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Human-Centered Leadership

  • Friday
    April 28, 2023
    April 30, 2023

An Experiential Workshop with horses to Find the True Leader Within

If you're looking for a unique and transformative experience, then this retreat is the perfect opportunity for you. Our retreat offers an immersive and impactful experience that is unlike anything else out there.

This retreat is designed to help you gain new perspectives and insights through experiential activities with horses. Led by an experienced clinician, you'll engage in exercises that are tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Through unmounted horse activities, you'll learn how to build trust, communicate effectively, and lead with confidence.

Horses have an uncanny ability to act as mirrors, reflecting back our emotional and physical states, and creating a safe space for self-reflection and self-discovery. This unique experience allows you to develop a deep level of self-awareness, which is critical to effective leadership and a life well lived.

This retreat will help you develop the skills and insights you need to lead with purpose and authenticity. Through individual and group discussions, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your experience, integrate the insights gained, and develop practical strategies for implementing what you've learned in your leadership role and life.

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your leadership and life approach.

All the above while being taken care of with tasty food, immersed in untouched nature and comfortable and elegant accommodations.

What others have said about this retreat.

"In this era of speed, stress, and information overload, the opportunity to spend a weekend working with James Cassese and his horses proved to be just the thing to return me to my senses, and awaken me to a whole new set of possibilities for a centered way of being.  It's a great experience; stimulating, healing, and filled with grace and growth."     Mark L. NY,USA

Rates based on room choice

Standard shared room  (2 rooms available for 4 people)                 Euros 590 x person

Standard plus shared room  (3 rooms available for 6 people)         Euros 690 x person


Standard single use room  (1 room still available)                            Euros 790 x person

Standard plus single use room (3 rooms available)                          Euros 890 x person


Shared room, or single occupancy, dinner on arrival and breakfast and lunch on day of departure, plus 3 farm to table meals in the full day, tea/coffee, all activities with the horses and James.

What is not included:

Flight and transfer to Quinta Marugo, in Serpa.

You can get here by car, or to Serpa by bus/train and taxi here. Contact us if you want us to arrange an airport pick up for €200.


Check in: Friday 28th April 2023 at 3 pm

Check out: Sunday 30th April 2023 at 2 pm

No Riding Experience Necessary

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No Riding Experience Necessary

Accomodation, Facilities & Food

Accomodation, Facilities

Facilities & Food


Quinta Marugo offers 10 elegant and comfortable rooms with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. The 360-degree position of the building allows for both a variety of scenic vistas and/or private courtyards.  

All rooms have their own bathroom and outside entrance under protective porticos to enjoy sitting outside during the warm and balmy days and evenings of the Alentejo.

  • Restaurant and Food Philosophy, Veggie Garden.
  • Living Spaces, Massage Room, Pagoda
  • Biological Pool, Sunset point and other landmarks
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Food served is vegetarian and 90% seasonal and local within the Iberian Peninsula. Most of our food is sourced from our own vegetable gardens, bee hives, tea trees/bushes/flowers and olive trees, which are organic and follow permaculture principles of giving back to nature. We have agreements with organic farmers in the area to source from them when needed.

We make our own home made breads and baked goods and we aim for no refined sugar baked goods.

* All our menus have allergy information and there will be different options to make sure all allergies are taken care of.

food at Quinta Marugo
photo by Matthias Heil

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This retreat will energise you in a way that will have a lasting impact on your life...

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