Our Team

Our Team

Learn More About Our SIX Team Specialists


HORSES AND HUMANS has brought together a very experienced and qualified team of specialists.

They each share a love for horses and a passion for using and expanding their knowledge, and applying their skills to deliver the interventions needed to bring sustainable positive change to the lives of adults, teenagers, and children in need.

The impact of their work with participants can be quite extraordinary.
Programs are held in an idyllic rural setting in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

Our Staff and Horse partners are very well cared for, healthy, fully vaccinated, and offer a wide range of personalities, ages, and levels of education.

This gives our facilitators a variety of options to challenge, support, and connect with the participants in our programs.

The following qualifications are held by the business members and team partners:

Horses and Humans

Matty Sormani

  • First Aid Current.
  • CPR -MH - Concussion
  • ASIST-Alliance Suicide Prevention
  • FEI Dressage/YH Judge Level B
  • Pony Club Coach L2 C Ed
  • Equestrian Australia L1 Coach
  • CAD (Coaching Athletes with            Disability) Riding for the Disabled                                    NSW
  • Author - Coaching Para-equestrian                             Riders
  • Author- Hobby Horse Riders                                    Handbook  
  • Equine Assisted Learning and                Personal Development
  • EAL, EFL, EAGALA Equine                             Specialist 2017-2023
  • Veterinary Nurse (1963-1973)
  • Coaching Principles Level l and ll          University of New England
  • Cert llI Workplace Training &                                  Assessment
  • Queensland Drivers License Class                              LR
Blue Card -Working with Children                                 172104/7
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Coralie Kedzlie

  • First Aid + CPR Current
  • Level ll/Assessor Equestrian-CAD (Coaching Athletes with Disability) through Riding for Disabled Australia
  • Pony Club Coach L1
  • Assessor-Trainer for International               Online Horse College
  • Cert IV Workplace Training  &                             Assessment
  • Diploma Disability Studies
  • Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Class C Workplace Health and Safety Officer expired 14/7/2013                             Number: 021539
Blue Card -Working with Children                            28994/8
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  • Emma has Graduated with Honours  and is now a Full Time Occupational Therapist and working on the Sunshine Coast.
  • She will be greatly missed by all, but will not be a stranger as she will continue to come and rider her lovely horse Cricket on weekends.
Cheesy grinner


  • SOCIAL WORKER (Horse Psychology 101 Paddock Level 1)
  • Mental Horse-Health First Aid                  Australia
  • Master of Social Work (Working            on it- Very Tricky )
  • Bachelor of Human Studies from horses perspective -
  • Bit like Lion Taming (Psychology)
  • No card issued -YET
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    Jessica Doak

    • Clinical Psychologist
    • B.Psych (Hons), MPsych(Clin),      MAPS
    Email: admin@grassrootspsych.com
    Phone: 0474 467 381
    Horses and Humans

    Lauren D'Arsie

    • Physiotherapist
    • FELDENKRAIS METHOD℗ Practioner (CFP)
    • CHILD'SPACE METHOD℗ Practioner (CSP)
    Email: lauren@childspace.com.au
    Phone: 0403 230 292

    Our most valuable assets:

    Some of the wonderful horses from Horses and Humans