The Canine Touch

IETA Conference – Best Ever!

We have had some great conferences for IETA UK and Ireland but this one has been the most amazing of all!! Thank you to the amazing Peggy Cummings for telling us about the Connected Riding principles, Heidi Nielsen for enlightening lectures on up to date dentistry skills and your amazing PROPRIO training system, Martin Equinehealthcare and Sarah Harms for the trigger point information not to mention our own Ivana Ruddock-Lange who managed to bring all the information together into Equine Touch terms. We had informational talks from some of our own practitioners – Diana Young, Heather Richardson, Paula Cuthbert and Jo Fernandes. We also need to say a big thank you to Harriet Saunders (Neill Saunders sister) for talking about Alexander Technique and being an awesome ‘guinea pig’ with your lovely grey. Fantastic venue – Wow – what a brilliant weekend – we will have a job to match that next year!! 

Anke Heley, our new Conference Organiser has done us proud. Along with Sue Falber, Conference emce and aided and abetted by the rest of the IETA UK & Ireland Committee, Anke pulled out all the stops to ensure everyone had a great time.

Attendees included visitors from the US, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Israel, as well as from the length and breadth of UK.  A truly International occasion.



Nicky Hood – 4.6.18

Just wanted to say what a great day I had at The Conference on Saturday and to say thank you for all the hard work put in to make this happen.  Unfortunately I was assisting at a BE event on Sunday which meant I could only attend for one day but what a brilliant line up of speakers. Perhaps you would be kind enough to pass my congratulations on to all other Members involved in putting this together.

​Becky Morton – 4.6.18
Well WOW! what a conference!  It was a great weekend, fabulous speakers and demos, great to catch up with so many old faces and meet some new ones. I love that the E.T. family is so diverse, international, knowledgeable and fun to be around! 🙂 So grateful for all the hard work that everyone puts in behind the scenes to pull this of, it really is awesome. ​

Heidi Nielsen – 4.6.18

Thank you all for a great conference, it was my first IETA conference and what a gift to meet and talk to so many fantastic horse people – thank you all for all the fantastic feedback on my talks and demo- that makes me so very happy❤️❤️❤️

I loved the whole set up and all the nice and dedicated speakers?☀️

My book was sold out and many more asked for it. I had been so busy with my presentations, that I completely forgot my cards with name and mailadresse on – so here you got a link for my English website, and if you also want a book – all the information can be found here: