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Handouts from the 2012 Region 1 Conference

1-2-3 Sing, Move and Ride With Me
1-2-3 Sing, Move and Ride With Me 2
Carriage Driving Miles
EFP/EFL Goals and Evaluations
Evaluation Guide On-Going Education Program
Exploring Changes in Postural Stability
Imagine the Possibilities
Introduce and Train Volunteers With Consistency
Lesson Log for Volunteers
Mounts and Dismounts
Natural Horsemanship Obstacle Course Handout
Natural Horsemanship Round Pen Handout
Sally Swift Shake Out Handout
Standards Regarding Volunteers Handout
Thinking Cap Handout
Tips for Enhancing Your Horses Well Being
Traumatic Brain Injuries and PTSD: Benefits of TR
Volunteer Intro Letter and Documentation
Volunteer Sign in Log
What Is Centered Riding
What Is Integrated Riding

2011 Region 1 Conference

April 29 –May 1, 2011
The 2011 Conference was hosted by Equest of Maine in Lyman and Kennebunkport, April 29 –May 1, 2011. The Planning Committee built a fabulous schedule of presentations and activities. Region 1, NESAR and conference sponsors provided financial support in order to keep all registration fees low.

2010 Region 1 Conference

The Conference was held at High Hopes in Old Lyme. CT. A total of 153 registrants enjoyed three days of class room presentations as well as and hands on participation in the arena and barn settings.  Special thanks is extended to Kitty Stalsburg and Patti Coyle, the Co-chairs of the Conference Task Force, who along with the staff at High Hopes worked tremendously hard in hosting a very successful and well attended event.

2011 State Meetings

The schedule for State Meetings in 2011 will be posted here as the dates become available.

Connecticut and Rhode Island will be hosting their combined meeting Sunday February 27,2011 from 10-3 at High Hopes. Click here for the flyer.

2010 State Meetings

Each State Chair held an annual meeting at the Region 1 Conference in April held at High Hopes.  If you were unable to attend and would like the minutes from the meeting, please contact your State Chair.

In addition, over the course of the year there were also State Meetings held for networking and continuing education. They were as follows:

Connecticut/Rhode Island State Meeting: Feb 1, 2010 State Chairs are Pat O’Leary (RI) and Marie Aparo (CT)

Massachusetts State Meeting:  May 16, 2010 – State Chair Susan Lutz

New Hampshire/Vermont State Meeting: August 16, 2010 State Chairs Terri Devlin (NH) and Kristin Mason (VT)

Maine State Meeting:  September 26, 2010 State Chair Nichole Sargeant

Scholarships Available

The NESAR Board and the NESAR Scholarship Committee awarded seven scholarships totaling $1,410 in 2010. If you have never applied for a NESAR Scholarship, do not hesitate. The award covers 50% of the cost of an educational event. This could defray the cost of fees for Conference Registration, OSWC, Mentor Training, ES Workshop and more, including non-PATH Intl., industry relevant opportunities.

To qualify for a NESAR scholarship, you must:
•          be a current PATH Intl. member at the time of application
•          reside or provide equine assisted activities in PATH Intl. Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, or Vermont)
•          have not received a NESAR scholarship within a 2-year calendar period

All recipients are encouraged to share their expertise with others within Region 1 and to volunteer at PATH Intl. Region 1 activities. The new forms are user friendly and concise to help improve and streamline the process. 
Please visit the PATH Intl. website under Region Connection/Region 1 to view the documents, policies and further application information.

Join the Region One List Serve

ALL Region One members, Centers and their staff in particular,  are encouraged to join the Region One List Serve.  This is a great way for Region One members and Centers to benefit from a collective wealth of experience and shared knowledge.

An Overview of what a list serve is and how it works:

  • Once a person is a member they can sign on to the list serve and begin to receive “community emails” that get sent out to the list serve by anyone who is a member. People can post questions, information, updates etc.  The Region One List serve addresses all kinds of questions, creating an opportunity to share knowledge and expertise throughout the region.
  • There is a moderator/gate keeper who ensures messages from only known or recognized members are posted. Once you sign up with the List Serve, you are considered as ‘known’.
  • When someone posts a question, other members can respond and offer answers. If people are “on line” often the answers can come within minutes of a posting. For people who only go to their computers periodically, they will be able to read their list serve postings anytime and can respond at that point.  When posting on the list serve, please include your name, center affiliation, if any, and your position.

Benefits of being on the Region One List Serve:

  • Will help all members to instantly share information, needs, questions, and concerns.
  • Targets ALL aspects of the Region One Centers (Program Development, Barn Management, Teaching / Therapy, Volunteer Coordinating, Horse Health Issues, Fundraising, Curriculum, Education, Bookkeeping, Budgeting, Marketing…)
  • Provides a opportunity to make announcements (ie. Job opportunities, horse/tack/equipment needs, Educational/Continuing Education seminars and clinics…)
  • Provides venue for advertising important dates for all Centers (ie. Shows, clinics, fundraising events, conferences …)

To Join:

Go to
If you don’t already have a Yahoo I.D. and password, click on “sign-up”
Create a user I.D. and password
Under “Find A Group” type in “narharegionone”
Click on “join this group” be sure to indicate your relationship to equine assisted activities
If you have any problems, contact the moderator directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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