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HETI's 16th International Triennial Congress

Catch the highlights from our 16th International Congress, held in Dublin, Ireland. Special guests included Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who was also the patron of HETI 2018.

Attention Researchers!


Ann Kern-Godal’s Memorial fund for Horse-Assisted Therapy


This fund aims to promote research and to build evidence within horse-assisted therapy (HAT) for different patient groups. Available funds are announced every year on the 15th of January.Total annual disbursement’s will amount to NOK 400-500.000 ($50-60.000USD)( €40,000- €50,000)


HETI News - Autumn 2018


Find out all the latest International News including highlights from HETI’s 16th International Congress which took place in June in Dublin, Ireland.

Mary Selway Swift Development Fund

It was Mary’s wish that this fund be used “to promote and improve the educational opportunities, training and quality of riding therapy through the development of therapeutic riding programmes internationally”. HETI will begin streamlining the application process for this in Winter 2018. Watch this space for more news!


Publish your Findings!

Don’t keep your findings to yourself! We are seeking original submissions with the purpose of advancing knowledge in the fields of therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities and therapies for HETI’s peer-reviewed annual journal The Scientific and Educational Journal of Therapeutic Riding (SEJThR).



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Horse & Rider in Motion 26.-28.4.2019

We are happy to announce that Horse & Rider in Motion will be organized for the third time at Aino riding center, Järvenpää, Finland. This time we have top names like professor Hilary Clayton, Dr. Sarah Jane Hobbs, Susanne von Dietze and Tuulia Luomala giving us lecturers, practical riding demonstrations and lessons. Our aim is to get the scientific research integrated into horse training and this information out to the public so that people can better understand what good horse training is and what will create a healthy durable happy athlete. This event is suitable for all horse people from the hobby rider to the professionals in the field.

Susanne von Dietze-Pollak: Rhythm – Balance – Suppleness The secret keys of light, invisible and effective aids
Hilary Clayton: Biomechanics of the gaits and movements of riding horses

Hilary Clayton riding demo
Sarah Jane Hobbs&Hilary Clayton:When the Hoof Meets the Ground
Tuulia Luomala: topic to come

Sarah Jane Hobbs: Balance strategies: Methods of managing balance
Hilary Clayton: Causes and effects of gait asymmetry.
Tuulia Luomala: topic to come
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