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
EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES & THERAPY
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)
Recovering substance abusers
INTRA’s ranch and stable facilities are available for private horse pension. Contact us for more information.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
INTRA provides a pioneering, one-year EAAT Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification Program that combines a strong theoretical base with practical application. 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.
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