Region 1 State meeting will be held here at FCFTH September 9. The cost is $10 for lunch. Please register ahead of time.
To register please either fill out the form below or download the Registration Form and either scan/email it to email@example.com or mail it to
Full Circle Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship
80 Edgell Road
Newport NH 03773
Thanks to everyone who attended on Sunday, it was great to see everyone. If you can spare us a minute, it would be much appreciated if you could fill out a quick survey on the day
9:00 – Introductions and announcements – Coffee, juice and snacks
10:00 – Hippotherapy – How do we decide if a participant is better suited to Hippotherapy vs EAAT? What is happening during a session? How does it benefit certain disabilities – Presentation and Demonstration by Colleen Sullivan.
Colleen graduated from Quinnipiac College in 1977 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2008. Colleen has been board certified in pediatrics with the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 20 years. She is a pediatric practitioner in neuro-developmental therapy (NDT), hippotherapy and cranio-sacral therapy. She has been a lecturer in a variety of educational formats. Colleen works in a variety of pediatric settings including schools, homes, and the clinic. Her favorite place to play is at the barn. She has used hippotherapy in her work with children for more than 30 years. Colleen’s entire career has focused on a holistic approach to integrating physical therapy into a therapeutic lifestyle for children with disabilities and their families. She is happiest when children can experience their own power of participation and engagement with life. Colleen lives on her farm with her family, horses, dogs, alpaca and goats.
11:30 – Long-lining Learn about the benefits of long-lining vs leading in EAAT and Hippotherapy sessions with Dave Bradham PATH Certified Driving Instructor. Practice with his guidance included
Dave has 40 years driving and horse training experience all over the country. His quiet, patient and respectful manner allows him to help equines and humans be more comfortable in their jobs and play.
12:30 Lunch – Sandwiches, drink, desert
1:00 Yoga on horseback – Demonstration and short practice of postures on the horse that can be helpful for riders to stretch, relax, breath and improve core strength. Samara Anderson Esq. is a Hatha Yoga Instructor and DoTERRA Wellness Advocate.
2:00 – Parent Panel – Parents of FCFTH participants will discuss what their child gets out of being with horses and riding: benefits and challenges. These parents can teach us how to best serve their child! Questions encouraged.
3:00 Adjourn – Thank you!