EQUAL was the winner of the Solidarity Award at the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, the world governing body for equestrian sports with a membership of 133 countries.
The award, which was given out in Baku, Azerbaijan, recognises an equestrian development project, individual or organisation that has demonstrated skill and energy in expanding equestrian sport.
EQUAL is the first Singaporean candidate to win an FEI award.
Since 2006, medical students at Stanford University have been working with horses to develop a greater awareness of the subtleties of self-presentation and communication that are necessary for the physician-patient relationship.
In South Korea, the world's most wired country and where addiction to the Internet has become a major problem, the Korean Riding Association is building 30 more centres to meet the rising demand for its therapy.
In the first study of its kind, researchers at Ohio State University determined that spending time with horses eases symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Called the Connected Horse Project, it is the brainchild of three senior care practitioners and equestrians who worked with Stanford’s Dolores Gallagher Thompson, PhD, Nusha Askari, PhD, and Jacqueline Hartman at the Stanford Red Barn Leadership Program.