International team Svítání

We love to share knowledge, experience and new approaches.

The International team comprises experts in the Equine Asistes Services (EAS) embracing all disciplines - Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-language pathology, Psychology, Education, Social care and Adaptive riding.

Our team have been practising EAS for decades, creating educational programs, teaching specific courses worldwide, participating in research and collaborating on international programs to develop common competencies, terminology, etc.

We have many years of experience in setting up and managing our organizations, resulting in knowledge in human resources, fundraising, project writing, administration and organizing various events and activities.

We aim to promote EAS best practices, support practitioners and therapy equines, and open opportunities for satisfaction and development.

Vera Lantelme-Faisan

Chairwoman, Physiotherapist, Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist, CZECH REPUBLIC and FRANCE
Languages speaking: Czech, English, French
Contact: +420 723 698 750,

Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen

Physiotherapist, Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist, Researcher, FINLAND
Languages speaking: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French

Selcuk Akpinar

Professor, Researcher, Adaptive riding and Equine Facilitated Learning specialist, TURKIYE
Languages speaking: Turkish, English
Contact: +90 535 366 35 34,

Ninette du Plessis

Occupational Therapist, Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist, Researcher, UK and SOUTH AFRICA
Languages speaking: English, Afrikaans

Beth Macauley

Speech Language Pathologist, Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist, Researcher, Associate professor, USA
Languages speaking: English, Spanish

Audrey Darby

Occupational Therapist, Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist, IRELAND
Languages speaking: English

Carlos Hernandez

Clinical Psychologist, Educator, Equine Facilitated Learning specialist, MALTA
Languages speaking: Spanish, English
Contact: +35 699327 824, 

Nadia Al-Zamil

Physiotherapist, Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist, Middle East Coordinator, SAUDI ARABIA
Languages speaking: Arabic, English
Contact: +966 55 177 8918,