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Online Education
Virtual Conference
International Conference in Orlando
Conference Scholarships
James Brady Nominations
Center Member Benefit
Spring Strides Seminars
Equine Tip
Registration Open Regional Conferences
Call for Abstracts: Regional Conferences
EQUUS Foundation
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 17, 2018 

Experience the New Standard in Conferences!
April 24 and 25, 2018 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time

Register today to learn, be challenged and have an amazing time!
Member Rate - $249
Center Rate - Good for three people - $495
Standard Rate - $309

Need CEUs or new ideas to help jumpstart your summer programing? In just two days you will earn 12 CEUs, 6 of which are focused disability education hours from experts dedicated to special populations, equines and the EAAT industry. Check out the line-up of presenters, ready to help you connect, engage and learn about topics important to a global audience of EAAT professionals.

Visit the 2018 PATH Intl. Virtual Conference webpage for full details. We can't wait to have you join us and experience the new standard of PATH Intl. Conferences!

The winner from the PATH Intl. Virtual Conference social media contest, chosen at random, is: Meche Ibanez!

An instructor member from Guadalajara, Mexico, Meche is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and teaches therapeutic riding and unmounted horsemanship lessons. Her program, Riendas para la Vida, provides lessons to more than 30 participants with disabilities, 50% of whom get free lessons through government programs. Meche enjoys working with five horses, a great group of volunteers, instructors and horse leaders.

On the topic of education, Meche says, "Education is very important for me because I'm leading one of the few programs in Mexico working with PATH Intl. Standards and a Certified Instructor." We are thrilled to be able to welcome Meche and all of the other registrants to the 2018 PATH Intl. Virtual Conference. Want to join them? Register today!
Orlando: Warm Weather, Magic and PATH Intl. Education
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Save the date now for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, October 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, FL! Preconference workshops, opening general session and exhibitor party will be on Thursday, October 25; education sessions will be on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27. Registration will open in July. 

Conference Location - Book Your Room Now!
Rosen Centre
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Rate:  $139 single/double
Click here to reserve your room
Note: Consider joining Rosen Centre's iPrefer program to receive free Internet, a room upgrade, and priority early check-in/late check-out with every stay.
Conference Scholarships Now Open
It is the desire of PATH Intl. to provide the maximum opportunity to offer registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, and the association works diligently to obtain funding sources for such scholarships.

PATH Intl. is pleased to once again offer the 2018 Pat & Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting scholarship and the 2018 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine-Assisted Learning Scholarship. Applications are due by email to Karen Province no later than June 22, 2018. Applicants will be notified by email by July 30, 2018.

Everyone is encouraged to apply! Click below to download the applications or find them on the 2018 PATH Intl. Conference page.

2018 Pat & Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship Application

2018 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine-Assisted Learning PATH Intl. Conference And Annual Meeting Scholarship Application
If you have any questions, please email Karen Province or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 103.
James Brady Professional Achievement Award
Nominations are now open for the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award. The deadline to submit is June 29, 2018. Click here for more information and criteria. The winner of this prestigious award will be announced during the international conference.
Exhibit at the PATH Intl. Conference
Do you have a product or service you'd like to get in front of the PATH Intl. Membership? Exhibiting at the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting is a great way to do that! Contact Cher Smith to get started. Discount pricing for members.
Updated Center Member Benefit
Centers, don't forgot the discount offers you receive through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). Because you are a member of PATH Intl., the NTRA offers you substantial discounts from companies like Office Depot and John Deere. Whether you need to make a personal purchase or a business purchase for your center, NTRA can help you save big bucks. Click here for the information flier.

Keep in mind you must call the NTRA at (866) 678-2489 BEFORE making your purchase. This is so they can verify your membership with PATH Intl. This benefit information can also be found on the affiliations page on the PATH Intl. website. Happy shopping!
Are You a PATH Intl. ESMHL? This Is for You!
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Katy Schroeder and Kandis Cazenave welcome you to discuss The ESMHL's Tool Box: An Activity for Selecting Herd Members for EFP and EAL Sessions in a live webinar, April 18th from 5 - 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

Meet Katy and Kandis, two authors in the Spring issue of PATH Intl. Strides and learn about their approach to selecting herd members for EFP and EAL sessions.

Looking for PATH Intl. ESMHL core requirement hours? This presentation is eligible for one CEU toward the ESMHL core requirement.

Learn more and reserve your spot with Katy and Kandis today!
Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM): Resources for Information
By Ashley Phelps, DVM, Chair of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a challenging neurological disease caused by Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi, which can manifest in many ways. Click here for clinical signs and resources on diagnosis, treatment and ongoing research regarding EPM.

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is committed to refining and deepening our perspective of equine well-being to include the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our wonderful four-legged partners. Join us on this journey. Please add your thoughts on the PATH Intl. Community Connections page. It is our desire that these tips start a further discussion on Community Connections. Any thoughts? We appreciate hearing from you!
Registration Open for 2018 Regional Conferences
Registration is now open. Questions? Contact the region conference coordinator.

Region 4
April 19-22, 2018
Martinsville, IN
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc.
Online Registration closed

Region 1
June 1-3, 2018
Sharon, VT
High Horses
Region 10
May 18-20, 2018
Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding
Registration closes May 4, 2018

Call for Abstracts for 2018 Regional Conferences
Calls for abstracts for the 2018 PATH Intl. Regional Conferences are now open. Click on the region name for the abstract form. Questions? Contact the region conference coordinator.

Region 2 
September 22-23, 2018
Southern Tier Independence Center
Binghamton, NY
Submission Deadline June 1, 2018
The EQUUS Foundation Champions Program
Turn your passion into action! Become an EQUUS Foundation Champion. 

CHAMPIONS is the EQUUS Foundation's incentive-based equine service volunteer program sponsored by Ariat International to recognize and reward individuals and organizations on the Equine Welfare Network.

It's easy to become a CHAMPION; an individual must log a minimum of 24 volunteer hours from January 1st to December 31st. Champions have a chance to win Ariat products, scholarships, and a grant for their favorite charity. Visit for information.
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.  

Advanced Instructor
May 7-8, 2018

Jul. 20-22, 2018

Jul. 21, 2018
Aug. 13-15, 2018
Sep. 2-3, 2018
ManeGait *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
ManeGait *Certification Only*
Healing Strides of VA *Certification Only*
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
McKinney, TX

Lenoir City, TN

McKinney, TX
Boones Mill, VA
Redmond, WA

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
May 24-27, 2018
Jun. 2-5, 2018
Jul. 11-14, 2018
Aug. 15-18, 2018
Aug. 21-24, 2018
Aug. 26-29, 2018
Sep. 20-23, 2018
Oct. 4-7, 2018
Oct. 11-14, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Eagle Mount - Bozeman
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Elbert, CO
Loxahatchee, FL
Cleburne, TX
Bozeman, MT
Loveland, CO
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, CA
Temple, NH
Naples, FL
Old Lyme, CT
Lenoir City, TN

Interactive Vaulting
Jun. 10-13, 2018
Jul. 28-31, 2018
Oct. 19-21, 2018
Reins of Life, Inc.
Saddle Up!
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Michigan City, IN
Franklin, TN
Loveland, CO

May 31-Jun. 1, 2018

Jun. 2-3, 2018

Jun. 23-24, 2018

DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Certification*
Inspire Equine Therapy Program *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Gilroy, CA

Gilroy, CA

Clearwater, FL

Jul. 18-19, 2018
Ivey Ranch Park Association
Oceanside, CA

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