Region 5

PATH Intl. Region 5

States and Commonwealths: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Africa

Regional Representative

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2015 Region 5 Conference

August 7-9, 2015
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

Registration information coming soon

Area Chairs

Alabama State Co-Chairs
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Aruba Area Chair
Pending

Bermuda Area Chair
Pending

Dominican Republic Area Chair
Pending

Florida State Co-Chairs
Southern Part of Florida
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Northern Part of Florida
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Georgia State Chair
Marji Reese
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Mississippi State Chair
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Puerto Rico Area Chair
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South Africa Area Chair
Pending

Tennessee State Chair
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Region 5 Updates

•    Like the PATH Intl. Region 5 Facebook page. Share what you do, ask questions and learn from others.

•    Looking for a social networking savvy individual to join the Region 5 Leadership Team as the Communication Chair
To facilitate region communication via Facebook, Twitter, list-serves, and Community Connections. We’d love your help. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•    The Region 5 Tips for Continuing Education in EAAT

•    Don’t miss out on PATH Intl. funding for Center and Member Outreach and Support.
A reminder to our members and centers that PATH Intl. provided funding to each region for Center and Member Outreach and Support. The region reached out to every center to identify how monies could best be utilized in your state/area. There are still funds available. I urge members and centers to contact state/area chairs about your most pressing needs and to share important resources that could help members and centers in your area. Any PATH Intl. funds not spent by your state/area by 6/30/15 will go back to into PATH Intl. general funds. Click here to contact your state or area chair and share your needs and ideas.

•    The Region 5 Center and Member Outreach and Support Plan and Cost Centers 

•    Interested in either an Interactive Vaulting workshop/certification or a Driving workshop/certification in 2015?
If there is enough interest I will ask a Region 5 center to host. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•    If you aren’t involved in a Continuing Ed Collaboration?
This as a great way for instructors to get free and diverse continuing education and build strength in the EAAT community in your area. Consider facilitating Continuing Ed Collaborations wherever there are two or more centers within driving distance. 

In a Continuing Education Center Collaboration each center hosts one or two learning opportunities a year for all instructors in the area. This arrangement takes the burden of providing numerous education events off the shoulders of individual centers. It provides a fun way to get everyone visiting each other’s centers. And it provides an avenue for smaller or newer centers to get involved and share what they do well. For more great ideas for continuing education, check out our The Region 5 Tips for Continuing Education in EAAT.  If you would like help getting a collaboration started in your area, contact your state/area chair or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•    Update on the 2015 Region 5 Conference in Alabama.
Alabama centers have been discussing site options for the 2015 Region 5 Conference. Jaime Covington, our PATH Intl. Conference and Events Manager, is talking to each site to help determine which will be the most suitable. Sarah Newton-Crowell (our 2014 Conference Chair) will co-chair the 2015 Conference Committee. The Alabama Conference Co-chair and conference dates will be selected after the site is confirmed. I will keep you posted.

Minutes from the PATH Intl Region 5 Caucus Meeting on October 28, 2014

    Saddle Up!, a PATH Intl. PAC, seeks a Program Director.
PATH Intl. Advanced or Master Instructor preferred with min 5 years management/leadership experience. Saddle Up! currently offers TR, HPOT, EAL, equestrian club, and multiple trainings/workshops. Year-round programs serving 155/week and 200+/year. Saddle Up! is located near Nashville, TN, and offers benefits including health insurance and 401(k). Send resumes to Cheryl Scutt, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Resumes accepted until December 19, 2014.

Volunteer Advisors

The help you need is right around the corner!

Being able to visit and brainstorm with another program/professional who has been there/done that, is a very valuable resource. Some laws and policies affecting centers and professionals are state sensitive. Examples are licensure, insurance/Medicaid reimbursement, employment laws…..and often, only those professionals in our state will be knowledgeable about them.

To better serve and connect our Region 5  members and help them get resources and help close to home, the PATH Intl. Region 5 Community Connection group launched a request for “local volunteer advisors." We asked the PATH Intl. members to consider sharing their knowledge and personal experience with those in their geographic area who are looking for some guidance.

For a list of the professionals happy to help other members, their area of expertise and contact info, click on links above to your state/commonwealth.

Thank you for all those who are giving of their valuable time to help others in our EAAT industry!!

2014 PATH Intl. Region 5 Award Winners (Premier Accredited Centers shown in red)

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Region 5 Volunteer of the Year and
International Volunteer of the Year

Harry Ayala
Heavenly Hooves, Inc.
Kissimmee, FL

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Region 5 Certified Professional of the Year
Martha Georgeson
Saddle Up!
Franklin, TN


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Region 5 Equine of the Year
Gretel
Saddle Up!
Franklin, TN


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PATH Intl. Paul Spiers Indepedent Adult Equestrian Award
Noel Jenkins
Chastain Horse Park
Atlanta, GA

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Region 5 Veterinarian of the Year
Dr. Nathaniel Wright
Saddle Up!
Franklin, TN

 Links

2014 Region 5 Conference & State Meeting

August 8-10, 2014 - Thank you for a great conference. Click on the links below for information from the 2014 conference.

Click here for the Region 5 Conference handouts

Region 5 Conference Meeting and Field Test Standards minutes

PATH Intl. Region 5 Tips for Continuing Education in EAAT

Region 5 Member/Center Outreach and Support Plan

Region 5 Archive

Region 5 Community Connections Group

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