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Current Members

Membership Categories:

Federation Members:  Organisations (including for-profit firms) who serve as formative members of the HETI Federation.

Institute Members:  Colleges and universities, research institutes and organisations with educational and/or certification capabilities.

Business Members:  Organisations, businesses and individuals who are active in equine assisted activities and related fields, such as equine service providers or equipment vendors.

Associate Members:  Individuals and organisations.

Honorary Members:: Membership granted by the HETI Executive Committee.


Total of Member Countries: 47
Total Membership: 263

     Federation Members:
49 in 30 countries



Federation Membership
(Countries and Details)

Federation members in
Africa
Country
Member Details
South Africa
SARDA (South African RDA)
Contact: Belinda Thom-Bain
E-mail: bthom@mweb.co.za
Website: sarda.co.za/

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Federation members in
the Americas
Country
Member Details
Brazil
ANDE BRASIL (Assoc. Nacional de Equoterapia)
Contact: Vera Horne
E-mail: verahorne@gmail.com
Website: www.equoterapia.org.br
Canada
CANTRA (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Assoc.)
Contact: Brenda Coward
E-mail: ctra@golden.net
Website: www.cantra.ca
 
Mexico
A.M.E.T. A.C. (Asociacion Mexicana de Equitacion Terapeutica A.C.)
Contact: Blanca Mayol
E-mail: equinoterapia.amet@hotmail.com
Website: www.equinoterapia.net
 
United States
A.H.A. Inc. (American Hippotherapy Association Inc.)
Contact: Jacqueline Tiley
E-mail: info@theahainc.org
Website: www.american
hippotherapyassociation.org/
 
Council of Education and Certification in Therapeutic Horsemanship (CECTH)
Contact:
Pam Hayes-Houldin
E-mail:
info@cecth.org
Website: www.pacth.org
 
PATH International (formerly NARHA)
Contact: Kathy Alm
E-mail: kalm@pathintl.org
Website: www.pathintl.org
 

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Federation members in
the Asia-Pacific region
Country
Member Details
Australia
ARDA Australia
Contact:
Karen Aspery
E-mail: eo@rda.org.au
Website: www.rda.org.au
Hong Kong
CRDA Hong Kong (Riding for the Disabled Association of Hong Kong)
Contact: Apple Wong
E-mail: apple@rda.org.hk
 
Japan
Japan Therapeutic Riding Association
Contact: Seiji Miyasaka
E-mail: miyasaka@jtranet.jp
 
RDA-Japan (Riding for the Disabled Association of Japan)
Contact: Kiginu Nakata
E-mail: rda@rdajapan.or.jp
Website: http://rdajapan.or.jp
 
Horse Community Piskara
Contact: Yuuki Chiba
E-mail: piskarijoba@gmail.com
Website: www.jyohba-ryoiku.or.jp
 
Korea (South)
Korean Academy of Therapeutic Horsemanship (RDA-Korea)
Contact: Amy Lee
E-mail: ji02.lee@samsung.com
Website: http://www.kath.kr/main.html
 
KRA-Let's Run Riding Center
Contact: Hyun Dong
E-mail: arete@kra.co.kr/
New Zealand
New Zealand RDA (New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association)
Contact: Chris Hooper
E-mail: chris.hooper@rda.org.nz
Website: www.rda.org.nz
Taiwan
Chinese Taipei Equestrian Association
Contact: Uta Rindfleisch-Wu
E-mail: ctea@ctea.org.tw
Qi Zhi Vocational Training Center
Contact: Li Chongxin
E-mail: uta.rindfleisch@gmail.com
 

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Federation members in
the British Isles and Scandinavia
Country
Member Details
Finland
The Finnish Association of Equine Facilitated Therapies
Contact: Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen
E-mail: sanna.mattila@saunalahti.fi
Website: www.suomenratsastusterapeutit.net
 
Ireland
 
Festina Lente Foundation
Contact: Jill Carey
E-mail: jillcarey@festinalente.ie
Website: www.festinalente.ie
RDA Ireland (Riding for the Disabled Association of Ireland)
Contact: Dilys Lindsay
E-mail: rdaisecretary@gmail.com
Website: www.rdai.org
 
Norway
Hest og Helse
Contact:Annika Meltzer
E-mail: Annika.meltzer@getmail.no
Website: www.hestoghelse.no
 
Faggruppe for ridefysioterapi, Norsk fysioterapeut forbund (Federation for riding physiotherapy, Norwegian Physiotherapist Association)
Contact: Kari Liaveg
E-mail: mette@holteninstitutt.no
 
Sweden
Organisationen för Hästunderstödda Insatser, OHI
Contact:
Pia Tillberg
E-mail: kontakt@ohi.nu
Website: www.irt-ridterapi.se/
United Kingdom
CPTRH (Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy)
Contact: Elizabeth Beckerlegge
E-mail: elizabeth@beckerlegge.com
Website: www.csp.org.uk/professional-networks/acptr
 
F.C.R.T. (Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy)
Contact: Jane Delves
E-mail: pj.king@frct.ac.uk
Website: www.fortunecentre.org
GUL (God Unlimited)
Contact: Dr. Celia Grummitt
E-mail: office@god-unlimited.org
Website: www.god-unlimited.org
RDA - UK (Riding for the Disabled Association - U.K.)
Contact:
Julie Elliston
E-mail: jelliston@rda.org.uk
Website: www.rda.org.uk
Welsh Institute of Therapeutic Horsemanship
Contact: Iain Crosbie
E-mail:  info.penytrip@gmail.com
Website: www.therapeutichorsemanship.org

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Federation members in
Europe
Country
Member Details
Austria
Osterr. Initiative - Pferde helfen Menschen
Contact: Gundula Hauser
E-mail: g.h.hauser@gmx.at
Website: www.pferde-helfen-menschen.at/
Belgium
 
HANDHIPPO (Union Nationale Belge des Therapeutes specialises in Hippotherapie)
Contact: Marie-Therese Kuypers
E-mail: mth.kuypers@skynet.be
Website: users.skynet.be/handhippo
 
Denmark
 
Fraktionen af Ridefysioterapeuter (Fraction of Physiotherapists with Training in Therapeutic Riding)
Contact: Hanne Dahl Iversen
E-mail: hdi@ridefysioterapeut.dk
Website: http://www.ridefys.dk
France
F.E.N.T.A.C. (Federation Nationale de Therapie Avec le Cheval)
Contact: Dominique Darques
E-mail: darques.dominique@orange.fr
Website: www.fentac.org/
 
HANDI-CHEVAL (Assoc. Nationale Handi-Cheval)
Contact: Glen Gouttes
E-mail: fnhc@wanadoo.fr
Website: www.handicheval.asso.fr/
 
Germany
D.K.Th.R. (Deutsches Kuratorium fur Therapeutisches Reiten)
Contact:
Almut Schlingenkoetter
E-mail: DKThR@fn-dokr.de
Website: www.dkthr.de
 
Deutsches Reiterliche Vereinigung
Contact:
Soenke Lauterbach
E-mail: fn@fn-dokr.de
Website: www.pferd-aktuell.de/
Website: www.irt-ridterapi.se/
Website: www.rda.org.nz
Greece
Hellenic Association for Therapeutic Riding (Elethip)
Contact: Irene Kapari
E-mail: irenekapari@hotmail.com
Website: www.elethip.gr
HETRICS: Hellenic Therapeutic Riding
Contact:
Maria Liga
E-mail: ligamaria2006@yahoo.gr
Ippostirixi
Contact: Maria Mitrouli
E-mail: ippostirixi@yahoo.gr
T.R.A.G. (Therapeutic Riding of Greece)
Contact: Dimitra Karouzaki
E-mail: triding@otenet.gr
Website: www.trag.gr/default_en.htm
Hungary
Maygar Lovasterapia Szovetseg (Hungarian Riding for the Disabled Federation)
Contact: Dr Peter Edvi
E-mail:  Edvi@gyermekmento.hu
Website: www.lovasterapia.hu/
 
Italy
A.N.I.R.E. (Associazione Nazionale Italiana di Riabilitazione Equestre)
Contact: Dott. Daniele Nicolas Citterio
E-mail: info@cnranire.it
Website: www.cnranire.it
Associazione "LAPO"
Contact: Prof. Anna Pasquinelli
E-mail: anna.pasquinelli@unifi.it
Website: www.associazionelapo.it
C.N.R.A.F.A. ONLUS (Centro Nazionale Ricerco Assistenza Onlus ANIRE)
Contact: Dott. Daniele Nicolas Citterio
E-mail: info@cnranire.it
Centro di Riabilitazione Equestre Vittorio di Capua
Contact: Dott. Annalisa Roscio
Email: riabilitazionequestre@ospedaleniguarda.it
Website:  www.ospedaleniguarda.it or www.riabilitazionequestre.it
F.I.S.E. (Federazione Italiana Sport Equestri)
(Equestrian Federation-Therapeutic Riding dept)
Contact: Barbara Ardu
E-mail: riabilitazione@fise.it
Website: www.fise.it
Luxembourg
 
A.T.E. (Association Therapie Equestre)
Contact: Christiane Betz
E-mail: secretariat@atelux.lu
Website: atelux.lu/
Netherlands
 
F.P.G. (Federatie Paarijden Gehandicapten)
Contact: Dieuwke Papma
E-mail: info@verenigingfpg.nl
Website: www.verenigingfpg.nl
Poland
 
Polish Hipotherapeutical Assoc.
Contact: Anna Struminska
E-mail: biuro@pthip.org.pl
Website: hipoterapia.org/
Russia
 
N.F.T.R. (National Federation of Therapeutic Riding-Russia)
Contact: Alexander Denisenkov
E-mail: rider960@yandex.ru
Spain
AEDEQ (Asociacion Espanola de Equinoterapias)
Contact: Lorenzo Lucarelli
E-mail: lucarellil@hotmail.com
Website: www.aedeq.org
Fundacion Caballo Amigo
Contact: Mercedes Jimenez Horwitz
E-mail: gestion@caballoamigo.org
Website: www.caballoamigo.org
Switzerland
 
SV-HPR (Schweizerische Vereinigung fur Heilpadagogische Reiten)
Name: Pferdegestützte Therapie Schweiz
Contact: Manuela Zaugg
E-mail: geschaeftsstelle@pt-ch.ch
Website:
www.pt-ch.ch/
Turkey

Turkiye Binicilik Federasyonu
(Turkish Equestrian Federation)
Contact: Zeynep Kayacan
E-mail: info@binicilik.org.tr
Website: www.binicilik.org.tr

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Institute Members
(Organisations)

Country
Members Details
Colombia
Centro Ecuestre Corpoalegria
Slovenia
Back on the Horseback
Thailand
Able the Disabled Foundation International Riding School - Zherwin Acosta
United States
Carlisle Academy, Maine - Sarah Armentrout
United States
Wilson College, PA - Ann O’Shallie

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Business Members
(Individuals & Organisations)

Country
Members Details
Argentina
Equinoterapia La Rioja - Andrea Maria Paredes Lopez Zamora
Australia
Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled - Jan O'Halloran
Belguim
Geraldine de Ribaucourt
Denmark
Jette Skuvgaard Laubacher
Greece
John Nikolaou
Kicholas Polyzos
L.E.O. Language & Speech Equestrian Optimization --
Apostolos Mavromatis
Ireland
Equine Facilitated Education and Therapy Association -- Yvonne Monahan
United Kingdom
The British Horse Society- Lynn Petersen
United States
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, CT - Kitty Stalsburg
Marilyn Sokolof, FL
Gaits of Change, CA - Sandy Webster
The Healing Horses, NH - Karolina Przewloka
Patricia McGuire, MD, Ridgewood, NJ
CHUM, Mason, MI - Bonnie DePue
Wales
Self Heal Therapies, Fiona Hill

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Associate Members (Individuals & Organisations)

Country
Members Details
Argentina
A.A.A.E.P.A.D. (Asoc. Argentina de Actividades Ecuestres para Discapacitados)
Australia
RDA –NSW (Riding for the Disabled Association NSW) - Lucy Pentone
Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre Inc. -WA - Miss Henry
Jaci Armstrong
RDA WA Hippotherapy Centre 
RDA Australia Hippotherapy
Brooke Dinning
Ann Sands, OAM
McIntyre Centre PRDA Queensland -
Kate Kunze
Mary Longden
Norma Pearce
Pegasus RDA of the ACT
Pauline Perry
Dr. Carlie Driscoll
Belgium
Arteveldehogeschool - Fabienne Verhaeghe
Dominiek Savio Instituut
- Mrs. B. Buyse
Brasil
Heloisa Bruna Grubits Freire
IAPE-EQUO -
Ana Carolina A. Pereira-Mates
Syllas Jadach Oliveira Lima
Canada
Lanark County Therapeutic Riding centre - Amy Booth
Andrea Malisia
Daphne Davey
Northern Lights TR Association - Jo-Anne Chevalier
Wendy Roberts
F.Q.E.T. (Federation Quebecoise Equitation Therapeutique) -
Marie-Joseé Beaudet
Anne Barnfield
Jane James
Lelia Sponsel,
Ottawa
Laurentian University - Jan Yorke
Chile
Renate Bender
China
Shanghai Riding for the Disabled (S.R.D.) - Ms Ming Liu
Lenel Roux
Shanghai Chengdu RDA - David Liu
Ming Liu
Columbia
Jeannette Rosas Rodriguez
Maria Angelica Rodriquez Benavides
Corpoalegria -
Jeannette Rosas
Costa Rica Asociacionde Equinoterapia de Cartago
Croatia
Krila-Terapijsko Jahanje - Sasa Tuksar
Czech Republic
Jan Kulichova
OS-SVITANI JABLONEC nad NISOU -
Iva Michalska
The Czech Therapeutic Riding Association -
Vera Lantelme
Denmark
Birgitte Goetske
Danish Ridefysioterapi -
Hanna Dahl Iversen
Ecuador
Heidi Paliz
Finland
Tanja Kulmala
Annette Lindroos

Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen
Sosiaalipedagoginen Hevostoimintayhdistys ry - Maija Lipponen
Suvi Thornley
Ypaja Equine College
Maija Lipponen
France
Equiphoriae
Renee Garrigue
Dr. Jean-Paul Hoff
Assoc. Reg D'equitation D'Alsace
Georgia
Medical Academy of Georgia - Doct. Med Sc.Prof. Manoni Loria
Prof. Manana Rukhadze - Dept. of Physical Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine & Therapeutic Riding
Germany
Angela Bauersfeld
Dr med Evelyn Fischer
Forderkreis Therapeutisches Reiten
Gerlinde Hoffmann
ITAT Germany -  Ulrike Link-Dorner
Armgard Schoerle
Marietta Schulz
Monika Mehlem
Greece
Greek Scientific Association of Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy (GSATRH)
Irene Kapari
Promitheas Make-Galhnh
Kallirroi Kamizi
Perdika Mastorou
Petroula Petriki
Olga Vitoula
Vasilis Tourlakis
Alexandra Stergiou
Sara Hutton-Anetopoulos
Honduras
Fundacion Hondurena de Equitacion - Astrid Panting de Ruiz
Ireland
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Centre - Tina Schmill
Mary Brophy
Jean Marie Robertson
Israel
Nichola Rut Goldberg
Judi Kay
Dalia Kreindler
Anita Shkedi
Therapeutic Riding Centre of Israel
Italy
Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica "Incontro a cavallo"
AIASPORT
- Maria Laura Tabacchi
A.V.R.E.S. (Associazione Valdostana Rieducazione Equestre & Sportiva) - Giovanna Rabbia
A.P.R.E.S. -
M. Carmine Macchione, D. Maurizia
Prof’ssa Anna Pasquinelli
SOD ITALIA
- Diani Vitali
Japan
Yukari Nakai
Masako Nakata
RDA Utsunomiya -
Masayo Ihara
Nakata Masatoshi
Kahori Tamai
Kumiko Masakiyo
Tetsufumi Inoue
Junko Noda
Takami Nagahora
Masatoshi Nakata
Kiginu Nakata
Chie Ueda
Kumiko Nagae
Maki Tsuchiya
Korea
(South)
RD Samsung - Amy Ji Young Lee
Jeong Yi Kwon
Malaysia RDAD - Helen Jennings
Mali
SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) - Dr Amadou Doumbia
Mexico Centrio de Equinoterapia del DIF de Atizapan de Zaragoza - Adriana Tamez
Centro de Equinoterapia de los Altos de Jalisco, A.C. -
Iván Ruvalcaba Papedopulos
Centro Mexiquense de Equinoterapia (CEMEQUI) -
Miriam Aime Muñoz de la Rosa
Centro de Rehabilitacion Infantil HOGA A.C. -
Ms Adriana Sanchez Montemayor
Equipo DIF Municipio de San Nicolas de los Garza -
Magdelena Torres
Edith Gross Naschert
Rosa Pineda
Grupo Reyte -
Mr Jose Alberto Richaud
Sistema Municipal DIF de Puebla
Francisco Zepeda
New Zealand
Dr Olive Webb
Norway
Morten Antonsen Beitostolen Helsesportsenter - Irmelin Grøndahl
Mary Best Granly
Marianne Klouman
Jeanette Lysell
Beate Skyrud
Mona Thelle

Valnesfjord Helsesportsenter - Carola Biberg
Philippines
Jose Montilla
Poland
Foundation for the Development of Horse Riding Rehabilitation for Disabled Children - Aleksandra Wlodarczyk
Portugal
Associacao Portuguesa de Terapia e Formação - Cavalo Amigo
Associacao Equiterapeautica Do Porto e Matosinhoa -
Joana Luisa Gomes Pereira
Carla Maria Vaz Baptista
Saudi Arabia
Open Skies Therapeutic Riding Days - Judy Houry
SULTAN BIN ABDUL AZIZ HUMANITARIAN CITY - Dr Abdul Aziz Al-Shamekh
Russia
Vera Elanskaya
Slovakia
S.H.A. Slovenska Hipoterapeutika - Karol Hornacek MD
Slovenia
Tamara Crnic
South Africa
Shumbashaba Equine Assisted Therapy Centre - Sharon Boyce
Katrina Evans
Spain
Associacio d’Accio Social DISCAN - Meritxell Teixidor
Association Equite d’Equitacio Terapeutica - Prof. Vincenc T. Segerra Vidal
Centre Equinoterapia Cadi Moixero SCCL - Miquel Gallardo
Fundacio Terapia a Cavall - Maria Teresa Lloria Llacer
Trinidad Barcelo
Equinesport Emotional Management -
Manuel Smith
Sweden
G.H.R.K. (Goteborg HandikappRidKlubb) - Robert Kolby
Margareta Hakanson
Stiftelson Hippocampus - Pia Tillberg
Switzerland
Danielle Vetsch
Taiwan R.O.C.
Uta Rindfleisch-Wu
Therapeutic Riding centre for Taiwan -
Uta Rindfleisch-Wu
Chao-Yuan Chang
Chun-Mei Chen
Chang Yi-Hung
Li Ya Hui
Chang Ming-Hui
Chan Shu-Ya
Wang Tze-Hsuan
Lee Pei-Ying
Weng Tsung-Hsin
Sun Yu-Jen
Lu Yu-Shan
Yi-Hung Chang
Tsung-Shin Weng
David Wang
Yu-Ling Tsai
Ching-Ping Lee
Te-yu Lin
Ella Chang
Mei-Sheng Wang
Yu-Yen Lin
Wei-Ya Tsai
Shih-Lin Chang
Yeh Chen
Lu Chieh
Hung-Ling Chen
Turkey
Istanbul Binicilik Kulubu,  Ulvi Haznedar
Hippoterapi Antalya - Jacqueline Altan van der Veen
United Arab Emirates
RDA Dubai (Riding for the Disabled Association of Dubai) - Satish Seemar
Geni Cabre
United Kingdom
God Unlimited - Dr. Celia C. Grumm
The Horse Course -
Harriet Laurie
Pembroke RDA Centre
- Pat Burgess
Jonquil Solt
Sue Adams Riding School
- Sue Adams-Wheeler
Carolyn Walker
Field of Dreams Foundation

Tiltas Trust - Peter Howe
Newton Kerry
Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship –
Hannah Bur
United States
Barbara Abrams - CT
Barbara Engel Therapy Services
, CO - Barbara Engel
Joann Benjamin -
CA
Octavia Brown
- NJ
Scott Cook - TX
Karen Cuneo - NH
Jennifer Donahue -
TX
Equest
, TX - Joan Cutler
Dr. Jan Fernandez -
TX
Giselle Faubel -
FL
Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Centre
, NY - Michael Kaufmann
Elizabeth Haartz -
VT
The Educated Equine
, NY - Lorrie Renker
Touchstone Farm, NH
- Boo Martin
Horses and the Handicapped of South FL
- Alison Plaza Beth Macauley - MI
Teresa Morris -
OH
Ann O'Shallie -
PA
Patricia J. Sayler -
PA
Priscilla Lightsey - H.O.P.E.
Mane Stream Riding - Nicola Redmond, NJ
Special Equestrians
, ME - Gisela Heimsath-Rhodes
Spirit Open Equestrian Program -
VA- Davorka Suvak
Strides to Success
, IN - Debbie Anderson
Molly Sweeney -
TX
St. Andrews University
, NC - Pebbles Turbeville
Christine Wheelwright -
TX
Windridge -
TX
Clare Wren -
CA
Debbie Silkwood-Scherer -
Holt, MI
Nancy Sidden -
Cambridge, MA
Bonnie Cunningham -
Jeffersonville, NY
Jean Tebay - Jupiter, FL
Love Quest Children's Foundation - Cincinnati, OH
Fulcrum Therapy, LLC, Berwick, ME - Christina Richardson<
Ann C. Alden, Arizona
Peggy Sugarman, California
Marny Mansfield, New York
Lorrie Renker, New York
Anja Cain, South Carolina
Joan Cutler - Fate, TX
Veronica Lac - New Albany, Ohio
Ken and Cynthia Wagner - MA
Amy Tripson - Pittsburgh, PA
Amanda Rumore - Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
Susan March - Florida

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Honorary Members

Country
Members Details (Revised September 2010)
Germany
Ernst Reinhard Verlag
Contact: Annegret Schulz:
E-mail: schultz@reinhardt-verlag.de
www.reinhardt-verlag.de
International
IAHAIO (International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations)
Contact: IAHAIO Secretary Dr Andrea M. Beetz
E-mail: info@iahaio.org
www.iahaio.org
United States
Horses and Humans Research Foundation
KC Henry, Executive Director
E-mail:  kchenry@horsesandhumans.org
www.horsesandhumans.org



Federation Members:
48 in 30 Countries
  Other Members:
191 in 44 Countries
Australia 1 Argentina
Austria 2 Australia
Belgium 1 Belgium
Brazil 1 Brasil
Canada 1 Canada
Finland 1 China
France 2   Columbia
Germany 2 Croatia
Greece 2 Czech Republic
Hong Kong 1 Denmark
Hungary 1 Ecuador
Ireland 1 Finland
Italy 4 France
Japan 3 Georgia
Korea (South) 2 Germany
Luxembourg 1 Greece
Mexico 1 Honduras
Netherlands 1 Ireland
New Zealand 1 Israel
Norway 2 Italy
Poland 1 Japan
Russia 1 Korea (South)
South Africa 1 Mali
Spain 2 Mexico
Sweden 1 New Zealand
Switzerland 1 Norway
Taiwan 2 Peru
Turkey 1 Philippines
United Kingdom 4 Poland
United States 3   Portugal
United States 3 Saudi Arabia
Singapore
      Slovakia
      Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
      Switzerland
      Taiwan (R.O.C.)
      Thailand
      Turkey
      Un. Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)
      United Kingdom (UK)
      United States (USA)