In This Issue
Online Education
Improving Technology for PATH Intl. Members
Trial Exams for CTRI
Call for Judges
Scholarship Applications Open
Nominations for Region Reps
PATH Intl. Virtual Conference
Adaptive Sports Grant
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
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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 2, 2019 

Launching in April! Always Improving Technology for PATH Intl. Members
PATH Intl. is developing a new database to enhance the members' user experience. The PATH Intl. website links directly to a customer relationship management (CRM) system, which is the technology used to manage member relationships and interactions. Currently this database is where members manage their contact information, make purchases from the store and the tool that links those records to online directories seen on the website such as find a center and the member directory.

The new system, which is slated to launch in April, will offer a friendlier user interface, ability to submit instructor compliance online and the ability to submit all center renewal requirements online in one setting. The member's profile page will even be customizable! Members will be receiving a welcome email with instructions on how to set up their new password and log into the new member portal.

Click here for a sneak peek at the future member experience. Watch for more information soon!

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.)
Call for Judges
Join PATH Intl. for the 2019 international awards process as a judge 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 2-3 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 7 and June 21.
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
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, we are committed to providing our 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.
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!
Virtual Conference Registration Open!
The PATH Intl. Virtual Conference will be April 23-24, 2019. Whether you are new to PATH Intl. 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.

Cost -- the early bird rates run through March 24!
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 list of speakers and sessions.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant Equipment Purchasing Grant
Do you need new equipment to better serve your 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 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 opens April 11
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  

Apr. 11-14, 2019
Apr. 13-16, 2019
May 6-9, 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
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
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
Redmond, WA
Old Lyme, CT
Dallas, TX
Elbert, CO
Cridersville, OH
Cleburne, TX
Bucyrus, KS
Fairmont, WV

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

Apr. 12-13, 2019

May 15-16, 2019

May 30-31, 2019

June 1-2, 2019
Oct. 8-12, 2019
Horses Spirits Healing *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship "Certification*
Touchstone Farm *Workshop and Certification*
Billings, MT

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

Jan. 9-April 2019
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT

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