Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award
by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications
November 5, 2013
Intl. Office in Orlando!
months of preparation and anticipation, the 2013 PATH Intl. Conference
and Annual Meeting is finally here! The majority of the office staff is
attending the conference in Orlando, although there are a few staffers
still in Colorado. There is limited availability to phones and emails
for the conference staff, so we thank you for your patience as we work
on answering your questions and helping you with any needs you have.
For most office staff, business will resume as normal November 11.
Scholarship Opportunities for PATH Intl. Instructors
The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to
announce the PATH
Intl. Champion of Equine Service Certification Scholarship
to financially assist prospective instructors who achieve champion
status to obtain a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification. The
EQUUS Foundation will award one scholarship to cover the registration
fee up to $1,000 for the recipient to attend a PATH Intl. Registered
Instructor Certification Workshop.
CHAMPIONS is the
EQUUS Foundation's incentive-based equine service volunteer program,
sponsored by Ariat International, to recognize and reward individuals
and organizations on the Foundation's Equine Welfare Network.
PATH Intl. members
can achieve champion status by volunteering a minimum of 24 hours for
an organization or organizations on the Equine Welfare Network between
January 1 and December 31. Prospective instructors who achieve champion
status by December 31, 2013, will be eligible for the scholarship to be
awarded in 2014. For more information about the champions program and
the PATH Intl. Scholarship, visit the EQUUS website.
PATH Intl. will continue an
innovative partnership with the American
Paint Horse Foundation designed to help train
therapeutic riding instructors. This alliance, which was founded in
2013, provides scholarship assistance to potential PATH Intl.
instructors of therapeutic riding. While open to anyone with skills in
equine management, horsemanship, instruction, teaching methods and
disabilities, preference for scholarships will be given
again to medical professionals.
The average cost
of registration for a PATH Intl. certification workshop and test, which
takes place over three days, is $800. The American Paint Horse
Foundation seeks to assist individuals interested in certification
through the application and acceptance of one-time, $800 scholarships.
Learn more about
how the foundation benefits the lives of American Paint Horses and
their enthusiasts at aphfoundation.org.
To apply for an
American Paint Horse Foundation PATH Intl. scholarship, email Jan
Anderson or call her at (817) 222-6414. Applications should be
postmarked by March 1, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be
notified by April 15, 2014.
Click here to submit an
Intl. Highlighted on Special Needs Website
PATH Intl. is
highlighted in a collection of great groups and activities for those
with special needs. This collection, "101 Top Special Needs
Groups, Camps and Activities," is featured on "PhD in
Special Education," a site that provides resources to those
pursuing online degrees in education. "We hope this list becomes a
useful resource for our main audience of current and prospective
special education teachers, as well as anyone else who takes an
interest in providing opportunities for fun, social activity to those
with special needs," said Sarah Paulson, representing the
all our centers! Make sure to share this website (and article) with
your participant families and communities.
Intl. Strides and National Publication Feature Center
Recently, PATH Intl. Strides
featured Ride Kind Therapeutic Riding, a PATH Intl. Center in Monsey,
NY, in its Fall 2013 issue, "Ride Kind: An Unorthodox Approach to
the Orthodox" by center founder Dana Mase (pg. 40). Ride Kind also
had the honor of being featured in National
Council of Young Israel Viewpoint (Fall 5774/2013, pg. 27),
a national publication in the Jewish community. In the article
"Equestrian Therapy: Healing through Horses," author Esther
Altmann discusses the physical, emotional and cognitive benefits of
therapeutic horsemanship for those with special needs.
Click here to read
the Viewpoint article. Click here to read the PATH Intl. Strides
to Help Horses
EQUUS Foundation, a PATH
Intl. sponsor, is participating in Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. Matching
Campaign. EQUUS Foundation is asking all horse lovers to click this link every
day from Oct. 14-Nov. 12. No donation is required, just a simple click.
Equus Foundation is the only charity partnering with Animal Planet to
represent horses. More clicks for EQUUS Foundation equals more funding
for equine organizations. Click away, and thank you!
for All Evaluators
There are two mandatory
webinars for this year. "Report Writing" presented by Sandy
Webster is now available in a recorded version. Denise Fager sent
everyone the link so you can view it anytime. If you didn't receive it,
please let Denise know and she will resend it.
The other webinar is
"Exit Interviews," also presented by Sandy Webster, which was
held last week and was full of great information. There was such a
tremendous response and so many good questions that we've decided to hold
another live one on Thursday, November 21st at 5 p.m. MST. Please
mark your calendars! It will be available in a recorded version as well,
but that isn't nearly as much fun as connecting and swapping ideas! Watch
your email for information on signing up for this webinar. Happy viewing!
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 Testing
January 21-24, 2014
Equest in Wylie, TX
Marion Therapeutic Riding Academy in Ocala, FL
Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wentzville, MO
April 3-6, 2014
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center in Williamsburg, VA
Vaulting Workshop and Certification
January 3-5, 2014
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT
January 10-12, 2014 (workshop only)
Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program in Solvang, CA
Hands And Hearts For Horses in Thomasville, GA
Advanced Certification Event
December 13-15, 2013
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in Chagrin Falls, OH
February 25-26, 2014
Good Hope Equestrian Training Center in Miami, FL
April 28-30, 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
Tuesday, November 5th - noon to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6th - 7 a.m. to noon
PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL
December 7-8, 2013
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Brewster, NY
May 17-18, 2014
Hearts and Horses in Loveland, CO
PATH Intl. Approved Training Course
January - May (exact dates pending; check online calendar)
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT
August 27-November (check calendar for end date)
Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT
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