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Welcome to Region 5! I am so excited that you have joined PATH Intl. in its endeavors!

In 2005, I learned about EAAT. My professor in college suggested working at my local center to meet my practicum requirements for graduation. I instantly fell in love with the way the clients and horses interacted. I facilitated a child saying his first word and I knew then that this would be my lifelong passion.

I have years of experience in non-profits and small centers but I can also help guide those of you who are from large centers. I have held a variety of positions and can shed some light on most issues. When I can't personally get you the information you need, then I will get you touch with who can. EAAT is about working together and assisting each other as much as we enable our participants. I am honored to help lead the growing community of EAAT professionals.

I want to sincerely thank you for providing safe and effective EAAT for those who need it most. I admire your desire to change the world one stride at a time. Keep up the good work and please be in touch with issues, comments, concerns, praises or to share your story. Together we can show the world how effective our equine partners are in the lives of those with disabilities.
Audrey Adamson, CNP
PATH Intl. Region 5 Conference 
The 2016 PATH Intl. Region 5 Conference is being hosted on July 29-31st by Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Horse Park in Starksville. Information, including registration, coming soon.
Congratulations to the following centers for becoming accredited or re-accredited!
Faith Equestrian in Guyton, GA - Newly Accredited 
Bakas Equestrian Center in Tampa, FL - Newly accredited
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Foundation in Talladega, AL - Re-accredited 
PATH Intl. sponsored the breakfast at the Stirrups and Strides Challenged Equestrian Show at Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale on January 9th, 2016. More than 100 participants from six different centers participated in western and English equitation and trails, pole bending, barrel racing, dressage and carriage driving events. 
North Florida Rep Melissa Yarbrough represented PATH Intl. at the 2016 United States Pony Club Annual Meeting. PATH Intl. is working toward a partnership with US Pony Club. Consider contacting your local Pony Club to have them sponsor, volunteer and include your participants. 
The Red Barn is hosting a Natural Lifemanship Clinic on May 26 - 28. Contact Joy O'Neal or The Red Barn Foundation for information. 
Join AQHA Professional Horseman Taylor  Mcintosh  and winner of the 2014 Extreme Mustang Makeover Alabama Champion for a weekend of refining your horsemanship on April 16 and 17 at Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrians! Registration is $300 for both days and stalls are available for $35 a night. For more information call ( 334) 213-0909 or email
Hello: I'm Peggi Noon, your new state chair. The wonderful Amy Tripson is headed to the other side of the world or the far side of the moon! It is my privilege to take her place working with you and PATH INTL. This is my premier effort with Vertical Response. Please send me information, events, questions or suggestions. If you have an event happening in your area, please let me know and we will try to help you participate. Funds, although somewhat limited, are available to spread the word about PATH INTL and the work we do. I look forward to meeting you personally.

Georgia welcomes two new centers!
Heaven's Gait Therapeutic Riding Inc.
2471 E Cherokee Dr
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 656-5764
Kelly Rickard

New Hope Baptist Church
551 New Hope Rd.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770) 461-4337
Stephanie Angileri

If they are in your area please reach out to them. People are always amazed that we mentor each other and don't consider each other competition. The more centers we have the better we can serve our special population.

Temple Grandin Headlines Savannah Autism Conference
Peggie Noonan represented PATH Intl. at the  2016 Autism Conference this past  February. The conference was hosted by The Mathew Reardon Center a school for children on the spectrum in Savannah. There were more than 400 attendees and several exhibitors, including the PATH Intl. booth.
Georgia Education Day
The Georgia Education Day on March 20, hosted by Jacobs Ladder in Hahira, GA, included a Parelli clinic with Ryan Pfouts, a Parelli protégé, and disability education. 

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