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Parelli Horsemanship

with Ursula Schuster

Join this exclusive horsemanship course with licensed 3 Star Parelli Instructor Ursula Schuster in the magical surroundings of Joseph’s Dream Stud at our Sandwerf Retreat farm in Namibia! 

 3 weeks package hosting 15 days workshop with Ursula and our JD horses! 

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

Dates: 01 - 22 July 2023

Price: € 3000.00


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

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

Workshop Details


'Horses are natural followers looking for natural leaders. A leader is defined as someone who makes a decision others can say yes to.


Learn how to use the natural leadership spectrum to develop a safe, interesting and harmonious partnership with horses. 


Experience how to remain true to the principles of natural horsemanship yet be able to flex your communication style to suit the individual „horsenality“ of your horse and the situation at hand. Horses live in the moment!


 In this course, we emphasize a rather slow but profound approach.  You will learn to communicate as naturally as possible with the horse, to read the body language of your horse and to develop more feel and timing in order to make decisions your horse likes to consent to.


For safety reasons and part of the leadership spectrum we start on the ground with basic equipment and progress to a communication without any tools. In the second part of the clinic you are also introduced to a natural approach to riding or can further develop your liberty skills.'

Ursula Schuster 

Daily Schedule:
8:00  Breakfast to the sound of our beautiful African birdlife 
9:00 - 13:00 Horsemanship lessons with Ursula Schuster
(with Tea-breaks)
13:00 -14:00 Lunch Break 
14:00 -16:00 Horsemanship lessons with Ursula Schuster
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.
(Extra activities on offer, details see below.)

Program Summary

Surround yourself with the healing and inspiring spirit of Joseph’s Dream Appaloosas in the silence of the African bush! Learn and sharpen your natural horsemanship skills, help raise foals, and assist with training and backing horses. Learn to truly live and train horses force free and with respect and experience the joy and freedom of this!

Learn from Ursula how to find your own language based on the foundation of the Parelli principles and her lifelong experience she will share with you! Our natural living horses with their different horsenalities will teach you to sharpen your senses and how to first listen to these amazing animals before starting to communicate. 

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 like 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 affctionate 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 limited number of maximum 10 participants for this special workshop 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 Parelli 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 Ursula Schuster 

Licensed 3 Star Parelli ​Instructor & horse woman


Together we will take you on an personal & heartfelt journey here in our little paradise on earth! 

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

What's included:


  • 3 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 Ursula Schuster (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:  € 700.00 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. 

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

Impressions of Sandwerf & JD Stud 

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