Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM EDT
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Online registration ends March 15th.  You can register via the paper form at the rate of $575 for members and $675 for non-members after March 15th.


Griffin Gate Marriott Hotel & Spa, Lexington, KY 
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40509

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Hotel Reservations

To book your reservation at the Griffin Gate Marriott & Spa click on this link for a room with queen beds or if you would like a room with a king bed click here.  You must make your room reservations by February 27, 2019 to receive the group rate of $146 per night.


American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. 



AHA, Inc. Biennial Conference March 2019 

Join us March 21 – 23, 2019 as we host our 7th International Bieannial Conference in Lexington, KY! This year's theme is On the Right Track and our main speaker will be Mike Studer. 

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. He received his post-professional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has been designated a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) by the Academy of Geriatric PT since 2011.   He is a full-time treating therapist at and founder of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, in Oregon. Mr. Studer has presented courses and published articles on neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation since 1995 and has authored and co-authored over 25 articles on topics of neurology and geriatrics, as well as several book chapters on stroke, PD, and preventative care as well. Mike is now regularly a guest lecturer on a national and international basis at several universities and national meetings on the topics of balance, motor control, motor learning, cognitive impairment and case management.

Another of our speakers will be Rhonda A. Rathgeber, PhD, DVM.  Dr Rathgeber is from Virginia and attended the University of Florida for a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She attended Washington State University for a PhD in Veterinary Anatomy and Locomotion. Her thesis studied the effects of different racetrack surfaces on Thoroughbred horses. She then attended Virginia Tech to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She joined Hagyard in 1995 and was one of the first two women to become Members of the Practice. Dr. Rathgeber is the Director of the Sport Horse Program. She has a special interest in acupuncture, lameness and imaging. 

Register Now! Register early to receive the early registration rate.  If you are a presenter be sure to check your email for your discount code. 

We look forward to your joining us in Lexington, Kentucky!