HETI 2018 Programme 
  Monday 25 June  
09:00 - 17:00 Pre-Congress Workshop
Festina Lente, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Transport provided from Royal Dublin Society - departing 8am
Pre-Registration Only 
           
  Tuesday 26 June  
13:00 Registration
Arrival Tea/Coffee Break
RDS Simmonscourt, Hall 8D
13:15- 14:15 HETI Open Forum
RDS Simmonscourt, Seminar Room, Hall 8D
14:30 Opening Ceremony
RDS Simmonscourt, Hall 8C
16:00 - 17:30 Welcome Reception
RDS Simmonscourt, Hall 8D
 
  Wednesday 27 June  
Room  Concert Hall
09:00 - 09:15 Minister Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health
Welcome Address
09:15 - 09:30 Rachel Doak
Personal experience of involvement in Therapeutic Riding 
09:30 - 10:15 Keynote Speaker - William Micklem
Going over the EDGE: An empowering approach to coaching
  Session break 
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
10:30 - 11:20 Dr. Shelley Green
Examining the Impact of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) on PTSD Symptomatology among Residential Foster Youth
(#184)

Dr. Katharina Wolf
Hippotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Patients after Traumatic Brain Injury in the Murnau Trauma Center
(#67)
Brita Norrud
Observation of changes in movement during therapeutic riding in children with cerebral palsy (CP)
(# 43)

Prof. Heidi Brady
Gait and Gross Motor Skills in Two-and Three-Year-Old Children with Developmental Delay Participating in Hippotherapy Intervention
(#82)
Anja Cain
The Circular Classroom, Interactive Vaulting for Public School Groups in Charleston, South Carolina
(#72)

Joanna Dzwonkowska
The role of therapeutic riding in the education and upbringing of young people with intellectual disabilities
(#45)
Jo-anne Chevalier
Fundamental Movement Skills form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity.
(#42)

Jenny Collings
Understanding and Balancing Knowledge with Treatment of SMA Type II
(#167)
 
11:20 - 11:50 Tea/Coffee Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
11:50 - 12:40 PANEL SESSION: AUTISM

Cathy Binz
Equine Therapies for Children with Autism: Evidence-based, or simply 'feel good' practices?
(#94)

Mary Longden
Ben - A Case Study. Balancing skills for life with horses and riding.
(#104)

Dr. Alice Passarini
Pilot study: definition of a video recording protocol to monitor  Equine Assisted Therapy in patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
(#108)
Edwina Boase-stratford
A model for developing workplace health and safety, best practice risk management in therapeutic horse riding.
(#101 EW)

Matthew Cobble
Supporting Volunteers at RDA UK
(#141 EDT)
Claudia Da Costa Mota
Analysis of the horseback rider trunk’s biomechanic according to the horse’s neck position during walking
(#186 PD)

Prof. Dorothée Debuse
Is it all in the saddle? A case report on an adult rider with cerebral palsy over 10 years
(#52 PD)
Prof. Gustavo Dos Santos
Inclusion and work with adolescents from social, cultural and economic critical contexts in a equestrian rehabilitation center in CENAFRE-URUGUAY
(#193 SI)

Stephanie Tetzner
Early Intervenation: Risks by physiological features of small children!
(#31)
PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

Learning theory application in training the horse

Orla Doherty

Pre-registration only
12:40 - 13:30 Roswitha Zink
Integrating horses into evidence-based trauma therapy
(#91 MH)


Michelle Black
Combatting Compasion Fatigue
(#39)


Dr. Kinga Wagner
The use of the Alert Program concept in the riding therapy
(#59 ADD)

Jana Sklenaríková
Paravaulting: therapeutic horseback riding with acrobatic exercises as a discipline of para-equestrian sport
(#178)
Emma Weitzel
Horse Powered Reading

(#153)

Dr. Shawn Macauley
Working with Persons with Vestibular Disorders
(#134)
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
13:30 - 14:30 Lunchtime Session: Round Table Discussion on Education
(Pre-registration required - lunch provided)

Anne Rokka, Education Designer in Equine College Hevosopisto
Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen President of HETI federation
Room  Concert Hall
14:30 - 15:15 Keynote Speaker - Patricia Pendry
Research on Equine Assisted Activities: Causal findings, implications for practice, and future directions
  Session break 
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
15:30 - 16:20 Dr. Gillian Lawrence Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by CanTRA
Marion Drache
Hippotherapy for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS): A multicenter randomized controlled trial
(# 15)

Angela Torsch
 Investigating if  a modified assessment tool can demonstrate impact of hippotherapy in children with complex disabilities (neuromotor; sensory; communication; cognitive/behavioural).
(# 146) 
Alexandra Stergiou
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies in patients with physical disabilities.A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
(# 89)

Lori Garone

Impact of Terminology on Research and Reimbursement – a Global Look
(# 132)
Erna Törmälehto
The therapeutic potential of a horse when working with groups of young people
(# 20)

Ritva Mickelsson
Lessons Learned from Horses: Comparing Equine-Assisted Social Education Intervention on Special Education Pupils’ Well-being with ART and Co-Operational Mathematics
(# 22)
Alexandra Meissel
How to enhance skills of handicapped people through the use of trail obstacles in equine facilitated programmes
(# 84)

Prof. Jo Anne Miller
Equine Assisted Learning Combined with Traditional Tutoring Reduces the High School Drop-out Rate in At-Risk Youth
(# 130)
 
16:20 - 16:50 Tea/Coffee Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
16:50 - 17:40 Lorri Renker
Hurdles and Challenges to Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT)
(#47)

Prof. Dorothée Debuse

Providing the evidence: A critique of research designs and statistical tests for Therapeutic Riding
(#50)
Saskia Aust
Non-verbal interaction as key in Equine Assisted Interventions - Interaction between client, horse and therapist and the possibility’s for EAI
(#109)

Audrey Darby
The Horse Sense project – the value of using and equine setting to meet therapeutic goals
(#203)
Prof. Dorothée Debuse
It’s never too late – improving function several years post Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): 2 case studies
(#51)

Marie Gudmundsson
Equine assisted interventions as support for everyday function and activities
(# 119)
Dr. Maggie Broom
Mounted or unmounted? ... or both?: Equine therapy and ASD
(#34)

Dr. Rebecca Bailey & Prof. Nina Ekholm Fry
Creating Protected Spaces for Families: Working with Horses in the Transitioning Families™ Model
(#103)
 
18:00 - 22:00 Snow White & Her Many Dwarves & BBQ
Festina Lente, Bray, Co.Wicklow
Transport Provided
Ticketed Event
           
  Thursday 28 June  
Room  Concert Hall
08:45  - 09:00 Adam  Farelly
Personal experience of involvement in Equine Assisted Activities 
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Speaker - Martine Hausberger
Equines and Equine Assisted Activities – Maintaining Their Welfare and Well-being – the Challenges and the Solutions
 
  Session Break 
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
10:00 - 10:50 Prof. Nina Ekholm Fry
Understanding the Therapeutic Environment in Equine-Assisted Therapy
(#100)

Francesca Gatti
Substance use disorder treatment retention and completion: a prospective study of horse-assisted therapy for young adults
(#147)
Sanna Järvelä
Practical Finnish riding group therapy interventions in Salo
(#164)

Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen
The effect of 12 weeks Equine Assisted Therapy trial to patient´s low back pain and muscle activity
(#79)
Prof. Joana Moreira
Impact of horse-mediated activities in the wellbeing of socially excluded children – a mixed study on three pilot programs
(#115)

Stavrula Kyriakopoulou
SUMMER CAMP KETHIS - "We can all be part of this party!"
(#62)

Lynne Munro
Vaulting: Riding for the Disabled Coach and Chartered Physiotherapist working together enables participation and achievement for children with complex needs
(#83)
Dr Ali Azman Minhaj
Malaysia Experience in Hippotherapy
(#194)

Elizabeth Hill

Riding for the Disabled working with commercial riding schools to gain their Accessibility Mark accreditation
(#166)
 
10:50 - 11:20 Tea/Coffee Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
Room  Concert Hall
11:20 - 11:50 Special Guest to be announced
Official Address to the Congress
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
12:00 - 13:15 PANEL SESSION: EQUINE WELFARE

Julie Nicholson
Building resilience in the therapy horse
(#65)

Prof. Nina Ekholm Fry
Challenges Horses Face in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies
(#102)

J. Carey , PhD.
The story of Managing Equine Welfare in an Equestrian Center 
(#214)

Anne Rokka
Assessing the riders posture and movement on different type of surcingle
(#175)


Hanna Huttunen
COPM (The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure) in back pain
(#168)

Prof. Yanina Sanchez
Teaching learning interventions, assisted with equines for teachers of the National University of San Juan, of the educational sciences program
(#57)
Lynn Thomas
The Eagala Model: Theoretical Foundations and Facilitation Skillsets working with Trauma and Other Psychological Issues
(#75)

Jennifer Gibbons

Discoveries from the Antipodes ~Achieving BalanceExploring A Range Of Diverse Clinical Applications Where The Horses Are The Primary Therapists
(#176)

Prof. Gustavo Dos Santos
The programs of Educational and Therapeutic activities with the assistance of horses in URUGUAY and the experience made in CENAFRE
(#192 TV)

Jenny Collings
HAPPY TRACKERS! – Successful Tracking an autistic group of children leads to good Team Work
(#152)

Ms Mariarosaria Battagliese
Stop the bullying with the help of the horse.
(#55)

Lindsey Crosbie
Overcoming Obstacles: Breaking barriers in the lives of survivors of violence and abuse through Horse Agility and Competitive Western Trail.
(#156)
 
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
13:15 - 14:45 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
CONCERT HALL 
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
14:50 - 15:40 Marietta Schulz
Autism Spectrum Disorder: a challenge to social learning
(#210)

Amelia Plisner
The effectiveness of implementing Equine-based interventions to improve the social and communication skills deficits of young people with an ASD
(#46)
Maria Liapi
Psycho-Educational Approach applied in Equine Assisted Therapy, How & why Psycho-Education enhances the therapeutic impact in individuals working with horses
(# 169)

Kirstin O’Neill
The impact of equine facilitated programmes on the emotional intelligence of children affected by socio-economic disadvantage
(#207)
Rose Scofield
Welfare measured via the display of conflict behaviours by equids wearing bitted and bitless bridles in halt trials.
(#171)

Dianne-Dominique Theakstone
Happy Horses Help Happy Humans’
(# 198)
Arwen Finch
The Challenges and Benefits an on the job Equestrian Vocational Training Model for Young Adults with Various Abilities and Support Needs
(#208)

Doug Smith
Development and validation of haptic interface for deaf-blind riders
(#157)
PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

Practical An Introduction to Clicker Training to Ethically Work with and Train Equines

Mary Concannon

Pre-registration only

Kindly Sponsored by John Boyne, Farrier
15:40 - 16:30 Dr. Anita Shkedi
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy:Towards a Future Curriculum
(#158)

Prof. Nina Ekholm Fry
Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies at Universities and Colleges: Perspectives from the United States
(#93)
TaeYeong Kim
Long-term effect of simulated horseback riding exercise for chronic low back pain: A Randomized controlled clinical trial
(#145)

Dr. Yulia Slepchenko
Correction of pelvic somatic dysfunctions in children of 7-10 years with the help of equine therapy and osteopathy
(#77)
Jennifer Garland
Experiential Learning with Horses: An Innovative Approach to Fostering Resiliency-based Competencies in At-Risk Youth
(#142)

Dr Marilyn Sokolof
Treating Addiction With the Help of a Horse
(#90)
Lorrie Renker
Maintaining the Wellbeing of Horses in a EAAT program
(#48)

Dr Magdalena Pikul
Emotions and interspecies interaction in equitation, their determinants and functions
(#16)
16:30 - 17:20 Tea/Coffee Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
17:20 - 18:35   Klára Šedivá
Using ethology as an equine facilitated learning strategy
(#86)

Paulien Rutgers
Help, my teacher's a horse!Strenghtening executive functions through experiential learning with horses.
(#133)
Minhwa Suk
Comparsion of body movements in children with cerebral palsy during hippotherapy and walking.
 (# 105)

Aiko Kojima
The effect of continuous horse therapy on dynamic standing balance in the elderly.
(# 49)

Dr. Beth Macauley
The Effects of Cuencos Tones on the Behavior of Therapy Horses
(#11)

Stanislava Tílešová - Rychlewska
Self-experience - a true innovation in education and training of equine therapists for their role.
(#30) 
 
  Dr. Ana Paula Samico
The CEEQ Project: The development that comes at gallop.
(#165)
Prof Ann Hemingway
The Mechanism of Action of an Equine Assisted Intervention: A Pilot Study
(# 56)
Emily Kieson
Horses Prefer Food over Human Contact for Task Reward and Considerations for Human-Horse Bonding 
(#174)

 
19:45 - late Farewell Ceili
Informal buffet dinner
Concert Hall, RDS
Ticketed Event
           
  Friday 29 June  
Room  Concert Hall
08:45  - 09:00 Rory Finnegan
Personal experience of employment in the equestrian industry
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Speaker - Ed Bracher
Meeting the Challenges of Supporting Riders with Support Needs in a Modern and Efficient Manner
 
  Session Break 
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
10:00 - 10:50 Dr. Jill Carey
Exploring the Impact of Equine Facilitated Learning on the Social and Emotional WellBeing of Young People Affected by Educational Inequality
(#4)

Dr. Shannon Keleher
A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Traditional Psychotherapy for Female Survivors of Trauma
(#58)
Syllas Jadach Oliveira Lima
Giramundo Project:  interactive vaulting as a socio-educational strategy
(#69)

Dr. Péter Jámbor
Comparison of the sitting point kinematics of the free walk with motion analysis in different hippoterapeutic horses

(#33)
Dr. Laura Meyer
Equine Interactions and Social Pedagogy at an Irish Children’s Home
(#26)


Deborah Draves Legg
Horse Herds teaching Human HerdsUsing 'Power of the Herd' principles to strengthen family dynamics.
(# 139)
Prof. Nina Ekholm Fry
Horses in the Treatment of Trauma: Integration with Evidence-Based Trauma Practices
 (#96)

Tiphaine Mourey
Ontology and dilemmas when taking care of an autistic person with horses, an anthropological study
(#110)
 
10:50 - 11:20 Tea/Coffee Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
11:20 - 12:10 PANEL SESSION: SOCIAL & WELLBEING
 
Prof. Ann Hemingway
A feasibility study of an equine assisted intervention for young people with social and emotional challenges
(#38)

Gay Lewis

The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations
(#173)

Dr Anita Shkedi
Youth-at-Risk Equine Studies: Five-Year Statistical Review of Exam Results
(#73)
Laurence Weill Ikan
Equine Assisted programme for the Rehabilitation of Youth at Risk (15-17 years) - From Individual to Group Approach.
(#80)

Clare Thomas-Pino
Evaluating Human-Equine Interactions through the Lens of Adult Attachment- Lessons Learned from EAAT Research
(# 7)
Dr. Beth Macauley
Using Hippotherapy to Facilitate Use of a Communication Device in a Young Child with Multiple Disabilities
(#12)

Darinka Király
Rajzoló/ Horse-drawer
(#63)
Siofra Hayes Moriarty
A Phenomenological Study of Students' Experiences of Equine Assisted Learning and how These Experiences may Impact on Their Behaviours and Attitudes
 (#206 S&E)

Alexandra Stergiou
Therapeutic effects on balance of equine-assisted therapies in children with neuromuscular disorders
(#118)
PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

What do we need to consider when selecting an equine for a participant with additional needs?

Lynne Munro

Pre-registration only
12:10 - 13:00 Ana Naber
"Because they feel your heartbeat!”- Heartrate (variability) as a sign of synchronization within horse assisted therapy based on body language.
(
#61)

Joana Filipa Gonçalves
How does a psychomotor therapist brings value to the table?
(#124)
Dr. Celia Grummit
Pilot study exploring the use of matrices to improve communication between therapists, users and involved organisations.
(#44)

Metka Demšar Goljevšcek
Back on the horseback - A program to promote personal growth and professional development through Equine Assisted Learning
(#126)
Dr. Michela Marzorati
Pilot Study: Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) can change adaptive functions in children with Dyspraxia.
(# 107)

Dr. Beth Macauley
Equine Movement Facilitates Correct Articulation of /r/
(#13) 
13:00 - 14:00  Lunchtime Session: Psychotherapy Interventions on the Equine Assisted Therapies
(Pre-registration required - lunch provided)

Marilyn Sokolof & Vera Horne
13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4
14:00 - 14:50  
Margareta Håkanson
Nordic Aspects on Equine Facilitated Physiotherapy – from biomechanics to bodily and social interaction.
(#88)

Katarina Felicia Lundgren
Sharing Minds – Equine-Human Intersubjectivity in Equine Assisted PsychotherapyA Suggested Theoretical Framework and Meta-Analysis
(#122)
 Marianne Vidament
Personality of horses dedicated to assisted riding and/or assisted therapies
(#74)

Michelle Black
Combatting Compassion Fatigue
(# 39) 
   
15:00 - 15:45 Closing Ceremony