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Belgium
Belgium
Canada
Colombia
Finland
Germany
Germany
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Israel
Italy
Italy
Italy
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Norway
Peru
Poland
Portugal
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NAME OF ORGANISATION

AEDEQ, asociación espańola de equinoterapias – Spanish association for equine therapies.

STREET ADDRESS

Calle sa barca trencada nş 1 A bajos

CITY, STATE

Portopetro, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares

 

ZIP CODE

7691

 

COUNTRY

ESPAŃA

 

TELEPHONE

00 34 686331750

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.aedeq.com

 

E-MAIL

lucarellil@hotmail.com

 

CONTACT

Lorenzo 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

American Hippotherapy Association, Inc.

STREET ADDRESS

9919 Town Road

CITY, STATE

Carmel, indiana

 

ZIP CODE

46032

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

888-861-4592

 

FAX

317-872-3234

 

WEBSITE

americanhippotherapyassiciation.org

 

E-MAIL

ssutton@americanhippotherapyassociation.org

 

CONTACT

Shani 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Arteveldehogeschool Gent

STREET ADDRESS

Sint Lievenspoortsrtaat 143 Kantienberg

CITY, STATE

Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen

 

ZIP CODE

9000

 

COUNTRY

BELGIUM

 

TELEPHONE

32 9 269 91 17

 

FAX

32 9 269 91 92

 

WEBSITE

www.arteveldehs.be

 

E-MAIL

godi.devos@arteveldehs.be

 

CONTACT

Godi 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

ASSOCIAZIONE “LAPO” (“LAPO” ASSOCIATION)

STREET ADDRESS

Via Antonio Susini n.14

CITY, STATE

FIRENZE,

ZIP CODE

50125

COUNTRY

ITALY

TELEPHONE

+ 39-055-4298431; + 39-055-416774 mobile: +39-347.5398994

FAX

+ 39-055-4298432

WEBSITE

www.associazione-lapo.it 

E-MAIL

anna.pasquinelli@unifi.it
associazionelapo@gmail.com  

CONTACT

Prof.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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Barbara Engel Therapy Services

STREET ADDRESS

10 Town Plaza, # 238

CITY, STATE

Durango, CO

 

ZIP CODE

81301

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

970-563-6517

 

FAX

970-563-9599

 

WEBSITE

 

E-MAIL

engelbt@bu.edu

 

CONTACT

Barbara Engel

 

DESCRIPTION

 

I have provided consultation in the use of the horse in therapy via personal consultation and publication of resources.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

C.N.R.A.F.A.N.I.R.E. ONLUS

STREET ADDRESS

Via Bartolomeo d'Alviano, 7

CITY, STATE

Milano,

 

ZIP CODE

20146

 

COUNTRY

Italy

 

TELEPHONE

(39) 02 474467  a.m.

 

FAX

(39) 02 474467  p.m.

 

WEBSITE

www.cnranire.it

 

E-MAIL

info@cnanire.it

 

CONTACT

Daničle 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association

STREET ADDRESS

5420 Highway 6 North, Suite 11, R.R. #5

CITY, STATE

Guelph, Ontario

 

ZIP CODE

N1H 6J2

 

COUNTRY

Canada

 

TELEPHONE

519-767-0700

 

FAX

519-767-0435

 

WEBSITE

www.cantra.ca

 

E-MAIL

ctra@golden.net

 

CONTACT

Donna 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

CRIADERO TRADICIONES M&F S.A

STREET ADDRESS

ALAMEDA DE LAS PALMAS 144 – LA ENCANTADA – VILLA - CHORRILLOS

CITY, STATE

LIMA,

 

ZIP CODE

9

 

COUNTRY

PERU

 

TELEPHONE

511-2540772

 

FAX

511-2510344

 

WEBSITE

 

E-MAIL

fernandamorey@yahoo.com

 

CONTACT

FERNANDA 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

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

DKTHR – Deutsches Kuratorium für Therapeutisches Reiten e.V.

STREET ADDRESS

Freiherr von Langen Str. 8 a

CITY, STATE

Warendorf,

 

ZIP CODE

48231

 

COUNTRY

Germany

 

TELEPHONE

+49 2581 9279191

 

FAX

+49 2581 9279199

 

WEBSITE

www.dkthr.de

 

E-MAIL

dkthr@fn-dokr.de

 

CONTACT

Almut 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)

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

ESCOLA NACIONAL de EQUITAÇĂO

STREET ADDRESS

Av. Manuel da Maia, 26-4şD

CITY, STATE

Lisboa,

 

ZIP CODE

1000-201

 

COUNTRY

PORTUGAL

 

TELEPHONE

00351 218478774

 

FAX

00351 218474582

 

WEBSITE

www.ene.pt

 

E-MAIL

direccao@ene.pt

 

CONTACT

Col. Joăo Bilstein de Sequeira

 

DESCRIPTION

 

The Portuguese School of Equitation provides accreditted courses for all types of equestrian activities.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Federatie Paardrijden Gehandicapten

STREET ADDRESS

Wekeromseweg 12

CITY, STATE

6816 VS ARNHEM,

 

ZIP CODE

 

COUNTRY

The Netherlands

 

TELEPHONE

0031 6-46745415

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.verenigingfpg.nl

 

E-MAIL

info@verenigingfpg.nl

 

CONTACT

D.Papma

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Education of riding instructors, safety programme, quality programme, integration of disabled riders in equine sports.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Finnish Therapeutic Riding Association and Ypäjä Equine College

STREET ADDRESS

Välitalontie 11

CITY, STATE

Paltaniemi

 

ZIP CODE

87850

 

COUNTRY

Finland

 

TELEPHONE

358405069180

 

FAX

35886875183

 

WEBSITE

www.suomenratsastusterapeutit.net

 

E-MAIL

sanna.mattila@saunalahti.fi

 

CONTACT

Sanna 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Förderkreis Therapeutisches Reiten e.V.

STREET ADDRESS

Hohemoor 8

CITY, STATE

26446 Friedeburg,

 

ZIP CODE

 

COUNTRY

Germany

 

TELEPHONE

0049 -  44 53  97 87 41

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.foerderkreis-therapeutisches-reiten.de

 

E-MAIL

info@foerderkreis-therapeutisches-reiten.de

 

CONTACT

Fr.  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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Fundacion Centro Ecuestre 'Sin Limites'

STREET ADDRESS

Servando Gomez 2749

CITY, STATE

Montevideo, Montevideo

 

ZIP CODE

11500

 

COUNTRY

Uruguay

 

TELEPHONE

(598) 2 6827404 (598) 94 309 766

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.centrosinlimites.org

 

E-MAIL

direccion@centrosinlimites.org

lydialercari@yahoo.com

 

CONTACT

Prof. 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Green Chimneys Children's Services

STREET ADDRESS

400 Doansburg Road

CITY, STATE

Brewster, NY

 

ZIP CODE

10509-0719

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

845-279-2995

 

FAX

845-279-4013

 

WEBSITE

www.greenchimneys.org

 

E-MAIL

mkaufmann@greenchimneys.org

 

CONTACT

Michael 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

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Grupo REYTE –Rehabilitación y Terapia-

STREET ADDRESS

Heriberto Frías #628 Col. Del Valle

CITY, STATE

Mexico City,

 

ZIP CODE

3100

 

COUNTRY

Mexico

 

TELEPHONE

(5255) 5290-9367

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.gruporeyte.com

 

E-MAIL

contacto@gruporeyte.com

 

CONTACT

José 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

HANDHIPPO (Union nationale belge des thérapeutes spécialisés en hippothérapie)

STREET ADDRESS

De Bériotstreet,33

CITY, STATE

BRUSSELS,

 

ZIP CODE

1210

 

COUNTRY

BELGIUM

 

TELEPHONE

32/498/483244

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

Users.skynet.be/handhippo

 

E-MAIL

handhippo@skynet.be

 

CONTACT

Kuypers Marie-Thérčse

 

DESCRIPTION

 

We are working only in the therapeutical field with MD, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Osteopaths.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Heritage Christian Stables

STREET ADDRESS

PO Box 200, 1103 Salt Road

CITY, STATE

Webster, New York

 

ZIP CODE

14580

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

585-872-2540

 

FAX

585-872-4847

 

WEBSITE

www.heritagechristianstables.org

 

E-MAIL

LRenker@heritagechristianservices.org

 

CONTACT

Lorrie 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

STREET ADDRESS

36 Town Woods Road

CITY, STATE

Old Lyme, CT

 

ZIP CODE

6371

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

860-434-1974 x 13

 

FAX

860-434-3723

 

WEBSITE

www.highhopestr.org

 

E-MAIL

kstalsburg@highhopestr.org

 

CONTACT

Kitty 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 kstalsburg@highhopestr.org

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

INTRA -  Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association

STREET ADDRESS

Haddasah Neurim Village

CITY, STATE

 

 

ZIP CODE

40298

 

COUNTRY

Israel 

 

TELEPHONE

972 9 8666305

 

FAX

972 9 866 5753

 

WEBSITE

www.intra.org.il

 

E-MAIL

anitashkedi@me.com

 

CONTACT

Anita 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

IRT Intersetst Assoc for Therapeutic Riding

STREET ADDRESS

c/o C von Arbin, Prästgĺrdsängen 16

CITY, STATE

Göteborg,

 

ZIP CODE

412 71

 

COUNTRY

Sweden

 

TELEPHONE

+46 31406047

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.irt.just.nu

 

E-MAIL

von.arbin.charlotte@telia.com

 

CONTACT

Charlotte 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

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Münchner Schule für Psychotherapeutisches Reiten

STREET ADDRESS

Trivastr. 2

CITY, STATE

D-80637 München,

 

ZIP CODE

 

COUNTRY

Deutschland / Germany

 

TELEPHONE

0049 – 89 – 157 34 18

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.psychotherapeutisches-reiten.de

 

E-MAIL

info@psychotherapeutisches-reiten.de

 

CONTACT

Dr.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

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Ioannina Therapeutic Riding Center

STREET ADDRESS

49, Valaoritou

CITY, STATE

Ioannina

 

ZIP CODE

 45444

COUNTRY

Greece

 

TELEPHONE

+306936892931

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.ioanninaridingcenter.gr

 

E-MAIL

asterg@cc.uoi.gr

 

CONTACT

Alexandra 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

NARHA

STREET ADDRESS

7475 Dakin St., Ste. 600

CITY, STATE

Denver, Colorado

 

ZIP CODE

80221

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

(303) 452-1212

 

FAX

(303) 252-4610

 

WEBSITE

www.narha.org

 

E-MAIL

kblasco@narha.org

 

CONTACT

Kat 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

New Zealand Riding  for the Disabled Association Incorporated (NZRDA)

STREET ADDRESS

PO Box 58110

CITY, STATE

Whitby, Porirua

 

ZIP CODE

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

 

TELEPHONE

+ 64 4 234 6090

 

FAX

+ 64 4 234 6094

 

WEBSITE

www.rda.org.nz

 

E-MAIL

admin@rda.org.nz

 

CONTACT

Colleen 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Österreichische Initiative – Pferde helfen Menschen

STREET ADDRESS

Hietzinger Hauptstr. 60

CITY, STATE

Vienna,

 

ZIP CODE

A-1130

 

COUNTRY

AUSTRIA

 

TELEPHONE

+43 699 11 555 884

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

http://www.pferde-helfen-menschen.at

E-MAIL

g.h.hauser@gmx.at

 

CONTACT

Gundula Hauser

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Pennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship (PACTH)

STREET ADDRESS

346 Briar Ln.

CITY, STATE

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

 

ZIP CODE

17202

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

877-871-4734

 

FAX

N/A

 

WEBSITE

www.pacth.org

 

E-MAIL

pacth@comcast.net

 

CONTACT

Executive 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Polish Hippotherapeutic Association

STREET ADDRESS

100 Nowoursynowska Str

CITY, STATE

Warsaw,

 

ZIP CODE

02-797

 

COUNTRY

Poland

 

TELEPHONE

004822593-19-00

 

FAX

004822593-19-00

 

WEBSITE

www.pthip.org.pl

 

E-MAIL

biuro@pthip.org.pl

 

CONTACT

004822593-19-00

 

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

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

RDA Japan

STREET ADDRESS

36-7-103 Sakashita 1-chome, Itabashi-ku

CITY, STATE

Tokyo,

 

ZIP CODE

174-0043

 

COUNTRY

Japan

 

TELEPHONE

+ 81 (0)80 6519 7818

 

FAX

+ 81 (0)45 812 7605

 

WEBSITE

http://www.rdajapan.com/

 

E-MAIL

rda@rdajapan.com

 

CONTACT

Education & 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

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Riding for the Disabled Association incorporating Carriage Driving

STREET ADDRESS

Norfolk House, 1a Tournament Court, Edgehill Drive

CITY, STATE

WARWICK, Warwickshire

 

ZIP CODE

CV34 6LG

 

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

 

TELEPHONE

44-845 6581082

 

FAX

44-845 6581083

 

WEBSITE

www.rda.org.uk

 

E-MAIL

info@rda.org.uk

sue@sueadamsridingschool.com

 

CONTACT

Mrs 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

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Riding For The Disabled Association Ltd.

STREET ADDRESS

Pokfulam Public Riding School,  75 Pokfulam Reservior

CITY, STATE

Pokfulam,

 

ZIP CODE

 

COUNTRY

Hong Kong

 

TELEPHONE

(852) 2875 7711

 

FAX

(852) 2875 7933

 

WEBSITE

www.rda.org.hk

 

E-MAIL

gojo_@hotmail.com

 

CONTACT

Miss Jo Eling

 

DESCRIPTION

 

RDA in Hong Kong offers therapeutic riding to 150 schools but we can only fulfill the needs of 26

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia Ltd.

STREET ADDRESS

170 K Road ( P.O. Box 2410)

CITY, STATE

Werribee, Victoria

 

ZIP CODE

3030

 

COUNTRY

Australia

 

TELEPHONE

61 3 9731 7388

 

FAX

61 3 9731 7397

 

WEBSITE

www.rda.org.au

 

E-MAIL

admin@rda.org.au

 

CONTACT

Caroline Partridge Office Manager

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Provide equestrian related activities for people with disabilities including sport,therapy and education.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

South African Riding for the Disabled

STREET ADDRESS

SARDA Centre, Brommersvlei Road

CITY, STATE

Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape

 

ZIP CODE

7806

 

COUNTRY

South Africa

 

TELEPHONE

+ 27 (0)21 7944393

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.sarda.co.za

 

E-MAIL

bthom@mweb.co.za or national@sarda.co.za

 

CONTACT

Belinda Thom

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Special Equestrians, Inc.

STREET ADDRESS

220 River Road

CITY, STATE

Newcastle, ME

 

ZIP CODE

4553

 

COUNTRY

United States

 

TELEPHONE

US 774-364-0917

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.fairtidefarm.com

 

E-MAIL

G.heimsath.rhodes@gmail.com

 

CONTACT

Gisela 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

St Andrews Presbyterian College

STREET ADDRESS

1700 Dogwood Mile

CITY, STATE

Laurinburg, NC

 

ZIP CODE

28352

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

910.277.5248

 

FAX

910.277.7363

 

WEBSITE

www.sapc.edu

 

E-MAIL

Turbeville@sapc.edu

 

CONTACT

Pebbles 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding (ACPTR)

STREET ADDRESS

The Orchard, Broadlands, Lower Paice Lane

CITY, STATE

Medstead, Hants

 

ZIP CODE

GU43 5PX

 

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

 

TELEPHONE

01420 562638

 

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.acptr.org.uk

 

E-MAIL

gmwalker@lineone.net

 

CONTACT

Miss 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Therapy Services at Ride On

STREET ADDRESS

21126 Chatsworth Street

CITY, STATE

Chatsworth, California

 

ZIP CODE

91311

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

818.700.2971

 

FAX

818.700.7803

 

WEBSITE

www.rideon.org

 

E-MAIL

sara@rideon.org

 

CONTACT

Sara 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Wilson College

STREET ADDRESS

1015 Philadelphia Ave.

CITY, STATE

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

 

ZIP CODE

17201

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

TELEPHONE

717-264-4141 Ext. 3202

 

FAX

717-264-1578

 

WEBSITE

www.wilson.edu

 

E-MAIL

aoshallie@wilson.edu

 

CONTACT

Ann 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

F.I.S.E.

STREET ADDRESS

Viale Tiziano 74

CITY, STATE

Rome

ZIP CODE

00197

COUNTRY

ITALY

TELEPHONE

+39 06 36858369

FAX

+39 06 36858797

WEBSITE

www.fise.it

E-MAIL

riabilitazione@fise.it

CONTACT

Dr. 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

The Red Horse Speaks

STREET ADDRESS

Newton of Corsindae, Midmar

CITY, STATE

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

 

ZIP CODE

AB51 7ND

COUNTRY

UK

TELEPHONE

+44 (0) 1330 833556

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.theredhorsespeaks.com

E-MAIL

Beth@theredhorsespeaks.com

CONTACT

Beth 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."

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Welsh Institute of Therapeutic Horsemanship

STREET ADDRESS

Pen Y Trip Farm

CITY, STATE

Porthmadog, Gwynedd

ZIP CODE

LL49 9YL

COUNTRY

UK

TELEPHONE

+441766512026

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.therapeutichorsemanship.org

E-MAIL

info@therapeutichorsemanship.org

CONTACT

Iain 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Horse Power

STREET ADDRESS

13 Pony Farm Lane

CITY, STATE

Temple, NH

 

ZIP CODE

03084

COUNTRY

USA

TELEPHONE

603-654-6308

FAX

603-654-4077

WEBSITE

www.horse-power.org

E-MAIL

boomartin@horse-power.org

CONTACT

Isabella (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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

CORPOALEGRIA

STREET ADDRESS

Calle 53 #55-29

CITY, STATE

Bogota 

ZIP CODE

 

COUNTRY

Colombia 

TELEPHONE

57 3102900412

FAX

57 1 4763827

WEBSITE

www.corpoalegria.org

E-MAIL

corpoalegria@gmail.com

CONTACT

Jeannette 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Faggruppe for ridefysioterapi, Norsk fysioterapeut forbund

STREET ADDRESS

Boks 2707 St. Hanshaugen

CITY, STATE

Oslo

ZIP CODE

0131

COUNTRY

Norway 

TELEPHONE

0047 90531689

FAX

 

WEBSITE

www.fysio.no/ORGANISASJON/Faggrupper/Terapiridning

E-MAIL

eileenaa@online.no

CONTACT

Mrs. 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.

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NAME OF ORGANISATION

Equest

STREET ADDRESS

3800 Troy Rd

CITY, STATE

Wylie, Texas

ZIP CODE

75098

COUNTRY

USA 

TELEPHONE

972 412-1099

FAX

972 412-5040

WEBSITE

www.equest.org

E-MAIL

equest@equest.org

CONTACT

Amy 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.

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