Region 5

Tennessee News

State Chair

My name is Jenna McNair, and I am very excited to be the Tennessee PATH Intl. state rep! I am a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and am currently teaching at Trinity Farm in Memphis, TN. I’ve had a passion for therapeutic riding since I started volunteering in middle school and still can’t believe that I’ve been lucky enough to turn my passion into my “real” job. I can’t wait to get to know the centers and people involved in our industry across this long state and am interested in discovering ways that we can all work together to further the work we do. Hopefully, I can be a good resource and help you connect with PATH Intl. in ways that are beneficial to all of us! If I don’t know the answer to a question, I will do my utmost to figure it out. Please feel free to contect me at any time, the line is always open.

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Update: July 14, 2015

Hopefully, you recieved an email explaining about the new continuing education guidelines for instructors. If you have any confusion over those, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. We will do our best to keep you updated on continuing ed opportunites in every end of the state, from the Mississippi River to the Appalachaians!

Of course, the PATH Intl. Region 5 Conference at the end of this month is a great way to get hours and make connections. We would love to see you in Jasper!

Upcoming Middle Tennessee Opportunities:

1) MTSU is hosting a teaching skills clinic for EAAT instructors August 29th-30th, called Teaching Outside the Box. The sessions look to be very informative! I’ve attached the Save the Date flyer. Registration is open at http://education4eaat.com, or you can email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2) Take the Reins in Nashville is offering two upcoming events. If you are interested, please email Alicia McCoy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Mounted Activities - that can be easily adapted to challenge all your riders”
This event is FREE and is July 7/25/15 from 9:00 - 10:30.

Watch how easy it can be for riders of all abilities to be appropriately challenged with the same game, course, or activity. This interactive session will demonstrate how to use simple modification techniques to utilize the same arena set up and props to teach all your riders no matter what their riding level may be. Come learn and share your own ideas so that we can all gain knowledge from each other.
 
Alice Duva is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, and Mentor. Susan Lutz is a PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor, Mentor, Equine Specialist in MH & L, and Assoc. Faculty/Evaluator. Both of these presenters have won their region’s PATH Intl. Instructor of the Year award and represent over 30 years of TRI experience.

Equine First Aid Certification

We have a clinician coming in and she is charging $149. The class will be on August 15th from 10:00 - 4:30 or 5:00 depending on the size of the class. We will need the fee no later than Saturday August 1st. Checks may be made out to Amanda Tidwell.


"Equi-First Aid" Equi-First Aid USA is the national organization dedicated to providing exceptional equine first aid courses to help YOU help your horse in any emergency - and we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. After completing the course you will be certified in Equi-First Aid for 3 years.

Amanda Tidwell is an Equi-First Aid Certified Instructor, U.S. Training Coordinator and R.A.S.

Chris Irwin

Horseman Chris Irwin who many of us saw at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference, will be at STAR in Lenoir City, TN October 23-26. On Sunday, 25th he will be conducting a clinic specifically for PATH professionals who would like to learn more about how to keep our program horses happy and functioning to the best of their ability. His approach is steeped in logical, yet meaningful communication between horse and handler with the best part being his explanations of WHY things are happening. Due to assistance from our PATH Intl. Region 5 Membership & Center Outreach and Support fund, the cost will only be $25 per person for the entire day of clinic.
   Place: STAR   11800 Hwy 11 E. Lenoir City, TN
   Time: 9 a.m. EST till approx. 5 p.m.
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We will break for lunch with plenty of eating places close by.
 
The remainder of Chris’ days here will be with private and semi-private sessions which everyone is eligible to sign up. He works with you where you and the horse are so any level of ability is welcome. You can bring your own horse or “rent” a STAR horse for your session. These slots fill up quickly and must be done in advance by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Local Volunteer Advisor Teams

Area of Expertise Contact Name & Email Phone Number

Therapeutic Riding

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Vaulting

Claire Dickenson

Lindsey Collier

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 STAR (865) 988-4711

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Minis

Claire Dickenson

Lindsey Collier

 STAR (865) 988-4711

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At-Risk Youth Sara Crum  STAR (865) 988-4711
EFL

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Sara Crum

 

STAR (865) 988-4711

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Equine & Barn/Farm Managers Jennifer Howard STAR (865) 988-4711
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Administrators - Initial start-up

Lynn Petr and Kristen Sanders

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Administrators - Established programs Lynn Petr and Kristen Sanders

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Administrators - Accreditation process and meeting PATH Intl. standards

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Administrators - Development/grants/fundraisers   STAR (865) 988-4711

 

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