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Sylvia Zerbini, Grande Liberte Clinic/Retreat



Beyond The Stick Clinic/Retreat with

Sylvia Zerbini

Sylvia Zerbini, a renowned liberty horse trainer and former Cavalia star,  is coming to Arenal, Costa Rica to offer you a unique opportunity to learn to relate to your horse in an entirely new way!

 “Beyond the Stick” Liberté Clinic will teach you to speak the language your horse understands: energy; body postures, eye contact; and voice cues. Once you begin to interact with your horse employing his own communication style, the response he gives you will transform your relationship with him. The two of you will connect in a way that you never before imagined possible!

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In this clinic you will learn:

Learning the Language of the Horse

You will learn to connect with memory cues through voice, energy, emotion, and eye contact without whips or lines.

Voice Cues

Learn high tones for good memory cues, and learn lower tones for warning cues. Horses will always give up to three warnings before a reaction.


Mirroring innate horse herd behavior/body language, herd dynamics, herd movement lines and trajectories.

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Your Stay

This all inclusive retreat/clinic is 7 days and 6 nights in one of our beautiful accommodations in Arenal, Costa Rica!! To keep it really personal, so that each of you have plenty of time iwth Sylvia, we only have 8 spaces available for this amazing experience! 

Includes clinic participation with Sylvia and one of our amazing Costa Rican horses, scheduled activities, lodging and meals, as well as local transport to and from clinic or special activities.  

What Is Included for Retreat Guests

• 6 nights/7 days accommodations

• Three delicious meals per day with beverages

  (alcoholic beverages available with dinner, but not included)

• Pairing with one of our wonderful Costa Rican

  horses for the week

• Waterfall and jungle horse back ride

• 3 day Clinic participation

• Optional booking of outside activities such as ziplining, hiking, rappelling down waterfalls, white water rafting, kayaking, hot springs to enjoy on your free days

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$2995 per person double occupancy

$3240 Single Occupancy


Transportation to ad from the airport can be arranged, but is not included.

Max rider weight 190lb (86kg)

The itinerary is flexible. Changes may occur due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

This is a group clinic.  if the clinic does not have sufficient attendance then we guarantee a 100% refund.  Please purchase refundable tickets or wait until we notify you that the clinic if full before purchasing your tickets.

We reserve the right to make changes to accommodations if necessary.

For more information contact: Nancy Zintsmaster at