Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
August 7, 2012
Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
Every year, PATH
Intl. centers and members nominate the very best equestrians, certified
professionals and volunteers serving at PATH Intl. Centers, and we are
so pleased to announce the regional
and equestrian award winners. Each year becomes more difficult to
choose from among the outstanding nominations. Thank you to everyone
who nominated someone, and remember that nominations are now
accepted year round. A special thank you also to our judges for
making the difficult decisions.
year's PATH Intl. Youth Equestrian Recognition Award winner Carly
Winners will be
honored at the PATH Intl. Awards Banquet, which has always represented
the heart of the EAAT industry, and the international equestrian,
volunteer, volunteer veterinarian and certified professional will be
announced along with the James Brady Professional Award. Moving moments
from 2011 included PATH Intl. Youth Equestrian winner Carly Renguette
(pictured right) singing as part of her speech before the crowd of 800
attendees and Ryan Ohrmundt, PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes
winner, noting in his award speech that it was Veterans Day, prompting
attendees to give a rousing ovation to the service personnel in
The moving moments from 2012 are still in future. We would love you to
be a part of it by attending this very fun event at the conference.
In addition to the banquet on Friday
night, there is plenty of fun in store, including an incredible lineup
of presenters, our keynote speaker Jim Bergquist and our closing
reception band Bucking Horse. You won't want to miss a minute of the
2012 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, October 31-November 3.
Look for the registration booklet included with the Summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides.
Click here to register online or
click here to download the
at the PATH Intl. Conference
Do you write
books, consult or provide another skill that would be of interest to
your fellow members? Consider reserving an exhibitor booth at the 2012
PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, October 31-November 3, in
Exhibiting at the
PATH Intl. Conference will get your business in front of nearly 1,000
professionals in the therapeutic horsemanship industry! Click here to Click here to learn more about the
opportunities available to PATH Intl. Members receive a $50
Numerous individuals have sold out of their books, games
or other materials by taking advantage of the opportunity to get in
front of fellow members. Let this be your year!
to our 2012 PATH Intl. conference scholarship winners! Thank you to
everyone who submitted applications.
Kittredge Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship:
Elisia Fernandez Mutter
PATH Intl. thanks
everyone for their participation in the Rein-Them-In
member-get-a-member drive. As a result, PATH Intl. members recruited 239
new individual members!
Turbeville from Region 3 won the pick-a-trip
Help from Region 10 won the $100 gift card.
Costa from Region 5 won the drawing for the free conference
Region 3 recruited
the highest percentage of members.
Remember, every time you recruit a new member, you
strengthen your membership association. A vital and growing PATH Intl.
means greater recognition of safety and ethical practices in the
equine-assisted activities and therapies industry, improved education
resources and networking opportunities for all members, and the
advancement of professional standards worldwide.
Thank you for continuing to make us a strong association!
Position Open in the PATH Intl. Office
PATH Intl. is seeking a Credentialing Programs Coordinator,
a full-time position in the Denver, CO, office. Experience in the field
of equine-assisted activities and therapies is a plus. For a complete job
description, click here. Please submit your resume and application to
the attention of Jeff Kelling.
Abigail Hendren, the current coordinator, is leaving PATH Intl. We have
benefited from having her at PATH Intl. and wish her all the best in the
Join the Discussion!
We invite you to
participate in lively, thought-provoking discussions on the online PATH
International Equine Services for Heroes Community Connections group. If
you are interested in serving veterans through EAAT, please join us to
discuss best practices, great ideas that worked or even great ideas that
did not reach their full potential. PATH Intl. has numerous centers and
individual members who have acquired vast experience in serving our
veterans. This is the long-awaited resource for all PATH Intl. members to
exchange ideas, ask questions, offer comments and suggestions, and gain
insight from some of our industry's most experienced and qualified
people. Click here to access the
forum. You will need to be logged in.
Intl. Free Webinars on Equine Care
The next Best
Practices for Equine Care webinar is August 27. Attendance is limited to
25 per session so please register now through the
PATH Intl. online store.
Additional dates are on August 27, September 16 and October 19.
Tips From the Equine Welfare Committee
Care Tips for Hot Weather
By Marcie Ehrman,
Equine Welfare Committee)
As the temperature and humidity rise, special care must be taken to
ensure our equine partners' well-being. This can be done by making sure
horses have adequate water, by taking care of the facilities and by
managing pesky insects. Read more.
The Equine Welfare
Committee encourages positive and engaging educational exploration from
our readers. We'd love to hear your feedback! Please let us know if you
have any questions about our tip or have a suggestion for future topics.
Email Kristin Mason, Equine Welfare Committee chair.
Join us in lively,
thought-provoking and sometimes controversial discussions on the online
PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community Connections group. No matter your
specific interest (EFP, therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, carriage
driving, interactive vaulting, etc.), they ALL involve working with
equine partners. Exchange ideas, ask questions, offer comments and
suggestions, and pick the brains of some of our industry's most
experienced and qualified people. Click here to access the
forum. You will need to be logged in.
Intl. Member Named Outstanding Small Business Finalist
PATH Intl. Member Tracy Weber's
business, Kaleidoscope Learning Circle, has been named one of five
Saginaw County finalists for 2012 Outstanding Small Business of the
Year. Finalists demonstrated "a visible commitment to good
business practices, good vision and management and service to the
Tracy created Kaleidoscope to combine her lifelong passion for horses
with helping people and a growing fascination with learning. Kaleidoscope
Learning Center launched in 2005 to provide clients and horses with an
ideal learning physical environment.
Tracy was the winner of the 2011 PATH Intl. Volunteer Leadership
Recognition Award for Membership. Congratulations, Tracy!
Region Conferences: Save the Date
Check the region conference calendar
or your region's webpage for the latest details.
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. home page or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.
PATH Intl. Equine
Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Practical Skills
August 27-30, 2012
National Ability Center in Park City, UT
September 14-16, 2012
Sunnyside Equestrian Center in Lincroft, NJ
October 17-20, 2012
Hearts & Horses, Inc. in Loveland, CO
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.
August 7-11, 2012
BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre in Poplar Grove, IL
September 25-29, 2012
Horse Power @ Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH
The event will start the evening of the 25th and end the evening of the
29th; contact host site for detailed schedule.
Advanced Certification Event
September 10-12, 2012
BraveHearts in Harvard, IL
October 14-15, 2012
EQUEST in Wylie, TX
October 22-23, 2012
Ride On in Chatsworth, CA
November 16-18, 2012
Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Annapolis, MD
Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event
October 21-24, 2012
Hearts & Horses in Loveland, CO
PATH Intl. Mentor Training
August 25-26, 2012
Equul Access, Inc., in Hutchinson, MN
October 15-16, 2012
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ
October 30-31, 2012
PATH Intl. Conference in Bellevue, WA
Please visit the PATH Intl. events
calendar for a list of
2012 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications.
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