Education – Seminars


The first seminar of the educational program is taking place on May 15-19, 2016 in the premises of Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece (10, P. Kanellopoulou, 11527 Athens).

The subjects of the seminar are:

  • Working with horses: Ground Work, Training the therapy horse, Triangle leading, long-line leading and hands free leading
  • Introduction to Animal Assisted Activities/Therapy and Outcomes/Benefits for the clients
  • Presentation of contra-indications, medical and other
  • Development through motor learning
  • Psychomotor approach: Lesson Planning and creating a therapeutic process
  • Introduction to the Psychoeducational Approach
  • Group Sessions: Difficulties and Resources, How we build a group session, games and variations
  • Real time sessions for observation and practice (single and group treatment)

Main instructor of the seminar is the internationally famous paedagogist Marietta Schulz.

Also teaching: Kallirroi Kamizi, Maria Liapi and Alexandra Stergiou .

For any further information or questions you can contact with us daily from 9:00-17:00 via telephone (+302107488566) or via e-mail:

The seminar can also be attended separately.

All the presentations will be in English.

Grooming Seminar

TRAG is organizing Grooming Seminar which addresses to everyone interested in grooming, without special knowledge or/and experience needed.

21st of February 2016
(Sunday 09:00 – 17:30)

Location: 10 P. Kanellopoulou Street, Goudi (TRAG premises)

Curriculum (theory+practice): Horse care, Saddling, Introduction to Horsemanship, Horse Anatomy, Diet, Equestrian Equipment and its care, Stables facilities (10 hours practice + exams)

Participants max number: 20
Cost: 60€

Alpha Bank Account Number 101002101710512
IBAN: GR14 0140 1010 1010 0210 1710 512

Piraeus Bank Account Number 6551-109286-832
ΙΒΑΝ: GR36 0171 5510 0065 5110 9286 832

Instructors: Eleni Konstantinidi, Katerina Theodoulou

Eleni Konstantinidi is a qualified Physical Trainer by the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, with expertise in Horseback Riding and at Modified Physical Education for disabled people. The last three years, she is working in the field of disability, occupying mostly with people with Autism and Mental Retardation (creative occupation, swimming training and horseback riding). She has fully attended the educational program for therapeutic riding trainers by TRAG. Now she is working at Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece as a therapeutic riding trainer.

Katerina Theodoulou is a qualified Physical Trainer by the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, with expertise in horse riding and tennis. She is specialised in horse training and she holds the license of Athlete Equestrian. On January of 2012 she continued her education by attending seminars of the HEF –  FEI COURSE FOR COACHES- LEVEL 1 (HELLENIC EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION) and Training in the First Aid and the Use of AED. She has six years of professional experience in riding schools. Now she is working in Therapeutic Riding Association (TRAG).

Download the application form here

The application must be sent via e-mail ( or delivered in the office until Thursday 18th of February 2016.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact with us on 0030 210 7488566.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT IN CO-OPERATION WITH Deutsches Kuratorium für Therapeutisches Reiten e.V. (DKThR) under the auspices of hef


Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece announces series of seminars for the certification: «Specialist for psycho-educational therapy with horses» «Deutsches Kuratorium für Therapeutisches Reiten e.V. (DKThR)».

Ending the educational program successfully, you’ll be given a certificate also signed by the German Association Of Therapeutic Riding which is acknowledged in many european countries. The instructors will be from Germany and Greece yet the main instructor will be the internationally famous paedagogist Marietta Schulz.

The educational program consists of three 5-days seminars which cost 700€ each. There are also supplementary seminars which are announced during the program and are essential for the effective attendance of the whole program. The program addresses to psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, special education teachers, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses and in general every profession in the area of health and/or education.

Attached you’ll find the curriculum.

For any further information or questions you can contact with us daily from 9:00-17:00 via telephone (+302107488566) or via e-mail:

The registrations have opened! You can download and fill the application here then send it scanned to








Deutsches Kuratorium für Therapeutisches Reiten e.V. (DKThR)

Freiherr von Langenstr. 8a, 48231 Warendorf




Specialist for psycho-educational therapy with horses  (DKThR/TRAG)

Based on the professional qualification

“Reit- und Voltigierpädagoge (DKThR)”, Germany

in addition to the Educational Program of TRAG, Greece

Intention of the Qualification

Based on the professional qualifications of the participants and in addition to the TRAG educational program, the DKThR curriculum submits the psycho-educational knowledge, the working principles and tools for the psycho-educational therapy with horses according to the standards of the DKThR, Germany.

Contents of the Qualification

Knowledge of the horse:

  • Selection and training of Horses for Therapy
  • Safety and health
  • Stable management
  • Working with experts

Psycho-educational therapy with horses:

  • Understanding the role of the therapist: The relationship triangle: therapist, client, horse.
  • How to build the relationship client/ horse
  • Building good relationships with clients
  • Psycho-educational intervention within the relationship triangle
  • Reflection on therapist behaviour
  • Aspects of psychomotor in relation to therapeutic vaulting and riding
  • Early intervention in children
  • Knowledge of different client groups
  • Working in single settings and group settings
  • Vaulting and riding in the psycho-educational  context: how to build a lesson
  • Using games and adventurous outdoor settings
  • Self-reflection
  • Group coaching
  • Observation and practise in different settings of  psycho-educational client sessions with horses
  • Setting short and long term goals for the client based on professional assessment of the clients requirements
  • Planning and carrying out of psycho-educational settings with the horse
  • Documentation of the treatment
  • Working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Working with parents

Method of teaching and examination

Following the seminars being held by TRAG, the course will be run in three five day classes within a maximum of 18 months. The course uses lectures, practical demonstrations and self-reflection. The classes will be held by Marietta Schulz, DKThR Germany. Experts from Greece will supplement the course.  Between classes the participants are asked to practice and observe a psycho-educational group or single setting for 20 hours. The homework assignment is a reflection of the observation.

The course ends with a colloquium on the contents of the course. The homework is part of the examination. The successful participant will be awarded with the title:

„Specialist for psycho-educational therapy with horses  (DKThR/TRAG)“

Starting date: 1.class: 15th May – 19th May 2016

2.class: 12th Nov – 15th Nov 2016.

3.class: 12th Apr – 16th Apr 2017


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