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Equine Feel & See Workshop
JD Horsemanship &
Photography Workshop

Join us on this first ever JD Equine FEEL & SEE workshop with our talented JD horsemanship trainers and world renowned Fine Art Equine Photographer Minh Dan Vu here in the magical surroundings of Joseph’s Dream Stud and it's spotted family! 

 
 3 weeks package hosting our famous horsemanship course plus Minh's exclusive photography sessions with our JD horses! 
 Including a 7 days Safari through Namibia!

 

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

Dates: 02 - 23 April 2023

Price: € 3500.00

 

(Including Accomodation & Full Board at Sandwerf, Horsemanship Course, Daily Photography Sessions, 7 days Lodge Safari)

You have the alternative option to book this course for two weeks  (02 - 16 April) without the 7 day Namibia Safari for € 2000

Workshop Details

 

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of you out there who would love to join our horsemanship program and also take the most out of our amazing equine photography opportunities here at Joseph’s Dream in our breath-taking natural setup and Namibian light!

With top Equine Photographer Minh Dan Vu you can join us for this limited number workshop in April 2023 within our horsemanship volunteer program! You will join our horsemanship program and learn how to live and communicate force-free and in harmony with horses and also learn from one of the world’s bests how to put our beauties into the right magical Namibian light with daily exclusive photography sessions with Minh Dan Vu. 

 

As an additional highlight you will join a 7 day tour together with Minh to the the three most popular destination of our beloved Namibia! Our famous Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert - the stunning Namibian Coastline & our unique Etosha National Park! 

 

Make friends and memories for life in this exclusive offer for 2023 and don’t loose out on this super unique opportunity! We only take a limited number of 8 participants for this special! 

You can now book the Equine FEEL & SEE Workshop 2023 with us at: info@josephsdreamstud.com 

 
Daily Schedule:
 
7:30 - 8:30  Breakfast to the sound of our beautiful African birdlife 
8:30 - 9:30 Assisting with feeding & walking the stud horses (on offer; no must within this course / you also have the option to sleep in and enjoy a relaxed breakfast at 9:00)  / or practise your new photography skills on your own (foals & horse groups etc) 
10:00-13:00 Horsemanship lessons 
13:00 -14:30 Lunch Break 
14:30 -15:30 Photography lesson with Minh Dan Vu 
15:30-17:00  Assisting with feeding & walking horses (on offer; no must within this course)  / or stud photohoots / or Sunset Outrides 
18:30 Dinner to a stunning Afrian sunset (every night! :))
 
There will be additional optional photography practise sessions at 6:45 AM before breakfast or in the late afternoon 2-3 times a week on offer together with Minh to capture the most amazing early and late light!  

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!

You will be involved in the daily care of 40+ stud horses and their foals. Of course, you’ll have time to recharge, relax, get creative and just absorb the beauty of Namibia's stunning nature, free roaming wildlife and our gorgeous horse family. 

During your stay with us, develop new skills, make new friends and work with a great team of people. The consistent core of our program comprises our friendly and talented horse workers from the ancient Namibian San tribe.

  

Learn with Horsemanship and different methods like Clicker Training, Liberty, Trust exercises, Bodywork and co to truly connect force free!

 

Learn from world renowned Euqine Photographer Minh Dan Vu how to put horses into the right light, composition, feel and how to get the most out of your camera! This is a basic photography workshop so you do not need to have any specific experience level; only your camera and the right amount of passion! However Minh will also share with you how to edit your photos taken together and how to optimise the effects afterwords, so please bring your laptop or tablet along. 

 

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 8 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.

 

Namibia is one of the most breath taking countries in the world to travel! It’s unique and vast landscapes will blow you away while its raw and untouched wildlife ensures the real African experience! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to tour this country with like-minded people from your horsemanship course and a professional photographer travelling along with you! 

What to expect in the photography lessons with Minh: 

1) Camera Basics (ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed) + different light situations

2) Composition & Shapes (Rules of thirds, golden ratio, personal style) 

3) Mood, Colours & Story-telling

4) Equine Portrait Photography

5) Horses in Motion 

6) Lightroom Basics

7) Photoshop Basics 

8+9) Editing Sessions

10) Find you own style! 

Feedback Round and Q&A 

Get inspired!

Learn more about Minh Dan Vu 

international acknowledged Fine Art Photographer!

https://minhdanvu.com/

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

Book your spot for your
FEEL & SEE Workshops
here at Josephs's Dream Stud Namibia today!  
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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

  • Horsemanship training by our experienced Horse Trainer on side (Mondays - Fridays)

  • Daily photography sessions with Minh Dan Vu (Monday-Fridays) 

  • 7 days Safari to the top 3 Destinations in Namibia:
    Day 1 - Sossusvlei & Namib Desert
    Day 2 - Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Dune 45
    Day 3 - Atlantic Coast
    Day 4 - Swakopmund & Welwitschia Mirabilis
    Day 5 - Etosha National Park
    Day 6 - Etosha Wildlife Kingdom
    Day 7 - End of Tour
    Included during your tour: 6 nights Lodge Accommodation (twin room sharing, 240 Euro extra total for a private room during the tour) , Breakfast, Supper, National Park Entrance Fee, full-day unlimited game drives in Etosha National Park (sunrise till sunset) experienced tour guide, pick up at Farm Sandwerf and drop off at Hosea Kutako International Airport

During your stay at Sandwerf: 

Accommodation:

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)

 

Meals:

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. 

 

Extras

Transfers:

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

Activities: 

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 photography skills with our huge variety of horses at stud. 

Price:  € 700.00 per week (learn more)

Bookings: info@josephsdreamstud.com

 

Good to know

Visa:

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.

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