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2017 Region 10 Conference 
SAVE THE DATE! May 5-7, 2017 is the next Region 10 Conference, hosted by Front Range Exceptional Equestrians in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado! ' FREE' is planning some amazing tours and parties (including a Kentucky Derby party, so get your hats ready!). Please get your abstracts in NOW. Let's make this the best conference ever!
New Mexico  Happenings  
The 4th Annual Horses Helping People Competition hosted by the New Mexico State Fair was held on Sept. 9th.  Participants from Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc, Horsin Around Therapeutic Riding, Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding, Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding, Inc. and NM Center for Therapeutic Riding highlighted their riding skills while warming the hearts of the crowd. KOB TV featured the riders in TV clip while promoting all 5 PATH Intl. NM riding centers. Great day for our riders!

Join us for a Benefit Dance to support Horsin Around Therapeutic Riding Center in Belen, NM Sat. October 27th 8:00 p.m. at the Sheriff Posse Hall.

6th Annual Listening Horse Yard Sale will be held Oct. 1st at the Northern NM Horseman Arena.
The state is in full swing again as the transition from summer to fall is a tremendous time of the year for all centers in the Grand Canyon State:

As I was calling around to centers today drumming up some last minute stories for this newsletter, Chris Hudson from Stable Influences was excited to tell me of one of her riders 5 year process to breaking through long time personal barriers and is now up and riding for the first time!  It is always so exciting to me to hear all of the great stories from so many of the different Arizona Centers.  It even give me a great deal of pride that each of these centers has made the commitment to associate with PATH International, and that they have a network of  educational support and resources. This is vital for keeping their programs informed on the latest trend and information so that they can focus on serving our community with exceptional program opportunities.

Brief Center News:
Silver Linings: Over the next couple of weeks, we will be getting ready for our annual Trick or Treat Week! This is where we set up fun games and activities around the track for our riders to participate in on horseback. After they participate at each station, they get a prize to put in their goody bags! Trick or Treat Week is one of our riders' favorite time of year."

Trot, Horses Help, Sierra Vista and most other centers have large fundraising events scheduled during the next few months.

Arizona Special Olympics Equestrians Area Schooling Show: December 16 and 17th.  If you are interested in attending contact Thank you to Saebra and Amanda from Silver Linings for heading up this effort. We would like to see more Centers in the state get involved. Contact Saebra or Amanda at

We ask that all Arizona Centers submit cool stories for your center to be included in the next Region 10 newsletter.  The deadline will be December 28 for the January publishing.  Lets get those stories out there!

Reminder that Arizona State Meeting will be held this year on January 28-29.  All people or organizations working in the EAAT field are welcome to attend. Contact Gregg Goodman, Arizona State Rep for more information.

Horses Help Hosting: National Instructors Workshop and Certification starting October 26th. Workshop only is still available.

Currently the list of centers in Arizona include:
Agape Acres in Marana, Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources In Sierra Vista, Envision Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc in Phoenix, Horses Help, Phoenix, Horses with Heart in Chino Valley, Silver Linings program in Surprise, Stable Influence Charity Programs in Phoenix, The Harden Education and Recreation Therapy Center in Tempe and Therapeutic Riding of Tucson.

If you are a center who would like to discuss membership contact
CHAPS in Sheridan, WY, was re-accredited this summer and has again achieved Premier Accredited Status with PATH Intl! Congratulations to everyone involved -- we all know how tough it is and you did it!

Reach 4A Star is looking for a PATH Intl. certified instructor to work approximately 30 hours per week. Our facility has great volunteers and horses with a very supportive executive director.  Please email your resume to Karol Santistevan at if interested.

Reach 4A Star in Casper, WY also hosted the most recent Region 10 conference. We had 20 first time attendees and a total of 54 attendees in addition to the presenters and volunteers. Karol and her team did a wonderful job of making everyone feel the Wyoming hospitality by serving us great food (and lots of it!), cocktails and appetizers at the welcome reception. The conference committee organized plenty of different things to do in and around Casper (including a field trip to the Biathlon training center on Casper Mountain.
The National Ability Center in Park City, Utah is proud to welcome Jordan Johnston, DPT, to the team to take over their Hippotherapy program. Jordan is a recent graduate who has completed both the American Hippotherapy Association's Level 1 and 2 courses. Jordan will be taking over the caseload starting in October.
The Equine Experience at Utah State University in Logan, Utah is in the midst of a successful first full semester of classes. Michelle Weed, director of the program, has already implemented Team Red White and Blue (for veterans, military and families), Camp Runamuck (for girls age 12-18 experiencing anxiety or depression), a community therapeutic riding lesson program, expanded volunteer training series, and 2 full semester classes. Congrats, Michelle on creating such a diverse program in only 5 months!

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