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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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Illinois Info    
The 2017 Region 7 conference was a HUGE success. This year's conference took place at BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center in Poplar Grove, IL. We had more than140 attendees, and there were 29 presentations given over the two and a half day conference. It was an amazing weekend of learning and networking, and a great opportunity for our certified professionals to get their continuing education hours completed!!  A huge thank you to BraveHearts and their amazing staff and volunteers for putting on such a great conference! We hope to see everyone in Omaha, NE, March 16-18, 2018, for another great conference! 
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PATH Intl. Region 7 Representative Erin Bevington, PATH Intl. CEO Kathy Alm, and PATH Intl. Board of Trustees President-Elect Ross Braun
Heather Lekan presenting on Partnerships, Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Cowboy Dressage and How You Can Incorporate It in Your Lesson Plans

Shelby Winnail presenting on Maintaining the EAAT Horse

Michael Richardson presenting on understanding riders with spinal cord injuries and getting the right results with every horse.

Nebraska News 
First, we would like to welcome Morning Star Riding Center to PATH as the newest PATH Intl. Member Center in Nebraska! We wish them much success with their new program!

We hope everyone had a great learning experience at the Region 7 Conference hosted by Bravehearts last week and look forward to seeing everyone in Nebraska for the conference next year. HETRA was honored to have three of their staff present this year and is excited to host next year!

HETRA is excited to announce two new renovations to their facility: a new tack room and a new ramp for EQ the Equicizer.

Equicizers are a great tool for TR programs and many programs are able to get grant funding for them! Learn more about what an Equicizer is here.
hetra tack room hetra equicizer
What's Happening in Missouri
Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc. is excited to be hosting a PATH Intl. OSWC June 1st-4th. Exceptional Equestrians (EEMV) is located about 40 minutes outside of St. Louis, MO. We have fantastic faculty, with Lead Evaluator Kim Berggren and Associate Evaluator Kathy Glew. 

The registration deadline is May 1st, so get your registration in soon If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email: Lindsay Mohr, (636) 390-2141.

Equi-Librium Therapy Center has done it AGAIN and partnered with The Color Run for a 5th year! The run is on April 22 starting at 9 a.m. at the Springfield Expo Center. They are still looking for runners and volunteers! Contact Brandy Garcia at (417) 830-1409 or www.etctherapy.org
Iowa Events
One Heart Equestrian Therapy received a $1,500 grant from the Sons of Norway Foundation. The grant will be matched by the Kong Sverre Lodge of the Sons of Norway from Story City, Iowa. The Kong Sverre Lodge continues their Fjord legacy with the donation since they donated the first Fjord horses to One Heart. The grant money will go toward One Heart's R.I.D.E. (Reward, Inspire, Develop, Empower) campaign to fund the purchase of permanent facilities.
One of One Heart Equestrian Therapy's Fjord horses, Alma, that the Kong Sverre Lodge donated to One Heart, pulling a wooden cart.

Meet Your Region Leadership Team
Facebook thumbs icon Erin Bevington, Region 7 Representative: (402) 677-5986
Julie Gavin - Illinois State Chair
Dani Koski - Iowa State Chair
Joy Miller - Kansas State Chair
Missouri State Chair Position currently vacant. Contact Erin Bevington if interested in learning more about this volunteer position!
Shelby Winnail - Nebraska State Chair

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