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International Horsemanship Clinics & Programs

Featuring natural horsemanship expert, Franklin Levinson



Franklin was first invited to go to Greece and teach in 2004 and he loved it. He met his wife Ilona Staikou, also a professional trainer for many years, in Athens several years ago. They now reside on the Greek island of Corfu and teach together. Franklin and Ilona have created the ongoing course: Fundamentals of Elegant Horsemanship. They are the only equine professionals teaching together, as a couple, in Greece today. Their combined years as professionals with horses are over 75. If you love horses and would love a Greek island holiday and have the opportunity to learn about achieving elegant horsemanship, all in the same adventure, consider coming to beautiful, exotic Corfu and joining Franklin and Ilona.

England / U.K.

Franklin first visited England in 2002 and goes there annually – sometimes several times a year.He was one of rthe first people to demonstrate Equine Facilitated Learning for learning disabled children in the U.K., and has presented extended EFL programs there. Past locations include Oxford, Stratford on Avon and others.


Franklin has been going to Australia annually for many years. His travels have taken him to Victoria, Queensland, The Gold Coast and other areas. In 2010, he has scheduled a 5-day Heritage Ride through Australia's legendary High Country.

New Zealand

South Island, New Zealand, is truly one of the most spectacular places on Earth. There are very few people and lots of wide open spaces with mountains, rivers, lakes, streams and incredible vistas. It is no wonder it was the setting for the magical the 'Lord of the Ring' Trilogy. Come and experience it first hand with me on a wonderful New Zealand horseback holiday.


Franklin began travelling to Ireland back in 2004, and has presented at such lovely locations as Castle Leslie, Drumcoura Lake resort and Equestrian Center and others. He now goes there annually.

Costa Rica

Franklin was invited to Costa Rica for the first time in 2009, where he presented at Establo San Rafael, and was hosted by Elizabeth Hawkins and her family. He hopes to be invited back again very soon!

United States

When Franklin is in the US he most often teaches in the aspen, Colorado area or on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Please email Franklin franklin@WayoftheHorse.org directly for immediate schedule updates. Franklin also spent years living on the beautiful island of Maui Hawaii where founded and operated “The Maui Horses Whisperer Experience”.