Isabel Wolf-Gillespie  

  • Owner/Operator of Earth Awareness Consulting
  • Wilderness & Equine Faciliated Personal Development Practitioner
  • Global Adventurer and Activist
  • Wildlife Education and Community Outreach Support Northern Tuli Game Reserve
  • Author, Storyteller and Public Speaker
  • Qualified Equine Complementary Health Therapist (CEEPSA)
  • Qualified State Nurse (Germany)

Isabel was born and raised in Germany and moved to Southern Africa almost 10 years ago. She is the Author of two book publications, 'Between Fire & Shadow' and the German Publication 'Südafrika vom Sattel aus', both available on Amazon. She has been living all over Southern Africa actively involved and leading a variety of community, nature preservation and conservation initiatives and projects. She is a firm believer in putting back and her work is on unpaid basis most of the time. 

Growing up in Germany, she was schooled and trained the conventional way, but for the past 10 years her experiences, knowledge and equine skills have expanded passed conventional methods. Above all, she believes in the natural body language of horses to ensure mutual trust, sound communication and understanding and allowing horses to live completely naturally. Under the banner of 'In the Company of Horses', her interest and field of work lies with equine facilitated learning activities and therapy, and she focuses her work on personal development, empowerment and growth. She is an active member of the KZN Equine Facilitated Intervention Association of South Africa, speaking as a voice for horses at an international level with the focus on the horse welfare, care and standardized skills training in this field. She was recently elected onto the PATH International Welfare Committee, an american based equine faciliated training and assessment organization.

Isabel is an adventurer, explores the wilderness on horseback or foot and travels the world speaking for the people, nature and animals of this planet! She is an enthusiastic story teller, writer and public speaker, with the aim of sharing and gathering stories to inspire, empower and uplift the causes she passionately believes in. Through founding Earth Awareness Consulting and its varied initiatives all aimed at creating social change for the better of this planet, she has developed strong relationships and collaborations with internationally recognized organizations such as the Blue Sky Society Trust, InnerCore Energetics Botswana, The Story School and Museum Oxford, Elephants Alive Hoedspruit, One Nature Films and the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization. A variety of future collaborations and projects are in development and in process.



Lloyd Dennis Gillespie

  • Operations Manager at Mashatu Game Reserve
  • Freelance Consultant for In the Company of Horses - Equine Consulting
  • FGASA Lead Horse Guide Dangerous Game and Trails Guide 
  • CEEPSA Professional Equestrian Coach International
  • EQASA Certificate of Horsemastership & Equestrian Tourism International 
  • Author of "Between Fire And Shadow - A Personal Journey Inspired By Horses" and 
  • the German Publication "Südafrika vom Sattel aus"


Lloyd Gillespie is a FGASA qualified Big 5 Field Guide/Trails Guide with 20 years of experience in the industry in Southern Africa. He has owned and operated Fishriver Horse Safaris, the Haven Horse Safaris and now In the Company of Horses.

Lloyd specializes on teaching guiding from horseback and conducts practical natural horsemanship workshops focusing on relationships between horse and humans based on leadership and trust.  In the Company of Horses enrols interns and apprentices on selected occasions throughout the year.

Lloyd is a member of the International Equestrian Qualification Authority of Southern Africa and certified as International Horsemaster & Equestrian Tourism Instructor. He is also a member of the Council of Equine and Equestrian Professionals of South Africa, certified as International Professional Equestrian Coach. 

He is permanently employed as Operations Manager of the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana and therefore only available to consult occasionally. 


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