The International Equine Body Worker Association (IEBWA) aims to enhance the knowledge and practice of equine body work by offering quality support in educational programmes, professional guidelines, community awareness and scientific research. In addition, the IEBWA will continue to encourage equine body workers to donate their services for other non-profit therapy riding programmes.
To foster and support the training of suitable persons as equine body workers and to support, help and protect graduate equine body workers.
To achieve recognition and acceptance of Equine Body Worker® practices by professional bodies and the public, and to foster open communication between these bodies.
To make equine body work by qualified personnel accessible to the general public.
To encourage and facilitate properly designed scientific research documenting the benefits of equine body work. To ensure that these research findings are integrated into bodywork practice.
To act as the c-oordinating and organizing body for the maintenance of contact between all equine body workers affiliated with the Association.
To encourage members to volunteer their services to non-profit organizations such as adult and children riding therapy programmes, outreach programmes and other programmes which incorporate the equine in the learning agenda.
To provide a discipline and code of professional and ethical conduct for members of the Association, and to ensure that the required standards are maintained.
To maintain a register of qualified equine body workers who are members of the Association.