About ETAA

Equine Therapies Association of Australia Inc (ETAA) was founded in mid 2013 by Jessica Blackwell (www.equestricare.com.au) and Kirsty Swinton (www.equinedynamics.com.au) two equine sports therapists in Australia who saw a need for an independent equine therapies association to provide support to members, networking opportunities and educational opportunities for therapists in the industry, as well as improve the recognition of qualifications in the industry.

Together with the support of a group of bodyworkers Australia wide the ETAA was born.

Our Mission

ETAA’s mission is to improve recognition, education and standards of equine therapies in Australia, to ensure the client receives services from a fully trained and qualified therapist and to maintain a high standard of practice and code of conduct by all it’s members.

Our Goals

  • To make education & knowledge in equine therapies accessible to the general public.
  • To fund educational opportunities and research in the fields of equine therapies.
  • To provide a code of conduct for members of the Association, and to ensure that the required standards are maintained.
  • To increase recognition of qualified equine practitioners in all fields of equine therapies. To foster communication between all types of equine therapies.
  • To maintain a database of qualified and student therapists

Committee Members

Kirsty Swinton

Dip HBM, EBW, Equine Osteopathy student



Elizabeth Denniss

Equine raindrop technique, Equine touch

Vice Chair

Sietske Nobel

Dip EPT, Eq Bowen, EBW, Aromatherapist, ERLT, Cert Vet nurse



Jessica Blackwell

BSc, Dip HBM, ESMT, EBW, ERLT, MFR, Cert Herb Med



Megan Sommerville


General Committee

Kerri Gibbs


General Committee

Evelyn Brereton

Equine sports massage, Craniosacral therapy, Trimmer

General Committee