certification in 2011. She comes from North Carolina where she was manager at Horseworks LLC, specializing in halter training foals, inspection handling, starting/breaking, problem/spooky horses and gentling. She has been riding and competing hunter/jumpers from a young age and had a good start in pony club and foxhunting. In the summer of 2011, Courtney moved cross country to work at Flag Is Up Farms where she focused on teaching and horse training. She is currently continuing her work with horses in the Santa Ynez Valley in California.

Email: acd0503@gmail.com

 

KATELYNN HENTZELL| NEVADA

Katelynn was born and raised in Vegas and started riding when she was ten years old. Her passion for horses quickly became her lifestyle and she was consumed with everything equestrian. Even at a young age, she used a violent free way of training. At 13 she adopted a wild mustang and competed in the Mustang Makeover yearling edition where she placed 2nd. She continued training her mustang and competing in 4H while in school. She later acquired a love for barrel racing and now competes in local shows. She met Monty at Cowboy Christmas in Las Vegas in 2011 and soon after came to visit the farm. Her love for mustangs and young horses tied in perfectly with the Monty Robert’s training method so she took her Introductory Course in October of 2012. She dedicated herself to learning and became an Instructor in May of 2015. Katelynn currently lives in Las Vegas where she offers courses and riding lessons.

Phone: +1 702 277 1033
Email: 
highhopeshorsemanship@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Instructor Hannah Campbell

HANNAH CAMPBELL ZAPLETAL | GEORGIA

Hannah Campbell Zapletal has been Monty Roberts Certified Instructor in Cumming, Georgia since 2000. Hannah and her husband Petr own and operate WildeWood Farm, Inc. Hannah teaches Monty’s courses and also offers training, riding lessons, showing, and camps for both adults and children. Hannah grew up on a training and breeding farm in Haiti where her family helped re-introduce the horses and buggy technology. After coming to the States in 1993 to attend university, she started WildeWood Farm, Inc. while attending school. Our family oriented farm bustles with children, many animals, and a love and respect of horses and their people. Hannah has coached several high school teams (IEA) to nationals, a student holds a world title, and has many local and regional titles with other students. Hannah is dedicated to preserving a loving, respectful, firm yet not violent approach to horses and even more importantly her students.

Phone: +1 770 843 2478
Email: 
hannah@wildewoodfarm.com
Website: 
www.wildewoodfarm.com

Instructor Amanda Everatt

AMANDA RIDEOUT | MAINE

Amanda was born and raised in rural Maine and started riding at age 5. Her passion for horses continued, and at age 13 after reading his book “The Man Who Listens To Horses” she wrote a letter to Monty Roberts. It was in that letter she expressed her commitment to one day travel to his farm in California and learn his methods of horsemanship. For several years Amanda traveled back and forth from Maine to California, working with and learning from any horse she could along the way.  In 2011 she became a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor and returned to Maine to continue her work with horses. Her goal is to help people understand their horses, and develop a better relationship. It is with that goal in mind Amanda teaches Monty Roberts Courses, works with both horse and human to open up lines of communication and performs equine bodywork to ensure the horse maintains a sound mind and body. 

Phone: +1 207 441 6239
Email: maineequineconcepts@gmail.com

Website: www.maineequineconcepts.weebly.com

 

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COURSES 

COURSES HORSEMANSHIP 101 COURSES JOIN UP Courses Montys Long Lining

CERTIFICATION COURSES 

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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Horsemanship Radio Episode 59 by Index Fund Advisors IFA.com – Unbranded Documentary Star Ben Masters, American Polo Star Nic Roldan, Monty’s Trainer Tip

Nic-Roldan Ben Masters and Nic Roldan, two popular stars of the American horse scene, join Monty Roberts to discuss where their hearts are leading their horsemanship. Jamie Jennings shares Monty’s Tip about working with horses with perhaps a lower flight response and Irish Sport Horses in particular. Listen in… www.HorsemanshipRadio.com Horsemanship Radio Episode 59 Show […]

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Reagan’s Gone From Sliding Stops To Half-Halts

Burbank, Calif.—Feb. 28 In the sea of huge warmbloods, all with equally huge gaits, at the Burbank CDI, Reagan stands out. He’s small—somewhere between 14.3 and 15 hands—and he’s a sturdy chestnut with white socks and a white face. He’s also a Quarter Horse who spent the first several years of his life under saddle […]

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  • Horse Sense & Healing
    All day
    12/08/17-12/10/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    THREE DAY CLINIC | FREE OF CHARGE TO VETERANS

    Our program Horse Sense & Healing is designed for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through Join-Up we teach soldiers to learn to regulate their emotions and return to their pre-war behavioral selves. In the last 5 years, Horse Sense and Healing has helped 250+ soldiers.

    Donations and Grants

    Our Horse Sense and Healing clinics are free-of-charge to veterans and run solely on donations and grants. Help us put these deserving veterans and their families through this program by Spreading the Word, Sponsoring a Veteran, or by Making a Donation.

    Monty on Horse Sense & Healing

    “The results are coming in and the outcome is fantastic. We have people laughing and getting back to a normal life who have been afflicted with PTSD for upwards of 35 years. All the way from Vietnam to Afghanistan, these injured warriors come home in a terrible state and need our help to get back to the civilized world. The horses are doing their work with incredible efficiency. The outcome has been so significant that I have decided to write a book about this work. I will tell you more about it in due time. For now, enjoy the extraordinary stories about horses healing people in the video.”

    KEY LEARNING POINTS

    • Self awareness exercise deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior, withdrawal, anger, stress, Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
    • Veterans and horses develop a special bond built upon mutual trust and respect
    • Veterans learn how to control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations, move on with their lives and relationships
    • Non-violent approach to working with the horse
    • The language of ‘Equus’
    • Building a trust-based partnership
    • How horses learn
    • Join-Up and Follow Up™
    • Dually halter work
    • Round pen work

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |  Click Here to Donate or to Sponser a Veteran

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  • Horse Sense & Healing
    All day
    12/09/17-12/10/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    THREE DAY CLINIC | FREE OF CHARGE TO VETERANS

    Our program Horse Sense & Healing is designed for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through Join-Up we teach soldiers to learn to regulate their emotions and return to their pre-war behavioral selves. In the last 5 years, Horse Sense and Healing has helped 250+ soldiers.

    Donations and Grants

    Our Horse Sense and Healing clinics are free-of-charge to veterans and run solely on donations and grants. Help us put these deserving veterans and their families through this program by Spreading the Word, Sponsoring a Veteran, or by Making a Donation.

    Monty on Horse Sense & Healing

    “The results are coming in and the outcome is fantastic. We have people laughing and getting back to a normal life who have been afflicted with PTSD for upwards of 35 years. All the way from Vietnam to Afghanistan, these injured warriors come home in a terrible state and need our help to get back to the civilized world. The horses are doing their work with incredible efficiency. The outcome has been so significant that I have decided to write a book about this work. I will tell you more about it in due time. For now, enjoy the extraordinary stories about horses healing people in the video.”

    KEY LEARNING POINTS

    • Self awareness exercise deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior, withdrawal, anger, stress, Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
    • Veterans and horses develop a special bond built upon mutual trust and respect
    • Veterans learn how to control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations, move on with their lives and relationships
    • Non-violent approach to working with the horse
    • The language of ‘Equus’
    • Building a trust-based partnership
    • How horses learn
    • Join-Up and Follow Up™
    • Dually halter work
    • Round pen work

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |  Click Here to Donate or to Sponser a Veteran

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  • Horse Sense & Healing
    All day
    12/10/17-12/10/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    THREE DAY CLINIC | FREE OF CHARGE TO VETERANS

    Our program Horse Sense & Healing is designed for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through Join-Up we teach soldiers to learn to regulate their emotions and return to their pre-war behavioral selves. In the last 5 years, Horse Sense and Healing has helped 250+ soldiers.

    Donations and Grants

    Our Horse Sense and Healing clinics are free-of-charge to veterans and run solely on donations and grants. Help us put these deserving veterans and their families through this program by Spreading the Word, Sponsoring a Veteran, or by Making a Donation.

    Monty on Horse Sense & Healing

    “The results are coming in and the outcome is fantastic. We have people laughing and getting back to a normal life who have been afflicted with PTSD for upwards of 35 years. All the way from Vietnam to Afghanistan, these injured warriors come home in a terrible state and need our help to get back to the civilized world. The horses are doing their work with incredible efficiency. The outcome has been so significant that I have decided to write a book about this work. I will tell you more about it in due time. For now, enjoy the extraordinary stories about horses healing people in the video.”

    KEY LEARNING POINTS

    • Self awareness exercise deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior, withdrawal, anger, stress, Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
    • Veterans and horses develop a special bond built upon mutual trust and respect
    • Veterans learn how to control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations, move on with their lives and relationships
    • Non-violent approach to working with the horse
    • The language of ‘Equus’
    • Building a trust-based partnership
    • How horses learn
    • Join-Up and Follow Up™
    • Dually halter work
    • Round pen work

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |  Click Here to Donate or to Sponser a Veteran

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