Vaulting Terminology Update
In alignment with
terminology used by other vaulting organizations and to more accurately
reflect the variety of movements taught and tested, the PATH Intl.
Interactive Vaulting Subcommittee has recommended that the term
"compulsories" be replaced with "vaulting
positions." All PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting materials will be
updated accordingly beginning in July 2016.
If you are
interested in sharing a room at the Williamsburg Lodge for the
conference, contact Cher Smith to put your name on the list. You
can access the list on the Members Only page of the PATH Intl. website.
NOTE: PATH Intl. will not match up conference attendees but only supply
Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.
Intl. Award Winners and Scholarship Recipients
congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
Every year, PATH
Intl. centers and members nominate the very best equestrians, certified
professionals, veterinarians, volunteers and equines serving at PATH
Intl. Member Centers, and we are pleased to announce the regional and
equestrian award winners. Each year our judges face an increasingly
difficult decision to choose from among the outstanding nominations,
once again demonstrating the high quality of service PATH Intl. Centers
offer. Thank you to all the nominators for their dedication in
recognizing the achievements of those in equine-assisted activities and
therapies. A special thank you also to the judges!
the list of the 2016 PATH Intl. Region Award Winners here.
PATH Intl. works
diligently to obtain funding sources to ensure the maximum opportunity
to underwrite registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference
and Annual Meeting. Donors and sponsors give generously to make these
opportunities available to the greatest number of people.
the following, who are the recipients of the 2016 PATH Intl. Conference
Scholarships! Thank you to all who took time to apply. For applicants
who weren't selected, please apply again next year for the 2017
conference in San Antonio, TX. There is no limit to how many years you
Thank you to our
donors and sponsors who make these scholarships possible. (If you would
like information about donating to scholarships, contact Kathy Alm.)
Region 1, Mashpee, MA
Whitney Feltner, Region 4, Kalamazoo, MI
Rachel Gaardsmoe, Region 3, Garner, NC
Mary Graham, Region 5, Tallahassee, FL
Sarah Reega, Region 10, Loveland, CO
Trecia Rodgers, Region 8, Victoria, TX
Kathryn Simons, Region 2, McKees Rocks, PA
Sarah Southern, Region 5, Acworth, GA
Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine-Assisted Learning
Toni Lima, Region
4, Novelty, OH
Erin Teigen, Region 2, Crownsville, MD
Ye! Hear Ye! Register Early!
Registration for the 2016 PATH Intl.
Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina,
November 2-5 in Williamsburg, VA, is open. Click
here to register and pick your sessions.
The hard copy registration booklet and
form was polybagged with the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides. Or click the cover
of the registration book (left) to open in your browser.
Session E2, Easy as
One, Two, Three: Designing Activities for Sequencing Skills Building has
been replaced with the following:
Sometimes You Are Worlds Apart
From the framework of an international mentoring relationship, mentoring
will be explored from agreements, communication and reflective practice
to technology, teaching and tips.
Marny Mansfield has
an MS degree in animals and public policy, an MS degree in occupational
therapy, and is a PATH Intl. Certified Master Instructor, mentor and
Gain notoriety and
bragging rights by showing conference attendees the great time had by
all at your center. This was a huge hit last year! The conference host
committee will judge and select the top two or three to show at the
awards banquet on Friday, November 4, with others being shown throughout
the conference. We aren't looking for promotional videos, but rather the
videos that highlight your center's staff, instructors, participants and
equines having a great time. Click here for an
example from Hearts & Horses, Inc., a PATH Intl. Premier
Accredited Center in Loveland, CO, the big winners from last year.
Email your videos to Cher Smith. For larger video files, mail a CD
or flashdrive, or email Cher for Dropbox instructions. Note: We need the
actual video, not a YouTube or Vimeo link. Submissions must be sent by
September 15 to allow time for judging. Please include a photo/video release form with
New This Year:
Reserve a Banquet Table
Reserve a table of
10 at the 2016 PATH Intl. Awards Banquet, November 4, 2016, for $50 per
table. This non-refundable fee will benefit the PATH Intl. Disaster
Relief Fund, which has been seriously depleted due to many requests this
year, but it will also create a better system for tracking and assigning
Please mark the
table reservation on your online registration or on your registration
form through October 10. (Don't forget to include the name(s) you would
like on the table.) There will also be a signup sheet on site in
Williamsburg at the registration desk through noon on Thursday, November
3. Phone confirmations will not be accepted.
If you have questions, contact Jaime Covington.
Williamsburg is a 301-acre living history museum. Costumed employees
work and dress as people did in the era, sometimes using colonial
grammar and diction. Surviving colonial structures have been restored to
estimates of their 18th-century appearance, with traces of later
buildings and improvements removed. Of the approximately 500 buildings
reconstructed or restored, 88 are labelled original. Unlike dry, dusty
textbooks, Williamsburg will awaken a love of history!