August 26 - September 9 - December 2 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Choose from three dates and join us at Challenge U for Finding Your Authentic Voice, a workshop designed to help men and women explore the true place in each of us where we “know” who we are, what we want and what is really most important at the end of the day. It is designed to support men and women as the transitions of life have us asking new and different questions about life, purpose and fulfillment.


The content of this workshop will support participants, through the natural instinct of the horses, to connect with their personal “voice” and how to have that “voice” be in the forefront as they move through life.


Using a variety of our master teaching horses, communication tools and the expertise of the Challenge U facilitators, Andi Burgis and Beth Russel, you will move through a series of activities designed to discover and uncover your “Authentic Voice.” Content will include distinctions between the authentic and false self and how to consistently listen to the authentic self voice.


This workshop will include the discovery and recognition of energy fields as a primary tool for effective communication and relationships. Through the horses, we will teach you how to recognize and set personal boundaries without judgment.

Horses as Teachers

The horses as teachers bring the wisdom of a being who is 100% present, 100% congruent and who lives in a totally accepting and balanced state.

The horses as teachers bring to the table a true experience of non-judgment. They do not care what color our skin is, the kind of car we drive, the amount of money in our bank account, or the choices we have made in our past. They give us feedback from this state of non-judgment. Humans are not able to provide feedback in this way. This is significant in the value the horses bring!

Spend the afternoon with us at Challenge U, and you can expect the following outcomes:

  • Experience honoring your truth;

  • Develop a “knowing” that comes through the heart rather than the intellect;

  • Have the courage to know, act and speak honestly from your truth and values;

  • Develop a deeper level of self understanding and acceptance.


I learned a lot… but the biggest lesson was that I am in control and that I need to trust my heart/feelings and NOT over think/analyze things. I really enjoyed learning about the different emotions. Get it, experience it, respond, and go back to grazing. The horses were GREAT and a great learning tool. Once I found my clarity, my heart’s desire was easily achieved. From this point forward I am willing to accept the challenges that are to come and I’m my own compass in facing those challenges.

- Martha R., CU Alum

Finding Your Authentic Voice

Limited to twelve (12) participants
per workshop!


Challenge U Ranch, Liberty, MO (Kansas City area)


12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


$120.00 per workshop.
Tuition includes  lunch, bottled water and all workshop materials. Receive 10% discount when you register and pre-pay for multiple workshop dates!


No experience with horses is required. In all equine workshops, participants have the opportunity to interact with a variety of our teaching horses. All work with the horses is done on the ground; this is not a horseback riding experience. Dress comfortably, bring a light jacket, and wear tennis shoes or hiking boots.

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Coming in from out of town or just need a night away? We are pleased to share details on our preferred lodging partner. An iconic destination for than more 125 years, The Elms Hotel & Spa is renowned for its beautifully appointed Excelsior Springs accommodations, lavish amenities, lovely grounds and gardens and standard-setting service. Situated in the heart of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, The Elms Hotel & Spa is near Kansas City and is close to attractions like the Hall of Waters, as well as area vineyards, wineries, golf courses and historic sites, and the hiking trails in the many nearby parks. They are just 35 minutes from everything there is to see and do in Kansas City, and they are just 20 minutes from Challenge U! Our corporate code is shared upon registration for any of our on-site workshops and events.