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From Your Region Rep    
Region 4 Rep: Amanda Bubb
Region 4 Treasurer: Kathy Glew
Region 4 Region Conference Chair

Does your center have exciting news that you want to share? If so please contact your State Chair to let them know! They will include it in a future edition of our Region 4 Newsletter. See the left menu for State Chairs. 
State Chair: Beth Long
*Kentucky will be hosting the Region 4 Conference/Retreat from June 15 - 18 at Potters Ranch in Union , KY.

We are planning on offering a Pre-Conference Mentor Training.

Sandy Webster will be joining us to present a full day Experienced Instructor Track

All conference rooms, equestrian facilities, catering and lodging is located on site at this 600 acre pristine retreat ranch.

You don't want to miss this one! The call for abstracts has gone out. Please consider submitting one if you have a particular skill or if there is something innovative happening at your center. Accepted presenters receive a 50% registration fee discount!
State Chair: Amanda Bocik
*PALS has hired a new leader; her name is Marianne Van Winkle, and we have some information about her below. This message is from our Board Chair.

"I am very excited to introduce Marianne Van Winkle as the new Executive Director for People and Animal Learning Services (PALS)! She is an Indiana native and has an extensive background working with youth and nonprofit groups around the world. When I first met Marianne, I was particularly struck by her connectedness to people and love of telling stories. She is creative, enjoys building relationships, and a great communicator. I know she will be a wonderful addition to our team!"
         - Susie Carter, PALS Board Chair

More About Marianne:
Marianne's love of people and their stories first led her to a career in the film and television industry. That same love of people fueled Marianne's desire to serve and lead communities through nonprofit management. Marianne earned a Bachelor's degree in Media Communications from Asbury University and a Master's degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is passionate about family, friends, art, cultures, film, baking, the outdoors, and is amazed by the power and compassion of horses.

Congratulations PALS!
State Chair: Linda Hauck
*August 20-21, 2016 Ohio State Special Olympics Equestrian competition at Winton Woods. Over 100 participants! Ohio PATH Centers were well represented. If you are interested in having your program students participate, please contact Linda Laine Hauck on Facebook or by phone 937-935-7633.

* From Beverly Fenton on PATH Region 4 Facebook page:
PATH Region 4 friends. I am helping some good friends clear out A LOT of used horse clothing. We have everything you can imagine! Wool coolers, scrims, eskadrons, turnout rugs, blankets, sheets, fly sheets, dress coolers and more. Before you buy Blankets for your herd this fall, contact me with your size and color preference. Prices ranging from 20.00-60.00. Located east of Cincinnati Ohio. Photos will be available as I sort!

*PATH International was represented at the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day:
Karen Sanchez had a display about the Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship at the event on September 25, 2016, which was attended by thousands. Thanks Karen!

*Stepping Stones Therapeutic Riding program in Monroe, MI is looking into the possibility of purchasing a lift for our riders. Can anyone point them in the right direction as to the best ones to look at? Contact Susan Mays Tucker on Facebook.

*For those attending the National Conference, there will be an Ohio member meeting. More information to follow.

If you would like to share information or are looking for assistance, please post on the Region 4 Facebook Page. 
State Chair: Jessica Moore
*Banbury Cross TEC hosted a Michigan Education Day on Sunday, Sept 18, 2016 from 10 - 4. It was a great day of networking and learning for those who attended it counts for the following CEU credits:
10:30-11:15  Carrie Odrobina from Brain Balance Centers of North Oakland  0.75hrs (DE)
11:15-12:00  Cindy Pyscher: PEMF Treatment for Program Horses & Humans 0.75hrs (CE)
12:30-12:45  Tour of facility for those interested 0.25hrs (CE)
12:45-1:30    Tasha Federinko: Handling Anxiety in the TR world 0.75hrs (DE)
1:30-2:30      Jennifer Beyer & Jessica Leroux: Utilizing Dressage & Trail Courses to Engage & Challenge Participants & Horses Alike 1hr (DE) or (CR)
2:30-3:30      Dale Dedrick:  Her Journey; Equestrian Paralympics 1hr (CE)
3:30-5:00       Dr. Lisa Tadros: Body Condition Scoring, Identifying, Treating and Managing a Horse with Laminitis or Metabolic Disease 1.5hrs (CE)

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