In This Issue
Online Education
Member of the Month
New Database!
Scholarship Applications Open
Call for Judges
Trial Exams for CTRI
Reminder: Award Applications Are Open
PATH Intl. Virtual Conference
Adaptive Sports Grant
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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PATH Intl. Online Education Calendar 
These courses may be used for instructor CEUs. Click on the date to register. Remember to log in to receive the member discount.

PATH Intl. Online Mentor Training Course

PATH Intl. Autism Spectrum Disorder & EAAT Online Course

Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®  Online Course

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.

April 16, 2019 

TIME TO CELEBRATE! PATH Intl. Member of the Month
50th anniversary logo_ blue logo with green banner_ 1969 to 2019
Congratulations to Cynthia Linsenbardt, the PATH Intl. Member of the month for April!

Cynthia Linsenbardt_ blonde woman with white horse The PATH Intl. Member of the Month for April is Cynthia Linsenbardt a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor from Bloomington, IN, who lends her expertise and passion to the fine folks at People and Animal Learning Services, Inc. a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center also in Bloomington.

Cynthia first joined PATH Intl. in 2011 to pursue instructor certification after a few years of volunteering at different EAAT facilities. She says her favorite thing about belonging to the EAAT community is that, "We are all on the same team - everyone is about helping the riders and caring for the horses, instead of competing and making money off of them." Read more
The New PATH Intl. Database Has Launched!
At long last the association is able to announce the launch of a new fabulous member benefit--a brand new, more interactive, user-friendly association management system (AMS)! For several months we've been sharing in the  PATH Intl. eNews some of its cool new features and now it's time to show you what we've been so excited about. We think you will be pleased to see some information you weren't able to view in the previous system, such as your continuing education hours (CEUs) and a progress bar for those in the certification process to map their progress and items needing completion.
On Monday April 15th all members and center primary contacts received a welcome email with the user name and link to set a password. If you did not receive it please check your spam account or contact the PATH Intl. office.
We invite you to get accustomed to navigating this new member experience, where you can:
* Update your contact information
* Complete your instructor compliance forms online
* Review any past transactions or open invoices
* Browse the new online store
* Find your purchased downloadable education items
* Search the new member directories
* Register for PATH Intl. events
Please check that all your information (such as your contact information) is correct. Errors in your contact information are something members can and should update or correct themselves. To report inaccuracies in your membership or certification information, please contact Karen Province, or call (800) 369-7433, ext. 103.
To maximize your user experience, we have created several how to videos:  
They can also be found on the PATH Intl. website.
Scholarship Applications for the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Are Now Open
PATH Intl. works hard on behalf of its members to secure scholarship opportunities to the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. As leaders in the industry, the association is committed to providing members with abilities to pursue their continuing education and professional development.

We are pleased once again to offer these unique opportunities:

Click below for applications:

PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins Scholarship
EFP/EAL Scholarship in memory of Marjorie V. Kittredge

Click below to see a sample of the applications:

PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins Scholarship
EFP/EAL Scholarship in memory of Marjorie V. Kittredge

Deadline to submit applications is June 14th; notifications will be sent the week of July 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Missy Dedrick.
Call for Scholarship Judges
PATH Intl. is now seeking volunteer judges to help in the 2019 scholarship process to read and score essays. This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity as each essay read is encouraging, challenging and inspiring.

How it works:
  • You will be asked to carefully read and evaluate three short essays (200 words or less) per nomination.
  • Each essay is scored on a scale from 1-10.
  • The PATH Intl. office will provide clear guidelines and forms on how the nominations are to be evaluated and scored.
  • The judging process requires a time commitment of approximately 10 to 15 hours between June 21 and July 5.
Applicant Requirements:
  • Must be a PATH Intl. member in good standing
  • Must have access to a computer with internet
How to Apply:
Submit the below information to Missy Dedrick by May 31st
  • Name
  • Member #
  • Region
  • Email address
PATH Intl. CTRI Certification Exam Pilots
Sign-ups for two additional trial exams for the PATH Intl. CTRI certification remain open. The dates and locations for these trials are:
PATH Intl. Region 10 Conference (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
May 3, 3:30 to 6 p.m. MT

PATH Intl. Region 4 Conference (Augusta, Michigan)
May 16, 1:30 to 4 p.m. ET

The purpose of the trial exams is to confirm that the PATH Intl. CTRI certification exam questions perform to expectations and to determine an appropriate cut score (passing score) for the exam. For security of the exam questions, the trial exams will be offered in written pen and pencil format, administered by a test administrator from Professional Testing, Inc.

Participation can count for 2.5 Riding CR or 2.5 CE continuing education hours (CEUs). Trial exam scores will NOT be recorded nor impact any certifications held nor future certification applications. The exam questions will be scored with the sole purpose of analyzing question performance across all exams completed, NOT analyzing individual tester performance.

Please contact Bret Maceyak to sign up for any of these trials. (Please specify in your email the date or location you wish to sign up for.)
PATH Intl. Region Representatives Nominations Now Open
One of the greatest benefits of being a member of PATH Intl. is the ability to have a voice in the leadership of the EAAT industry. It's time to exercise that voice! Nominations are open for region representatives of odd numbered regions: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

Nominations are due by June 1st. Submit the nomination form to your region representative. Your region representative contact information can be found on the region web page

Also, don't forget to pay close attention to your region's community connections page; your region representatives will be calling for nominations and posting important information during the process.

Use your voice, today!
Reminder: International Award Applications Are Open
Don't forget to nominate your outstanding professionals and equestrians for a PATH Intl. award. Applications are open for the following: Adult Equestrian of the Year, Youth Equestrian of the Year, PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Equestrian of the Year and the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement award.

Applications are due by May 31, 2019.  Click here  to get started!
Virtual Conference Is Almost Here!
The PATH Intl. Virtual Conference will be April 23-24, 2019. Whether you are new to EAAT or consider yourself a seasoned professional, the 2019 virtual conference will engage, energize and offer practical skills and guidance to support the rigorous requirements of being an EAAT professional. Click here to register.

Member Price - $219
Standard (non-member) Price - $269
  *Discount rate for CHA members - $249
Center Rate (CEUs are good for three people) - $438

Click here to see the outstanding list of speakers and sessions.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant Equipment Purchasing Grant
Does your center need new equipment to better serve veteran participants? The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant sponsors a grant specifically for non-living equipment that will be used in veterans programs, such as ramps, tack and safety equipment. Please apply here before the April 19th deadline! Send any questions to Kristin Jacobsen.
2019 Regional Conference Dates and Registration
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, PATH Intl. region conference coordinator. Watch the eNews and region conference page for registration information as they open.

Region 1     April 27-28, 2019, Amherst, MA, registration is open
Region 2     September 28-29, 2019, State College, PA, registration opens in July
Region 4     May 16-18, 2019, Augusta, MI, registration is open
Region 5     August 2-4, 2019, Ocala, FL, registration opens May 24
Region 8     August 2-4, 2019, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, registration opens May 24
Region 9     May 31 - June 2, 2019, Redmond, WA, registration is open
Region 10   May 3-5, 2019, Elbert, CO, registration is open
Region 11   April 18-19, 2020, Fallbrook, CA
PATH Intl. Events Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, contact Bret Maceyak at (800) 369-7433, ext. 114, with questions. All dates are subject to change. To register for an event, please contact the host site directly. You can locate contact information under Find a Center on the PATH Intl. homepage or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.

For a full list of events, including onsite workshops and certifications, visit the PATH Intl. events calendar.  

June 2, 2019
Three Gaits, Inc. *Certification Only*
Oregon, WI

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
May 6-9, 2019
May 15-18, 2019
May 16-19, 2019
May 22-25, 2019
June 2-5, 2019
June 13-16, 2019
June 27-30, 2019

Aug. 7-10, 2019
Aug. 26-29, 2019
Sep. 19-22, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Nov. 22-25, 2019
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
The Equestrian Therapy Program
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Dallas, TX
Cobleskill, NY
Elbert, CO
Cridersville, OH
Cleburne, TX
Bucyrus, KS
Fairmont, WV

Hockley, TX
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, GA
Loveland, CO
Old Lyme, CT

May 15-16, 2019

May 30-31, 2019

June 1-2, 2019
Oct. 8-12, 2019
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship "Certification*
Touchstone Farm *Workshop and Certification*
Augusta, MI

Gilroy, CA

Gilroy, CA
Temple, NH

Aug. 1-2, 2019

Sep. 6-7, 2019
Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Cobleskill, NY

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