was established in 2000 when three women from very different backgrounds
came together to create a fresh approach to leadership development,
team effectiveness and personal growth. Drawing from their extensive
experiences in the academic, equestrian, and business consulting
arenas, the three founders are united by their passion for designing
experiences that foster personal and professional excellence.
to the much reported leadership crisis in America today, organizations
are increasingly valuing the needs and well being of their people.
Organizations currently spend $56.8 billion annually on employer
sponsored training, $7 billion of which is spent on seminars and
conferences. This represents a 59% increase over the last three
years. To supplement classroom training, organizations have looked
for adventure experiences to further develop their executives,
managers and teams. The most common options to-date have been
ropes courses, rock climbing and river rafting. Responding to
this growth in training needs, Saddle Sojourns offers a program
well grounded in theory but applying cutting-edge experiential
training techniques and most importantly, adding equine partners
to the equation.
mission is to help people and organizations reach their potential
for greatness. We are dedicated to enhancing leadership and team
performance for better business results. Our programs are geared
for both the corporate training marketplace, as well as individuals
seeking a personal development experience. Public enrollment workshops
are held several times a quarter and corporate training is scheduled
as needed. Saddle Sojourns currently offers four workshop programs:
Unbridling Leadership Potential:
For those looking to enhance their leadership skills and personal
effectiveness. This workshop concentrates on increasing self-awareness,
awareness of others, fine-tuning communication and decision making
skills and stretching potential to its limits.
For teams in all stages of development. This workshop gives participants
a deeper understanding of themselves, their team potential and
For women interested in increasing self-awareness and their capacity
for professional and personal development. Participants learn
how to overcome fear, challenge self-imposed limits and stretch
themselves to their full potential.
This workshop is for riders with some experience in distance riding
wishing to improve their results. Proven equine training methods
can help develop your horse's performance while opportunities
to develop personal insight improve your effectiveness.
are held at the historic Warner Springs Ranch resort in east San
Diego County. Located in the rolling foothills of Palomar Mountain,
Warner Springs Ranch was founded in 1844 by John Warner who recognized
the area for its natural hot springs. Converted into a private
resort in 1984, the 2,500-acre ranch has 250 spacious casitas,
a spa, and three oversized pools, including a 200,000-gallon natural
hot mineral water pool, and is adjacent to the 24,000-acre Cleveland
National Forest. Warner Springs Ranch is located approximately
90 miles from the San Diego airport or about 1-½ hours
the benefits of outdoor experiential programs with the sure knowledge
that some of their best teachers have been horses, the founders
have created an organization that capitalizes on their strengths
and experiences in a new and exciting way. Saddle Sojourns was
featured in the September 2001 issue of Riding Magazine and the
October 27, 2001 issue of the San Diego Union Tribune.
Sojourns invites you to be a rider
not a passenger.
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