Welcome Message

On behalf of the Korea Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (KATH) and Korea Racing Authority (KRA), it is our greatest honor and privilege to host the 17th HETI International Congress from June 7-11, 2021, in Seoul, Korea.

All members of the KATH and KRA shall promote opportunities to be a rallying point for a broad range of constituencies including medical, horse-riding, research, and other related professionals to provide an effective platform for all to share up-to-date information, experience, expertise, and knowledge in the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies.

Seoul has become a key player in global affairs and home to many exciting international and regional conferences, offering the warmest hospitality, world-class services, high value-added accommodations, and state-of-the-art conference facilities. We are preparing an exciting 5-day program with diverse grants to provide maximum benefits to participants of the 17th HETI International Congress.

We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you all to Seoul in 2021.

Yours sincerely,

It is a great honor for the HETI 2021 SEOUL Organizing Committee to host the upcoming International Congress in Seoul, South Korea, welcoming experts and officials from all over the world to catch up on the latest trends taking place in therapeutic horsemanship and racing industry.

The equine industry is one of Korea's strategically nurtured industries, with both federal and local participation in all regions. The Korea Racing Authority is taking leadership in equine assisted activities and therapies while creating social value and popularity in horse racing for leisure, especially for demographic groups such as fire fighters, military officers, and marine police.

The upcoming 2021 HETI International Congress promises to be an adventure with Seoul as our backdrop, an ancient and modern city with something for everyone. Seoul is the ideal location for us to come together to lay the foundation for sustainable development of equine assisted activities and therapies.

Korea is a leader in advanced technology in various industries, from semiconductors to everyone's favorite K-Pop bands, and to our success with combatting the spread of COVID-19. Seoul, the host city, is Korea's capital and dynamic tourist destination offering rich history and culture for you to explore.

I look forward to seeing you in Seoul, South Korea in June 2021, and hope you stay safe and well until then.

Yun-Hee Kim
Co-Chair, HETI 2021 Organizing Committee
President, Korea Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship
Nag Soon Kim
Co-Chair, HETI 2021 SEOUL
Chairman, Korea Racing Authorit