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BELGIUM:
HIPPODECOM NEW
96 RUE DES Flaches, B-6280 Gerpinnes, BELGIQUE-BELGIUM
Tel: 33 71 50 28 94 Fax: 33 71 50 44 61
Email: hippodecom.preat@skynet.be
Contact person: Genevieve Preat
LANGUAGE: French; English
programmes: Therapeutic Riding for children with disorders of verbal communication and disorders in writing.

BERMUDA:
Bermuda Riding for the Disabled Ltd.
Tel: (441) 238-7433
Fax: (441) 238-7434
Email: brd@ibl.bm Website: www.brd.bm
Address: The Equestrian Centre, WindReach Recreational Village
57 Spice Hill Road, P.O. Box WK 525, Warwick WK BX
Contact: Mrs. Moyra Benbow Manager


CANADA:

CanTRA - Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 24009, Guelph, ON N1E 6V8
Courier Address: 80 Lewis Road, Guelph, Ontario N1H 1G1
Tel: 1 519 767 0700 Fax: 1 519 767 0435
E mail: ctra@golden.net Contact person: Donna Naylor Executive Director 100 Members Centres across the country. LANGUAGE: English; French MATERIALS: All CanTRA materials (educational, administrative etc.) are available in both English and French.


OnTRA - Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association

10 Child Drive, Aurora ONT.
L4G 1Y5, Canada
Tel: 1 905 713 6036 Fax: 1 905 953 7442
Contact person: Peter Henderson, President The Mane Line - Newsletter published four times a year by OnTRA. News items and articles may be sent to: The Editor, 311 Jedburgh Road, Toronto, ON M5M 3K7 TROtt. Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa Carleton Inc. E-mail: trott@ncf.ca Website: www.ncf.ca/trott

CZECH REPUBLIC:
Obcanske sdruzeni Svitani Jablonec nad Nisou

Address: Panenska 25, 46601 Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
E mail: os-svitani@email.cz Website: www.os-svitani.cz
Contact Person: Iva Michalska
LANGUAGE:
Czech, Slovak, English, french
programmes PROVIDED:
Hippotherapy and Therapeutic pedagogy-psychology riding

ECUADOR:

Fundación AM-EN
Tel: (+593) (0)2 2440 444
Email: amen.@fudnacion-amen.org Website: www.fundacion-amen.org
Address: Fundación AM-EN
Juan Gonzalez N35-26 y Juan Pablo Sanz
Edificio Vizcaya II, Torre Sur, Piso 8
PO Box: PO.BOX 17-22-20016
Quito - Ecuador

ISRAEL:
Therapeutic Riding centre of Israel

P.O. Box 3737, Tel-Mond 40600 Israel
Tel: 972 9796 5880 Fax: 972 9796 2414
E mail: trci@internet-zahav.net
Contact Person: Miss Nirit Givoni, Manager

ITALY:
AIASPORT EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITY

Via Ferrara 32; 40139 BOLOGNA, Italy
Tel: 39 (0) 339 362 1874 Fax: 39 (0) 51 493 236
Website: www.imprese.com/aiasport E mail: aiasport@iperbole.bologna.it

Contact person: Dr. Maria Laura Tabacchi, Psychologist of AIASPORT
LANGUAGE SPOKEN: Italian; a little English & French
OUTLINE OF programmes PROVIDED: See website section "Which aims": Therapeutic Riding; Sport & Recreation; Educational & Pedagogic Riding & Vaulting; National & International Competition

ASSOCIAZIONE "LAPO"
Via Antonio Susini 14, 50125 Firenze, ITALY
MAILING ADDRESS:
Prof.ssa Anna Pasquinelli
Cattedra di Neuropsichiatria Infantile
Viale G.B. Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, ITALY
Tel. (39)55 4298431, Fax: (39)55 4298432, E-mail: pasquinelli@neuro.unifi.it
CONTACT PERSON: Prof. ssa Anna Pasquinelli, Child Neuropsychiatry of the University of Florence and President of the "L.R.E." Section of the "Lapo" Association (i.e. "Section for Study, Education, Updating in TR) LANGUAGE SPOKEN: Italian, English OUTLINE OF programmes PROVIDED:
Education and Training in collaboration with the Chair of Child Neuropsychiatry of the University of Florence:
A) "Theoretical/Practical Training in TR" (100 hours; beginning level)
B)"UNIVERSITY MASTER IN TR" (2 years - 550 hours) organized by the University of Florence, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, Chair of Child Neuropsychiatry Certification, issued by the Rector of the University: "MASTER in THERAPEUTIC RIDING", and title of: "TR TECHNICAL COORDINATOR".
C) "Italian Study Group on TR" a multi-professional group with scientific aims which meets 3-4 times a year
Contacts with Professional Associations and Orders, with Public Organisms, National Equestrian Sport Federation, etc.
Organisation, information, professional advise, supervision to TR Centres
Technical aids for riding with disabled riders: i.e. "Elisa" Saddle
Website: www.associazione-lapo.it Mail Secretary: pasquinelli@neuro.unifi.it

Associazione Nazionale Italiana Riabilitazione Equestre - ANIRE
Republic President's Decree N° 610 - 8 july 1986
Consent from the Health Ministery

Centro Nazionale Ricerca - Assistenza e Formazione ANIRE - ONLUS
Certificate ISO 9001 - 2000
- Provider Health Ministery for Training
- Agree with Educational Ministery
ADDRESS: V. Bartolomeo d'Alviano, 7 - 20146 Milan - Italy
Tel. 02/474467 a.m. Fax 02/474467 p.m.
Website: www.cnranire.it E-mail: info@cnranire.it
CONTACT PERSON: Danièle Nicolas Citterio Teacher of the University of Brescia LANGUAGE SPOKEN: English, French, Italian, Portoghese, Spanish.

OUTLINE OF programmes PROVIDED:
- Ippotherapy
- Therapeutic Riding
- Educational
- Sport recreation
- Research with Italian and International groups
- Education and training courses with Health Ministery University of Brescia, " of Aquila, " of Catania, " of Milan.

JAPAN:
RDA JAPAN

3-5-2-301, Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012, Japan
Tel:/Fax: 81 (0)3 3946 4204
E mail: rdaj@thanks.biglobe.ne.jp
Web site: www.pmet.or.jp/~pony/
President: Shigekatsu Motoyoshi, D.V.M., Ph.D. Vice President: Ms. Michiko Yosinaga
Contact Person: Mrs. Machiko Okumura (Overseas Secretary)
LANGUAGE SPOKEN: Japanese; English.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Shown at website in Japanese. English version will be sent as required .
OUTLINE OF programmes PROVIDED: Sports & Recreation; Therapeutic Riding; Hippotherapy -(Preparing to start). Courses for specialists about once a year.
Medical Network Contact person: Takako Kotaki, Physiotherapist.
International Competition: Some experience of participation - some riders are riding to compete in international competition. Emiko Ota, Managing Director, RDA Japan

MEXICO:
Asociacion Mexicana de Equitacion Terapeutica, A.C. - AMET A.C.
Balcones de la Colina 25, Fracc. Balcones
Queretaro, Qro. MEXICO C.P. 76140
Tel: (442) 214 3906, (442) 205 4205 Fax: (442) 214 3906
E-mail: amet@qromex.org or amet@equinoterapia.net
Website: www.qromex.org/amet and www.equinoterapia.net/amet

Education and Training of Instructors and Therapists: Contact: Francisco Munoz Training courses for Hippotherapy at Beginners and Intermediate level are conducted every six months. The course is conducted in Spanish.

The prerequisites for the course are: Candidates must be minimum of 18 years of age; Basic horse riding ability; Completion of required application; For therapists: Certificate or studying PT/OT/MD, psychologist, special educator, kynestiologist Tuition fee US$250.00 include breakfast and lunch - 4 days during the course.

A certificate is issued on satisfactory completion of the course, accomplishing the regulations of the Ministry of Health.

Details available from AMET.


CERLA - MEXICO
EQUESTRIAN REHABILITATION centre"LAS AGUILAS"

A Mexican association that promotes the knowledge and use of hippotherapy among disabled children and young people.
Address: Parque Ecologico Japon
Ave. Luz y Fuerza s/n, Las aguilas Delegacion Alvaro Obregon,
Mexico, D.F.
E-mail: info@cerla.org.mx
Alberto Ziehl (President)
Tel: 5593 1631

NETHERLANDS:
Federatie Paardrijden Gehandicapten
Federatie Paardrijden Gehandicapten
Secretariaatsadres:
Wekeromseweg 8
6816 VS Arnhem
Tel: 026-4836650
Fax: 026-4836605
E-mail: info@verenigingfpg.nl
Website: www.VerenigingFPG.nl


SLOVAKIA:

SLOVAK HIPPOTHERAPEUTIC ASSOCIATION - S.H.A.

Varsavska 31, 83102, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tel: 421 7 4445 9454(Home) Fax: 421 7 5292 6353 (Office)
Website: www.healthnet.sk/sha
E mail: sha@inmail.sk
Contact Person: Karol Hornacek MD
LANGUAGE: English, German, Russian
programmes PROVIDED: Hippotherapy; Therapeutic Riding; Sport & Recreation.
EVENTS: 11.3.2000 Therapeutic Riding Seminar with Ruth Bric (Austria) Contact person: Jan Lenard 421 7 6542 2654
Other information available later.
Please respond to: sha@inmail.sk


UNITED KINGDOM:

ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS IN THERAPEUTIC RIDING

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding (ACPTR) is a Clinical Interest Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK.

Full membership is open to any Chartered Physiotherapist. Associated Membership is open to Occupational Therapists and members of other professions. Overseas membership is open to Physiotherapists from countries recognised by FRDI.

Horse in Rehabilitation Courses
There are 3 levels of training offered by The Horse in Rehabilitation Courses.
Level 1 – The Horse
A 4 day residential course designed to introduce the use of the horse within therapy.
Level 2 – The Rider with a Disability
Entry to this course is by successful completion of Level 1. There are 2 residential units of 4 days, separated by a period of independent study of approximately 6 months duration.
Level 3 – Hippotherapy
Entry to this course is for Physiotherapists who have successfully completed Level 2. Level 3 enables independent Hippotherapy practice using the horse as a Physiotherapy treatment. Level 3 has 2 residential modules, 2 periods of independent study and a final practical examination. Further Information

Miss G. M. Walker FCSP
Honorary Secretary ACPTR
The Orchard Broadlands
Lower Paice Lane
Medstead
Hampshire
GU34 5PX
United Kingdom
gmwalker@lineone.net

EPSOM RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION
www.epsomrda.org.uk


THE FORTUNE CENTRE OF RIDING THERAPY

(Registered Charity number 1045352)
Avon Tyrrell, Bransgore, Christ Church, Dorset, BH23 8EE, UK.
Tel: 01425 673297 - Fax: 01425 674320
Email: info@fortunecentre.org Web Site: www.fortunecentre.org
Contact - The Director
PROVISION · Three-year Residential Further Education Through Horsemastership (FCRT FETH) Course for horse-motivated students with special learning, emotional and behavioural needs. Ages 16 - 25 years. · Weekly Riding Therapy sessions for local children in special education · In-Service Training for staff. · Short Observation Courses (SOCS) for allied professionals and visitors.

Available on request - further information including professionally produced information video.

INTERNATIONAL GROUP FOR EQUESTRIAN QUALIFICATIONS
Mail:
IGEQ, 396 Nuneaton Road, Bulkington, Warwickshire CV12 9RR. United Kingdom Email: igeq@payneclan.worldonline.co.uk Web: www.igeq.org


RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION - UNITED KINGDOM

RDA National Headquarters,
Lavinia Norfolk House, Avenue R,
National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LY, England
Tel: 44 (0)2476 696510 Fax: 44 (0) 2476 696532
E-Mail: (from late April 2000): "rdahq@riding-for-disabled.org.uk
Website: (from late April 2000): "www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk"
Contact: Honorary International Liaison Officer
c/o RDA National Headquarters LANGUAGE: English


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

AMERICAN HIPPOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION
Mission Statement: The American Hippotherapy Association is a membership organization that promotes hippotherapy through the professional growth of physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists interested in using the movement of the horse as a strategy in treatment.

The American Hippotherapy Association is a 501(c)(3) member organization made up of medical professionals and others who are interested in the utilization of equine movement as a treatment strategy.

For more information about the American Hippotherapy Association you can contact us by mail, phone or email. Visit our website www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org
AHA Inc., 136 Bush Road, Damascus, PA. 18415
Phone: 888-851-4592 Email: info@americanhippotherapyassociation.org

NARHA™

MISSION STATEMENT: NARHA changes lives by promoting excellence in equine assisted activities. Contact: Carol Nickell. CEO
Address: North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA)
P.O. Box 33150
Denver, CO 80233
USA
Tel: 1 (800) 369-7433, 1 (303) 4521212
Fax: 1 (303) 2524610
E-mail: cnickell@narha.org Website: www.narha.org

ROCKYDELL RESOURCES

340 Killdeer Court, Lincoln CA 95648-2474 USA
Tel: 1 916 408 0110 Fax: 1 206 888 6058
E mail: Rockydel@Quiknet.com
Website: http://RockydellResources.homestead.com/contact.html

Contact person:
David Anderson
Publisher : Humans & Other Species-the quarterly journal of resources on their relations
Citations to current literature animal-assisted activities and therapy attitudes towards animals the role of pets in the lives of children and the elderly impact of the bond on human health pet loss and pet loss counselling animals in the arts, entertainment and literature ethics of our relationships to animals selected aspects of the human-nature relationship Books, Journal Articles, Audiovisuals and Theses arranged by subject, with name indexes Indexes feature articles in: Anthropozoologica Anthrozoos Between the Species Ethnozootechnie Society & Animals Vortrage zum Thema mensch und Tier.
Diskette versions available.