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The Equine Therapies Association of Australia Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 ETAA Education Grant!

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for this grant- we were overwhelmed by the standard of the submissions! We received a number of exceptional applications and our panel of judges had an extremely difficult time choosing between them, and so the ETAA committee have decided to award three grants on this occasion.

Our successful applicants are Evelyn Brereton, Angela Lemanis and Jemma Moon.

Evelyn, from Tasmania, is a qualified sports massage therapist and has also been studying craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute. Evelyn says “Since beginning to practice craniosacral therapy, the difference in the connection I have been able to obtain with horses has been astounding. I truly believe in craniosacral therapy, in conjunction of course with supporting modalities, to reach a deeper and greater understanding of the horse as an individual. Emotionally, mentally and structurally.” Evelyn will use the ETAA grant to continue her studies in this modality.

Angela, from Queensland, has recently started her business as an Equine Myofunctional Therapist, and is keen to expand her knowledge and education to provide the best treatment to each horse. She began her journey with horses volunteering with a horse rescue charity, and seeing the horse’s transformation inspired Angela to become an equine therapist. Angela will use this grant towards the Certificate in Photonic Therapy, which she believes will be a huge benefit to her clients both as a stand-alone therapy and in conjunction with myofunctional therapy.

Jemma, from Western Australia, is currently training to become an equine sports massage therapist. She believe that ensuring the horse is sound, fit and free from discomfort is an important part of getting horse and rider moving together as a team. Jemma will use the ETAA education grant to attend the Horses Inside Out Australia Tour to give her a greater understanding of the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the horse, which will further assist her in helping horses and riders with their journey.

We would like to congratulate these three members on their commitment to furthering their knowledge and skills.

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