Welcome to Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre

Located in Stuartburn, Manitoba

About Us

Counselling Services - We are here to help.

Here at Eagle Ridge, we provide our clients with a safe space to develop skills that will aid them in discovering and uncovering their personal resources. Our goal is to support clients as they take steps to living their lives in a more fulfilling way.  Through the use of a number of therapeutic approaches, we focus on meeting a client where they are emotionally and cognitively.  We support them through the integration of their past experiences with their current challenges and successes. 

Why horses?

Horses have a powerful role in healing and assisting people in feeling alive. They use all of their senses fully, including their ability to read the inner state of another. They are social and respond warmly as humans become increasingly in touch with their emotions. Their attentiveness to the present state of a human has the capacity to heal old wounds through the bond of connection in the here and now.

Reconnecting to your true self

In today's age of technology, many of us have lost some vital pieces of ourselves through our diminished connection to nature.  Eagle Ridge aspires to assist our clients in reawakening their connection to nature and self, with new hope for the future.

Our Influences

Many insightful and amazing professionals have helped to inspire our programs. Trainers such as Mark Rachid, Linda Kohenov, and Buck Brannaman teach us about the strong relationship between horses and humans through relational horsemanship methods. The study of horses and their desire and willingness to be a part of the healing process offers our programs a vivid insight into the therapeutic process. The study of mindfulness and its application to mental health (Daniel Siegel, Jon Kabat-Zinn , and others)  is integrated into all of Eagle Ridge's programs . Environmental educators, such as Richard Louv, Jon Young and others have influenced our programs by reawakening the value of the deep interconnections between our own health and well being and that of the planet. Eagle Ridge programs are continually adapting in order to provide the best possible services to their clients.

Therapists & Partners

Jennifer Friesen - Certified Counsellor & Wellness Support Provider

Jennifer has worked in caring for animals and people for most of her life. Starting with animal care at a young age, she then moved on to working in the public school system for many years.  Each different support role provided her with mentoring and training opportunities that supported a wide range of clients.  From administrative support and training, to individualized counselling, caregiving was a natural setting for Jennifer.  She completed the Applied Counselling Program at the University of Manitoba and has worked with youths and adults in various supportive roles.  She believes that the Equine Facilitated Wellness aspect of the programming at Eagle Ridge can be a complementary addition for improved mental health and well-being. Her Equine Facilitated Wellness certification training continues to develop with the support of Equine Facilitated Wellness Canada trainers and mentors at Generation Farms in Nanaimo, BC. http://www.generationfarms.ca/ 

Jennifer has also received training from the University of Guelph in Horse Behavior and Safety as well as local horsemanship trainers such as Sarah Southwell and Leah Bouchard.   

Jennifer is the owner and Manager of Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre in the beautiful rural setting of Stuartburn, Manitoba.  She has lived in this area with her husband for over 7 years.  They have a number of furry family members including horses, donkeys, and of course the cat supervisors.  Jennifer considers it an honor to be able to provide services to this community, and looks forward to building a support network that offers clients the services that they need to live happier, more fulfilling lives. 


Janelle Cancade-White, Peer Support Provider & Counsellor

Janelle Cancade-White is a PSACC Certified Peer Support Provider and a graduate of the University of Manitoba Applied Counselling Certification Program. She owns a private practice, heartSway Counselling and Peer Support, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Janelle regularly supports and offers  consultation with Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre, 

their clients and community.  

Visit Janelle's website at http://janelleheartsway.weebly.com/


Green Pastures Farm - Leah Bouchard, Equine Professional

Pastures has been providing individualized equine programming for youth in the area since 2012. They have a strong focus on meaningful and safe horsemanship while individualizing their approach to every unique person who participates in their program. We partner with them to offer our horsemanship workshops and group programming for youth.

Please visit the website at http://pasturesequinelearning.com/

Services Available



2018 Schedule of Events

Introduction to Equine Facilitated Wellness

 This full day workshop is designed to introduce participants to the important role horses play in healing. We will discuss ways to find balance in the supportive opportunities that horses can provide. There will be demonstrations as well as individual and group learning opportunities. This time will offer participants new skills that support healthier, more respectful relationships. There will also be time for group debriefing, supporting the emotional aspects of the EFW experiences.  

Ground Training Horsemanship Workshop Series - Jun.2, 23, & Jul.14

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE HUMAN/HORSE RELATIONSHIP  

This horsemanship workshop series is for anyone who would like to study ground training in depth. There will be a focus on methods that use an understanding and balanced approach, while maintaining a positive experience for the horse. These three, three-hour workshops will build successively on each other and will spend time on theory and discussion, demonstration, and participation. There will also be opportunities for hands on learning with Eagle Ridge horses ,as well as one-on-one feedback from a certified instructor, Leah Bouchard from 

Green Pastures Farm.

Self Care - Caring for the Caregiver Full Day Retreat - June 9th

 This full day retreat will allow participants to gain an improved understanding around compassion fatigue and how it affects us all. We will develop our awareness around where we can be mindful of its presence, as well as where to look for supports.  Strategies for managing the stressors when they arrive, and what we can do to minimize their impact in the moment will also be reviewed.

Midfullness & Meditation Full Day Retreat - July 7th

This full day retreat will provide participants with an opportunity for relaxation and escape from their busy, high-speed lives. Meditation, readings, relaxed movement practice, music and art related opportunities as well as nature based experiential learning techniques will be available.


Announcements

Detailed information on Eagle Ridge presentations and workshops are here for review and download. Further information is available upon request. 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love to make new connections! Please contact us to schedule a visit to our location in Southeastern Manitoba.  

Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre

31043, PR 201, Stuartburn, Manitoba, Canada

Phone: (204)425-3120 /Text or call (204) 918-8061

Hours

Monday - Friday: 5:30 pm - 9pm

Saturday: By Appointment Only

Sunday: Closed

Additional Community Resources

CRISIS LINES & HOTLINES

Agape House Women's Shelter: 204-346-0028

South Eastman Crisis Line and Mobile Crisis Services: 204-326-9276 or Toll-Free: 1-888-617-7715

Child Find Manitoba: 1-800-523-9135

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-877-977-0007

Farm & Rural Stress Line (www.ruralstress.ca): 1-866-367-3276

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Manitoba Poison Control: 1-204-787-2591

Men's Resource Centre: 1-866-672-3422

Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-617-7715

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-800-267-7270

Suicide & Crisis Line: 1-877-435-7170

Youth Emergency Stabilization Unit: 1-204-949-4777

SOUTH EAST HEALTH SANTE SUD-EST

Health Links Info-Santé: 1-888-315-9257

Receive general health information from a Registered Nurse 24hrs/7days a week.

Mental Health Access: 204-346-7018

FASD Coordinator: 204-346-7039

Crisis Response Services: 204-326-9276 or 1-888-617-7715 24 hours

Chronic Disease Management: 204-326-7569, Ext - 3653

Children's Therapy Initiative Intake: 204-346-6411, Ext - 2109

Audiology Services: 204-346-7009

Child & Family Services - South Eastman

Steinbach CFS: 204-346-6390 or Toll Free: 1-866-682-9782

Emergency Information or After Hours: 204-371-1346

Addictions Supports

Manitoba Addictions Helpline: 1-855-662-6605

24-Hour Problem Gambling Helpline Toll-Free: 1-800-463-1554

Al-Anon - Steinbach: 204-326-1172 or Ste. Anne: 204-422-5696

Provincial Drug Programs: 1-800-297-8099