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Welcome to Project Happy Athlete!

We are specialised in science-based horse welfare and training online courses. Our main goal is to offer ethical tools which give safe and long-lasting results.

About us

We are two Finnish professionals with

Verna Vilppula is an Applied Animal Behavioural Scientist (Ethology) graduated from Greenwich University (London UK). Currently Verna is studying a Master’s in Applied Animal Behavioural Science in the Swedish Agricultural University. She also has a degree in Equine Management from Ypäjä Equine College.

Nina Laiho is a qualified Animal Trainer (Official Finnish Certificate) and Animal Behaviour consultant specialised in welfare and problem behaviour. She is currently studying a specialist qualification in Animal Training. 

Coming up!

We will be publishing an online course regarding Horse Welfare.