Welcome to The American Hippotherapy Association, Inc.

The American Hippotherapy Association is a 501C3 Non-profit organization, which provides educational resources and continuing education courses for occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology professionals who incorporate equines, equine movement and the equine environment in treatment.  The AHA Inc. believes that individuals in need of habilitation or rehabilitation are best served by skilled and licensed healthcare professionals. As such, AHA Inc. is unique in that we are the only organization in the United States whose focus in on educating licensed healthcare professionals on therapy services incorporating equines.

What Is Hippotherapy?

The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes.

Best practice dictates that occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals integrate hippotherapy into the patient’s plan of care, along with other therapy tools and/or strategies.

The Benefits of Membership

AHA, Inc offers a number of membership levels each with unique benefits including course registration discounts, access to the AHA, Inc. E-Newsletter, A subscription to HIPPOTHERAPY Magazine and more. Click the button to learn more! 

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Biennial Conference

Our 8th Biennial International Conference will be March 18-20, 2021 in Denver, Colorado at the Westin Westminster Denver-Boulder.
Lodging will be available from March 17-21, 2021.
Now is the time to begin thinking about presentation opportunities. We will alert you as to when and where to send your abstracts proposals and CV information for the Conference Committee’s consideration. Click the button to learn more about our upcoming conference and to access resources from the 2019 AHA, Inc. Conference
Biennial Conference