Annual Meeting Notice (Registration Form is found at the bottom of the page)
Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia (TRAV)
Annual Meeting and Education Workshops
Saturday, February 18, 2023
10:30am – 2:30pm ET
Virginia Horse Center – 487 Maury River Rd, Lexington, VA 24450
Mezzanine of the Coliseum
2023 marks the 37th year of service for TRAV. Our dedicated Board members, member centers, and
individual members have done an incredible job of expanding the reach of the equine-assisted services
world, while strengthening our programs and services. Our program highlights are numerous this year,
and we look forward to sharing them at this year’s Annual Meeting.
After having hosted completely virtual educational workshops for the past few years due to the
ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the TRAV Board of Directors is pleased to announce that this year, we are
back to hosting in-person events! This past October, we hosted our annual education day in person
again. It was so great to be in the same room with so many wonderful people again. We are looking
forward to seeing you in person for our Annual Meeting as well.
Notice is hereby given that the TRAV Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with an educational
workshop on Saturday, February 18, 2023. The meeting will be held at the Virginia Horse Center’s
Coliseum (Mezzanine Level) at 487 Maury River Rd, Lexington, VA 24450.
The purpose of this annual meeting is to:
● Act on any business which may properly come before this meeting
● Share the annual report with our constituents
● Elect new board members to open seats
● Elect Board officers
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
10:30am ET Welcome & Opening Remarks
Maya Grigorovich-Barsky, TRAV Board President
11:00am ET TRAV Annual Meeting
Welcome & Call to Order – Maya Grigorovich-Barsky, Board President
- Secretary’s report & approval of the minutes of the last meeting
- Treasurer’s report & approval of 2023 operating budget
- Committee Updates
- Communications & Public Relations
- Membership & Center Relations Report
- Education Day and Horse Show Report
- Scholarships Report
- Nominations Report
- 2022 Therapy Horse of the Year
- New business
12:00pm ET LUNCH
1:30 Educational Workshop – “An introduction to Therapeutic Driving”
Speaker: Jennifer “Jenni” Johnson
Jenni Johnson is a lifelong equestrian and started volunteering at a therapeutic riding center in her early teens. She has been professionally training horses her entire adult life, is an avid carriage driver and has been offering layup services and rehabilitation for horses at her farm in Barboursville, VA where she lives with her husband, 8 horses, 2 dogs and 4 cats.
Jenni currently works part time at Loudoun Therapeutic riding as a therapeutic driving instructor and at Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy as a certified therapeutic riding instructor. She is a PATH CTRI and Certified Therapeutic Driving Instructor and is actively pursuing her Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) certification. As a driving instructor she has worked with all levels of students and is both safe and creative if and when adaptations are needed to accommodate a disability. Jenni’s talk will start with a short mindfulness exercise for those who wish to participate prior to her presentation on driving. Her presentation will mainly focus on driving and therapeutic driving. There will be time for Q & A during and after her presentation.
2:30pm ET Adjourn
TRAV Members of record as of February 18, 2023 are entitled to notice of and to vote at this meeting. Your vote is important and we hope you will join us.
Please note: Only individual members have voting rights.
Please return your ballot via mail or email by Friday, February 10, 2022 to:
TRAV Board Vice President
14326 Boondock Lane, Montpelier VA 23192-2522
TRAV MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
TRAV 2022 annual individual and center membership renewals are due by March 31, 2023.
Both the individual and center membership forms are available on the TRAV website:
Membership dues are as follows:
Individual (annual) . . . . . . . $25
Individual (lifetime) . . . . . . $250
Center (annual) . . . . . . . . . $35
Center (lifetime) . . . . . . . . $350
Please note: Per the TRAV bylaws, Article Three, all new and renewing Member Centers must be current members of PATH, Intl.
Online registration is open and will remain so until Friday, February 17, 2023.