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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.
Don't Miss the National Conference! 
2016 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
Presented by Title Sponsor Purina
November 2-5, 2016
Williamsburg, VA

There will be a vote in by law changes at the Annual Meeting. Please read the article here for more details.
PATH Intl. Trek to Accreditation
In an ongoing effort to communicate with you about the PATH Intl. steady course toward applying for National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation of the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification, Path Intl. has introduced a regular eNews communication. This is another way for the association to keep you apprised of the process, completed tasks and next steps. It is also integral to the association's commitment to remain open to feedback, ensuring that all voices are heard during the process. As PATH Intl. undertakes this accreditation process, the board, staff and consultants are especially grateful for the level of member support, encouragement and engagement. So please watch your email. You can also access this information on You will find "Accrediting the PATH Intl. TRI Certification" on the left hand menu.
Alabama News 
Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians
MANE won a Gypsy Vanner thanks to overwhelming support from the PATH Intl. Region 5 voters! MANE came in fourth place out of ten lucky winners in the Lexlin Ranch Facebook contest! Admirers of MANE's new 7-year-old mare named her Swoopes.  

The Gannett Foundation awarded MANE $5,890 to provide services to Second Chance, a program addressing the needs of at-risk youth and their families and the only agency in Alabama that serves expelled children. Second Chance program students will learn life lessons and responsible behaviors while participating in EAAT programs. Second Chance students will not only ride at MANE, but will also volunteer.

Equines Assisting Special Individuals
Sir Lancelot, one of EASI's wonderful EAAT horses, won SmartPak's Horse of the Month in September!  Lance is a 12-year-old American Paint Gelding. He came to EASI from Meredith Manor in West Virginia. Lance was a lesson horse at Meredith Manor and with his ever curious personality, he quickly became a student favorite at the barn. Lance is patient with our less experienced riders and a confidence builder. He is one of our "go-to" horses and is always reliable. Congratulations to Lance!

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