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Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association

INTRA is a non-profit organization committed to providing the highest standard of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) to people of all abilities and backgrounds

 

Services

 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

INTRA provides a pioneering, one-year EAAT practitioner-training program that combines a strong theoretical base with practical application. The program is associated with PATH International (the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) in the USA. To date, INTRA founder Dr. Anita Shkedi and her team have trained over 8,000 EAAT instructors, who now work throughout Israel, the USA, the UK, and Europe.


INTRA also offers Equine Studies Matriculation, a high-school matriculation program for at-risk youth. In weekly classes, students study equine care and management, strengthening their self-confidence through positive learning experiences.

HORSE PENSION

INTRA’s ranch and stable facilities are available for private horse pension. Contact us for more information. 

WORKSHOPS AND CLINICS

  • Summer camps for children with disabilities

  • Instructional programs for students in special education

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND VOLUNTEERING

  • Private EAAT for all riders

  • Sports Riding: Equestrianism for physical fitness including riding, driving, or vaulting with horses. 

  • Israel National Service (Sherut Leumi) Volunteering

  • Volunteer programs for volunteers from overseas

  • Volunteer programs for youth with disabilities

EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES AND THERAPY (EAAT)

EAAT is a global term that embraces therapeutic riding, therapeutic carriage driving, vaulting, equine-facilitated learning, activities to improve people's intellectual ability, and hippotherapy. In general, the term refers to human-horse therapies that may facilitate physical, cognitive, and behavioral development; increase strength and flexibility; improve motor skills; promote speech and cognitive reasoning; and enhance social skills. 

INTRA’s EAAT serves a wide clientele, such as:

  • Children and adults with physical and mental disabilities

  • Children with developmental disorders

  • IDF veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • At-risk youth

  • Recovering substance abusers 

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PO Box 370, Bnei Zion 609-1000, Israel

+ 972-9-8666306

+ 972-9-8665753

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