About Illa Knappik

I started in the fields of medicine, psychology and marketing to have my first experiences at work for a plenty of years. Some years ago I started in Sardinia to organize high quality riding holidays and also to accompany the rides. The great feedback encouraged me, so that since 2014 I organize also project weeks in the fileds of psychology, healthiness and fitness for riders and horses.
See: www.sardinienhorse.de

As I love Italy and I am very fond of horses, I travelled into Tuscany in order to search for good rides. I found "Castello Tamerlano" in Tuscany and "Pietrafitta" in Maremma, where I have a very nice contact to the owners. We met all together and created a new project: Cattle drive with the cowboys of Maremma. The first trial we had in November 2013. The good feedback of the guests encouraged us to continue with this sort of rides.

 

Resumé

  • Born and grown up in Bavaria, Germany, mother of two children.
  • Several semesters studying Medicine, then Communication Science and Romance Languages and Literature. Graduated with a degree and state certification in Translation.
  • Several years working in the field of Public Relations and Marketing.
  • Since 1995 focussing the field of Psychology, 10 years different studies in this field, finally certified as a Natural Health Professional for Psychotherapy;
    since then, counselling clients using psychotherapy.
  • Horse riding: I had a passion for horses since my youth, started riding at the age of 15. For 6 years I had a horse of my own, I started in several tourneys, and - travelling around the world - I joined a few riding excursions in different countries.
  • Since 2007: free-lance author for several magazines.
  • In 2009 I started to organize psychological seminars (self-development) and riding holidays on Sardinia.
  • 2013: further education as trainer for "coaching with horses".
  • planned in 2014: further education in "horse assisted psychotherapy"