Barbara Alexander hosts
Frederic Pignon and Magali Delgado
Original Stars of Cavalia

Leadership and Horsemanship:
The Mind, Body
and Spirit of Connection

Locations, Tickets and Inclusions Below


Frederic Pignon, Magali Delgado
and Barbara Alexander

Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado are exceptional in their field. They have a unique and rare understanding of horses that has shaped their training and supports learning, for both horse and human, by making the work relaxed and joyful. Both Frederic and Magali were co-founders of and trainers for the equestrian theater spectacular Cavalia which toured the United States and European capitals from 2004 to 2009 playing to more than two million spectators. 

During the 2017 US programs you will find yourself enveloped in the mind, body and spirit of connection with horses. You learn how to access a place where you can forget about everything else and focus solely on each other.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for you to have an unparalleled private training and personal transformation. 

Magali Delgado
With her genuinely kind heart and grace, Magali Delgado shares skills that inspire new awareness and experience of profound connection. Whether you are an experienced rider or have never worked with horses before, this work will shift the way you think about horses forever.

Frederic Pignon
Through his exceptional intuitive skills, Frederic Pignon invites us into a whole new world of training at liberty. His work is filled with endless discovery and inspiration as he seems to move magically through space and time. During these unique sessions at liberty you will witness the beloved presence of a benevolent leader and learn skills that inspire joy through inner balance and kindness. (Read more about Frederic and Magali here)

Barbara Alexander
Equine experiential learning with Barbara Alexander provides the perfect arena for humans to improve interpersonal and interspecies communication. She works with horses and humans to open new doors of intuitive intelligence, greater confidence and personal awareness - making learning in combination with horses even more powerful.


Program Inclusions

(Provence Retreat Listed Separately)

Friday Night Session: Up Close and Personal

Friday night is an intimate welcome reception, presentation and open discussion with Frederic, Magali and Barbara. There will be plenty of time open for Q&A as well as time for personal book signing. (Limited Space Available)

Saturday and Sunday: Clinic Style with Simultaneous Training 

Frederic and Magali will work with horses and their humans as they engage the audience with their philosophy, horsemanship skills and training. Participants in Saturday and Sunday are by application only and are not the same as 5-Day Workshop participants. (Open to the public for auditing and participation)

5-Day Workshop Package: The Ultimate in Extended Time and Personalized Focus 

Friday - Tuesday: The workshop begins with a personal welcome at the Friday evening reception and extends through the Tuesday evening final night celebration.   * You have the option to bring your own horse or work with one of the horses at the facility.

Real learning happens over time for both humans and horses. According to some of our past participants, this 5-day immersion can literally change your life and the way you see horses forever. The 5-day workshop includes all of the above and more. Students receive an immense education complete with extended one-on-one time in private training.

In addition to the clinic training on Saturday and Sunday, workshop students begin an adventure with horses through exclusive experiential sessions created to build inner balance, intuitive awareness and heart resonance.The careful design and timing of each segment offers the perfect energetic segue to deeper clarity and heart connection with horses and humans.

Monday and Tuesday you experience virtually unlimited time together in a small group of workshop students. During this intensive you have the ultimate of intimate and heart expansive training with the horses. Each day includes personalized sessions at liberty or riding as well as one on one focus with Frederic, Magali and Barbara. 

Tuesday Evening: Final Night Celebration

All disciplines and levels of horsemanship are welcome. (Limited space. No auditors during private gatherings or in the Monday and Tuesday Intensive)





It was transformational for me!


"I went there to learn about the deeper aspects of horsemanship - but the training with Fred, Magali and Barbara offered so much more - it was transformational for me.  

I learned about inner balance and leadership, not only with my horses, but in life. The equine experiential sessions I did with Barbara were powerful pieces that were so helpful in my training with Frederic and Magali.  All of the sessions worked together perfectly and gave me so much more than I ever expected.

If you don't experience the magic of this threesome you are missing out on something really special.  So, if you are on the fence about attending, make this life changing investment in yourself and go! "


--Jen Rohlen, Atlanta, GA


"Frédéric and Magali exemplify the art of humane training and illustrate the magical results of what is meant by the human-animal bond. To watch them interact with their horses is breathtaking." —Karen Rosa, vice president, film & television unit, American Humane

"I believe Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado are two of the finest horsemen in the history of horsemanship. Their unique ability to relate to the hearts and minds of horses has inspired millions of horse lovers who have been awed by their performances in North America and Europe." —Linda Tellington-Jones, creator, Tellington TTouch

"Seeing Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado work their horses is a joy to behold . . . We all thank them for letting us, as an audience, get that glimpse of their world." —Tim Farley,

Ask Yourself These Questions

  • Could you be a better leader for yourself or your horse?
  • Do you understand what your horse is trying to tell you?
  • Are you confident in your horse and your skills?
  • Are you and your horse unhappy or bored with the status quo?  
  • Are you looking for something fresh and inspirational?

Once in awhile you have an opportunity to learn from those who have reached the true level of mastery within their field. This level of skill takes a lifetime of trials and errors, growth and dedication.  Frederic and Magali have lived with horses their entire lives and have found the keys to creating a relationship with horses that most of us only dream of.

“What people do not appreciate is that every time a horse submits to pressure, whether subtle or overt, he is diminished. Probably the great majority of people who achieve their own ends by making their horse submit are not even aware of what they have done. It is a sad fact that a horse can be made to do many things by breaking his will. If he can be persuaded to give his assent freely and pleasurably rather than give into man’s pressure or clever techniques, he is not diminished.” Frederic Pignon from their book Gallop to Freedom

Most people in the US know Magali and Frederic from the original sensation of Cavalia, now you can see them in their video trailer below from their newest spectacular; EQI. The show carries a message for tenderness and hope for our earth and when they come to the US you will not want to miss it!

 Join Barbara with Frederic Pignon Magali Delgado authors of GALLOP TO FREEDOM
for a very unique and personally enriching event

Find The Details Below!

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(Provence Retreat & Inclusions Listed Separately)

Provence, France Retreat ~ May 7- 13, 2017
Waterford, Wisconsin (near Chicago) ~ August 25-29, 2017


(Cancellation Policy: Cancellation up to 60 days prior to the event start date results in a 50% credit. There are no refunds for a cancellation 60 days or less before the event start date.)

Oregon Equestrian Center (near Portland) ~ September 22-26, 2017


(Cancellation Policy: Cancellation up to 60 days prior to the event start date results in a 50% credit. There are no refunds for a cancellation 60 days or less before the event start date.)

Apache Springs, Arizona (near Tucson) ~ Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2017


(Cancellation Policy: Cancellation up to 60 days prior to the event start date results in a 50% credit. There are no refunds for a cancellation 60 days or less before the event start date.)


Dallas, Texas ~ November 2017

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(Cancellation Policy: Cancellation up to 60 days prior to the event start date results in a 50% credit. There are no refunds for a cancellation 60 days or less before the event start date.)

Friday: Private Reception  

Fee: $90
Friday, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Limited Space: Requires Pre-Registration

Intimate Evening with Frederic, Magali and Barbara
Philosophy & Discussion
Personal Time: Q & A
Private Book Signing

Sat. & Sun. Auditors

$125 Daily/$200 Weekend Pass
Saturday and/or Sunday
Doors open at 8:00AM, Auditors are welcome to go back and forth between riding and liberty training.
9:00am-12:00pm and1:00pm-5:00pm 
9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm 
Concession stands on-site
Some seating is available on-site

Sat. & Sun. Participants

Fee: $600
Saturday & Sunday
Limited To 10 Riders and 6 Liberty:
 Acceptance based on application. Check specific locations below for individual applications (all levels of experience are encouraged)
Doors open at 8:00am Participants have a weekend pass for auditing riding and liberty 
9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm (Participation will be the same time both days)
 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm (Participation will be the same time both days)

5-Day Workshop Package

Friday-Tuesday, All Sessions and Materials
"Private" Indicates:
Workshop Participants Only (Sorry, No Auditing Available)
Limited Participation

Travel and Accommodations: Recommendations by Location (not included)
 Evening Reception Reserved Seating
Saturday: Private: Experiential Session w/Barbara
Reserved Seating: Full-Day Riding and Liberty Skills Presentation w/Frederic and Magali
Private: Evening Session
Sunday: Private: Experiential Session w/Barbara
Reserved Seating: Full-Day Riding and Liberty Skills Presentation w/Frederic and Magali
Private: Evening Session 

Monday: Private: Full-Day Workshop and Individual Training w/Frederic, Magali and Barbara
Tuesday: Private: Full-Day Workshop and Individual Training w/Frederic, Magali and Barbara
Final Night Celebration