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AMHA Therapy Horse of the Year
New Grievance Filing Process
Level 2 Warrior Intensive Workshop
Equine Tips
Equine Welfare Webinar
Riders Assistance Fund
SmartPak Horse of the Month
Workshops and Certifications
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  January 6, 2015  

Equipment Funding Opportunity

On September 29, 2014, PATH Intl. was one of 69 grant awardees from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs to support veterans in adaptive sports.
 
Thanks to this grant, for the period of March 1, 2015 to August 1, 2015, PATH Intl. will provide $7,500 in reimbursements for the purchase of equipment to support Veterans and Armed Services Members participating in equine-assisted activities and therapies at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers.
 
Criteria to Apply
*    A center must be a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in good standing.
*    Funding must be used for the purchase of equipment for Veterans and/or Armed Services Members (VSM) programing.
*   The approved reimbursement forms to PATH Intl. must be received by July 1, 2015, after the equipment is purchased.
*    If the center's application is accepted, a signed center agreement form must be submitted.

 

Equipment Funding Delivery Information and Reporting Requirements
As a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center with a PATH International Equine Services for Heroes program and upon application approval, a center will be eligible to receive up to $2,500 to purchase equipment necessary to provide services to Veterans and/or Armed Services Members.
 
Allocations of $2,500 (1 award), $1,000 (3 awards) and $500 (4 awards) will be awarded to a minimum of eight centers as  reimbursement for the purchase of equipment for providing services to Veterans and/or Armed Services Members. Funds will be allocated until the $7,500 is expended.
 
Funding awards may be used toward a portion of a larger equipment purchase (e.g., a lift or ramp). Equines are not considered equipment.
 
Upon approval, PATH Intl. will provide a reimbursement form for  center personnel to complete for reimbursement of the equipment purchased.
 
Scoring and Acceptance Process
*    Applications will be accepted until January 24, 2015.
*    A committee panel will score each application.
*    A representative from the PATH Intl. office will notify the center representative if their application was accepted for the award by February 11, 2015.

 

Application Process
The application is to be completed and submitted electronically using this form.
 
If you have questions, email Stefani Viktora-Anderson or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 104. 

American Morgan Horse Association Therapy Horse of the Year

Congratulations to Peaches N' Mae for being named the Therapy Horse of the Year by the American Morgan Horse Association. Peaches N' Mae's owner is Jayne Bradford, a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor in Hammond, WI. Click here to read about this amazing horse!

"I'm so privileged to have this horse in my life, and grateful to PATH  Intl. for the education and certification that adds to our credibility," Jayne said. "In addition to everything mentioned in the nomination it is significant to note that largely because of this little horse and all she has taught us, my husband and I are transitioning our program (Elysium Equestrian) to become a PATH Intl. Member Center this year."

Congratulations Jayne and Peaches N' Mae!

New PATH Intl. Grievance Filing Process

The PATH Intl. Quality Assurance Task Force was assembled to address professional ethics, professional discipline, conflicts of interest, grievances and appeals to determine and implement best practices in testing and training in association governance and in the stewardship of our members. The task force announces a new grievance filing process.

 

The policy states PATH Intl. Members will be subject to a fair and reasonable disciplinary and expulsion procedure to be carried out in good faith, effective January 1, 2015.

 

To learn about the PATH Intl. Grievance Review Panel, who may file a grievance, how to file a grievance and how the process will work, click here for more information. Questions should be directed to Sam Albrecht, PATH Intl. Director of Programs and membership.

PATH Intl. and WWP Level 2 Warrior Intensive Workshop Pilot Program

PATH Intl. and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) are excited to announce the Level 2 Warrior Intensive Workshop Pilot Program for 2015. These workshops will provide opportunities for 40 WWP Alumni, who have completed a minimum of one session (10 lessons) to further their horsemanship skills in advanced-level, themed workshops hosted by PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers: BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding in Harvard, IL, and Rainier Therapeutic Riding in Yelm, WA.
 
All workshop, travel, lodging and meal costs for warriors will be funded by WWP.
 
For more information, please contact Stefani Viktora-Anderson. Click here to download the application booklet.
 
Thank you to Wounded Warrior Project for its continued recognition of the benefits of EAAT for wounded veterans and for helping to make this amazing program possible! 

Equine Tips

Seeing In Pictures
By Cathy Languerand, Chairperson, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Visualization to me means holding a picture in my mind's eye. By creating an awareness of your thoughts, you are able to picture what you want to happen next as if it has happened. For example: pick up a rhythmical trot, bend through the corner and trot toward the opposite corner. Picture in your head what this looks like. It would look different if your only thought was "go faster." Read more ...

 

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is making a commitment to refine and deepen our perspective of equine well-being to include the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our wonderful four-legged partners. Join us on this journey. Please add your thoughts on PATH Intl. Community Connections page. It is my desire that these tips start a further discussion on Community Connections. Any thoughts? We appreciate hearing from you!
PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Best Practices Webinar
The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee webinar on equine welfare best practices will be Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar is free. Click here to sign up.

The presenter is Emily Wygod, a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor, Special Olympics Coach and member of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee.  

Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship to a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center
PATH Intl. is proud to grant one Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship to a child equestrian at one PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in 2015. The application can be found under "My Center Membership" (you must be logged in). All applications are due by February 25, 2015.

New this year: Each center may nominate only one child.

Questions? Please contact Cher Smith or call her at (303) 452-1212, ext. 123.

SmartPak Horse of the Month
Congratulations to Gunny with Reins of Life, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Michigan City, IN! Gunny is the SmartPak Horse of the Month for December. Click to read her story and to find out how to nominate your horse. Gunny and Reins of Life will receive one month of SmartSupplements in SmartPaks.

SmartPak is looking to choose the next Horse of the Month, which will receive $100 of SmartPak products for a month. Nominate your horse for a chance to win! Photos are highly encouraged!

PATH Intl. Events Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, contact Bret Maceyak 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 contact information under Find a Center on the PATH Intl. homepage or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.

Special Note: The PATH Intl. Events Calendar has been experiencing difficulties, and we have not been able to add (or delete) ANY events. Following are the upcoming events between January-April 2015. We hope to have the Events Calendar updated soon.

Upcoming events January-April 2015:

 

Onsite Workshops and Certifications 

Front Range Exceptional Equestrians and CSU Equine Sciences

735 S Overland Trail

Fort Collins, CO 80523

Contact: Sherry Butler, sharon.butler@colostate.edu 

Phone: (970) 491-8173

Dates: January 14-17, 2015

 

Horses Help

2601 E. Rose Garden Ln

Phoenix, AZ 85050

Contact: Saebra Pipoly, saebra.p@horseshelp.org 

Phone: (602) 569-6056

Dates: February 4-7, 2015

 

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program

2626 Heritage Park Dr

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Contact: Kate Robbins, kate.robbins@equikids.org 

Phone: (757) 721-7350

Dates: February 19-22, 2015

 

Good Hope Equestrian Training Center

22155 SW 147th Avenue

Miami, FL 33170

Contact: Peggy Bass, ghetc@bellsouth.net 

Phone: (305) 258-2838

Dates: February 26 - March 1, 2015

 

Ride On LA

10860 Topanga Canyon Blvd

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Contact: Brie Doherty, brie@rideon.org 

Phone: (805) 375-9078

Dates: March 4-7, 2015

 

Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding

1319 Cemetery Street

Salmon, ID 83467

Contact: Joyce Scott, whitewatertherapeutic@gmail.com 

Phone: (208) 469-0617

Dates: March 25-28, 2015

 

Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida

3600 W Sample Rd

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Contact: Marla Bowman, marla@equineatsf.org 

Phone: (954) 974-2007

Dates: April 1-4, 2015

 

Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center

8450 N. 43rd St

Augusta, MI 49012

Contact: Jane Kalin, jane@cheffcenter.org 

Phone: (269) 731-4471

Dates: April 8-11, 2015

 

Eagle Mount Bozeman

6901 Goldenstein Ln

Bozeman, MT 59715

Contact: Maggee Harrison, mharrison@eaglemount.org 

Phone: (406) 586-1781

Dates: April 23-26, 2015

 

Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship

671 Fort Plains Rd

Howell, NJ 07731

Contact: Christine Landuyt, celticcharmsth@aol.com 

Phone: (732) 987-5333

Dates: April 25-28, 2015

 

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning 

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program

2626 Heritage Park Dr

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

*CANCELLED* January 15-18, 2015

 

Horses Help

2601 E. Rose Garden Ln

Phoenix, AZ 85050

Contact: Saebra Pipoly, saebra.p@horseshelp.org 

Phone: (602) 569-6056

Dates: January 22-25, 2015

 

Dream Catchers

10120 Fire Tower Road

Toano, VA 23168

Contact: Nancy Paschall, hjolly@dreamcatcherswilliamsburg.org, nancyapaschall@yahoo.com 

Phone: (757) 566-1775

Dates: March 12-15, 2015

 

Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida

3600 W Sample Rd

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Contact: Marla Bowman, marla@equineatsf.org 

Phone: (954) 974-2007

Dates: February 19-22, 2015

 

Wings of Hope Equitherapy
4200 CR 806
Cleburne, TX 76031

Contact: Julie Rivard, jnrivard@hotmail.com 

Phone: (817) 790-8810

Dates: February 26-March 1, 2015

 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

36 Town Woods Rd

Old Lyme, CT 06371

Contact: Patti Coyle, pcoyle@highhopes.org 

Phone: (860) 434-1974 x 124

Dates: April 11-14, 2015

 

GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center

314 Foster Hill Rd

Milford, PA 18337

Contact: Gigi Kratzke, gaitpa@gmail.com 

Phone: (570) 409-1140

Dates: April 16-19, 2015

 

DRIVING

Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center

3575 Sauls Rd

Aubrey, TX 76227

Contact: Mary Gwinner, born2betec@gmail.com 

Phone: (940) 595-8200

Dates: March 22-26, 2015

*Start time 5 p.m. on the 22nd*

 

Horse Power at Touchstone Farm

13 Pony Farm Lane

Temple, NH 03084

Contact: Boo Martin, bmartin@touchstonefarm.org 

Phone: (603) 654-6308

Dates: April 8-12, 2015

*Start time 5 p.m. on the 8th*

 

VAULTING

Horse Power at Touchstone Farm

13 Pony Farm Lane

Temple, NH 03084

Contact: Pam Falkins, cheval6rfv@yahoo.com 

Phone: (603) 654-6308

Dates: March 25-28, 2015

 

Mentor Training Workshop:

Bravehearts

4950 Route 173

Poplar Grove, IL 61065

Contact: Sarah Newland, programdirector@braveheartsriding.org 

Phone: (815) 765-2113

Dates: February 19-20, 2015

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