Be sure to click the links above for each of our trips this Fall! It’s going to be a busy time for us….first the Symposium, the 9th in our Classical Series, then our annual trip to Brasil, then to Golegã! We hope to see you for some of these exciting events.

We’ve posted the details for the Symposium in October, click the link above to reserve your spot (October 2014 Symposium). Special rates available now at Dry Creek Inn….just follow the link on the details page. Looking forward to welcoming you in October!


Click the link above (Brasil 2014) for the button to reserve your spot!

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For many years Dominique has had the great pleasure to share his knowledge with many people of all levels in their horsemanship. A number of aspiring professionals and mature professionals have studied with him for decades and we are pleased to support their efforts and value our collaboration.

In response to a number of inquires about our co-author for The Alchemy of Lightness, Dr. Maria Katsamanis, Barbier Farms is offering this information for clarity: Dr. Katsamanis’ valued input for The Alchemy of Lightness was to gather and assemble the wealth of scientific evidence that is emerging to support the consciousness and teaching of the methods of Molecular Equitation©(2010). Dominique has developed this these concepts and offered them to his students for more than 40 years. We are exceedingly grateful to Dr. Katsamanis for her input.

Barbier Farms has no association with clinics or training that is offered by anyone that has not studied with Dominique for considerable time.  If you are interested in hosting a clinic to deepen your relationship with your horse and create a more brilliant, harmonious relationship with your equine partner, please contact us for available dates.

With gratitude and respect for all our students, for open hearts and minds, and especially for our teachers…our horses,

Dominique and Debra Barbier


We’ve just finished the best-ever Classical Series Symposium. Thank you to all our participants and guests, and of course our marvelous team! We hosted guests from as far away as New Zealand and China…and many folks from Canada and the midwest looking to escape the cold for a bit. Well, it wasn’t frigid, but it sure was rainy. No matter, we all had a great time learning, dining, visiting with old friends and making new ones! Here’s a gallery of images from the weekend. Soon we’ll post a bit of video as well. We’ll be announcing the date for the next Symposium within the week.

AND….just to make you really excited, we are going to have a trip to Golegã (the amazing centuries-old festival of the Lusitano in Portugal) this year! Tentative dates are November 1 through 14…..mark your calendar. Details and sign-up page coming within the week.

We wish you all, our readers, riders and friends, abundant health and happiness in this season of joy!  And for our equine partners, a year of health and well-being, and compassionate riding!

Amities, Dominique and Debra



Be sure to sign up for our newsletter on the blog or on our site to receive all the latest news and offerings. The button is just there on the right side.

For a limited time, receive a free Barbier Farms Polo shirt with your order of $275 or more of books, dvd’s, products, or apparel. The registration for the Symposium is excluded from this offer. After you complete your order, email Debra (barbierfarm@aol.com) with your preferred color (black or white) and size! Happy Holidays!!!!

There is still plenty of time to sign up for the 8th Classical Series Symposium! There are great topics for lectures, demonstrations, training, and lots of fun and fabulous food. Hope to see you there….click the link above for the February 2014 Symposium. 



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