Big Bear Farm
Our Services
Our Horse Activities and Services
Here at Big Bear Farm we raise Connemara Ponies and Sport Horses. We breed using our stallion Fergus. We
then raise, train, and compete our ponies and horses. We compete our horses in Dressage, Eventing, and
Jumper competitions. We also use them with our
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program called Enoch

Leigh Ellen Roberts is the head trainer and instructor at
Big Bear Farm. She is also a therapist for Enoch
Ministries. Leigh Ellen has successfully trained her horses through top levels, winning awards and recognition
up through Advanced Combined Training and Intermediare Dressage. She has also gone through extensive
training and competition in the US and Europe in Jumpers. While in college, she represented the US in
Nation’s Cup Competitions and the World Championship. She raises and competes her Connemara Ponies,
earning many Gold Medallions and Championships, proving them to be a very versatile breed as well as a
friend. Home from college, (Savannah School of Art and Design where she graduated with honors!) Leigh
Ellen is Big Bear's Farm manager. Giving lessons, and starting Enoch Ministries Inc, her true passion. God
has touched her heart with the desire to work with children from abused situations and using her natural
talents in horses and art she is pursuing this desire full force. She is a graduate of the Toronto School of
Ministry and during college attended the Banner of Nations where she took courses in leadership. Leigh Ellen
received her Masters in Community Counseling from Columbus State University. She is an LPC, applying for
her MFT,
EAGALA certified, and Licenced as a PATH Instructor. Leigh Ellen is a special young lady, with a
heart to follow God to wherever He leads her!
Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Fees are listed on the EAP page (EAP)

EAP is an experiential modality of mental health treatment that involves
setting up activities with intent and purpose. Verbal and Non-verbal
communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving,
leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork, relationships,
confidence, and attitude, are several examples of the tools utilized and
developed in EAP sessions. EAP is an effective therapeutic approach that
impacts individuals, youth, families, and groups with a variety of mental
health and human development needs, such as behavioral issues, ADD,
substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, anxiety,
relationship problems and communication needs.

It is a collaborative treatment team of a mental health professional,
horse professional, and the horse. Together they provide an emotionally
and physically safe environment wherein a client can grow, learn, and
heal experientially in the process.
Big Bear Farm
(effective January 1, 2011)

Pasture Board -
MONTHLY           WEEKLY         DAILY  
                            $200.00             $100                                                         
Full Board - Rent Stall (w/ shavings)
MONTHLY           WEEKLY         DAILY             
                       $450                  $150             $35.00 first night then $25

Tails, Dressage, & Flat  incl. in Board                                            $15                                        
Stadium Jumping and/or Cross-Country (BN-P) incl. in Board      $35                                          

TRAINER FEES - Head Trainer Leigh Ellen Ertle and others

Private Lessons (plus facility fees as above)                                                  $50.00 Hr
Simi - Private Lessons (plus facility fees as above) 3 or less people             $35.00 Hr
Group Lessons (plus facility fees as above) more then 3 people                    $25.00 Hr

Training of Horse                                         MONTHLY    WEEKLY     DAILY                  
Training (plus facility fees as above)               $500          $150         $50.00 Hr              
All rights reserved to Leigh Ellen Ertle.
Contact: Leigh Ellen Ertle
Address: 649 Butts Mill Rd. Pine Mountain Ga. 31822
Phone: (706) 881-2141