Rehoming For Life Workshop

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Calling all staff and volunteers at horse rehoming organizations! If you want to learn about improving safety and helping horses overcome many of the challenges they face when finding a new home, the Parelli Education Institute has a workshop for you. This intensive course will focus on natural horsemanship skills, Parelli program knowledge and specialty business learning. … [Read more...]

2015 Courses Released!

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The Parelli Education Institute is excited to announce our 2015 Course Schedule.  We are even more excited to announce that Campus Courses are returning back to the East Coast, on the Ocala, Florida Campus!  These courses are in addition to a full schedule of courses on our Pagosa Springs, Colorado Campus. We will be offering from 1-week through 10-week courses throughout the year, from Beginning Level 1 through Level 4+ topics.  The course titles are too many to list, but … [Read more...]

What will YOU get out of attending a Rally?

Much more than you might anticipate! Check out this great story written by Janet Johns after last year’s Texas Parelli Rally Roundup. The message for everyone is: no matter what your skill level, don’t hesitate about attending a rally because you will come away with a renewed sense of confidence and connection with your horse! We guarantee Janet’s story will inspire you. … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Parelli Education Institute spokesperson Lauren Barwick

Lauren Barwick, 4-Star Senior Instructor

Congratulations Lauren Barwick! Lauren Barwick, para-equestrian Olympic medal-winner and Parelli Education Institute spokesperson, now tops the rankings as the number one para-equestrian rider in the world. We are proud to have her as part of our team. This story from Horsetalk New Zealand has the details: … [Read more...]

An Introduction to the Parelli Campus

Pagosa Springs, Colorado – At first glance, the entrance to the campus is just as expected: a long and scenic driveway surrounded by mountains on one side and, as you approach the main area, vast green hills popping out from every angle. And then there’s the gleaming white dominance of the big top; a large and famous tent which has been host to many events. It is a great reminder of where you are and why! From the moment you arrive, whether you are a visitor, student, … [Read more...]

PEI Receives GuideStar “Gold Status”


The Parelli Education Institute has received GuideStar’s coveted “Gold Level” designation, meaning that the Institute has successfully provided a full array of information for public review, including strategy and mission statements, audited financial statements, and detailed program descriptions. “As an organization, we appreciate our donors and supporters, and we want them to know that we are always striving to be a well-run organization,” said Parelli Education … [Read more...]

Four Years of Fundraising Excellence …… and a Great Opportunity

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There are so many wonderful people helping raise funds for the Institute. Their efforts allow us to continue our focus on education, youth horsemanship, therapeutic horsemanship and equine welfare. Throughout the years, we’ve shared our supporters’ stories, which is why we’d like to give a big shout out to Jody and Dave Ellis of the LS Ranch near Porterville, California for more than four years of fundraising excellence! For those not familiar with the LS Ranch, it’s a … [Read more...]

Fundraising Excellence

Susan Nelson Externs

Susan Nelson and Maurice Thibault, faculty members for the 2013 Parelli Externs, went above and beyond the call of duty in 2013!  They worked with their Externs who conducted a number of fundraising events during their time on the Pagosa Springs campus, including tack cleaning, Parelli Games participant donations, Denver tour stop silent auction, photo contest and selling annual benefit tickets.  Then they held a silent auction fundraiser at the Rancho Murrieta, California … [Read more...]

Donation to the Parelli Institute

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A generous anonymous donor wanted to “pay it forward” in thanks for some complimentary lessons that their family got from “a great Parelli instructor,” Parelli 4* Instructor  Jesse Peters.  The Institute was delighted to receive this donation in honor of Jesse and Stacy Peters and their family!  Thank you to everyone involved; this was a pleasant surprise at the Institute. Your gift would help us to create a better world for horses and humans. … [Read more...]

From Normal to Natural and “The Gap”

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Is it possible to enter the show arena, maintain our principles as natural horsemen…. and win?? This is the question that I set out to answer this year, and my chosen medium was Three Day Eventing! My Name is Charity Paashaus, a two star Parelli Professional, and level four graduate.  Having shown as a young girl in the hunter jumper world, I had a strong foundation in the “normal” way of bringing a horse along in its show career.   It generally involved a series of … [Read more...]