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New York     
NY State meeting update
The agenda is firming up and we now have guest speakers!

Mary Handley, PhD, Cazanovia College on working with People with TBI  
Karin Kohl, DVM, on saddle fit and equine therapeutic exercises  
Anne Sheedy, Cazanovia, on working with Interns  
Jennifer Kotwicka, DVM, on equine care DELETE: (send topics!)  

IMPORTANT -- please RSVP for this meeting ASAP
NY State meeting on April 22, 2016. Laura Little has kindly offered to host us at ARISE at the Farm, 1972 New Boston Road, Chittenango, NY 13037. This is near Syracuse, NY.

PLEASE let me know any topics you wish us to discuss. This will be all day meeting, and will count for PATH Intl. continuing education.

We have decided to ask a fee of $15 for the meeting to cover the costs of the event. IF you are able to join us, please reserve your place by sending $15 to Alician Kershaw ASAP via PayPal.
Gallop NYC won a grant from the NY Community Trust for horse care.
New Jersey 
Educational Opportunities for PATH Intl. Certified Professionals**
**Approved by PATH Intl. for 6 DE Credits
Sunday, April 17, 2016 or Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8:30- 4:00
At Special Strides, Monroe NJ
Cost: $75
This course will take a look into various diagnoses and the subsequent associated disabilities. How this affects your teaching, your riders goals, and the overall outcome of a lesson.
Faculty: Susie Rehr, PT, HPCS; Jane Burrows, DPT HPCS; Laurie Landy OTR/L; Martha Heinkel, MS LCSW
Questions should be directed to Susie Rehr at Special Strides (732) 446-0945.
Helping Horseshoe will be hosting a Center Riding clinic at Equine Tranquility Wellness Center with Susan Harris!! Green Twp, NJ, June 4 and 5. We would like to host on Friday June 3 an 'Anatomy in Motion' day. This would consist of a biomechanics lecture, two or three under saddle lessons working on your horses movement, painting a visible horse and lunge lecture with that horse. We are requesting anyone who would be interested in auditing or riding in either clinic to contact us. We would like to know how much interest there would be in the Friday clinic. Thanks for your help.

Help Wanted
PATH Intl. certified therapeutic riding instructor(s) or Instructor-in-Training. Riding with HEART is a PATH Intl. center located in Pittstown, NJ. Call or email: Chris Gillespie Baxter or (908) 735-5912.

Riding High Farm in Allentown NJ is looking to hire a Certified Instructor. Hours vary. Please email resume.
Thank You
Equine Tranquility Wellness Center expresses our thanks and appreciation to Sheepskin Importers for their wonderful donation of their amazing pony size bareback pad! A great gift for our therapeutic riders and ponies! We have many of their incredible products: pads, girths, half pads, gloves, reins and more. Visit their website. 
2016 Seminar and Annual Meeting 
At the Ramada Conference Center, State College 
1450 S Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801  

Contact Lin Podolinsky

Schedule for the Day 
8-9 a.m.                 Pick up Conference Materials

9-9:15 a.m.            Welcome

9:15-10:45 a.m.      Peter Montminy, PhD  
                               "Youth at Risk"

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Jennifer Karl, DVM  
                                 "Conformation & Movement"

12:30-2 p.m.            Lunch, Annual Meeting & Silent Auction

2:15-3 p.m.             Bethany Bickel, PSU & Andrea Kocher, PSU  

3:15-4:45 p.m.         Round Table Forum  
Keys to Success:  program diversification, state-of-the-art teaching techniques, administrative legislation, licensure & certification  
The PATH Intl. Region 2 conference in March in Maryland was a success. 

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