Become a WAEO Member!

Help support the mission to connect Equine Osteopaths from all over the world, to provide resource for communication and collaboration among all those who study, practice and teach Equine Osteopathy.

By becoming a WAEO member, you immerse yourself in a vibrant community dedicated to equine wellness and the advancement of Equine Osteopathy. Stay up-to-date with our initiatives, conferences, and innovations that serve your professional growth. Your membership also opens the door to volunteer opportunities, where your unique skills can contribute to our shared success.

Student Membership



Granted to applicants who are currently enrolled in an Equine Osteopathy curriculum that requires a minimum of 300 hours of focused academic and applied ​equine osteopathic training with an examination. 

Verification of  current student status is required.  Practitioner and student memberships are entitled to voting rights and access to continuing education, online forum and a listing on the WAEO website.


Practitioner Membership



Granted to applicants who have completed the Equine Osteopathy curriculum that requires a minimum of 300 hours of focused academic and applied ​equine osteopathic training with an examination. 

Verification of satisfactory completion status is required.  Practitioner and student memberships are entitled to voting rights and access to continuing education, online forum and a listing on the WAEO website.


Associate Membership



Associate membership is open to anyone who supports the mission of the WAEO.  An Associate member may be an individual, association or business. 

In appreciation for your interest in the WAEO, Associates will be acknowledged with a listing on the WAEO website.  Thank you for helping advance the profession of Equine Osteopathy.




Organization Membership

WAEO defines this membership classification as an entire organization, Corporate or Academic, that wishes to support the activities of WAEO and at the same time benefit from a variety of products/ services as well as recognition.

There are two types of WAEO Organization Membership; Corporate Institutional Membership and Academic Institutional Membership. The dues rate is the same, $200 per year.

Some of the benefits that come with WAEO Institutional Membership include:

  • Designation of individuals to receive all WAEO notifications
  • 2 Complimentary registration slots at any WAEO Conference: online or in-person
  • Non-WAEO members affiliated with the Organization Member company/organization may attend WAEO Conferences at member rates
  • Institutional Membership recognition in the Association’s Membership Directory
  • Advertisement opportunities 
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International Registry for Equine Osteopaths

IREO is an independent quality register for Equine Osteopathy EDO®. It represents the quality for the profession and its practitioners through a professional competence profile, or ‘the Standards for Equine Osteopathy EDO®’.

To ensure that a particular class will count toward your IREO continuing education requirement, please contact the IREO directly.

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Become an Equine Osteopath, EDO®

At the intersection of science, care, and the equestrian world lies the discipline of  Equine Osteopathy. An artful approach to equine wellness that harmonizes the body's natural healing mechanisms. In a world where the well-being of our equine companions is of paramount importance, the journey of learning Equine Osteopathy becomes an endeavor that not only enriches your understanding but transforms the lives of the horses you touch.

Why Learn Equine Osteopathy?

Equine Osteopathy goes beyond the conventional, delving deep into the biomechanics, neuroolgy, physiology, craniosacral and more! By understanding the intricate interplay of the equine body, practitioners can uncover the root causes of discomfort, imbalance, and limitations that hinder performance and well-being. Learning Equine Osteopathy equips you with the skills to restore harmony, mobility, and overall health in the noble creatures we hold dear.

The Vluggen Institute for Equine Osteopathy and Education: Your Path to Mastery

At the forefront of equine education stands The Vluggen Institute for Equine Osteopathy and Education—an institution dedicated to nurturing the next generation of Equine Osteopaths. Renowned for its unwavering commitment to excellence and holistic learning, The Vluggen Institute offers a comprehensive curriculum that seamlessly intertwines theory and hands-on practice. 

Why Choose The Vluggen Institute?

Expert Faculty: Learn under the guidance of accomplished Equine Osteopaths and educators who have made indelible marks in the field.

Comprehensive Approach: The Vluggen Institute's curriculum spans the breadth of Equine Osteopathy, covering everything from foundational principles to advanced techniques.

Hands-On Learning: Experience the power of practical application, honing your skills through hands-on training that mirrors real-world scenarios.

Global Community: Join a network of equine enthusiasts, professionals, and likeminded individuals who share your passion for equine health.

Cutting-Edge Insights: Stay ahead of the curve with access to the latest research, discoveries, and methodologies in the field of Equine Osteopathy.

Embark on Your Equine Osteopathy Journey

The journey of learning Equine Osteopathy is a transformative one—an exploration of the delicate equilibrium that shapes the lives of our equine companions. As you delve into this realm of healing and connection, The Vluggen Institute offers a pathway illuminated by knowledge, compassion, and the boundless potential to make a difference.

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Get Involved as a WAEO Volunteer

At WAEO, we're driven by our mission to advance Equine Osteopathy and promote its benefits worldwide. Now, we invite you to be a part of this mission as a WAEO Volunteer Delegate.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Event Planning: Shape our educational events and conferences.
  • Social Media: Create engaging content for our online community.
  • Newsletter: Contribute to our monthly equine wellness updates.
  • Sponsorship: Help us find partners to support our initiatives.
  • Speaker Recruitment: Identify experts to educate our members.
  • Brainstorming: Share innovative ideas to further our mission.
  • Website Design and Management
  • Bureaucracy Navigators: Guide us through complex administrative processes, ensuring our initiatives meet all requirements. 

Why Volunteer with WAEO?

  • Impact: Make a real difference in equine wellness.
  • Networking: Connect with professionals and experts.
  • Personal Growth: Enhance your skills and broaden your horizons.
  • Be a Change Maker: Help shape the future of Equine Osteopathy.

Ready to join us as a WAEO Volunteer Delegate? Contact us today to get involved and make an impact.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to be part of our vibrant equine osteopathy community.

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