We have had some great conferences for IETA UK and Ireland but this one has been the most amazing of all!! Thank you to the amazing Peggy Cummings for telling us about the Connected Riding principles, Heidi Nielsen for enlightening lectures on up to date dentistry skills and your amazing PROPRIO training system, Martin Equinehealthcare and Sarah Harms for the trigger point information not to mention our own Ivana Ruddock-Lange who managed to bring all the information together into Equine Touch terms. We had informational talks from some of our own practitioners – Diana Young, Heather Richardson, Paula Cuthbert and Jo Fernandes. We also need to say a big thank you to Harriet Saunders (Neill Saunders sister) for talking about Alexander Technique and being an awesome ‘guinea pig’ with your lovely grey. Fantastic venue – http://www.unicornequestriantrust.org.uk. Wow – what a brilliant weekend – we will have a job to match that next year!! Anke Heley, our new Conference Organiser has done us proud. Along with Sue Falber, Conference emce and aided and abetted by the rest of the IETA UK & Ireland Committee, Anke pulled out all the stops to ensure everyone had a great time. Attendees included visitors from the US, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Israel, as well as from the length and breadth of UK. A truly International occasion. Feedback: Nicky Hood – 4.6.18 Just wanted to say what a great day I had at The Conference on Saturday and to say thank you for all the hard work put in to make this happen. Unfortunately I was assisting at a BE event on Sunday which meant I could only attend for one day but what a brilliant line up of speakers. Perhaps you would be kind enough to pass my congratulations on to all other Members involved in putting this together. Becky Morton – 4.6.18 Well WOW! what a conference! It was a great weekend, fabulous speakers and demos, great to catch up with so many old faces and meet some new ones. I love that the E.T. family is so diverse, international, knowledgeable and fun to be around! 🙂 So grateful for all the hard work that everyone puts in behind the scenes to pull this of, it really is awesome. Heidi Nielsen – 4.6.18 Thank you all for a great conference, it was my first IETA conference and what a gift to meet and talk to so many fantastic horse people – thank you all for all the fantastic feedback on my talks and demo- that makes me so very happy❤️❤️❤️ I loved the whole set up and all the nice and dedicated speakers🤗☀️ My book was sold out and many more asked for it. I had been so busy with my presentations, that I completely forgot my cards with name and mailadresse on – so here you got a link for my English website, heidinielsen.com and if you also want a book – all the information can be found here: http://heidinielsen.com/proprio-training-the-book/
ETF are delighted to announce that Babette Tedgal has completed her training and is officially licensed as an Equine Touch Instructor in the Oxfordshire area. For information about Babette and how to contact her, visit the Instructor page on the web site.
Lyn Palmer (pictured left with Que) is one of our longest serving Instructors having taught hundreds of students nationally and internationally over the years. The article below is a “must-read”, especially for anyone who has visited Homeway Farm and left in awe at the lessons her equine family have taught! The horses that have taught me the most-1
In January 2018 ETF announced that it will be reviewing the Equine Touch Practitioner Route Training programme. Students already registered and active have the opportunity to complete under the current system but must re-register their intent to do so by 31 March 2018. If you have not received the email notices inviting you to do so, Equine Touch practitioner route students should contact Liz at email@example.com asap to get the re-registration form. This review aims to bring the programme in line with current educational guidelines and as we don’t envisage changes in the practical structure, students can continue to enjoy learning and developing their technique. Never time or experience wasted! When a revised practitioner training programme becomes available for new registrants, we will let you know. It is business as usual with our Course Schedule – nothing has changed there as all our courses are open to members of the public wishing to learn the Equine Touch to help and support their own horses and for our students to continue adding to the skills they have already acquired. “The Mission of The Equine Touch ™ Foundation is to improve the quality of life for horses by educating as many humans as possible in the discipline of The Equine Touch ™” Jock Ruddock Newsletter, June 2004 In the early days, the focus was to encourage horse owners to learn this technique to work on their own animals. In 2018 we are using the opportunity to return to our roots and to promote exactly that! All enquiries and bookings welcomed.
What a line up we have in store at the Unicorn Equestrian Centre, Netherswell, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1JZ 2 -3 June 2017 Booking for the IETA UK & Ireland Annual Conference is NOW OPEN! Download Current IETA Member Booking Form 2018 Download Non Member/Member of Public Booking Form 2018 Download IETA Membership Form 2018 Download 2018 Meal booking form Early Bird price applies to bookings made before 1 May 2018 Non-members of IETA and members of the general public wishing to attend should read the Terms & Conditions on the booking form before applying Whilst these events and timings are correct at the time of release, IETA UK and Ireland reserves the right to change the programme and cannot be held responsible for any alterations or last minute cancellations but will endeavour to find a suitable replacement Please note the Saturday programme includes an optional “After-dinner” event. Organisers will endeavour to allow sufficient time for those not wishing to stay for the “in-house” evening meal, to go off site and return Any questions? Contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t Delay – Book Today!
Equine Touch co-founder, Ivana Ruddock-Lange has just produced an incredible “Atlas of the Musculoskeletal System” Guide for Equine Bodyworkers. Ivana is a veterinary professor in Anatomy and Physiology and this book will be full of her findings from the many educational whole horse dissections she performs all over the world. Ivana says: “It is not a book for reading, it is book for looking ….. pictures can say sometimes more than words …… “I tried to collect pictures of skeletons from strange angles, for readers to see more than just lateral view what most of the current books offer; I tried to peel off layers of soft tissue from areas that are common horse’s “areas of concern” for you to see what “else is there”, I tried to have there pictures of nice live horses to train your eyes to see individual muscles under the skin. “What I did not try is to replace any books on the market, this book is maybe just another one for your collection …. HOW MEAN IS THAT!!!!! “The book is now available online. Please visit my new website to see more information and to order. https://ivanaruddock-lange.com/atlas/“ In the UK, it is possible to order a copy via Lyn Palmer at email@example.com
Read: Article in Horsemanship Mag Feb March 2018 Equestrian Life February Edition 2018 Courtesy of Babette Tegldal and Equine Rewilding – Painted Horse, the Equine Touch has been getting around this month!
Lock these dates in your diary NOW to avoid disappointment! Another spectacular weekend planned – guest speakers to be annouced early in the New Year! Venue: Unicorn Equestrian Centre, Netherswell, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1JZ, http://www.unicornequestriantrust.org.uk/ Register interest by contacting Liz: firstname.lastname@example.org
All IETA UK & Ireland members are invited to our Annual General Meeting Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017 – issued 25 September 2017 via mailchimp. If you did not receive your copy please contact the Committee Secretary, details below, or Liz in admin. Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017 Time: 8.00 pm (GMT) Via: Telephone Conference Call A new committee will stand for election at the AGM and each member attending the meeting is entitled to a single vote. Forms for nominations for committee members and requests for Any Other Business (AOB) were issued 25 September 2017 Should you wish to stand on the committee but do not have anyone to second your nomination then please return the nomination form and we will happily discuss your application. For admin purposes all members are asked to confirm in advance their intention (or not) to “ring in” and attend. Contact committee secretary: email@example.com A reminder will be sent out to those wishing to attend at the start of the AGM week. Agenda: 1. Apologies 2. Minutes of Last AGM – to be issued and read prior to the meeting 3. Chairperson’s Report – to be issued and read prior to the meeting 4. Treasurer’s Report – to be issued and read prior to the meeting 5. Election of New Committee (to stand from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018) 6. AOB Kindest Regards Sue Falber For and on behalf of IETA-UK & IRELAND
Thanks to the dedication, commitment and hard work by ETF Instructor Emma Overend, we are delighted to announce that the ETF Canine Touch Practitioner Route course has been accredited by UK Rural Skills. Great job Emma. Waggy tails all round!!!