The International Equine Touch Association (IETA) UK & Ireland

IETA is the professional body and modality regulator for the Equine Touch. The Association provides valuable support for students and practitioners throughout the UK and Ireland and is responsible for all sorts of administrative tasks, encouraging student membership, organising and recording ongoing professional development and support, and where necessary, policing and investigating complaints against its members. Set up in 2004—it is run ‘by the members for the members’.

Every Practitioner of Equine Touch, VHT or Canine Touch is obliged to belong the Association to ensure that our modalities are kept legal, ethical and have quality assurance.

Students of the Equine Touch, VHT and Canine Touch are not required to belong to IETA but are actively encouraged to do so although from January 2014 all students registered on Practitioner Route are required to become members of IETA UK and Ireland.  As members, Practitioner Route students will have access to a library of articles and discussion opportunities in the IETA forum and automatically receive discounts on educational material to support learning.   The Association makes every effort to encourage students to get involved in activities up and down the country and to find peer support to help build confidence as they learn.

The IETA Committee works closely with the team of ETF Instructors in the UK and Ireland to ensure we are collectively offering our members all the learning and practical support they need to be able to make a difference to the animals and humans they work on.

For more info go to: IETA UK & Ireland website