Clinicians Charlie and Hobbs show Psychology Interns what they offer humans

NLC had a great afternoon in the barn last week, teaming with Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Program Director Kathy Blaine. We hosted a group of Psychology doctoral students and their Internship Coordinators. This fabulous group came with great questions and curiosity about how horses provide complementary therapeutic input for those with physical, cognitive, and social emotional challenges. Thank you, Argosy University/Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Sterling Behavioral Health Services and Drs. Pittman and Arons for your interest in equine facilitated healing!

Those of you who know Charlie and Hobbs know how seriously they take their work. Here they are as the group arrived in the parking lot. They stopped eating their lunch and went out to assess their audience! Looks to me like they were conferring about their presentation. LOL.


New Location

Hello, NLC Community.

We’ve moved and expanded our coaching staff!

You can find us now at the beautiful Ohana Equestrian Preserve in Aldie, VA - on Rt 15 just south of Gilbert’s Corner. NLC occupies a sweet little barn there with indoor and outdoor coaching spaces, picturesque paddocks and grounds, and kind neighbors. We’ll be snug through the winter and nicely shaded in the summer for all our coaching activities and will have the space to offer more group events in 2019.

We have also welcomed a new member to the coaching team. Meet “Not Just a Hobby,” AKA “Hobbs.” He has wasted no time in volunteering himself for coaching sessions. We are thrilled to have him and look forward to introducing him to you.

Hello! Have we met?? -”Hobbs” (Retired show jumper and newest member of North Light Coaching)

Hello! Have we met?? -”Hobbs” (Retired show jumper and newest member of North Light Coaching)

Military Spouses Group @ LTR - starts TOMORROW! Tues 9/12, 10:30am

Group starts TOMORROW!  

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding at Morven Park
Barn 5
41580 Sunday Morning Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176

Contact Allison for details:  703-727-2607,

Are you a military spouse or caregiver who wants greater peace in your family relationships?  Are you caring for someone dear who suffers from PTS or a TBI?  Would you like a break?

Allison and "Charlie" have a seat for you in caregivers support group this fall where you'll be offered two hours each Tuesday morning for you - to rest, heal, listen and be heard.  

You may drop in to this group - no pre-registration required.  There is no charge for this event!  RSVP is appreciated to or 703-727-2607.  Questions?  Please feel free to call or write.


Parents' Group Starting Soon

Parents/Caregivers Group starts next week!  Create a time and space in your life for peace, reflection, and rejuvenation that will allow you to tune your internal "compass" -- guided by the horses in our healing herd.  It's Mom's morning out, horse style!  Click "Book a Session" to join us.  

Summertime . . .

We hope you are enjoying peace, sunshine, and cooling water as summer rolls on.  At NLC, we are holding coaching sessions for the remainder of August (a few slots still available) and planning for our upcoming Fall session starting in September.  Look for the fall schedule shortly and invitations for a girls horsemanship group, a parents and caregivers support group, and a visioning workshop.  Also online scheduling and payment are coming soon.  

The First Flowers of Spring

North Light Coaching has just concluded a wonderful winter coaching season at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding (LTR)!  Thank you LTR staff, volunteers, and participants for the warm welcome (pun intended) and for sharing space with us in the “Clubhouse.”  We are on a 2-week administrative break, preparing for the spring schedule.  Stay tuned for spring coaching dates and locations and our newsletter, all coming soon.  In the mean time, welcome spring! 

The force is strong in this one . . .

This is how my equine coaching partner "Simba" unwinds after a day's work.  We hope you'll come see us at the barn in 2016 and experience his light for yourself.

Blessings to you and yours during this holiday season, and, on this weekend of Star Wars Episode VII . . . May the horse be with you.  ;)

Holiday Prep Workshop at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding (LTR)

In an effort to expand services to our community, LTR is excited to offer an experiential workshop intended for the greater LTR family. Parents, caregivers, adult volunteers, friends of the program, and community members are invited.

Prepare to Face the Holidays

Join us Sunday December 13, 2015 from 10am-4:30pm
for a day of holiday preparations . . . the really important kind.

The holiday season will soon be underway in all its celebration and chaos. What emotions accompany you this time of year? Excitement? Joy? Overload? Grief? A strong desire to put your head under the covers until January 2? 

Give yourself the gift of one day just for you among the horses. Join Allison Goldfarb (Int’l Therapeutic Riding Instructor and certified Equine Gestalt Coach) and the equine coaches of LTR to consider how we may do more than just survive this time of year. Explore how you can celebrate with joy and ease, truly experiencing the “light” in the season of light.

  • This workshop is limited to 8 adult participants.
  • Holiday Lunch provided.
  • All faiths welcome.
  • No horse experience necessary. Activities with horses will be unmounted.

Special Holiday Rate: $185/person (workshop normally $205/p). We accept cash, credit card or check made payable to LTR. Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment.

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Allison at For more information on the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method®, please visit