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 8E
13:15- 14:15 HETI Open Forum
RDS Simmonscourt, Seminar Room, Hall 8E
14:30 Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Introduction - William Micklem
RDS Simmonscourt, Hall 8C
16:00 - 17:30 Welcome Reception
RDS Simmonscourt, Hall 8E
  Wednesday 27 June  
Room  Concert Hall
09:00 - 09:15 Minister Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health
Welcome Address
09:15 - 09:30 Tore Godal
Ann Kern-Godal's memorial fund for Horse Assisted Therapy
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

Dr. Katharina Wolf
Hippotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Patients after Traumatic Brain Injury in the Murnau Trauma Center
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
Anja Cain
The Circular Classroom, Interactive Vaulting for Public School Groups in Charleston, South Carolina

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

Jenny Collings
Understanding and Balancing Knowledge with Treatment of SMA Type II
11:20 - 11:50 Tea/Coffee Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4

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

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

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

Matthew Cobble
Supporting Volunteers at RDA UK
Claudia Da Costa Mota
Analysis of the horseback rider trunk’s biomechanic according to the horse’s neck position during walking
Prof. Gustavo Dos Santos
Inclusion and work with adolescents from social, cultural and economic critical contexts in a equestrian rehabilitation center in CENAFRE-URUGUAY

Stephanie Tetzner
Early Intervenation: Risks by physiological features of small children!

Learning theory application in training the horse

Orla Doherty

Pre-registration only
12:40 - 13:30 Roswitha Zink
Dr. Karen Hediger
Integrating horses into evidence-based trauma therapy

Michelle Black
Combatting Compasion Fatigue                    (#39)
Dr. Kinga Wagner
The use of the Alert Program concept in the riding therapy

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


Dr. Shawn Macauley
Working with Persons with Vestibular Disorders
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)
Lansdowne Room
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)

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

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

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

Dr Rebecca Bailey & Prof. Nina Ekholm-Fry
Creating Protected Spaces for Families: Working with Horses in the Transitional Families Model
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
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

Francesca Gatti

Substance use disorder treatment retention and completion: a prospective study of horse-assisted therapy for young adults
Sanna Jarvela
Practival Finnish riding group therapy interventions in Salo

Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen
The effect of 12 weeks Equine Assisted Therapy trial to patient´s low back pain and muscle activity
Lynne Munro
Vaulting: Riding for the Disabled Coach and Chartered Physiotherapist working together enables participation and achievement for children with complex needs

Stavrula Kyriakopoulou
SUMMER CAMP KETHIS - "We can all be part of this party!"
Katarina Felicia Lundgren
Sharing Minds – Equine-Human Intersubjectivity in Equine Assisted PsychotherapyA Suggested Theoretical Framework and Meta-Analysis

Elizabeth Hill

Riding for the Disabled working with commercial riding schools to gain their Accessibility Mark accreditation
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

Adam Farrelly
Personal Experience of Equine Assisted Interventions

Rachel Doak
Personal experience of involvement in Therapeutic Riding

Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4

Julie Nicholson
Building resilience in the therapy horse

Prof. Nina Ekholm Fry
Challenges Horses Face in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies

Joanna Brooks
The story of Managing Equine Welfare in an Equestrian Center
Anne Rokka
Assessing the riders posture and movement on different type of surcingle

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

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

Jennifer Gibbons

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

Prof. Gustavo de Santos
The programs of Educational and Therapeutic activities with the assistance of horses in URUGUAY and the experience made in CENAFRE
(#192 )
Jenny Collings
HAPPY TRACKERS! - Successful Tracking an autitic group of children leads to good Team Work

Ms Mariarosaria Battagliese
Stop the bullying with the help of the horse.

Lindsey Crosbie
Overcoming Obstacles: Breaking barriers in the lives of survivors of violence and abuse through Horse Agility and Competitive Western Trail.
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
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

Amelia Plisner
The effectiveness of implementing Equine-based interventions to improve the social and communication skills deficits of young people with an ASD
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
Rose Scofield
Welfare measured via the display of conflict behaviours by equids wearing bitted and bitless bridles in halt trials.

Jemina Pietilä
Horses in the school - the appearance of social pedagogic elements in equine-assisted intervention
Arwen Finch
The Challenges and Benefits of an on the job Equestrian Vocational Training Model for Young Adults with Various Abilities and Support Needs
Doug Smith
Development and validation of haptic interface for deaf-blind riders

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

Prof. Nina Ekholm Fry
Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies at Universities and Colleges: Perspectives from the United States
Marit Sørensen
A motivational intervention for psychiatric patients taking part in horse assisted activities as part of treatment

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

Dr Marilyn Sokolof
Treating Addiction With the Help of a Horse
Lorrie Renker
Maintaining the Wellbeing of Horses in a EAAT program

Dr Magdalena Pikul
Emotions and interspecies interaction in equitation, their determinants and functions
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

Paulien Rutgers
Help, my teacher's a horse!Strenghtening executive functions through experiential learning with horses.
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

Stanislava Tílešová - Rychlewska
Self-experience - a true innovation in education and training of equine therapists for their role.
  Dr. Ana Paula Samico
The CEEQ Project: The development that comes at gallop.

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

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

Dr. Marilyn Sokolof
A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Traditional Psychotherapy for Female Survivors of Trauma
Dr. Péter Jámbor
Comparison of the sitting point kinematics of the free walk with motion analysis in different hippoterapeutic horses

Syllas Jadach Oliveira Lima
Giramundo Project: interactive vaulting as a socio-educational strategy
Dr. Laura Meyer
Equine Interactions and Social Pedagogy at an Irish Children’s Home

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

Tiphaine Mourey
Ontology and dilemmas when taking care of an autistic person with horses, an anthropological study
10:50 - 11:20 Tea/Coffee Break & Poster Session
Hall 3
Room  Concert Hall Landsdowne Room Dodder A  Dodder B Ring 4

Prof. Ann Hemingway
A feasibility study of an equine assisted intervention for young people with social and emotional challenges

Gay Lewis

The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations

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

Jane Liddiard
Therapeutic riding exercises for core stability and posture (#209)
Dr. Beth Macauley
Using Hippotherapy to Facilitate Use of a Communication Device in a Young Child with Multiple Disabilities

Darinka Király
Rajzoló/ Horse-drawer
Siofra Hayes Moriarty
Aphenomenological Study of Students' Experiences of Equine Assisted Learning and how These Experiences may Impact on Their Behaviours and Attitudes

Alexandra Stergiou
Therapeutic effects on balance of equine-assisted therapies in children with neuromuscular disorders

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

Lynne Munro

Pre-registration only

Equipment kindly funded by the Sports Capital Programme

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.

Prof. Ana Rodrigues
How does a psychomotor therapist brings value to the table?
Dr. Celia Grummit
Pilot study exploring the use of matrices to improve communication between therapists, users and involved organisations.

Metka Demsar Goljevscek
Back on the horseback - A program to promote personal growth and professional development through Equine Assisted Learning
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/
13:00 - 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.
*Please note this session will begin at 13:30

Marianne Vidament
Personality of horses dedicated to assisted riding and/or assisted therapies

Emma Murtagh
EU Funding

15:00 - 15:45 Closing Ceremony