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Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.
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Collecting for Region 2 Basket for the PATH International Conference
Please contact Liz Carlson (908) 797-4547 if you have something you would like to donate. 

Bylaws Vote The PATH Intl. Bylaws vote will be held at the International Conference at the annual meeting.
2017 PATH Intl. Region 2 Conference - Call for Abstracts 
March 31 - April 1, 2017 
Crowne Plaza Hotel 
Monroe, NJ

Each year the PATH Intl. Region 2 Conference offers valuable learning opportunities for everyone involved in equine-assisted activities and therapies, including instructors, program administrators, trainers, volunteers, board members, riders, drivers, therapists and other medical professionals. Not only is there a variety of information shared through courses, sessions and other conference events, but attendees also have the opportunity to network with colleagues throughout their region.

Presentations vary and may include, but are not limited to, riding instruction, hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, vaulting and administration. To assist instructors with their renewal we also suggest the addition of sessions focusing on disabilities. Conference abstracts can be of a practical nature and do not need to be based on research.

Deadline is November 9.

Click here to submit 
GAIT TRC in Milford, PA, is hosting Nicole Birkholzer, creator of Mindful Connections, for an evening talk and one day workshop. This workshop will focus on EAAT horses, but is open to all horse enthusiasts. PATH Intl. instructors also receive CEUs. Please call GAIT (570) 409-1140 or email to reserve a seat.
New Jersey 
HRH of NJ - Meeting to be held at SPUR - Located in Middletown NJ (Monmouth County). Sunday October 23rd 10 - 1. Please send an email to for more information.

2016 HRH Open Horse Show and 
Special Olympics New Jersey State Competition

Saturday, October 15, 2016 ~ Starting at 10:00 am

Horse Park of New Jersey at Stone Tavern 
626 Route 524 
Allentown, New Jersey  08501

For information and questions, please contact:

Kara Stark McGrew, Show Manager  
phone: (862) 268-4810

IF you can help out at this show it please contact Kara asap. 
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT, will be hosting both an OSWC and ESMHL in November 2016! Please see registration information below.

PATH Intl. Instructor Workshop and Certification (OSWC) 
November 14-17, 2016
The OSWC includes a 2 1/2 day workshop and 1-2 day certification. The workshop is one of the components required for pursuing PATH Intl. Instructor Certification.

Workshop: November 14-16, 2016 
Certification: November 16-17, 2016  
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2016

PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Practical Horsemanship Skills Test 
November 18-21, 2016
The Equine Specialist workshop is a three-day workshop offered to equine mental health professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.

Workshop-November 18-20, 2016
The workshop is a requirement of the ESMHL certification. It is beneficial to have horsemanship skills and experience when attending the workshop but it is not required.

Horsemanship Skills Test- November 21, 2016
The skills test is held on day 4 following the ESMHL workshop.

Registration deadline: October 14, 2016


For more information, contact Patti Coyle, Training & Education Director at (860) 434-1974 ext. 124 or To register please visit us online at; LEARN 

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Events listed are for information purposes and do not necessarily reflect PATH Intl. policy, imply endorsement or comply with PATH Intl. Standards. They may or may not be eligible for PATH Intl. continuing education units on instructor compliance forms. For questions regarding CEUs, contact Bret Maceyak at the PATH Intl. office. 


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