FRDI History

Excerpted from a presentation by C. Kluwer at the XI. International Congress for Therapeutic Riding, Budapest 11.-14. June 2003 entitled: The International Congresses and the History of FRDI, the International Federation for Therapeutic Riding, Federation Riding for the Disabled International A.I.S.B.L. Pioneers in the Atlantic states started working with patients and horses: re-education, rehabilitation, riding … Read more


Equine Assisted Activities The benefits of riding for people with disabilities have been recognized for over three thousand years. What disabilities are involved? Physical disabilities ranging from Cerebral palsy through to accidental injury. Intellectual disabilities, mental illness, autism, developmental delay and emotional disturbances have all responded to riding therapy. Individuals whose disability prevents them from … Read more


ResourcesLiterature Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Case studies and international reports.$42 (FRDI Members $36) Fitting In An endearing little book that will immediately strike a chord with children and adults..$24.95 (FRDI Members $21) Hello Bob! + 49 Other Interactive Vaulting Games Written for vaulting instructors and coaches who are looking for creative activities besides the vaulting compulsories.$22.95 … Read more


Current FRDI Publications Directory of Education & Training 7th edition – 2006Directory of Education & Training – 6th edition 2003Directory of Education & Training (5th edition-2000) Scientific & Educational Journals – copies are held of: 1994/95, ’96,’97, ’98, ’99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Proceedings of XIth International Congress (Hungary-2003) & … Read more

About Us

The Federation of Riding for the Disabled International A.I.S.B.L. was founded in 1980 and is registered in Belgium as a non-profit organization. Our mission is to facilitate the worldwide collaboration between organizations and individuals whose objectives are philantropic, scientific and educational in the field of equine assisted activities. FRDI consists of The International Council, The … Read more