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Broadway Named President of AHC
SCI Online Course
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Region Conferences
Advanced Certification Booklet
Workshops and Certifications
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April 19, 2016  

Members Only: Strategic Planning Initiative Survey 
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is embarking on a strategic planning initiative to update the current 2013-2016 strategic plan and adopt an ongoing process for thinking and planning strategically throughout the enterprise.

The PATH Intl. Board of Trustees would very much appreciate your input as a PATH Intl. member at this juncture. This survey is for PATH Intl. Members only. Please complete this survey by Monday, April 25, 2016. The information gleaned from this survey will provide a stimulus for discussion at the May board strategic planning session.

As a thank you for sharing your perspective and providing insight relevant to PATH Intl.'s desired future, please leave your name and be entered into a drawing for a free registration in the PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT Online Course.

Click here for the survey.

Thank you
Don't Miss Out on the Latest Online Course from PATH Intl.  
The PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT online course offers instructors an understanding of SCI conditions and how to apply this knowledge to the development of safe and effective EAAT lesson plans. Course curriculum will focus on integrating new ideas for offering a participant-centered approach to planning and facilitating EAAT.

The next section of the PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT online course will begin May 1, 2016. In addition, this course is eligible for six hours of disability education and six hours of continuing education hours on your annual certification compliance. This is 12 hours total of continuing education hours.

Click here for course syllabus, pricing and registration information. 
Broadway Named President of AHC   
Julie Broadway, the executive director of the American Morgan Horse Association and the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees President, has been named president of the American Horse Council. Founded in 1969 as a Washington D.C.-based national association, the American Horse Council promotes and protects all horse breeds, disciplines and interests by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry itself.

"We are excited for this wonderful opportunity for Julie and the American Horse Council," said PATH Intl. CEO Kathy Alm. "The American Horse Council is so important to all of us in the horse industry as it works to protect our partners in the work we do. We look forward to our continued participation in this important work."
Congratulations, Julie! 
Nonprofits Beware of Fraudulent Check Scam  
The Alliance for Better Nonprofits has become aware of a fraudulent check scam that has targeted some organizations. Don't find yourself in a difficult situation. Remember to do your due diligence!  

Click to read more about this latest scam.  
PATH Intl. Region Conferences 
PATH Intl. Region Conferences are a great way to get continuing education credits for instructor compliance and a wonderful way to network with others in your region. Visit the region calendar page often for information or click below for the agenda and registration information.

Region 4, May 20-22, Union, KY
Region 9, June 3-5, Ellensburg, WA
Region 10, May 20-22, Casper, WY
Region 11, June 3-5, Elk Grove, CA 
Updated Advanced Certification Program Booklets  
As of March 7th, PATH Intl. is pleased to announce updated application and certification booklets for the Advanced therapeutic riding instructor program. With the implementation of a formal application for this program, PATH Intl. will be able to provide Advanced candidates with guidance and information about Advanced educational opportunities, including certification prep courses, and upcoming certification events. Please visit the PATH Intl. website to download the new booklets. 
SmartPak Horse of the Month
SmartPak is looking to choose the next Horse of the Month, which will receive $100 of SmartPak products for a month. Nominate your horse for a chance to win! Photos are highly encouraged!  
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.  
Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test 
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
April 21 - 23, 2016
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
May 16-19, 2016
Potter's Ranch
Union, KY
May 2-5, 2016 
Reins of Life
South Bend, IN
June 16-19, 2016 
Hearts & Hooves
Sherwood, AR
July 7-10, 2016 
Agape Therapeutic Riding
Cicero, IN
August 8-11, 2016 
Eagle Mount Bozeman
Bozeman, MT
August 17-20, 2016 
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
Goffstown, NH
September 22-24, 2016
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
Elbert, CO
October 20-23, 2016  

 Advanced Instructor Certification 
Certification Only 
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding 
Old Lyme, CT 
May 23 - 26, 2016
Workshop Only
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
Augusta, MI
June 2-4, 2016

Workshop Only 
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Loveland, CO 
September 3-5, 2016
Certification Only  Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
Augusta MI
October 7-9, 2016

Vaulting Certification  
Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
April 20-22, 2016  

Mentor Training

Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
April 17-18
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
May 6-7, 2016
Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
October 9-10, 2016

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