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Learn About Equine Assisted Learning Via Summer Webinars

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DENVER, Colo. — Summer means backyard barbecues, going barefoot, horses in the pasture, no school. But no school doesn't necessarily mean no learning. 

Join PATH Intl. for a Summer EAL Celebration! EAL, or equine-assisted learning, is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. (Click here to read more about EAL.) PATH Intl. is offering three live webinars this summer that all address a unique program incorporating EAL. One is focused on a girls program to help them reach their potential, another focuses on care providers, and last but not least a reading program that connects literacy to the EAAT ring.

The intended audience for these webinars are PATH Intl. Certified Professionals, program administrators, volunteers, educators and anyone eager to learn more about equine-assisted learning. A live Q&A will follow each presentation. Only 100 spaces will be available for each live event, so register today.

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Combining Horse Powered Reading With Equine-Assisted Learning with Michele Pickel, PhD, and Rohana Swihart

June 20, 3 - 4 p.m. Eastern Time

Horse Powered Reading (HPR) combines experiential learning, brain-based education and evidence-based reading strategies with equine-assisted learning to create a unique method of reading support appropriate for K-12 students. This lecture will introduce ways to use HPR with equine activities to help students struggling with reading.

Creating Healthy Relationships in Join the Herd with Lissa Lutz, MD

July 2, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Corral Riding Academy in Cary, NC, pairs adolescent girls identified as at-risk with rescued horses to promote transformational life changes. Lissa has been actively involved in leading Corral’s Join the Herd, a nine-week stand-alone curriculum that focuses on building healthy relationship skills using a model of equine-assisted learning. As part of the Summer EAL Celebration, Lissa will discuss the model, curriculum, goals and outcome measures that Join the Herd employs. Click the link to learn more!

EAL With Helping Professionals with Cheryl Meola

July 26, 1 - 2 p.m., Eastern Time

This session of the PATH Intl. Summer EAL Celebration has been designed to develop the awareness, knowledge and skills in incorporating equine-assisted learning activities into self-care for helping professionals. This includes therapists, teachers, nurses or anyone who is at risk of burnout from caring for others. Legal, ethical and marketing aspects of running these wellness-based programs with professionals will be covered as well as specific interventions utilized with different populations. Click the link to learn more.

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About PATH Intl.:

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International(r) (PATH Intl(r).) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 881 member centers, more than 66,100 children and adults, including more than 6,200 veterans, find improved health, wellness and a sense of pride, independence and fun through involvement with horses. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are nearly 62,500 volunteers, 5,011 instructors, 7,800 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.

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Equine Events June 2018 Onward

Events are listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. To have your event listed e-mail For premium event listings enter them online at

June 8-10 — Jersey Classic Horse Show, Horse Park of NJ,,

June 8 — Atlantic County 4-H Open Gaming Show - Atlantic ...

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Sat, June 23

Moorland Farm, Far Hills

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USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge Now Open

June 18, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Hunter Jumper Association invites equestrians of all ages to put their horsemanship knowledge to the ultimate test in the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse. The 30-day online quiz challenge is open to juniors and amateurs and brings barns together as teams to test their horsemanship knowledge for a chance to win ...

Horse Care Workshops at Lord Stirling Start June 23

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday June ...

Hampton Classic Prizelist Available

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic is set to run Aug. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 2.

The 2018 Prize list is now available at

A new online entry system is available directly through The Hampton Classic website.

Grandstand tickets for Grand Prix Sunday are also now on sale.

Information on advertising in the program is also available online or contact ...

Penn National Revises Green Hunter 3' and 3'3" Acceptance Policy

HARRISBURG, Pa. — After much debate and numerous exhibitor requests, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) announced it is going to maintain its previous policy regarding the acceptance of entries into the 3' and 3'3" "Green Hunter" divisions for the 2018 horse show.

On May 23, 2018, the PNHS announced the 3' and 3'3" Green Hunter entries would ...