Directory of Education and Training Abbreviated Version

Australia Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia Ltd.
Austria Österreichische Initiative – Pferde helfen Menschen
Belgium
Arteveldehogeschool Gent
Belgium
HANDHIPPO (Union nationale belge des thérapeutes spécialisés en hippothérapie)
Canada
Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association
Colombia
CORPOALEGRIA
Finland
Therapeutic Riding Association and Ypäjä Equine College
Germany
DKTHR – Deutsches Kuratorium für Therapeutisches Reiten e.V.
Germany
Förderkreis Therapeutisches Reiten e.V.
Germany
Münchner Schule für Psychotherapeutisches Reiten
Greece
Ioannina Therapeutic Riding Center
Hong Kong
Riding For The Disabled Association Ltd.
Israel
INTRA – Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association
Italy
ASSOCIAZIONE “LAPO” (“LAPO” ASSOCIATION)
Italy
C.N.R.A.F.A.N.I.R.E. ONLUS
Italy
F.I.S.E.
Japan
RDA Japan
Mexico
Grupo REYTE – Rehabilitación y Terapia
New Zealand
New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporated (NZRDA)
Norway
Faggruppe for ridefysioterapi, Norsk fysioterapeut forbund
Peru
CRIADERO TRADICIONES M&F; S.A.
Poland
Polish Hippotherapeutic Association
Portugal
ESCOLA NACIONAL de EQUITAÇÃO
South Africa
South African Riding for the Disabled
Spain
AEDEQ, asociación española de equinoterapias – Spanish association for equine therapies.
Sweden
IRT Intersetst Assoc for Therapeutic Riding
The Netherlands
Federatie Paardrijden Gehandicapten
United Kingdom
Riding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving
United Kingdom
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding (ACPTR)
United Kingdom
The Red Horse Speaks
United Kingdom
Welsh Institute of Therapeutic Horsemanship
United States
American Hippotherapy Association, Inc.
United States
Barbara Engel Therapy Services
United States
Equest
United States
Green Chimneys Children’s Services
United States
Heritage Christian Stables
United States
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
United States
Horse Power
United States
NARHA
United States
Pennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship (PACTH)
United States
Special Equestrians, Inc.
United States
St Andrews Presbyterian College
United States
Therapy Services at Ride On
United States
Wilson College
Uruguay
Fundacion Centro Ecuestre ‘Sin Limites’

NAME OF ORGANISATIONAEDEQ, asociación española de equinoterapias – Spanish association for equine therapies.
STREET ADDRESSCalle sa barca trencada nº 1 A bajos
CITY, STATEPortopetro, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares  
ZIP CODE7691  
COUNTRYESPAÑA  
TELEPHONE00 34 686331750  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.aedeq.com  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTLorenzo Lucarelli, president  
DESCRIPTION  We mainly research the legal, economic, ethic, logistic, and social aspects of equine therapies. We have organized various courses for therapists and instructors, at all levels, from initial to master. We have provided hippotherapy and equine assisted psychotherapy for several years, and then we moved to a new stable. Now we are organizing the new services, although most of them are not active yet. We are also active in the social equine therapy as well as in leisure, sports and educative activities assisted by horses. We are promoting the REDEQUI cooperation project: an international network of pedagogic farms based on equine therapies, which uses tourism as a source of income to support the therapeutic team and extend accessibility to poor people. We held also some programmes of therapeutic driving and vaulting, and we are preparing riders for adapted equestrian sports.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONAmerican Hippotherapy Association, Inc.
STREET ADDRESS9919 Town Road
CITY, STATECarmel, indiana  
ZIP CODE46032  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE888-861-4592  
FAX317-872-3234  
WEBSITEamericanhippotherapyassiciation.org  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTShani Sutton  
DESCRIPTION  To provide education on hippotherapy to physcal and occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists. To support research in hippotherapy, Provide information to families, patients and allied health professionals about hippotherapy.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONArteveldehogeschool Gent
STREET ADDRESSSint Lievenspoortsrtaat 143 Kantienberg
CITY, STATEGent, Oost-Vlaanderen  
ZIP CODE9000  
COUNTRYBELGIUM  
TELEPHONE32 9 269 91 17  
FAX32 9 269 91 92  
WEBSITEwww.arteveldehs.be  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTGodi De Vos  
DESCRIPTION  The Arteveldehogeschool Gent(school for higher education) organises every second year a interdisciplinary postgraduate course for professionals in health and welfare sciences. The course contents in the first year: 126 hours courses and 90 hours observation in EAT settings. In the second year 60 hours practical work in a EAT setting of the own discipline, 2 days with case studies and an individual final project on EAT. Maximum 24 students are accepted in a course.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONASSOCIAZIONE “LAPO” (“LAPO” ASSOCIATION)
STREET ADDRESSVia Antonio Susini n.14
CITY, STATEFIRENZE,
ZIP CODE50125
COUNTRYITALY
TELEPHONE+ 39-055-4298431; + 39-055-416774 mobile: +39-347.5398994
FAX+ 39-055-4298432
WEBSITEwww.associazione-lapo.it 
E-MAIL[email protected]
[email protected]  
CONTACTProf.ssa Anna Pasquinelli
Cattedra di Neuropsichiatria Infantile
Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e Psichiatriche
Viale G.B. Morgagni 85, 50134
FIRENZE, ITALY 
DESCRIPTION  Non-Profit Italian Association of Families, Bodies and Professions against Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases in Childhood and Adolescence (co-founders Prof. Massimo Papini and Prof. Anna Pasquinelli); it works in the sphere of Therapeutic Riding with a specific Section: “Section for Study, Updating, Research in TR and Sport Riding for the Disabled” (LRE Section – Lapo TR) Education and Training, in collaboration with the Chair of Child Neuropsychiatry of the University of Florence: B) from 1996 till today: “Italian Study Group on TR” a multi-professional group with scientific aims which meets twice a year; C) from 1997 till today: annual “Theoretical/Practical Training Course in TR”, 3 weeks, 200 hours; “Certificate of Specialization in TR” (TR Instructor, Beginning Level) D) from 2002/2003 till today: two-year “University Master in TR” 550 hours, 90 Univ. Credits, organized by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery; certificate of “MASTER in TR” issued by the University Rector: title of “TR TECHNICAL COORDINATOR” (first official recognition in a “professional TR profile” on the national level) Scientific aims: Promote and contribute to the study, research scientific experimentation on TR in collaboration with the University: – Elaboration of “TR Neuromotor Disorders Assessment Scale” for the quantitative assessment of the results on horseback and on the ground; – Definition of the Guide Lines for the organisation of TR activity in a TR Center. – Publication of books on TR: 1996: “Practical Principles of Therapeutic Riding”; In press, 2015: “Handbook of Therapeutic Riding: Principles, Methodology, Organisation” (already published the Italian version, 2009: “Manuale di Riabilitazione equestre: Principi – Organizzazione – Metodologia”); – Organisation of Congress, Conference, Workshop, ecc. – Service of Bibliography on TR. Provide technical aids for riding with disabled riders: new “Hippotherapy Saddle Elisa 2”. Organisation, information, professional advise, supervision to TR Centers of national territory. Contacts with Professional Associations and Orders, with Public Organisms, Administrative and Legislative Bodies, National Equestrian Sport Federation, etc.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONBarbara Engel Therapy Services
STREET ADDRESS10 Town Plaza, # 238
CITY, STATEDurango, CO  
ZIP CODE81301  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE970-563-6517  
FAX970-563-9599  
WEBSITE 
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTBarbara Engel  
DESCRIPTION  I have provided consultation in the use of the horse in therapy via personal consultation and publication of resources.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONC.N.R.A.F.A.N.I.R.E. ONLUS
STREET ADDRESSVia Bartolomeo d’Alviano, 7
CITY, STATEMilano,  
ZIP CODE20146  
COUNTRYItaly  
TELEPHONE(39) 02 474467  a.m.  
FAX(39) 02 474467  p.m.  
WEBSITEwww.cnranire.it  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTDanièle Nicolas Citterio  
DESCRIPTION  The Italian national school C.N.R.A.F.A.N.I.R.E. of Education and Training is recognized by the high authority of the State, Ministry of Health, have also memorandum of understanding with Education and University Ministry and it is recognized  by Italian Republic President – DPR. There are two programmes: one for the University and one it is own of the school. The last one is approved by Italian Ministry of Health. It is organized by 860 hours and divided into 5 units, each of one are specifically for doctors and psychologists, for therapists, for school teachers, for auxiliaries, for equestrian teachers and educators of disabled. Each units are organized in sub-units, for example we have tree sub-units of 40 hours each one, for therapists. For some of units it is necessary to do stages. The language is Italian but it is possible translate into French, English or Spanish. There are no charges for foreigners.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONCanadian Therapeutic Riding Association
STREET ADDRESS5420 Highway 6 North, Suite 11, R.R. #5
CITY, STATEGuelph, Ontario  
ZIP CODEN1H 6J2  
COUNTRYCanada  
TELEPHONE519-767-0700  
FAX519-767-0435  
WEBSITEwww.cantra.ca  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTDonna Naylor  
DESCRIPTION  The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA)Mission: to promote the benefits of therapeutic riding throughout Canada, by raising public awareness, working closely with the medical profession, providing continuing education, maintaining high standards for Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification and accrediting therapeutic riding centres.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONCRIADERO TRADICIONES M&F S.A
STREET ADDRESSALAMEDA DE LAS PALMAS 144 – LA ENCANTADA – VILLA – CHORRILLOS
CITY, STATELIMA,  
ZIP CODE9  
COUNTRYPERU  
TELEPHONE511-2540772  
FAX511-2510344  
WEBSITE 
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTFERNANDA MOREY YRIGOYEN  
DESCRIPTION  THERAPY FOR TDAH, PC, AUTISM, DOWN SINDROMETHERAPY FOR TDAH, PC, AUTISM, DOWN SINDROME

INSTRUCTOR TO PEOPLE AT THE UNIVERSIDAD CIENTIFICA DEL SUR, AT THE DIPLOMADO OD EQUINOTERAPIA – 8 MONTHS – 160 HOURS
NAME OF ORGANISATIONDKTHR – Deutsches Kuratorium für Therapeutisches Reiten e.V.
STREET ADDRESSFreiherr von Langen Str. 8 a
CITY, STATEWarendorf,  
ZIP CODE48231  
COUNTRYGermany  
TELEPHONE+49 2581 9279191  
FAX+49 2581 9279199  
WEBSITEwww.dkthr.de  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTAlmut Schlingenkötter  
DESCRIPTION  Educational Training programmes/Sevices on a regular base for:
   Hippotherapy (since 1974)
   PsychoEducational Vaulting/Riding (since 1978)
   Riding as Sport for People with Disabilities (1982)
    Occupational Therapy (2006) Psychotherapy on horses (2005)
   State approved Educational Training Curriculum for Educators/Psychologists (2009)
International Teaching/Networking
   Educational Publications/Teaching Material (books, journals, DVDs, video in German and English language)
   Connecting with Universities
   Supporting or Initiating Studies in the field of THR (Tapfer=Therapeutic Riding for Children with Autism finished 2007; Hippotherapy Study to be finished 2010)
Member Services (journal/education/ assurrance etc)
NAME OF ORGANISATIONESCOLA NACIONAL de EQUITAÇÃO
STREET ADDRESSAv. Manuel da Maia, 26-4ºD
CITY, STATELisboa,  
ZIP CODE1000-201  
COUNTRYPORTUGAL  
TELEPHONE00351 218478774  
FAX00351 218474582  
WEBSITEwww.ene.pt  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTCol. João Bilstein de Sequeira  
DESCRIPTION  The Portuguese School of Equitation provides accreditted courses for all types of equestrian activities.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONFederatie Paardrijden Gehandicapten
STREET ADDRESSWekeromseweg 12
CITY, STATE6816 VS ARNHEM,  
ZIP CODE 
COUNTRYThe Netherlands  
TELEPHONE0031 6-46745415  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.verenigingfpg.nl  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTD.Papma  
DESCRIPTION  Education of riding instructors, safety programme, quality programme, integration of disabled riders in equine sports.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONFinnish Therapeutic Riding Association and Ypäjä Equine College
STREET ADDRESSVälitalontie 11
CITY, STATEPaltaniemi  
ZIP CODE87850  
COUNTRYFinland  
TELEPHONE358405069180  
FAX35886875183  
WEBSITEwww.suomenratsastusterapeutit.net  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTSanna Mattila-Rautiainen  
DESCRIPTION  Ypaja Equine college has served Finnish Riding therapists association to conduct educational studies to make suplementary education in TR field called Finnish Therapeutic Riding studies. To access within education one needs to have previous occupation in medicine, pedagogic or social field. To compare our education we have hippotherapy and social-pedagogic studies together and also all students from different fields together.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONFörderkreis Therapeutisches Reiten e.V.
STREET ADDRESSHohemoor 8
CITY, STATE26446 Friedeburg,  
ZIP CODE 
COUNTRYGermany  
TELEPHONE0049 –  44 53  97 87 41  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.foerderkreis-therapeutisches-reiten.de  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTFr.  Katja Lipp-Röben  
DESCRIPTION  Förderkreis für Therapeutisches Reiten e.V. is an organization which offers a training program to become a riding therapist. We teach a holistic approach to a therapeutic contact between humans and horses. Förderkreis  offers extra occupational courses that take place over two years in a consistent learning group. The training is process oriented and the trainees are offered a wide field of practical learning and self-experience. The courses contain a total of 520 lessons and include profound knowledge of horses as educational co-workers and humans with special needs.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONFundacion Centro Ecuestre ‘Sin Limites’
STREET ADDRESSServando Gomez 2749
CITY, STATEMontevideo, Montevideo  
ZIP CODE11500  
COUNTRYUruguay  
TELEPHONE(598) 2 6827404 (598) 94 309 766  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.centrosinlimites.org  
E-MAIL[email protected] [email protected]  
CONTACTProf. Lydia Lercari  
DESCRIPTION  Our mission is to improve the lives of people with special needs through of the highest quality Therapeutic Riding, equine programmes. We are commited to being an inspiration and educational resource to the Therapeutic Riding profession, both nationally and internationally. Our vision is a community where all people, regardless of ability, can achieve their fullest potential.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONGreen Chimneys Children’s Services
STREET ADDRESS400 Doansburg Road
CITY, STATEBrewster, NY  
ZIP CODE10509-0719  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE845-279-2995  
FAX845-279-4013  
WEBSITEwww.greenchimneys.org  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTMichael Kaufmann, Farm and Wildlife Director  
DESCRIPTION  Founded in 1947, Green Chimneys is a nationally known, non-profit organization recognized as a leader in restoring possibilities and creating futures for children with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. Recognized as an innovator in animal-assisted therapy, Green Chimneys operates a residential treatment for children, a special education school and offers specialized treatment and educational and recreational services. There are 200 farm animals, unreleasable wildlife and a small number of service dogs in training at the farm. Each year Green Chimneys’ restoration system gives hundreds of children and their families the tools that enable them to positively experience their youth, regain a sense of self-worth and create hope for the future as independent, positive and productive adults. One of the areas that gives Green Chimneys its unique identity is an Equine Assisted Activities program accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) combining equine therapy, e
NAME OF ORGANISATIONGrupo REYTE –Rehabilitación y Terapia-
STREET ADDRESSHeriberto Frías #628 Col. Del Valle
CITY, STATEMexico City,  
ZIP CODE3100  
COUNTRYMexico  
TELEPHONE(5255) 5290-9367  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.gruporeyte.com  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTJosé Alberto Richaud  
DESCRIPTION  Grupo REYTE –Rehabilitation and Therapy- is a comprehensive centre dedicated to improve the health of people. One of our major activities is therapeutic riding, where equine assisted activities take place in Tepeji del Río, Hidalgo (near Mexico City). Knowing the importance of a good training for this kind of therapies, we organize seminars and workshops to prepare other people with education and training so they can start their own centre, with the qualifications required.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONHANDHIPPO (Union nationale belge des thérapeutes spécialisés en hippothérapie)
STREET ADDRESSDe Bériotstreet,33
CITY, STATEBRUSSELS,  
ZIP CODE1210  
COUNTRYBELGIUM  
TELEPHONE32/498/483244  
FAX 
WEBSITEUsers.skynet.be/handhippo  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTKuypers Marie-Thérèse  
DESCRIPTION  We are working only in the therapeutical field with MD, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Osteopaths.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONHeritage Christian Stables
STREET ADDRESSPO Box 200, 1103 Salt Road
CITY, STATEWebster, New York  
ZIP CODE14580  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE585-872-2540  
FAX585-872-4847  
WEBSITEwww.heritagechristianstables.org  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTLorrie Renker  
DESCRIPTION  Heritage Christian Stables is a program of Heritage Christian Services. HCS offers therapeutic horsemanship to persons with disabilities (primarily developmental delay). HCS offers opportunities for internships, mentoring, instructor training workshops, horse handler, and other workshops related to therapeutic horsemanship. Education opportunities can be tailored to the individual, including distance education options. Lorrie Renker, a NARHA Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor is the director of Heritage Christian Stables.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONHigh Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
STREET ADDRESS36 Town Woods Road
CITY, STATEOld Lyme, CT  
ZIP CODE6371  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE860-434-1974 x 13  
FAX860-434-3723  
WEBSITEwww.highhopestr.org  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTKitty Stalsburg  
DESCRIPTION  High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Located in Old Lyme, CT. USA is a NARHA Premier Accredited centre that has been providing training and education opportunities to the field for over 15 years. Founded in 1974, High Hopes offers a wide variety of training and education opportunities each year including instructor certification through both the NARHA On Site process and the NARHA Approved Training Course. Additionally, specialty workshops are provided on topics ranging from Board Development to volunteer Training as well as Horsemanship and other equine topics. High Hopes is also available for consultation and will work with interested parties to design specific interest trainings as well. For more information please visit our website or contact Kitty Stalsburg, Executive Director at [email protected]
NAME OF ORGANISATIONINTRA –  Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association
STREET ADDRESSHaddasah Neurim Village
CITY, STATE   
ZIP CODE40298  
COUNTRYIsrael   
TELEPHONE972 9 8666305  
FAX972 9 866 5753  
WEBSITEwww.intra.org.il  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTAnita Shkedi  
DESCRIPTION  The Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association (INTRA) is a non-profit organization committed to providing equine therapy and teaching horseback riding skills to people with a wide variety of disabilities. The center is located in an idyllic setting on the Mediterranean coastline in the village of Neurim, North of Tel Aviv.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONIRT Intersetst Assoc for Therapeutic Riding
STREET ADDRESSc/o C von Arbin, Prästgårdsängen 16
CITY, STATEGöteborg,  
ZIP CODE412 71  
COUNTRYSweden  
TELEPHONE+46 31406047  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.irt.just.nu  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTCharlotte von Arbin  
DESCRIPTION  the assoc.’s prime function is to organize therapeutic riding in Sweden by sreading information, education etc to those who are involved in therapeutic riding. Membership requiers medical or paramedical education (e.g PT) or education in special pedagogy or social care Competition etc is organized under the Swedish Equestrian Federation
NAME OF ORGANISATIONMünchner Schule für Psychotherapeutisches Reiten
STREET ADDRESSTrivastr. 2
CITY, STATED-80637 München,  
ZIP CODE 
COUNTRYDeutschland / Germany  
TELEPHONE0049 – 89 – 157 34 18  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.psychotherapeutisches-reiten.de  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTDr.Michaela Scheidhacker  
DESCRIPTION  Group-psychotherapy with horses for psychiatric inpatients of the Isar-Amper- Klinikum, Klinikum München-Ost (IAK-KMO ) Educational seminars for doctors and psychologists in group-psychotherapy with horses
NAME OF ORGANISATIONIoannina Therapeutic Riding Center
STREET ADDRESS49, Valaoritou
CITY, STATEIoannina  
ZIP CODE 45444
COUNTRYGreece  
TELEPHONE+306936892931  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.ioanninaridingcenter.gr  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTAlexandra Stergiou  
DESCRIPTION  Ioannina Therapeutic Riding Center established in 15 acres in a very beautiful green area of 1000 acres and it is 10 minutes from the Center of Ioannina city. We have 7 horses who work in therapeutic riding and hippotherapy programs, in riding school, in vaulting classes and in the pony club for children from 2 to 6 years. Trails around the Farm are available for riders to enjoy the surrounding countryside. Also we run creative activities classes.

All activities are taught in either of our indoor or outdoor arenas. Our staff composed of two Physical Educators, 3 Speech Therapist, a Psychologist and a Doctor.

Our mission is to develop the physical and emotional well-being of all people including those with special needs. We are committed to personal growth and education in an equestrian environment of respect and love.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONNARHA
STREET ADDRESS7475 Dakin St., Ste. 600
CITY, STATEDenver, Colorado  
ZIP CODE80221  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE(303) 452-1212  
FAX(303) 252-4610  
WEBSITEwww.narha.org  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTKat Blasco, Administrative Assistant  
DESCRIPTION  NARHA promotes equine-assisted activities and therapies to benefit people of all ages who are facing physical, mental and emotional challenges.  NARHA offers various levels of instructor certification and a voluntary centre accreditation process based on field-tested standards to ensure the highest levels of safety, ethics and effectiveness possible in all EAAT programmes.  NARHA’s 6,300 individual members, 3,500 certified instructors and almost 800 member centres help over 40,000 children and adults each year find strength, independence and fulfilment through the power of the horse.  NARHA’s educational components, such as national and regional conferences and industry publications like NARHA’s Strides, also serve to promote innovative and outstanding practices in EAAT.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONNew Zealand Riding  for the Disabled Association Incorporated (NZRDA)
STREET ADDRESSPO Box 58110
CITY, STATEWhitby, Porirua  
ZIP CODE 
COUNTRYNew Zealand  
TELEPHONE+ 64 4 234 6090  
FAX+ 64 4 234 6094  
WEBSITEwww.rda.org.nz  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTColleen Wright, National Training Coordinator  
DESCRIPTION  NZRDA offers horse riding and horse related activities to people with disabilities. Many different programmes are offered, based on the person’s individual need. These programmes may include; education, therapy, rehabilitation, hippotherapy, interactive vaulting, psychotherapeutic riding, driving, sport, and recreation. NZRDA is the umbrella organisation for 53 affiliated therapeutic/ riding for the disabled (RDA) Groups spread throughout New Zealand.  NZRDA offers advisory services, standardised training, and guides to operational practices of its Member Groups.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONÖsterreichische Initiative – Pferde helfen Menschen
STREET ADDRESSHietzinger Hauptstr. 60
CITY, STATEVienna,  
ZIP CODEA-1130  
COUNTRYAUSTRIA  
TELEPHONE+43 699 11 555 884  
FAX 
WEBSITEhttp://www.pferde-helfen-menschen.at
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTGundula Hauser  
DESCRIPTION   
NAME OF ORGANISATIONPennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship (PACTH)
STREET ADDRESS346 Briar Ln.
CITY, STATEChambersburg, Pennsylvania  
ZIP CODE17202  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE877-871-4734  
FAXN/A  
WEBSITEwww.pacth.org  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTExecutive Director  
DESCRIPTION  The Mission of the Pennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship (PACTH)is: To create awareness of the benefits horses can provide children and adults who have disabilities and to encourage the development of services for programmes offering all types of equine assisted activities through education, research and application.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONPolish Hippotherapeutic Association
STREET ADDRESS100 Nowoursynowska Str
CITY, STATEWarsaw,  
ZIP CODE02-797  
COUNTRYPoland  
TELEPHONE004822593-19-00  
FAX004822593-19-00  
WEBSITEwww.pthip.org.pl  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACT004822593-19-00  
DESCRIPTION  Polish Hippotherapeutic Association (PHA) was founded in 1992 and since 1999 is a member of HETI. The Society was established by doctors, therapists and horsemanship instructors who since 80’s were engaged in introducing hippotherapy into rehabilitation of disabled people, especially children with cerebral palsy. In Poland, the word hippotherapy defines all therapeutic activities concerning horses and horse riding therefore the Society offers not only horse physiotherapy but also therapeutic horse riding and even recreation and horsemanship sport for disabled people. Currently the Society has 400 members. Mission of the Society: supporting and promoting hippotherapy as a rehabilitation method supporting and promoting hippotherapy as a form of beneficial pedagogic, psychotherapeutic and sociotherapeutic influence improving and unification of hippotherapists’ skills providing members an access to professional literature and information about hippotherapy’s progress in Poland and abroad
NAME OF ORGANISATIONRDA Japan
STREET ADDRESS36-7-103 Sakashita 1-chome, Itabashi-ku
CITY, STATETokyo,  
ZIP CODE174-0043  
COUNTRYJapan  
TELEPHONE+ 81 (0)80 6519 7818  
FAX+ 81 (0)45 812 7605  
WEBSITEhttp://www.rdajapan.com/  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTEducation & Training Committee  
DESCRIPTION  RDA Japan is a certified non-profit organization which promotes and supports safe riding and activities with the horse for people with disabilities to improve their quality of life. For this purpose, we:   –       organize workshops and seminars on therapeutic riding and equine issues, as well as on welfare of horses   –       offer training courses for instructors, volunteer helpers and therapists   –       support unit groups to improve their activities   –       assist new groups in start-up   –       send qualified instructors to RDA-related activities   –       provide support to groups through our network of therapists    –       engage in international exchange, inviting experts to Japan   –       promote awareness of general public on equine-assisted activities
NAME OF ORGANISATIONRiding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving
STREET ADDRESSNorfolk House, 1a Tournament Court, Edgehill Drive
CITY, STATEWARWICK, Warwickshire  
ZIP CODECV34 6LG  
COUNTRYUnited Kingdom  
TELEPHONE44-845 6581082  
FAX44-845 6581083  
WEBSITEwww.rda.org.uk  
E-MAIL[email protected] [email protected]  
CONTACTMrs Sue Adams-Wheeler  
DESCRIPTION  RDA UK’s aim is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to ride, or carriage drive, to benefit their health and well-being. It provides training programmes for all its instructors, volunteers, horses and ponies for this specialised work. RDA comprises 18 Regions divided into Counties, which are subdivided into Groups. Group instructors keep their own records in a logbook and their standard of teaching is regularly monitored. Group instructors are encouraged to take the national RDA Instructors examination (RDAI). They can then progress to the RDA Senior Instructors’ examination (RDASI), the highest qualification available for UK RDA instructors. The first part of the RDASI is the British Horse Society Intermediate Teaching Test. The second part is ‘Teaching riders with a disability.’ Both qualifications include horse care, teaching a class and an individual, RDA knowledge, and medical knowledge, (including physiotherapy. The RDASI qualification adds teaching disabled riders at all levels, including
NAME OF ORGANISATIONRiding For The Disabled Association Ltd.
STREET ADDRESSPokfulam Public Riding School,  75 Pokfulam Reservior
CITY, STATEPokfulam,  
ZIP CODE 
COUNTRYHong Kong  
TELEPHONE(852) 2875 7711  
FAX(852) 2875 7933  
WEBSITEwww.rda.org.hk  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTMiss Jo Eling  
DESCRIPTION  RDA in Hong Kong offers therapeutic riding to 150 schools but we can only fulfill the needs of 26
NAME OF ORGANISATIONRiding for the Disabled Association of Australia Ltd.
STREET ADDRESS170 K Road ( P.O. Box 2410)
CITY, STATEWerribee, Victoria  
ZIP CODE3030  
COUNTRYAustralia  
TELEPHONE61 3 9731 7388  
FAX61 3 9731 7397  
WEBSITEwww.rda.org.au  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTCaroline Partridge Office Manager  
DESCRIPTION  Provide equestrian related activities for people with disabilities including sport,therapy and education.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONSouth African Riding for the Disabled
STREET ADDRESSSARDA Centre, Brommersvlei Road
CITY, STATEConstantia, Cape Town, Western Cape  
ZIP CODE7806  
COUNTRYSouth Africa  
TELEPHONE+ 27 (0)21 7944393  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.sarda.co.za  
E-MAIL[email protected] or [email protected]  
CONTACTBelinda Thom  
DESCRIPTION   
NAME OF ORGANISATIONSpecial Equestrians, Inc.
STREET ADDRESS220 River Road
CITY, STATENewcastle, ME  
ZIP CODE4553  
COUNTRYUnited States  
TELEPHONEUS 774-364-0917  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.fairtidefarm.com  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTGisela H. Rhodes  
DESCRIPTION  Providing individualized lessons, internships and workshops. Willing to travel. Topics include Interactive Vaulting, lungeing, ground work, yoga, therapeutic riding, equine assisted learning.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONSt Andrews Presbyterian College
STREET ADDRESS1700 Dogwood Mile
CITY, STATELaurinburg, NC  
ZIP CODE28352  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE910.277.5248  
FAX910.277.7363  
WEBSITEwww.sapc.edu  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTPebbles Turbeville  
DESCRIPTION  The Therapeutic Horsemanship program at St. Andrews is the first one of its kind in the United States. The program of study leads to a B. A. in Therapeutic Horsemanship, a degree which can open numerous career paths. Students study a variety of disciplines in the Therapeutic Horsemanship program such as: horse science, stable management, anatomy and physiology, business, equitation, psychology, as well as specialized studies in therapeutic horsemanship. The Ride-Like-a-Knight TH program and internships in therapeutic horsemanship are important features of the curriculum. Students show dedication and compassion through their countless hours of community service with the “Ride-Like-A-Knight” Therapeutic Horsemanship program. It offers lessons in ground work, horsemanship, riding and vaulting for 120 students with a variety of disabilities in the community allowing a practical experience for the students majoring in Therapeutic Horsemanship.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONThe Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding (ACPTR)
STREET ADDRESSThe Orchard, Broadlands, Lower Paice Lane
CITY, STATEMedstead, Hants  
ZIP CODEGU43 5PX  
COUNTRYUnited Kingdom  
TELEPHONE01420 562638  
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.acptr.org.uk  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTMiss G Walker  
DESCRIPTION  The ACPTR is a Clinical Interest Group (CIG) recognised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in Great Britain by meeting certain criteria. It fulfils the role of a CIG  by:   –  Providing Continuing Professional Development and education   –  Influencing and informing   –  Promoting Physiotherapy   –  Quality Assurance   –  Promoting Research and Clinical Effectiveness ACPTR provides a post graduate course for therapists who choose to use the horse and its movement therapeutically and for Physiotherapists to qualify in Hippotherapy. It also organises workshops, study days and a biennial conference.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONTherapy Services at Ride On
STREET ADDRESS21126 Chatsworth Street
CITY, STATEChatsworth, California  
ZIP CODE91311  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE818.700.2971  
FAX818.700.7803  
WEBSITEwww.rideon.org  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTSara Jones  
DESCRIPTION  Ride On offers Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at two different locations in Southern California (Los Angeles). Serving children and adults with a variety of disabilities.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONWilson College
STREET ADDRESS1015 Philadelphia Ave.
CITY, STATEChambersburg, Pennsylvania  
ZIP CODE17201  
COUNTRYUSA  
TELEPHONE717-264-4141 Ext. 3202  
FAX717-264-1578  
WEBSITEwww.wilson.edu  
E-MAIL[email protected]  
CONTACTAnn O’Shallie  
DESCRIPTION  Wilson offers a four-year baccalaureate degree in Equine Facilitated Therapeutics. This major is a rigorous curriculum emphasizing teaching and training. Required courses cover many disciplines including: biology, equestrian studies, psychology, education, and equine facilitated therapeutics. Wilson is a small liberal arts college hosting many international students.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONF.I.S.E.
STREET ADDRESSViale Tiziano 74
CITY, STATERome
ZIP CODE00197
COUNTRYITALY
TELEPHONE+39 06 36858369
FAX+39 06 36858797
WEBSITEwww.fise.it
E-MAIL[email protected]
CONTACTDr. Stefania Cerino
DESCRIPTION  Italian Equestrian Federation has a specific Department about Therapeutic Riding. It aims to develop the opportunities for disabled people to be treated by T.R.Every year special training courses for Riding Instructors and social-health area Therapists are organized. The T.R. Department works on special researches in the mental health field, especially on T.R. use in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Moreover Congresses, seminars, workshops are organized to improve and promote T.R.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONThe Red Horse Speaks
STREET ADDRESSNewton of Corsindae, Midmar
CITY, STATEInverurie, Aberdeenshire  
ZIP CODEAB51 7ND
COUNTRYUK
TELEPHONE+44 (0) 1330 833556
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.theredhorsespeaks.com
E-MAIL[email protected]
CONTACTBeth Duff
DESCRIPTION  We offer leadership, team building and communication workshops for people of all ages from commercial organisations, schools and charities. In partnership with therapists and counsellors, we also offer therapeutic sessions. Currently all our work is done on the ground at carefully chosen venues in UK and overseas. Our programmes are fully backed by university research as Beth is studying for a PhD at Edinburgh Napier university. Her topic is “Measuring the Impact of Horses on Humans.”
NAME OF ORGANISATIONWelsh Institute of Therapeutic Horsemanship
STREET ADDRESSPen Y Trip Farm
CITY, STATEPorthmadog, Gwynedd
ZIP CODELL49 9YL
COUNTRYUK
TELEPHONE+441766512026
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.therapeutichorsemanship.org
E-MAIL[email protected]
CONTACTIain Crosbie
DESCRIPTION  The Therapeutic Horsemanship practitioner course is designed for those who wish to lead groundwork-based equine activities that promote mental health and emotional well-being. It covers all the knowledge and skills required to run a Therapeutic Horsemanship session including planning the session, choosing a suitable horse (or assisting a participant in choosing a horse), delivering the bulk of the instruction, supervising assistants and being accountable for the overall safety and wellbeing of all involved. During a Therapeutic Horsemanship session, the practitioner’s focus is largely on watching how the participant interacts with the horse and being ready to provide instruction, help a participant identify an emotion or offer a relevant life metaphor for a given situation. It is also the job of the practitioner to oversee the care, welfare and training of the horses involved.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONHorse Power
STREET ADDRESS13 Pony Farm Lane
CITY, STATETemple, NH  
ZIP CODE03084
COUNTRYUSA
TELEPHONE603-654-6308
FAX603-654-4077
WEBSITEwww.horse-power.org
E-MAIL[email protected]
CONTACTIsabella (Boo) Martin, M.Ed.
DESCRIPTION  Horse Power is a NARHA Accredited Therapeutic Horsemanship program which has specialized in Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning for 20 years. We offer a three month course in the spring and fall, and a one week course in the winter, for instructors desiring to become certified by NARHA at the Registered or Advanced Level. Horse Power is a NARHA Approved Training Course and has been offering certification for instructors for over 10 years. Extensive coursework includes supervised teaching; bi-weekly riding lessons, as well as availability of daily riding; stablemanagement presentations; mental health, physical, cognitive and learning disabities lectures for experts in the field; information on the NARHA Precautions and Contraindications; and the business of starting and running a therapeutic riding centre are all included. Comfortable and inviting on site furnished housing is available. No prior teaching experience required. Small group size allows for personalized attention.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONCORPOALEGRIA
STREET ADDRESSCalle 53 #55-29
CITY, STATEBogota 
ZIP CODE 
COUNTRYColombia 
TELEPHONE57 3102900412
FAX57 1 4763827
WEBSITEwww.corpoalegria.org
E-MAIL[email protected]
CONTACTJeannette Rosas R
DESCRIPTION  La misión de CORPOALEGRIA es que toda persona, más allá de su Discapacidad, tenga una Rehabilitación Y Habilitación Integral con un seguimiento y atención personalizada en sus tratamientos.
NAME OF ORGANISATIONFaggruppe for ridefysioterapi, Norsk fysioterapeut forbund
STREET ADDRESSBoks 2707 St. Hanshaugen
CITY, STATEOslo
ZIP CODE0131
COUNTRYNorway 
TELEPHONE0047 90531689
FAX 
WEBSITEwww.fysio.no/ORGANISASJON/Faggrupper/Terapiridning
E-MAIL[email protected]
CONTACTMrs. Eileen Strand
DESCRIPTION  A clinical interest group of the Norwegian Physiotherapy Society (NFF), we hold post graduate courses for Physiotherapists to qualify in order to treat patients with therapeutic riding. We also provide workshops, study days and an annual seminar.
NAME OF ORGANISATION Equest
STREET ADDRESS3800 Troy Rd
CITY, STATEWylie, Texas
ZIP CODE75098
COUNTRYUSA 
TELEPHONE972 412-1099
FAX972 412-5040
WEBSITEwww.equest.org
E-MAIL[email protected]
CONTACTAmy Causey – Program Director
DESCRIPTION  Equest serves over 400 riders annually in a variety of EAAT programmes. These include sports riding, hippotherapy, vaulting, carriage driving, Horse for Heroes, and equine assisted psychotherapy. Equest also offers two NARHA apporved instructor training course annually.