Horses Helping People Massachusetts Webinar October 22, 2012
Written by: Lindsay McCall
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Thousand Oaks, CA – October 21, 2012 –
On Monday, October 22, 2012 para-dressage rider and journalist Holly Jacobson will present a webinar through the Horses Helping People Massachusetts Webinar Series about the para-equestrian discipline. Horses Helping People Massachusetts is a not-for-profit website created to support the Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAA&T) Industry in Massachusetts. The site provides answers to questions about the EAA&T industry, continuing education, and an educational webinar series. The webinar series targets an audience of Certified PATH International licensed instructors, volunteers, and community members interested in learning more about EAA&T. It also meets the needs of continuing education requirements for all certified instructors in every EAA&T certification. Holly Jacobson will be presenting a webinar about the highly competitive Para-Equestrian sport. Holly will talk about the recent 2012 Paralympics, the link between EAA&T industry and the Para-Equestrian sport, and how EAA&T centers can work with their students to crossover to Para-Dressage or Para-Driving.Equine Assisted Activities
Equine Facilitated Learning
Vocational/barn programsEquine Assisted Therapies
Equine Facilitated/Assisted Psychotherapy
When: Monday, October 22, 2012
Time: 7 pm (eastern standard time)
Presenter: Holly Jacobson
About Holly Jacobson: Holly was severely burned in a car fire at age 23 resulting in the amputation of her right arm, all her fingers on her left hand, nerve damage in her right leg, and severe facial scarring. After a 14-year hiatus away from horses she began riding again and showing. Her passion led her back to competing in hunter shows, jumping with one arm, and riding para-dressage. When not riding, Holly spends her year traveling to equestrian competitions as an equestrian journalist. Holly is also a member of the United States Para-Equestrian Association.
Audience: The webinar series targets an audience of Certified PATH International licensed instructors, volunteers, and community members interested in learning more about the topics.
It also meets the needs of continuing education requirements for all certified instructors in every certification.
The Horses Helping People in Massachusetts website helps support and educate the EAA&T industry by:
-Educating the public about the wide variety of EAA&T services
-Promoting the industry and it’s professionals in the state of Massachusetts
-Provide a much needed and very cost effective marketing tool for programs
-Provides a webinar series for Certified PATH International licensed instructors, volunteers, and community members
-Is a place where Massachusetts EAA&T centers can share ideas, information, and grow together
-Is entirely not-for-profit and built and maintained by volunteers
How to sign-up: Please go to http://horseshelpingpeoplema.wordpress.com
Register:$15 – pays for the annual webinar service fee, the http://horseshelpingpeoplema.com website and any additional profits go to Windrush Farm.Windrush Farm, located in Massachusetts, was one of the first therapeutic riding centers in the US, started in 1964. Founder, Marj Kittredge, helped to start the National Organization, PATH, Intl and was a founding board member.
What is a Webinar Series: A webinar is a seminar or presentation given over the Internet. You must register to participate. Once registered, the user will receive a Web link and pass code that will be used to log-in on the day of the event. The user can listen to the webinar via computer speakers or telephone. There’s normally a period at the end of each webinar reserved for an interactive question-and-answer session.
Holly Jacobson. Photo by Cheryl Steinhoff