AHA, Inc. International Conference 2021 Update

We are going virtual in 2021!


The 2021 Conference will now be a virtual event!  The dates for the virtual conference will be Friday - Sunday, March 19-21, 2021

Join us on the 2021 Biennial Conference Planning Committee. Over the next year we will be arranging speakers and activities; reviewing and identifying our award winners; reviewing and selecting our Poster submissions.  
Please consider joining our Co-Chairs to help plan the 2021 AHA, Inc. Biennial virtual conference.
Send an email stating your interest to:[email protected]


2021 Virtual Biennial Conference Call for Presentations


AHA, Inc. is soliciting conference presentations for our 2021 virtual conference.

Conference presentations can cover:

  • Research projects investigating OT, PT, SLP incorporating hippotherapy and/or the equine environment
  • Treatment ideas for OT, PT, SLP, MH incorporating hippotherapy and the equine environment
  • Therapy equipment, materials and environment
  • Skills and techniques for working with horses in a therapy session
  • Selection, training, and management ideas for the therapy horse
  • Business topics pertinent to therapists utilizing hippotherapy
  • Insurance and third party funding issues, hints, tips and traps
  • Issues and potential solutions related to treating specific impairments or functional limitations using hippotherapy
  • Other topics that inform physicians and funders about OT, PT, SLP incorporating hippotherapy and the equine environment
  • Theoretical discussions as they relate to OT, PT, and SLP incorporating hippotherapy
  • Ideas related to practice management, marketing, start-up, growth for therapy practices incorporating hippotherapy
Please submit proposals to: [email protected] and note “AHA, Inc. Abstract Submission” in the email subject line. 

Proposals MUST be submitted by close of business on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Click Here For Presentation Guidelines

Call For Nominations for Therapist and Horse of the Year 

AHA, Inc. presents two awards at each conference, in honor of two of our most prominent founders and leaders.

The Barbara Heine Horse of the Year award is for an outstanding therapy horse.

The Barbara Glasow Therapist of the Year award honors a therapist who exemplifies excellence in Hippotherapy.

Please take this opportunity to nominate a therapist and/or horse that you feel demonstrates excellence in practice and performance.

Horse of the Year Nomination Form
Therapist of the Year Nomination Form

***All submissions need to be postmarked no later than Friday, October 30, 2020 to the AHA, Inc. office.***