Enhance your team and your business

Salta Horses offers distinctive learning and development opportunities that will strengthen team trust, purpose and effectiveness. Engaging with our horses through goal-oriented activities speeds up the learning process and encourages teams to take a creative approach towards finding solutions. We offer a range of team retreats in North Canterbury and can customise programmes to meet the needs of your organisation. Rates are negotiable for not-for-profit and community organisations.

Full-day team retreats

Escape to our facilities for a full-day team retreat, We provide a safe space for you to work together in a beautiful natural environment.  We develop and deliver customised facilitated programmes for up to 12 participants. We can accommodate larger groups by arrangement.


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Half-day retreats

Spend a morning out of the office with your team and our horses in beautiful natural surroundings.Stop for lunch at one of our local cafes or bring your own and stay a while longer.

Half day retreats are available for groups of up to 12 participants.


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What you will learn

Today’s busy lifestyle and fast-paced work environments leave little room for us to focus on the present moment. Being around horses encourages teams to focus on the here and now - their sheer size and presence cannot be ignored. This state of mindfulness creates the space for reflection, creativity and change.

Our interactions with the horses can sometimes reflect what is happening in the workplace, allowing for safe and solutions-focused conversations. You will discover new ways of working with colleagues and learn how to think outside the square in order to problem-solve together.

Horses are also great equalisers because they respond to us honestly, regardless of our status in the workplace. Observing herd dynamics can help teams to recognise patterns and behaviours in their organisation that they may wish to change.

How it works

​During our corporate retreats you’ll explore workplace challenges and opportunities with horses who are specifically selected to facilitate collaboration, communication and to speed up the learning process. You’ll interact with our horses in a safe, enclosed area and remain on the ground. You’ll need to dress for the weather, with closed-in, sturdy footwear.

Outcomes for your team may include:

  • Stronger team cohesion and leadership
  • Improved communication
  • Greater employee morale and workplace wellbeing
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Clarity of team purpose and shared values
  • Greater self-confidence and self-awareness 
among staff
  • Reduced stress and fatigue
  • Combat burnout
  • Conflict resolution
  • Improved change management processes
  • New strategic insights

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