Owner Eileen Mathieson specialises in working with children and young people, particularly those who have social, emotional, communication or behavioural difficulties.  After gaining qualifications in Social Care she went on to train as an Equine Facilitator. This nationally recognised qualification takes over a year to complete with EAQ who have achieved external standards of excellence including the Investors in Peoples Award and gained accreditation with OCN London and SQA.  Approved Centres meet the standards required by these external organisations and have:

Qualified Facilitators who are PVG checked

Public Liability Insurance

A qualified First Aider

An outdoor , herd-based approach to horse care

An understanding of the physical, mental and emotional needs of the horses.


Eileen has also obtained NCFE Level 2 certificate in 'Awareness of mental health' and has HNC and SVQ 3 in Children and Young People. Eileen has first hand experience of supporting children and young people with PTSD and  those who have experienced complex psychological trauma. Both Eileen and fellow Equine Facilitator, Anne Lothian have obtained NCFE level 2 certificate in 'Understanding Autism in Children'.


Our aim is to raise aspirations and ambition and to nurture skills and attributes needed for personal fulfilment and to make a positive contribution to businesses, the community and society.

Darcy’s is a not for profit company based in Chapelton, South Lanarkshire and is only 9 miles from Glasgow.

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