2012 PATH Intl. Region 02 Conference

Mar 23, 2012 12:00pm -
Mar 25, 2012 12:00pm


Event Description


PATH Intl.
Region 2 Conference


Hosted by Maryland Council of Equestrian Therapies
March 23-25, 2012
Middletown, MD





We encourage you take time to enjoy the beautiful conference location and views.  The area is great for a walks and hikes. 


Barn Track
STAR Equestrian Center
13674 Greencastle Pike

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: (301) 791-6222


Skycroft Conference and Retreat Center
9621 Frostown Rd

Middletown, MD

Phone: (301) 293-2202

Reservations: contact Michelle Baranowski at (717) 552-3417

Skycroft Hebrew Coffee Shop and Store: open Fri. 3:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat. 6:30 a.m. -10:30 p.m.

Nelson Recreation Center: enjoy racket ball; volleyball, basketball, fuse ball and game room

Motel Rooms: two double beds, private bath, linens provided $69.00/person

Motel Rooms: one double bed, a twin pull out sofa, private bath, linens provided $69.00/person 

Poplar Lodge: ten rooms, bunk beds, shared bathroom, bring linens $59.00/person

Holly Lodge: dorm style room, bunk beds, shared bathroom, bring linens $59.00/person

Laurel Lodge: dorm style room, bunk beds, shared bathroom, bring linens $59.00/person



Faxed, e-mailed or mailed registration forms must be received at the PATH Intl. by March 5th to allow time for processing.  Online registration will be available through March 8th.  After March 8th registration will need to be completed onsite.


Registration Fees:
PATH Intl. Members Through March 5th        $175

Non-PAT Intl. Members Through March 5th   $200

PATH Intl. Members Onsite                           $200

Non-PAT Intl. Members Onsite                      $225

Refund Policy:
Full refunds are given only if a written cancellation request is received at the PATH International office by February 27, 2012. A 50-percent refund is given if a written request is received at the PATH Intl. office by March 5, 2012. Individuals who do not submit a written request to PATH Intl. prior to March 5, 2012 will not receive a refund.  There will be no refunds for cancellations due to weather unless the conference is cancelled.




Each center should bring:

  1. Silent Auction Item
  2. Ideas and information ready to share and put into a template for possible discussion and inclusion in a book of resources for games, game equipment and activities.





Friday, March 23                                                                                          

Noon to 7 p.m.            Conference Registration (registration building)

1 to 5 p.m.                   Center Accreditation Training (CAT Course), Pre-registration is
required. Bring PATH Intl. Standards for Accreditation and certification manual.

1 to 5 p.m.                   Red Cross CPR/First Aid, Renewal only, Pre-registration and additional fee required. Payment expected at time of class. Call for more info and registration. 

6:30 p.m.                     Dinner in dining hall

8:30 to 10 p.m.            Round table discussion: a collection of activity games and game

equipment ideas.  Facilitated by Blair McKissock.  Come meet, greet and mingle with your fellow attendees. (Lyle Hall)


Saturday, March 24

7:30 a.m.                     Breakfast (dining hall)

7:30 to 9 a.m.              Conference Registration (registration building)

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.           Vendors Open (Lyle Hall)

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.           Silent Auction Open (Gresham Hall dining room)

9 to 11 a.m.                 Session A

o   A1, Transitions Toward Board Excellence
with KC Henry

o   A2, Sustainable Design of Therapeutic Riding Centers
with Ruth Landsman

o   A3, Yeah or Neigh, Go or Stay: How to Keep Them Happy
with Sue Adams and Rindy Faust

11 a.m. to noon           Session B

o   B1, Empowering and Sustaining Family and Sibling Communication
with Ed and Marya Pecukonis

o   B2, Assistive Technology and Innovative Programming to Retain Existing and Attract New Clients
with Martha Underwood

o   B3, Peace, Love and Ponies
with Sheri Marion Haiken and Kathy Lutz

noon                            Lunch (dining hall)

1 to 3 p.m.                   Session C

o   C1,Fundraising: From Acorn to Oak Tree –Center Fundraising Strategies
with KC Henry (1 to 3 p.m. at Skycroft)

o   C2 Barn Track
1:00 depart for STAR Equestrian Center
Simple Ways to Keep Therapeutic Riding Horses Mentally Alert and Responsive with Ben Nolt (2 to 3 p.m.)
The Engine Is In The Rear with Sue Adams (3 to 4 p.m.)
4 p.m. depart for Skycroft

o   C3, Sustainability
with Blair McKissock (1 to 3 p.m. at Skycroft)

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.         Session D

o   D1, Fitting a Horse Into the Occupational Therapy Framework
with Lauren Janusz

o   D2, Horsemanship/Humanship Skills: How Horses Make Us Better People
with Kathy Lutz

o   D3, Adaptive Equipment the Key To Instruction Success
with Sue Adams

7 to 10 p.m.                 Banquet Keynote Speaker: with state and PATH Intl. update
Lizzy Traband, born with only one hand, and the youngest speaker at the MD Horse Expo this year she is an inspiration. (Gresham Hall)


Sunday, March 25

7:30 a.m.                     Breakfast (dining hall; check out after breakfast)

9 to 11:30 a.m.            Session E

o   E1, Creating an Inclusive Trail Riding Team
with Doria Fleisher and Teri Carrol

o   E2, Care and Feeding of the Senior Horse
with Daniella Garrett, Purina Feeds Equine Specialist

o   E3, Barn Track (at STAR Equestrian Center)
The Value of Miniature Horses to Equine Facilitated Therapy
with Ben Nolt (10 to 11 a.m.)
The Mental Connection Between Rider and Horse
with Sue Adams (11 a.m. to noon)

Noon                           Box Lunch, Wrap Up and Certificates

Event Type:Conference
Early registration ends on Feb 07, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Feb 08, 2012 and ends on Mar 12, 2012.
Late registration starts on Mar 13, 2012.


Downloadable Documents
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File Type Document Name
PDF Region 02 Brochure 3-02-12