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Vermont State News 
Fall 2017 PATH CE Credits Vermont Special Events Informational Bulletin
Mark your calendars for the following dates! All recipients of this bulletin, PLEASE forward on to other appropriate and interested parties. Thank you!

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     September 15 &/or 16, 2017
     September 17, 2017
     September 17, 2017

therapeuticTherapeutic Riding Clinic
Friday, Sept. 15  &/or  Saturday,  Sept. 16, 2017
     Hosted by High Horses Therapeutic Riding,  Sharon, VT
     Proceeds to benefit High Horses Therapeutic Riding
     Clinic Instructed by Judy Cross-Strehlke,  Advanced Level IV Centered Riding Instructor, Advanced PATH Instructor
     Attend this as a 2 Day Clinic or as a 1 Day event---either way, you will have the opportunity to earn your PATH Intl. CE hours for Disability Education plus much more!
     The first half of each day, two disabilities will be discussed in a classroom setting (for a total of four different disabilities over the course of the clinic).  Along with that particular disability, Judy will instruct that challenged rider, demonstrating warm-up as well as mounted exercises in a lesson format.
     The second half of each day, Judy will lead the clinic participants in specific ground and warm-up exercises in relation to what had been discussed in that mornings' session.  This will be followed by the participants being able to work with Judy in the ring with mounted and hands-on instruction simulating a client riding lesson. 
      CIinic Costs:  Sept. 15 & 16        $85.00          Includes light breakfast, lunch, * Fri. night dinner
                             Sept. 15 only        $55.00          Includes light breakfast, lunch
                              Sept. 16 only       $55.00          Includes light breakfast, lunch
                              Audit Fee Daily    $25.00          Includes light breakfast
                            (No CEC earned)
       Extra Meal Tickets
                            Lunch                     $5.00
              *Friday night Dinner                  $23.00
*Friday night Dinner on site at High Horses, catered by La Pizza Lupo
                   Wood fired Pizza, Salad, Dessert
-- Clinic Registration Form to be sent out ~August 1, 2017.
-- Overnight accommodations may be found in White River Jct., VT (off I 91, ~20 minutes away from HH's) and local B&B's.  Best to search on line
-- Nearby attractions:  Tunbridge Fair weekend
-- Contacts for more info:
                Anne Marie Savino: 802-484-3812
                 Mary Jane Osborne: 802-259-2282
 privatePrivate Riding Lessons - Sunday, September 17, 2017
 Instructed by Judy Cross-Strehlke
 Hosted by Gayle Davis,  Hartland, VT
Both indoor & outdoor riding rings, p lenty of space to park
Cost  $75/hr
Contact:  Anne Marie Savino: 802-484-3812
THANK YOU to ALL! Hope to see you soon!
stateVT/NH State Meeting - Sunday, September 17, 2017
To be held at High Horses Therapeutic Riding,  Sharon, VT

Cost: $10.00 to cover lunch

Morning workshop: Grounding Your Core Self -  The Physical, Mental and Emotional Aspects of Riding and Loving Horses with Joyce Kramer, PATH Intl. Certified Instructor. Joyce will lead participants in exercises using Brain Gym, Mind-body and centering techniques, participants will engage in activities and exercises that if used in sequence will enhance the rider's functional ability in and out of the saddle.
Afternoon workshop: Energy Therapy for EAAT Horses - With Kat Barrell. Using dowsing rods Kat will demonstrate how to choose essential oils and use energy in whatever spots need it most within the horses' body or energy aura. Energy therapy can be used to help clear the chakras and aura so that the horses can take in and give out positive, free flowing energy. As the horse's vibrational energy raises, the energy in the animal's environment lifts as well. Happier animals make happier humans. There will be a fee of $10.00 per person to cover the cost of dowsing rods for everyone.
      Contact:  Sue Miller
                      VT State Chair
Other Clinics
I'd also like to pass along some clinics that High Horses is hosting where you can get continuing education hours.

Tim Hayes On August 19th, 2017 we will have Tim Hayes here for a one day clinic 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All disciplines are welcome. $175 per participants with horse. $25 per person to audit. Learn how to develop a great relationship and foundation with your horse. Communicate without force, know your horse's state of mind, learn problem solving and groundwork, become your horses' leader.  Rain or shine. Also from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tim will do a lecture, horse demo, questions and answer and book signing on, "How & why horses heal humans and help us all become better people." $20 per person.

Tim Hayes is a nationally recognized Natural Horsemanship Clinician and author of the popular book Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal. Tim conducts clinics throughout the United States and Canada and is currently a visiting instructor at the University of Connecticut and the University of Vermont Departments of Animal Science.
To learn more about Tim visit
Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal
November 18 & 19, 2017, we will be hosting Wendy Murdoch. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. All disciplines are welcome. $350 for the weekend, $50 per day to audit. Wendy offers so much information on horse and human body mechanics and how to improve our bodies' function in the saddle for a more harmonious ride. Wendy Murdoch is an internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician for more than 30 years, author of several books and DVDs, and creator of Ride Like A Natural® and the SURE FOOT® Equine Stability Program. She is one of the most skillful teachers ever encountered in any equestrian discipline. Wendy's desire to understand the function of both horse and human, curiosity and love of teaching capitalizes on the most current learning theories in order to show riders how to exceed their own expectations. Rain or shine -- we have a lovely indoor arena.

Wendy studied extensively with Sally Swift, Linda Tellington-Jones, Dr. Joyce Harmon, Jon Zahourek (Anatomy in Clay) and Dr. Hillary Clayton and is also a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Wendy writes articles for a wide variety of magazines and is a regular contributor to Eclectic Horseman Magazine. She is author of Simplify Your Riding and the Ride Like a Natural Part 1 - 3 DVD series, 50 Five-Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding and 40 Five-Minute Jumping Fixes to Improve Your Riding.

To learn more about Wendy visit

To learn more about riding in one of the clinics, reserve a riding spot or auditing please contact Sue Miller at or call 802-763-3280.
MoonRise Farm has some great clinic offerings as well. Remember that these clinics can help with continuing education hours.

July 19th 1 to 4 p.m. Nicole Birkholzer   

August 12th  Horses, Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat  
Horses + Yoga + Mindfulness = A day of Fun!!
Explore the 7 Attitudes of Mindfulness through a facilitated  experience with our herd of horses and yoga.
WHEN: 9:30-3:30 pm, Saturday August 12 th , 2017
WHERE: MoonRise Farm, Taftsville, Vermont
WHAT : Explore your capacity for compassion for self, others, and the natural world
through a facilitated experience combining the 7 attitudes of mindfulness with yoga
practice and non-mounted horse experiences such as haltering, leading, grooming, and
observing the dynamics of the herd.
FACILITATORS: DJ Jesser, LICSW, MoonRise Farm Director and Sue Kirincich,
Kripalu Yoga Teacher since 1998
COST: $150/person - lunch included
(50% of your fee will go directly to Equine Therapy Programming at MoonRise Farm for
children, adults and families with special needs.)
ENROLLMENT: 8 spaces available. To sign up, email or call
802-345-5637. Your spot will be confirmed when payment is received. Refunds are
available if your spot can be filled.

August 27th  Sharon Wilsie, Horse Speak day workshop
Program News
Vermont Horse-Assisted Therapy, Middlesex, VT
We just finished the eighth season of our spring after-school program and managed to successfully and safely show off for proud parents and community members even amidst the cold rainy weather that's plagued central Vermont this year.  VHAT's big paint therapy horse, Mr. Benjamin Moore, will be in the local 4th of July parade for the first time this year along with several of his farm buddies.  And we have once again been invited to bring Benny and ESMHL Susan Mitchell's therapy horse Rumor Has It to the annual Do Good festival in Montpelier sponsored by National Life Insurance Group.  Lots of carrots and pats ahead! Thanks to everyone who helps make therapeutic partnerships possible.

High Horses just hosted a very successful benefit horse show on June 21st at the GMHA grounds in Woodstock, VT. This was the 7th year of the show, but High Horses first time running the show in its entirety. June 23rd High Horses hosted a volunteer appreciation event along with a very interesting workshop on Ground Training for Equestrians led by Joyce Kramer. The evening was very informative and well attended. Participants learned new exercises to be balanced and focused on their core and volunteers enjoyed a great meal and comradery along with raffle prizes.

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