XVI Congress of Therapeutic Horse Riding | Athens, Greece / 24-27 April 2012
1st Announcement
  • WinkFinal Program(you can download it HERE)
  • CoolNew information for Precongress workshops  on April 24, 2012 (Details HERE)
  • Congress Dates: 25 - 27 April 2012

A horse brought me to the land of fairy tales...

The therapeutic value of horse riding for people with disabilities was well known to the Greeks as early as the 5th Century B.C. Historians quote Hippocrates as saying, "Riding in clean air strengthens body muscles and keeps them in good form".

In 1952, Danish Liz Hartel won the silver medal for Dressage in the Helsinki Olympic Games while suffering from partial paralysis of both her lower limbs, caused by Polyomelitis; thus becoming the inspiration for the establishment of the first therapeutic riding centers in the U.K. and Scandinavia.

In 1983 therapeutic riding came to Greece, at the Varibobi Riding Club, thanks to the initiative and work of Aideen Lewis. In 1992 Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece (TRAG) was established.

At the celebration of 20 years of TRAG we invite everybody in Athens, on April 2012, to join forces and to promote the idea of Therapeutic Horse Riding.

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