Who We Are

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"CANter Team Talk"

We work together both planning and facilitating our work whilst maintaining our continuing personal development, As members of a worldwide reputable

organisation EAGALA we have access to research, training and information.

Suzanne & Denise are both Enhanced DBS checked in valid date for recognition. Suzanne is First Aid Trained.

CANter- Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy Team includes our specialist team of horses who have various contributing factors & characteristics.

suzanne adamthwaite

BHS Intermediate Instructor. She is the qualified Eagala Equine Specialist.

Suzanne qualified in 2014 and is now the Eagala Network Co-ordinator for London and South East.

She is a freelance instructor working with individuals, local riding clubs and various Pony Clubs.

As well as a trainee British Dressage Judge.

Suzanne exudes energy, passion and confidence whilst gently and quietly allowing the horses to do their work with the clients.

Denise Sadleir

Denise will be moving back to Ireland in Feb 23 to continue her work with equine assisted therapy. She will be sadly missed and was instrumental in starting CANter Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy.

BSc. Counsellor & Psychotherapist since 2005 & accredited in 2009. Denise works in Private Practice and is committed to women’s welfare and multi cultural community programmes. Qualifying with Eagala in 2015 she worked in Ireland with vulnerable adults and their children.

Dee Wilkinson

Delia has owned/been around horses all of her life and started her Counselling/Therapy career in 2014 and has been an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Practitioner (LEAP method) since Jan 2022 when she graduated with a L5 Diploma in EFP from the Crossfields Institute.
Sue Chambers

Sue is an experienced trauma informed psychotherapeutic counsellor.  She is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Sue has a private counselling practice and works with several charitable organisations offering mentoring, therapeutic support, person-centered psychotherapy, and the delivery of psychoeducation. Sue passionately believes in human potential and the capacity for personal growth.


Woody was born in 2000, and is an old Irish sport horse. He began his career eventing & left, moving on to become a consistently successful dressage horse.

We consider him to be a rather sensitive wise old owl, who rarely misses a trick.

He has been doing these equine assisted programmes on & off since 2014.


Tanner was born in 2003 & is an appaloosa gelding that is the most inquisitive of the herd.

He is an amazing stunning dressage horse, who has been placed in the top 10 National not only for Pony Club & Riding Club but also as an individual superstar, nevertheless he loves the equine programmes & fully engages with everybody, often bringing a smile to faces.


Gigi was born in 1999 & is a part thoroughbred mare who has in the past evented. She has an intense friendship with Lilibet & is quiet and maternal with some of the children. GiGi has been doing equine assisted programmes since 2014, her gentle ways are key within our team.


Lilibet was born in 2004 and is a highland mare, pure white with a long flowing mane and tail, appealing to lots of the children, Joining our herd in 2018 she has taken to this Programme & is truly in her element – we believe she is a unicorn in disguise.


Duchess was born in 2010 and is a sensitive registered Irish Draught horse. After coming over from Ireland in 2017 she began a successful show jumping career. In 2019 after settling in at "the Stables"  Duchess has widened her horizons!

Her newest challenge is to become an event horse along with joining the therapy team. Duchess is an honest and kind horse with a huge sense of fun her gentle maternal nature has meant she has taken to therapy work very quickly indeed and just adores being with the children! 


Velvet was born in 2012 and is a shetland pony. She joined our team in 2022 and has proved to be invaluable, especially when working with younger children.

Having a smaller member of our team allows us to cater for even the most cautious and nervous individuals as her size is far less intimidating for little people.


Minty was born in 2009 and is a fell pony who has had a varied career, recently joining the CANter team in 2022. He has shown to be sensitive and engaging with the children.