Meet the team:
Alecia is our leading certified EAL Facilitator, qualified Horticulturist & passionate yoga & meditation enthusiast. Urban Connection is where all her passions merge. Throughout her career, Alecia has traveled between Australia & Europe studying commercial Horticultural practices to assist in the development of her Australian teams and to coach upcoming leaders. Her passion and ability for sharing & passing on knowledge is infectious. Having grown up with horses; training, competing, and riding in Sydney & Scotland, Alecia always acknowledged the strong link between horses and her own personal development. As a form of relaxation and fitness, Alecia practices yoga and meditation to keep a calm, relaxed mind.
In 2016, the concept of Urban Connection was born – bringing horses, plants and yoga together. Whilst all completely unique, they contain the same parallel core values of personal growth & development. During the following years, Alecia focused on developing her horsemanship & Therapeutic Horticulture skills. In 2017 Alecia extended her qualifications and became a certified Equine Assisted Learning facilitator with Equine Connection – The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning.
Outside of work, Alecia is passionate about sustainable horticulture including learning new methods and skills to implement on the farm. She enjoys growing a full range of flowers, veggies, and fruit trees for the family. Alecia also enjoys developing her Horsemanship skills with her young filly; she loves caring for the animals, but nothing beats coming home to her loving husband and daughter Lilija Kay.
Clippy is our cheeky, chatty little leprechaun. He is an Irish pony (Connemara) cross Thoroughbred. Clippy is short for Eclipse, as he was born on an eclipse & he has a white half-moon on his forehead.
He has enjoyed a life of Eventing & Showjumping, Clippy now loves a good trail ride & spending time with people in the EAL arena.
Casper is a white Quarter Horse, has a very caring and nurturing personality. Previously he has had western training in his younger days, more recently Casper, as an older gentleman, has been enjoying a relaxed life on the Central Coast & is now sharing his wisdom with others doing EAL.