CALENDAR of EVENTS
Ride On will be hosting a Networking Day on Sunday January 21st at our Chatsworth facility – it’s free and all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to and we will give you lunch!
HOURS: 10am – 4pm.
Disability Education Track
- Disability Education - there are certain groups of people with disabilities that are most commonly seen in therapeutic riding. While each individual is unique, the Disabilities Awareness portion of this year’s Networking Day will provide important information regarding people with some of the most common disabilities seen in our settings. Diagnostic information will be linked to session planning and goal attainment as it related to therapeutic riding - Roxanne Chase OTR, Roxanne is an Occupational Therapist that specializes in working with children and adolescents who have sensory processing differences, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
- Equine Assisted Yoga Therapy and Equine Facilitated Mindfulness, and how you can implement elements and exercises from both of these programs into your therapeutic riding lessons – Regan Mays, PATH Registered Instructor and ESMHL
- What to do in the event of a rider fall? Many newly certified instructors have no idea what to do in the event of a fall - and sometimes, in spite of our best laid plans, it can happen. Be ready! Have a plan for you, your rider and volunteers for everyone’s mental health and safety! – Amy Sheets, PATH Master Instructor
- Para-Dressage and CALNET Update – Ride On is a Para-Equestrian Center of Excellence and hosted their first successful symposium in 2017. Learn more about exciting para-dressage opportunities in California - Megan McQueeney, PATH Advanced Instructor
- CALNET is the largest horseshow on the West Coast for riders with disabilities and will be held in May at the LAEC. Learn more about the show, the classes offered and how to sign up - Sara Jones, PATH Advanced Instructor and C.O.O.
- PATH Advanced Certification/Preparation Curious about what it takes to become an Advanced Instructor? Master Instructor and Lead Evaluator Amy Sheets will be able to answer all your questions about stepping up to the next level
- Open Forum
- Strategies for dealing with the new tax law. The new tax law will affect all taxpayers and all nonprofits beginning in 2017. Learn more about the specific changes and how they will affect your center. Discuss and begin to plan strategies to prepare for this new environment – Bryan McQueeney, Ride On C.E.O.
- Staff, burnout, succession and sustainability. All of these are linked together. Learn how the most basic staffing decisions can dramatically affect the future of your center and how you can plan and budget to make it happen – Bryan McQueeney, Ride On C.E.O.
- Social Media platforms - Nonprofits use social media platforms to raise awareness for their cause, connect with their community, collect donations, and more. With engaged followers on one or more major social network, organizations can effectively tell their story, engage with supporters, and spread the word about their program. Wondering how to get started? Join Tess Olnick for a beginner’s crash course on how to do so- from creating an account to expanding your followers’ base. Topics covered will include account building, gaining followers, hashtags, visual appeal, outreach strategies, and more, with a central focus on Facebook and Instagram – Tess Olnick, PATH Registered Instructor and Social Media Queen (!)
- Open Forum
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