PATH Intl. COVID-19 Bulletin
April 8, 2020
A Bulletin for COVID-19-Specific Updates for PATH Intl. Centers, Individual Members, Certified Professionals & Friends

Today’s COVID-19 bulletin presents several free-to-members, useful virtual presentations by subject matter experts to help centers and professionals acclimate, evolve and stay connected with your clients during these difficult times.
Toolkit for Financial Life After COVID-19 Webinar
Join Bryan McQueeney, co-founder and CEO of Ride On LA, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Los Angeles, for a free 30-minute recorded webinar you can watch anytime. Bryan walks viewers through step-by-step methods for how to assess the impact of the coronavirus on the financial life of your center and provides tools you can use to move forward in a post-COVID-19 economy. Click here to watch and learn! Earn .5 FREE CE CEUs

How to Successfully Deliver Virtual Services
April 14, 2020, 11:30am-1pm PT/12:30-2pm MT/1:30-3pm CT/2:30-4pm ET

  • This free live webinar requires registration here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar
  • Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.
  • Earn 1.5 CR CEUs

Topics will include:
  • Tele-health for PTs, OTs and SLPs Who Incorporate Horses Into Their Treatment Strategies presented by Joanne Benjamin. The concept of Tele-health is also applicable to psychotherapy sessions. Joanne is a physical therapist with a pediatric practice in the Los Angeles area. Her membership with NARHA, now PATH Intl., began 35 years ago. She is a founding and lifetime member of American Hippotherapy Association (AHA), having served in many roles, and was the AHA Therapist of the Year in 2017.
  • Virtual Lessons, Programming and Online Learning, presented by Stefani Viktora Zabala. Stefani is the director of organizational development at McCormick Research Institute, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in St. Cloud, FL. She is a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor with CTRI certification, Interactive Vaulting Instructor and ESMHL. Stefani is currently leading a large team of instructors and centers on the Virtual Education Co-Op (, an initiative to provide an online platform of activities to all centers.
  • Conducting Virtual Programming for Veterans, Presented by Meggan Hill-McQeeney, President/COO of BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Harvard, IL. Meggan is a PATH Intl. Certified Master CTRI, 2015 PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award Recipient, PATH Intl. Advanced Evaluator, Special Olympics Equestrian Coach, Special Olympics Sports Management Team and USEF Bronze Para Dressage Coach.
COVID-19 Impact: Navigating the Present and Planning for the Future for Your Center and Participants
Recorded April 3, 2020

This free webinar recording is presented by Dana Butler-Moburg, a 32 year veteran as executive director of The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA, with opening comments by PATH Intl. CEO Kathy Alm. It’s a 90-minute, on-demand opportunity to gain insight and tools to help you navigate these challenging times and maintain your program. Click the image to watch and earn 1.5 FREE CEUs!
What's Next?

United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has requested additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program. We know that many banks have already stopped accepting applications. Talk to your bank and watch the news for confirmation of increased funding. Current information on the additional funding will be voted on this Thursday.
We continue to research and gather information to assist centers in maintaining operations during this challenging time. If you have suggestions or ideas, please email Kathy Alm . We might include those ideas in a future communication.