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Sanctuary Equus Inc.

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Wandin North VIC, Australia

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About this organisation

Sanctuary Equus is a registered not for profit centre for trauma recovery, education and community development in the picturesque Yarra Valley, Australia.

The centre supports children and adults who have been affected by trauma, and is also for the general community to learn about horses and personal development. 

The centre provides workshops and activities that assist in developing and maintaining sustainable life skills for people and horses of all ages and abilities. 

Trauma recovery programs are delivered to groups and individuals by experienced, certified counsellors who also hold accredited equine industry qualifications. 

Equine Education Programs, including the Cert. III in Horsemanship, are delivered by accredited trainers and instructors in the Equine Industry.


Sanctuary Equus Inc. is largely a volunteer-based organization. Volunteers represent a multi-generational age group, ranging from youth to elders of all abilities. These volunteers participate in an all-inclusive environment and are involved in assisting in programs as well as caring for the horses in Equine Rehabilitation and Recovery care. The volunteers are overseen by the Sanctuary Equus Inc. Board and are inducted and assisted in their training by Equine Industry professionals.

The day to day supervision and operation of Sanctuary Equus Inc. is overseen by a Sanctuary Equus Inc. Operations Manager who is in residence at the facility. In-residence is necessary to provide 24 hour supervision of the horses that are in care as well as maintaining security.

Sanctuary Equus Inc. occasionally provides employment positions for individuals who embrace the vision of wellness and empowerment and promote the goals of Sanctuary Equus Inc.

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