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Register Now for the 2017 Region 10 Conference 
The PATH Intl. Region 10 Conference, May 5-7, 2017, is hosted by Front Range Exceptional Equestrians in Fort Collins, CO. Online registration is open through April 21. Click here for information and to register.

The Marriott Courtyard has extended the hotel deadline to April 14 to reserve rooms for conference! Book your room now. Or  contact Ethan Young at the Marriott Courtyard in Fort Collins if you have any problems reserving rooms!

Don't forget to bring an item(s) to donate to the silent auction!
Hearts and Horses, Inc.
Click here for information on Hearts and Horses, Inc., spring and summer lecture series. Hearts and Horses is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Loveland, CO.

The Right Step, Inc.
The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or police work. This year's winner is 'Louie' aka Big Saga or Shadow Dancer, an EAAT horse with The Right Step Inc. (TRS,) a local therapeutic riding facility in Littleton, Colorado. Click here to read the press release.  Arapahoe Park Race Track came out in Febuary to our program to film Louie in action and will do a segment on him for their TV show, "Gates Open at Arapahoe Park."

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
CTRC now has two OTs in addition to their SLP and PT! We also have a show coming up on May 20th, so if anyone wants to check out the facility they can.
Horses Help
Horses Help is hosting a workshop on American Sign Language. Click here for information.

Click here for information on  Not Just Horseplay! 2017 program dates for youth grades 2nd-8th. Session 1: May 29-June 2

Click here for the Reading & Riding 2017 program dates Session 1: May 20th; 
Session 2: June 3rd 7

Silver Lining Riding
Silver Lining hosted an annual Showcase and Special Olympics Show for all riders and their families. We had 27 riders participate in our morning show and 13 Special Olympics riders participate in the afternoon Palo Verde Special Olympics Regional Equestrian Show. This event was provided by many wonderful sponsors and offered completely free of charge to participants and their families with about 200-300 spectators attending and 70-80 volunteers working hard to make this dream a reality. In addition to the horse show, we offered a small marketplace with vendors from various businesses, games and activities stations with prizes, face painting, and a horse grooming area, along with a local food truck providing food and beverages. Parents and families were thrilled and sent us many pictures they took of the horse show, along with pictures from our three photographers, as many of them will be featured in our yearbook that we do each year for our riders and volunteers. Click here to see the flyer. 

New Mexico  Happenings  
Colin has been riding with The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding for more than five years. Over two years ago, Colin asked if he could become a NMCTR volunteer intern along with his weekly riding lessons. He has been an intern now for over two years and assists with horse exercising, veterinary visits, sign language interpreting, feeding and cleaning stalls, formal guest speaking on behalf of NMCTR and much much more. Colin is one of our most dedicated intern/volunteers and he continues to learn weekly!

NMCTR Receives a Grant from the Rotary Club of Santa Fe!
Each year on July 4th, the Rotary Club of Santa Fe hosts "Pancakes on the Plaza", their big fundraising event for the year. At the end of the calendar year, the Club accepts grant applications from non-profit agencies in Santa Fe. The proceeds from the Pancakes event are then awarded to several of those programs. The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding is pleased and proud to announce that we have been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Santa Fe for 2017!

NMCTR receives check from Rotary These grant monies will be used to fund a pilot outreach project with Special Education programs in the City of Santa Fe School District. Scholarships will be earmarked for students to participate in therapeutic riding activities at NMCTR during the Spring and Fall Semesters. In the spring, students from Eldorado Community School, Nina Otero Community School, and the New Mexico School for the Deaf, a total of five classes in all, will enjoy an eight-week session getting acquainted with aspects of horsemanship. Activities will include learning about safety in an equine-related setting, caring for the horses (grooming and tacking up), and riding. Each student will be encouraged to participate to the extent that his or her age and abilities allow. Additional schools will be targeted for the fall.

Some grant funds will be used to purchase equipment needed for the project. A special handicap adaptive saddle will be acquired to accommodate our riders. The grant monies also will allow us to add new safety helmets for riders and selected tack items for the horses. On February 23rd, our Program Director, Ashley Armijo, attended a special meeting to receive the grant check from the president of the Rotary Club of Santa Fe, Ed Burckle. NMCTR was one of several non-profit agencies to be awarded a grant. All of us affiliated with NMCTR extend our heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club of Santa Fe for their community service and generosity. These funds will enable NMCTR to expand our outreach in the schools and serve many more students with special needs. We are pleased and excited to begin working with these schools, "Changing Lives, One Stride at a Time"!

Horsin' Around Therapeutic Riding Center
Click here for information on the Horsin' Around Therapeutic Riding Center barrel race.
Utah Happenings
The National Ability Center in Park City, UT, is advertising for summer employment in our Equestrian Programs. We are seeking a camp counselor/wrangler for summer 2017. Please take a look at the job posting on our website . If employment is not what you are seeking, we also offer internships and are looking for a fantastic group of volunteers to help in our summer camps. This is a fun, rewarding and exciting opportunity to get hands on experience working in an adaptive riding program at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center. Please contact Billie Burgess  with any further questions.

Seoul, South Korea
In October of 2016, site visitors from Utah traveled to Seoul, South Korea to perform an accreditation site visit. Michelle Weed served the role of Lead Visitor, and Marci Bender was the Associate Visitor. Boasting 24 Registered Instructors, and five Advanced Instructors, South Korea has demonstrated a strong commitment to embracing the education and benefits of involvement with PATH Intl., and this site visit was no exception to that commitment to excellence. Let's Run Therapeutic Riding Center is a proud new Premier Accredited center, representing PATH Intl. on the international stage. The center is integrated into a large thoroughbred race track, and benefits from the amenities provided, such as an onsite veterinary surgical clinic, indoor equine water rehab pool, farrier and blacksmith shop, human hospital and ambulance service, and last but certainly not least: an equine themed amusement park! The visitors were warmly welcomed, and impressed with the attention to detail and enthusiastic and professional personnel in all departments. The visitors also shared a meal with PATH Intl. Master Instructor Anthony Busacca, who was there providing trainings to therapeutic riding staff teams throughout the country. This trip was a true example of the universal impact of humans and horses working together to benefit the lives of people with disabilities all over the world!
Wyoming Happenings
CHAPS has the equine chiropractic seminar May 20-21 (info attached)

We started our season on Feb 28 (no heated facility) and are almost filled to capacity! Our new driving program has been a success so far, especially with the veterans. 

CHAPS is seeking to do an AHA (hippotherapy) course this fall and would like to ask if anyone in our region would be interested in attending. It is Level 1 and will be four days.

Congratulations to CHAPS on earning PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center status!

Reach 4a Star Riding Academy
I am excited to announce we have hired Addy Hutchison-Brown as an instructor.  She was previously an instructor for Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Center. She and her husband recently relocated to Casper for his job. We are so excited to have her join our team and bring her experience to the arena!
Click here for a flyer for our upcoming fundraiser.

Help support Reach 4a Star Riding Academy by going to smile.amazon.com and registering them as your favorite charity. They will receive 0.5% of everything you purchase. Happy shopping!

Rainhorse Equine Assisted Services
Rainhorse Equine Assisted Services (Rainhorse) has opened a satellite program in Cody, WY. Therapist Jessica Wiiliams, MS, LPC, ESMHL, and Rainhorses Gene, Elle, Griffin and Buckshot are now offering equine-assisted counseling sessions at the Double Doc Ranch just east of Cody. Welcome to all! 

Over on the east side of the Big Horn Basin, Rainhorse continues to offer EAAT programs at the Oxbow Ranch near Hyattville. 

Rainhorse Contact Information 
Phone: (307) 469-2289 
Address: P.O. Box 55, Hyattville, WY 82428 
Facebook: Rainhorse Equine Assisted Services 

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