March 8 – 10th, 2013

Crown Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton

7750 Carondelet Ave.

Clayton/St. Louis, MO 63105

Make guestroom reservations here!  Room Block is now OPEN through Feb 28th!

Be sure to use the code AHZ to get the $95 single/double occupancy rate.  The Crown Plaza in Clayton is a great place to stay from the bustling streets of downtown to luscious green parks, Clayton is a sophisticated blend of chic urban life and quiet residential suburbs. The Crowne Plaza® St. Louis – Clayton hotel is located in the heart of St. Louis’s financial district, just 10 miles from downtown St. Louis and eight miles from Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL).

Home to distinctive boutiques, upscale dining and art galleries, Clayton, Missouri keeps our hotel’s guests busy! Downtown St. Louis is nearby, so you can enjoy the stunning view of the city from the top of the Arch.

RegistrationNow available!  Full2013 AHA, Inc. International Conference Registration Booklet!  For online registration click here!

Pre-Conference: Tellington TTouch for you and your Hippotherapy Horse!  Come learn about the concept of “NDT for the horse” as two Tellington TTouch instructors team up with an AHA trained OT to introduce TTouch and how this is being modified for horses working in therapy sessions. Come and be a part of a unique educational experience. There will be limited space for 20 participants to have hands on time throughout the day with the instructors and horses. This course will consist of five hours of educational content. Registration costs for the hands-on spots will be $225. All other attendees at $175. Costs include transportation, breakfast and lunch. There is limited space available for this course, early registration is suggested.

Conference Overview:  Every other year the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. (AHA, Inc.) hosts an International Conference, which attracts hundreds of attendees from the field of equine assisted therapies, specifically therapists incorporating Hippotherapy into their patient’s plan of care.  As the premier educational event for therapists and their teams, the AHA, Inc. International Conference offers innovative posters, papers and presentations showcasing the latest research, clinical tools and business models for hippotherapy.  This conference also offers an opportunity for networking with colleagues and peers and a celebration of key industry contributors during our awards ceremony.  Don’t miss these opportunities to expand your knowledge, contribute to the growth of Hippotherapy, celebrate success and socialize with like-minded professionals!

2013 Call for Papers and Posters

Call for Papers Submissions – Closed, thank you to all those who made submissions!

Call for Posters Submissions – Continuing to accept submissions on a space available basis only!

This year the AHA, Inc. Board, faculty and staff have worked on our first list of official AHA, Inc. Terminology to assist those submitting papers and those who are reviewing papers.  So please be sure to review and incorporate the suggested terminology, AHA, Inc. Terminology for use in Submissions.

2013 AHA, Inc. Awards

The Barbara Heine Award for AHA Inc., Hippotherapy Horse of the Year – Sponsored by AQHA

The Barbara Glasow Award for AHA Inc., Therapist of the Year


2013 AHA, Inc. Conference Sponsor & Exhibitor List

Grand Champion (Title Sponsor) – Open

Champion Sponsors
American Quarter Horse Association* (AQHA)








Gold Medal Sponsors

US Animal Nutritionals of VT


American Hippotherapy Certification Board (AHCB)


Silver Medal Sponsors


Practice Perfect

Bronze Sponsors

WingMan Multi-Sport

D’Youville College

Central Michigan University

Arkansas State University

*Denotes an award sponsor.



Wingman Multi-Sport

3B Enterprises, LLC.

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF)

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)

Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI)


Individual Conference Donors

Are you interested in becoming a conference sponsor or exhibitor?

Sponsoring or exhibiting at an AHA, Inc. conference is an ideal way for you or your company to gain valuable exposure while showing your support for AHA, Inc., our members, and the thousands of people who benefit from Hippotherapy services each year. Sponsors and exhibitors get direct access to a diverse and influential group of consumers, where exhibitors showcase their products to a targeted audience at the conference exhibit hall, and sponsors receive brand recognition and positive marketing opportunities in a variety of forums and media.  The quantity and type of exposure is dependent on the sponsorship level.

Click Here for the Sponsorship form

or call us with any questions 877.851.4592.