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’
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AEDEQ, asociación española de equinoterapias – Spanish association for equine therapies.
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.
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.
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.
Prof.ssa Anna Pasquinelli Cattedra di Neuropsichiatria Infantile Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e Psichiatriche Viale G.B. Morgagni 85, 50134 FIRENZE, ITALY
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.
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.
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.
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CRIADERO TRADICIONES M&F S.A
ALAMEDA DE LAS PALMAS 144 – LA ENCANTADA – VILLA – CHORRILLOS
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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HANDHIPPO (Union nationale belge des thérapeutes spécialisés en hippothérapie)
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.
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]
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INTRA – Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporated (NZRDA)
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.
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Österreichische Initiative – Pferde helfen Menschen
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.
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
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
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Riding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving
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
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Riding For The Disabled Association Ltd.
Pokfulam Public Riding School, 75 Pokfulam Reservior
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.
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The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding (ACPTR)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.