About us

Ballygraffan

Our Why

“WE WORK WITH PEOPLE SO THAT THEY CAN EXPERIENCE THE POWER WITHIN THEMSELVES AND APPLY THAT TO THEIR CARRER AND LIFE.”

Living in such a relaxing environment and surrounded by horses and wildlife has always been June’s secret weapon in tackling stress and maintaining a balanced perspective on life.

Through a chance encounter, she discovered that many others had recognised the mental and physical benefits of this combination, with horses as faciliators and that particularly in USA, Horse Assisted Coaching and Equine Assisted Learning was widely recognised as an effective approach for corporate leadership training and life skills.

In today’s automated world where our lives revolve around our phones, we are losing the ability to really connect and communicate effectively with each other, creating problems in the workplace and also at home.

We are committed to sharing our Horse Assisted workshops with anyone who thinks they would benefit from learning more about themselves, their behaviours and their reactions and discovering how they can stand in their own power and thrive regardless of challenges or circumstances.

About June

I am currently Director of four successful companies and have bought, sold, built, established and developed many more over my 27 years in business.

First and foremost an entrepreneur, I have also held responsible corporate positions and, more recently, have embraced the challenge of coaching.

I am probably best known for my recent success, the development in 2008 of a city centre car park into the 132 bedroom Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast. The hotel is on the Conde Naste Hot List and has won numerous awards. This is largely due to my emphasis on teamwork, leadership and customer service that supported the establishment of the business through the recession.

Horses have always been a huge part of my life and I have ridden competitively at International level for over 20 years. I have over 40 years experience of working with and learning from horses.

I’m passionate about developing authenticity and communication strengths in all individuals and see this as the way forward in business.

My practical approach to business, coaching qualification and my affinity for horses have driven me to develop the most insightful, experiential personal and leadership development programmes available.

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Our horses

About the Horses

All our horses except one have competed on the International circuit and are superstars, having traveled Ireland, UK and Europe.

They are now taking life easier but enjoy the workshops almost as much as their competitive days.

In December 2018, an ex-cavalry horse joined the team specifically to work with Veterans.

In today’s automated world where our lives revolve around our phones, we are losing the ability to really connect and communicate effectively with each other, creating problems in the workplace and also at home.

We are committed to sharing our Horse Assisted workshops with anyone who thinks they would benefit from learning more about themselves, their behaviours and their reactions and discovering how they can stand in their own power and thrive regardless of challenges or circumstances.

Ballygraffan

About the Place

Ballygraffan is a very SPECIAL place.

50 acres of breathtaking scenery is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the banks of Strangford Lough. How could you possibly not feel relaxed?

But it’s about so much more than relaxation. Our position near to Comber makes us easily accessible and once here, Ballygraffan is a sanctuary to get in touch with nature, connect with yourself and claim back the balance that everyday life disturbs.

Maybe it’s the horses, maybe it’s the history or the ancient burial mound but everyone who comes here agrees, it’s a very special and tranquil place where you feel lifted, renewed and inspired.

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