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Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award
by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications
October 1, 2013
to Our Newest Sponsor
Intl. welcomes Equicizer as the latest pewter-level sponsor for the
2013 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting! Equicizer has generously
donated a Classic Equicizer to PATH Intl. The Equicizer is a mechanical
horse that simulates riding so you can improve overall fitness and
If you or your
center have been thinking about getting an Equicizer, the timing is
right. Check your budget and come
prepared to bid on this $3,000 item at the live auction
before the PATH Intl. Awards Banquet on Friday night at the conference.
Bidding will start at $1,000.
Updates and Highlights
If you work with
the visually impaired, two sessions will be of interest to you. First,
"The Power of Vision" on Friday
with Stephanie Clausen-Kubarth and Wendy Miklaszewski will show you how
to screen for vision issues in your participants who may be undiagnosed
and how to apply techniques to impact your riders. Then, during the
Horse Expo on Saturday, the session "Alternative
Teaching for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Equestrian Leadership"
with Jack Wood and Carol Young will demonstrate a hands-on approach to
working with this population in learning horsemanship. Audience
volunteers will practice groundwork skills while blindfolded.
for a Roommate?
If you are looking
to share a room, suite or villa for the conference, check on the PATH Intl. website
for a list of others who are looking or who have a room booked. If you
would like to place your name on the list, email Cher Smith or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 123.
OrLaNDo FuN FaCTs
Orlando area is home to 71 skyscrapers. The tallest is SunTrust Center
in downtown Orlando, which stands at 441 feet.
originally named Jernigan, after the first permanent settler in the
area, Aaron Jernigan. After being removed from his military position
against his will, it was deemed inappropriate for the city to continue
to hold the name of an officer with a negative reputation. In 1857 the
city was renamed "Orlando."
Intl. Society of Visionaries Luncheon Speaker
One Does It Alone
all love the thrill of the Olympics as we watch athletes excelling at
something for which they have trained most of their lives. Our hearts
beat faster as each team member contributes to the win, somehow
becoming more collectively than they were as individuals. But what is
it like to be those athletes, to participate on a team rather than be a
We invite you to
have lunch with a very special conference guest: Olympian Kyle Carter,
member of the 2008 Canada Equestrian Team at the Olympic Games in Hong
Kong, China. Competing in Hong Kong, Kyle had one of the best cross
country rounds of the day. Kyle also competed in the World Equestrian
Games ('10) where he and his Canadian teammates became WEG Silver
Medalists. Kyle is also a national ambassador for Purina, title sponsor
of the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting.
conference theme of Destination: Success is highlighted in the success
Kyle has had, but that success is not earned alone. It is found in
partnership and teamwork, a collaborative effort of all involved. Kyle
focuses his efforts first on creating a partnership between horse
and rider, a partnership founded on mutual trust and constant
communication. As Kyle sees it, partnership is the most basic element
Kyle will motivate
your dedication and inspire us to go the distance as we pursue our own
passions, including the success of PATH Intl.
The luncheon will
be Friday, November 8, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL, during the
lunch break at the conference. Tickets for this special event are $75,
and benefit the PATH Intl. Society of Visionaries projects. Click here to register.
(Please note special dietary needs when you register.)
information on Kyle, visit the Carter Eventing website
the Society of Visionaries
The Society of Visionaries is made up of a distinguished
group of PATH Intl. members and friends who are devoted to sustaining
its excellence and ensuring its future. Working as a team, this society
enables PATH Intl. to provide the expertise, education and standards
required to guide instructors, other professionals and centers in the
provision of safe and meaningful equine-assisted activities and
therapies to individuals with physical, developmental and emotional
challenges during critical periods of their lives.
Each year, Society of Visionaries funds are applied to further specific
initiatives, advancing PATH Intl. toward its vision of being a global
authority, resource and advocate for EAAT and the equines in this work
that inspires and enriches the human spirit.
Member Conducts Equine Demonstration for Medical Community
Dr. Joahn Hall, a family
practitioner in Kansas City, MO, and a PATH Intl. Board of Trustees
member, recently gave a presentation to the residents and doctors at the
Family Practice Residency program. The first 30 minutes of the
presentation were in the classroom, but the fun started in the second
half of the presentation when the class moved outdoors. The doctors and
residents were able to interact with the horses in an equine activity
demonstration in the arena Dr. Hall built in a grassy area next to the parking
lot. "It was a lot of effort, but it was so worth it," she
said. The presentation was met with such enthusiasm Dr. Hall (pictured on
the right with the horses and doctors looking on) has been asked to
present at the hospital's noon conference.
Court Weighs if Horses Are Inherently Vicious
hearing is currently before the Connecticut Supreme Court that could have
ramifications on EAAT centers. Lawyers for a Milford, CT, farmer warned
that horse ownership could be changed if the high court rules that the
animals are naturally vicious. The hearing centers around a 2006 case in
which a young boy was bitten on the cheek when he tried to pet the
Read more about the case
Click here to post on a
Facebook page started to combat the ruling.
Click here to sign a
petition for the Connecticut Supreme Court to overturn the appellate
ruling that all Connecticut horses are inherently vicious.
Intl. Events Calendar
noted, contact Denise Fager at (800) 369-7433, ext. 114, with
questions. All dates are subject to change. To register for an event,
please contact the host site directly. You can locate its contact
information under Find a Center on the
PATH Intl. homepage or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.
PATH Intl. Equine
Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Practical Skills
October 17-20, 2013
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center in Bend, OR
October 23-26, 2013
Hearts and Horses, Inc., in Loveland, CO
April 3-6, 2014
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
PATH Intl. Driving
Workshop and Certification combination event
Workshop is held the first
2-1/2 days, certification held the last 2-1/2 days. Specific schedule
sent by host site.
October 15-19, 2013
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH
Advanced Certification Event
October 18-20, 2013
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ
December 13-15, 2013
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in Chagrin Falls, OH
April 11-13, 2014
Ivey Ranch Park Association in Oceanside, CA
May 28-30, 2014
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT
PATH Intl. Mentor
November 5-6, 2013
PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL
December 7-8, 2013
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Brewster, NY
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