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Exclusive HORSEMANSHIP Retreat

Join this exclusive training retreat with world-renowned instructor Susanne Lohas in the magical surroundings of Joseph’s Dream Stud at our Sandwerf Retreat farm in Namibia! 

 2 weeks package hosting 10 days workshop with Susanne and our JD horses! 

Location: Joseph’s Dream Stud, Retreat Farm Sandwerf, Namibia 

Dates: 14 -28 July 2024

Price: € 3500.00


(Including Accomodation & Full Board at Sandwerf, Training Course daily from Mon-Fri)


This retreat is very exclusive with only 8 spots available to ensure enough personal training attention.

Please contact us via email if you would like to add a Namibia Tour after this Course to your Journey. 

Workshop Details

Communication without limits!

Horse-in-Balance is a way of communicating with your horse that makes everything possible! 

Every help we as humans provide must mean exactly one thing for the horse. It must be logical for your horse, because horses are extremely intelligent and always think along - as long as there is something to be understood! 

Your help and methods must be so clear that no matter if from the ground or the back of the horse you can reach anything (also dressage movement) in liberty!

With your carefully built relationship and communication you can help your horse through any difficult situation! It is up to you to decide where you want to reach together with your horse!

Susanne Lohas - Horse in Balance 

Daily Schedule:
8:00  Breakfast to the sound of our beautiful African birdlife 
9:00 - 13:00 Training sessions with Susanne
(with Tea-breaks)
13:00 -14:00 Lunch Break 
14:00 -16:00 Training sessions with Susanne
16:00 Private time to enjoy your luxury chalet and the surrounding beauty at Sandwerf
18:30 Dinner to a stunning Afrian sunset (every night! :))
Saturdays & Sundays no sessions.
Study or relax time!
(Extra activities on offer, details see below.)


Program Summary

Surround yourself with the healing and inspiring spirit of Joseph’s Dream Stud in the silence of the African bush! Learn and sharpen your horsemanship skills and your holistic view of a balanced horse.


In this training retreat we are focussing on liberty, groundwork, balance and deep connection!  

Learn from Susanne how to establish a true connection of trust to communicate in liberty with your horse to reach your unlimited goals force free with this strong foundation of Horse-in-Balance communication. 

You will learn how to read the horse as individual and how to approach this in a unique training way while using the ingredients of your newly gained insides & methods in the right dose and timing. 

We are taking it slow during this retreat and are respecting the horses as well as your personal pace and feelings and the nature around us. As always here at JD we can promise you will learn at least as much about yourself as you will learn about horses... 

Take your time and breathe in the stunning and intense African nature, colourful sunrises and sunsets everyday and let your soul be filled up by the incredible concert of nature in these magical hours of the day! View our free roaming game at our local waterhole at dusk or dig into a book at your private luxury terrace of your chalet. Enjoy a dip into your private sitting pool on your veranda with a glass of wine. Take a stroll amongst the paddocks and meet our affectionate JD foals & Alpacas or indulge in some sweet cuddles from our Mini Donkeys and Mini Horses...  


Our peaceful and modern shaped green village provides accomodation for you during your stay in one of our brand-new chalets with private toilet and bathroom. Our very limited number of maximum 8 participants for this special retreat ensures that the desired family character of the whole experience stays alive and provides the opportunity for personal attention and questions.

To book your stay with us for this special Horse in Balance Training Retreat please email: 

A 50% deposit is due with your reservation. We will email you all further booking info on your inquiry for this course. 

Get inspired!

Learn more about Susanne Lohas & Horse in Balance here!

Together we will take you on an unforgettable inspiring journey here in our little paradise on earth! 

Book your spot for your
here at Josephs's Dream Stud Namibia today!  
Additional Information

What's included:


  • 2 weeks accommodation in one of our stunning chalets at Sandwerf Namibia, kingsize bed & private bathroom & Mini Pool;  breakfast, lunch, supper and laundry service

  • Daily Training sessions with Susanne (Monday-Fridays) 

During your stay at Sandwerf: 


Our peaceful and modern shaped green village provides accomodation for you during your stay in one of our unique and light chalets; each room single occupation and each room with private bathroom. Each chalet has a veranda with it's own mini pool. (See pictures below)



Three meals provided by our talented chef on side are included as well as water, juice, tea, coffee - extra drinks are not included and on your own account. 




Airport Shuttle from Hosea Kutako International Airport to Sandwerf Retreat Farm: € 35.00 per person 


Windhoek & Katutura Town-tour (Day Tour)  € 75.00 (lunch included)

Additional Day Tour Safaries at neighbouring private Conservation Park (Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, giraffes and cheetahs on side)  € 249.00

(Offered by Marula Conservation Park Namibia directly; prices are subject to change) 

Extra Week

You are welcome to book extra weeks within our volunteer program directly with us to deepen your training experience and practise (horsemanship and inner calmness methods) or to (re)learn horse riding the gentle way and to practise your newly gained Parelli skills with our huge variety of horses at stud. 

Price:  € 950.00 per week (learn more)



Good to know


You are entering Namibia on a Tourism Visa that you will get in form of a stamp at the airport when entering into the country

(Please note only Citizen of the People’s Republic of China will need to apply for an entry visa upfront).


Travel Vaccinations recommended for Namibia are Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhus; as recommended in general for the whole of Africa. Please note that we are located in a non-malaria area (90km from Windhoek). No malaria prophylaxes required.  

General Safety & Behaviour Rules and Regulations during your stay at Stud Farm apply.

Impressions of Sandwerf & JD Stud 

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