Practical day programme

Location: Fót
Date: 22 June 2024
Duration: 10:00 -16:00
Meal: Provided
Transport: Provided
Participation: Included in the congress pass, but registration is required.

The following programmes will be available during the Practical day:
(Detailed programme and further information will be uploaded continuously)

EQUITEDO® – ICF-based Measuring of Equine Assisted Services

 In this practical workshop, the EQUITEDO Evaluation Tool will be presented and applied in practice.

 EQUITEDO® is an app for measuring the effects of equine assisted services with a systematic report function. It can be used to display therapy progress with automated evaluations, graphs and diagrams. In addition, appointments can be entered and invoices created.

EQUITEDO® was developed over a period of two years and four months on the basis of a high-quality scientific procedure and tested according to psychometric quality criteria. It is based on the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO). EQUITEDO® enables evidence-based mapping of the effectiveness of different Equine Assisted Services through a modular structure comprising various specializations. A case example will be presented in the workshop and participants can give EQUITEDO® a try on their smartphone, plus there is also a six-week free trial period for everyone. In addition, interested professionals and institutions can take part in our international validation study if they wish and become involved in our EQUITEDO® Working Group for the targeted ongoing refinement of the app.

Dr. Isabel Stolz

(Dr. phil Sports Sciences)

  • since 2021 Research Associate and Lecturer at German Sports University Cologne (CSU)
  • Founder of EQUITEDO®-App in cooperation with Research Associate at Research Institute for Inclusion through Physical Activity and Sports – affiliated Institute of German Sports University Cologne (GSU)
  • since 2017 Lecturer in the International Sports Science Masters Program University Foro Italico, Rome
  • since 2013 Research Associate at Research Institute for Inclusion through Physical Activity and Sports – affiliated Institute of German Sports University Cologne (GSU)
Franca Rosiny

M.A. Rehabilitation, Prevention and Health Management

  • since 2024 research assistent at Research Institute for Inclusion through Physical Activity and Sports
  • 2020 – 2023 Research assistent at the Institute of Psychology; Section Health & Social Psychology
  • 10/2017 – 09/2021 B.A. „Sport and Health in Prevention and Rehabilitation“ at the German Sport University Cologne
Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel

Warming up the Brain – before a Therapeutic Riding Lesson

This practical demonstration relates to the concept presented in my lecture. However, the practical steps presented here serve to prepare the brain in the best possible way for the compensatory movements that are necessary to balance the horse’s movement. This worm-up activates the regions of the brain involved and is based on the concept of autonomic coordination, i.e. the spectrum of movement that is developed autonomously by babies and small children. Therapeutic riding covers a wide range of possible clients, objectives and forms of practical implementation. The model presented here allows for a wide range of individual adaptation on the basis of basic coordinative patterns. The exercises can be used both on the ground to prepare for riding and on horseback to improve body awareness, balance and safety.

Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel is a journalist, author and riding instructor qualified by the German Equestrian Federation (FN). With over 20 published books – some of which have been translated into Hungarian – numerous lectures, seminars, courses and further training for trainers, she is a qualified specialist for the rider’s seat and aids both at home and abroad. Her uncle Gottfried von Dietze founded the German Kuratorium für Therapeutisches Reiten. Through her family connection, her professional expertise and the intensive collaboration with her ell-known cousin Susanne von Dietze – a worldwide well-known physiotherapist – she has gained practical experience in various areas of therapeutic riding – from training para-equestrian athletes to working as a judge. For more than 20 years she has been involved in the training program for future therapists in Hungary as an examiner for the relevant equestrian and hippological skills. This year she started a train-the-trainers program in Hungary.
As a journalist, she is not only known for her writing on equestrian topics, but she is also an expert on contemporary ballet and stage dance.