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»» RITSH at Todos a Galope

Riding Together - Solidarity on Horseback continues on developing inclusive horse mediated activities at Todos a Galope (TaG), in Lisbon - Portugal, having already reached a group of 40 children. Together with the regular participants, children at risk of social exclusion take part in the daily activities of the center. RITSH’s implementation at TaG is possible with the participation of local partners such as Casa Pia de Lisboa, O Companheiro or Lar Madre Teresa de Saldanha.


»» RITSH at Scuderie del Peschio
Riding Together - Solidarity on Horseback is also being implemented in Italy by the partner Scuderie del Peschio (SdP) now working with a group of children coming from the Istituto Comprensivo Matese of Vinchiaturo Village. Children take part in an integral and active learning developed through horse mediated activities ranging from learning the horse’s morphology, ethology or feeding to social, psychological or physical skills.
»» RITSH’s Focus Group Meeting
A RITSH’s Focus Group Meeting took place in March at Todos a Galope (TaG) facilities in Lisbon - Portugal. This meeting was an important phase of the research on the effects of horse mediated activities on health and society which is being led by the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia. The meeting gathered TaG’s horse-riding teacher (Marta Cunha) and representatives of RITSH’s coordinator (TaG/Joana Moreira), University of Vic (Salvador Simó), Casa Pia de Lisboa (Isabel Bucho), O Companheiro (Ana Rita Rodrigues) and Lar Madre Teresa de Saldanha (Maria do Rosário).


»» RITSH Tip

The Institut Français du Cheval et de l’Équitation (IFCE) provides an online encyclopedia of the Horse, the Équi-paedia - l’encyclopédie pratique du cheval where you can find important resources (certified by IFCE) regarding Feeding, Health, Ethology, Culture and Heritage or Identification, among others themes. 

Other great news!
Meet our team: Salvador Simó

Salvador Simó (University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia) has a PhD in Inclusive education, a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy. He is coordinator of a Master in social entrepreneurship at Uvic. As a researcher, Salvador has conducted qualitative research related to wellbeing and social inclusion where he has more than 20 years of experience. He has participated as national coordinator in several European projects as Competencies for Poverty reduction, Empowering Learning and Social Inclusion through Occupation, and several IPs funded by EU. Salvador is one of the leaders for RITSH's research on the effects of horse-mediated activities on health and society using PhotoVoice methodology. 

Erasmus+ 2018 Sport actions

Erasmus+ Programme dedicated to Sport actions, namely “Collaborative partnerships”, “Small collaborative partnerships” and “Not-for-profit European sport events” is open to receive proposals until the 5th of April 2018. Get all the info and guidelines you need to apply at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

15th European Association for the Sociology of Sport Conference

The 15th European Association for the Sociology of Sport (EASS) Conference will be dedicated to the theme ”Sport, Discriminations and Inclusion: Challenges to Face” and will take place in Bordeaux (France), from 23-26 May 2018.

Human-horse relationships in work and play biannual Conference

“Human-horse relationships in work and play: Interspecies encounters in business, tourism and beyond” is the theme of the second biannual Equine Cultures in Transition conference which will take place between the 19th and the 21st of June 2018 at Leeds Beckett University (United Kingdom). The Conference will be dedicated to the following themes: “Equestrian tourism, events and leisure”, “Business, organizations and equestrian work” and “Ethics and methods in researching human-horse interactions”.
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