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NY State Meeting
NY State had excellent turn out at the state meeting April 22! A big thank you to Laura Little at ARISE for hosting.

If you attended, please take this survey.

I am looking for ideas for speakers for next year! I am hoping to host this meeting at GallopNYC, as we will have our new site. (2018 will be a regional meeting in upstate NY)

Any suggestions for topics and speakers please send my way - so far people have suggested webinars, more presentation on disabilities, and international speakers.

An item I overlooked - there was interest last year in trying to come up with standardized or model lesson plans and outcomes. If this is still of interest, please send me any outcomes materials - goals you like or use, measurement ideas, etc - and lesson plans. I will collect them and then we will see what we can do. At a minimum we can post a set of examples you can look at.
PATH Intl. Welcomes 
We would like to welcome to the PATH Intl. organization Victoria Acres Equine Facility in Altamont, NY.

PATH Intl. welcomes Lasata Farm in Gap, PA, to the organization!

* Hoof Prints On The Heart was honored to attend the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County's, 2nd Annual Ride for Patriots Motorcycle Run, at the Manasquan VFW Post 1838 today. Hoof Prints President Jacki Hundertpfund and Executive Director Jenni Tevlin were in attendance, along with Monmouth County SPCA certified therapy dog, Sweet Pea, a 5-year-old Basset Hound who definitely stole everyone's hearts, despite the fact that she left paw prints instead of hoof prints!

Over 100 riders supported our military and helped to raise awareness of the mental health services that MHA offers to military and all families in Monmouth County by riding their motorcycles from the PNC Arts Center Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Manasquan VFW Post 1838. There were several other vendors in attendance at the event, along with event sponsors, all with a common mission-to support our military and their families! Everyone capped off the day with a delicious BBQ lunch and was invited to watch a film screening of Project 22.  

Hoof Prints on The Heart wants to thank all military members, first responders, and their families, for their service and their sacrifice, as well as the MHA of Monmouth County and all of the organizers and sponsors of today's activities. We were very proud to be a part of the Ride for Patriots and to share our mission of helping people and animals through animal assisted therapy. We hope that we can offer some assistance to those in need through our nonprofit Horses Helping Heroes Program at Hoof Prints on the Heart in Millstone Township, NJ, in the heart of beautiful Monmouth County. 

Please visit our website for more information about how we may be able help you.

* Laurita Equestrian Center - Attention all therapeutic riding program instructors and participants! Our next schooling show of the season is coming up on July 10th. We start the day promptly at 8:30 a.m. with a Therapeutic Academy division, open to all participants in therapeutic riding programs. We have proven EAAT horses available for use the day of the show as well (if needed, please contact us in advance). Please call us for more information at (609) 752-0900. Classes are $5 each.

* Equine Assisted Therapy of NJ - Come join us for PATH Intl. Onsite Workshop and Certification course on July 21st till July 24th. Registration ends on June 19th. Participants and Auditors welcome. See our website at or email us at You can attend just the workshop or certification part or both. In addition you can audit the event.

* Loudoun Therapeutic Riding - As a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center LTR is committed to providing quality continuing education opportunities for industry professionals! We're hosting two upcoming workshops so save the dates & share the info!  

August 18-20: American Hippotherapy Association approved course (Horse Connection: Maximizing your Horse's Movement) 
November 10-14: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Onsite Workshop Certification (OSWC). Visit or contact us at for more information! 

* GAIT TRC is hosting an ESMHL workshop and skills test on August 4-7, 2016. If interested email GiGi at or call us at (570) 409-1140. There are still a few spots left but please call us soon! Evaluators are Susanne Haseman and Memree Stuart! 

High Hopes is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center and is one of only four centers in the United States authorized and currently offering the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course. We have successfully trained over 250 instructors from throughout the United States and around the world, including Israel, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Ireland, Croatia, England, Mexico, and South and Central America.

High Hopes offers this training course twice a year. Our summer/fall course begins on August 24, 2016 and ends in November, 2016. The application materials and application fee for the course starting August 2016 must be received by July 13, 2016. Full payment for the course tuition is due upon acceptance into the program. We currently still have two openings for the August course! Please visit our website for the application or contact Patti Coyle at for further information.  
* Classifieds
Barn Manager opening at Heritage Christian Stables Therapeutic Riding Program in Webster, NY. 

Shamrock Reins in Pipersville, PA has multiple part-time CTRIs positions available. Shamrock Reins works exclusively with Veterans, Service Members, and their Families. Please email or call Janet Brennan at (215) 470-9570. 
I'm looking for a PATH Intl. certified instructor in the Hudson Valley, NY region, Kerhonkson based farm with start up program. Please write or call! (845) 616-3608

Seeking Executive Director for Nickers 'N Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center - Acme, PA 
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer for the Stoney Brook Foundation dba Nickers 'N Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center. The position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization's achievement of its mission, development and implementation of the strategic plan, and financial objectives. Other key duties include: fundraising; the supervision and development of staff and volunteers; the development of high quality services and programs to the participants; the stewardship of the horses and facility; all aspects of BOD reporting; compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; and the accuracy of all financial reports and tax returns. Oversees on a daily basis all the operations of the organization, and provides direction to ensure the growth and well-being of the organization within the fiscal constraints of the budget. Send Cover letter with resume/CV to

Victoria Acres Equine Facility in Guilderland, NY has an immediate opening for a Part-time Certified Riding Instructor. This position will be part-time to start with the possibility of becoming full-time quickly. Experience instructing disabled populations a must. Please send letter and resume to Please visit our Facebook page at Victoria Acres Equine Facility and our website at

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR WANTED High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center based in Old Lyme CT. Founded in 1974, High Hopes serves over 240 children and adults with disabilities each week. Contact for information.
Announcement: Save the Date April 2, 2017 (after Region 2 conference) 
Special Strides and Susie Rehr PT HPCS and Jane Burrows PT DPT HPCS will be presenting Exploring (dis)Abilities II on April 2, 2017. This comprehensive course received rave reviews during the April and May 2016 presentations... "this course covered more information than all conferences together". We will update with new information for those who have already attended and keep the important information for review. This is content that could be repeated a hundred times and never tire of repetition.  

This 6- hour course is designed for PATH Intl Certified Professionals to explore the abilities and disabilities of individuals with special needs. A variety of diagnoses will be presented that instructors might encounter in their programs. It will discuss the presentation, implications, precautions and contraindications necessary as well as possible outcome expectations. It will answer the question.... "My new rider has cerebral palsy how does that affect how I teach?" or "my rider struggles with anxiety how can I best help him". Also covered will be a list of simple questions to ask riders or families and discuss how their responses influence goal setting and lesson planning. Case presentations followed by a question/answer session will be used to synthesize the new information.  
Cost: $100 8:30-4:00 including lunch and snacks 
Registration information will be available on the Special Strides website: 

Sunday, September 25, 2016 
Susie Rehr PT HPCS and Jane Burrows PT DPT HPCS will be presenting Exploring (Dis)abilities at Special Strides. This course was extremely well received by the 40 + instructors who have already taken the course. We have been requested by a few individuals who missed it in the spring to host again in the fall. Here is your chance to hear the information and get your disability education credits.  
Cost: $100 8:30-4:00 including lunch and snacks 
Registration information will be available on the Special Strides website

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