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Why I Belong
50% Off CTRI Certification Maintenance Fee
CTRI Certification Exam Testing Window Secured
Extended Until June 2021: Registered TRI Certification Program and CTRI Process
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April 21, 2020
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PATH Intl. Virtual Conference
May 7-8, 2020
If you have not yet experienced the virtual conference, this is the perfect time and it is the perfect opportunity to share, collaborate and gather with a global audience of equine-assisted activities and therapies professionals from the comfort of your favorite location. Click here to visit the virtual conference web page and read about sessions and presenters. 

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all Virtual Conference prices have been discounted for PATH Intl. Members!
Member discount price: was $219, now $150 
Standard (non-member) price: $269    
PATH Intl. Center Member price: (unlimited viewing; CEUs are good for three people): was $438, now $330  
Secondary Traumatic Stress: The Dangers of Not Taking Care of Yourselves
Katherine Anne Scott
Secondary traumatic stress (STS) is a cluster of symptoms that can affect the mental health of the helping professional. There is limited research available about this with mental health clinicians, and none that has been published regarding therapeutic riding professionals. STS leads to empathy fatigue and burnout, higher levels of interpersonal conflict, and other negative outcomes. This presentation educates about STS and provides skills and ideas to help prevent and treat STS symptoms, should they arise. A live Q& A with Katherine will follow.  
Five Roles of a Master Herder: Leadership Lesson for Equine Professionals
Lori Cohen
"The way of the horse" is experiential wisdom gained by studying the non-predatory power of horses. Horse-inspired insights have been developed into useful tools for encouraging collaborative leadership and managing change.  
"Master Herders" (from nomadic herding cultures) have developed a multifaceted, socially intelligent form of leadership combining the five roles of Dominant, Leader, Sentinel, Nurturer / Companion, and Predator. An innovative assessment tool will be provided to help determine which roles you currently utilize, over emphasize or ignore. You will learn to recognize, cultivate and utilize all five roles in your programs, family and in other social avenues. 
Rescheduling Workshop and Certification Events 
In observance and support of the increased number of extended shelter-in-place and stay-at-home mandates, the association has made the decision to suspend all PATH Intl. on-site events through May 31, 2020. This primarily impacts workshop and certification events as all region conferences initially scheduled within this time frame have already been rescheduled.
Extensions will be granted to candidates impacted by this additional delay to on-site events. Please forward questions about extensions to Melissa Bryant.

We hope this news isn't a disheartening development. The decision to suspend on-site events has been made to support the health and success of candidates, faculty, center staff and the individuals they serve so that all may resume their invaluable activities as quickly as possible. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this tough time together!
Reminder: Please Let Us Know How You're Doing! State of Our Industry Survey 
PATH Intl. is requesting a check in from center administrators and individual members through taking a brief (Really, less than two minutes!) survey. The association's goal is to take a measurement of the current state of the industry during the quarantine. A summary of the collected data will be shared with members post analysis. The survey will remain open until Wednesday, April 22nd. THANK YOU!

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Last Call for Center Renewal Grace Period Extended
In response to centers that had to suspend services due to the current situation, PATH Intl. will extend the member center grace period until April 30, 2020. Centers may also renew with a payment plan to reduce the immediate financial impact. Contact Karen Province at for more information.  The center late fee and the payment plan fee have also been waived for centers during this difficult time.  
Why I Belong 
During these stressful times and difficult circumstances, we know it is important to keep positive. We asked members at region conferences and elsewhere to share why they belong to PATH Intl. We'll highlight some great responses in each PATH Intl. eNews and on social media!
"The field is constantly evolving and PATH Intl. keeps me  
informed and provides ways to continue  
growing and learning."
Susan Altshuler   
Thank you, Susan! 
50% Off CTRI Certification Maintenance Fee!  
Members who could use a little financial relief may choose to receive an optional 50% off the PATH Intl. CTRI™ certification maintenance fee (normally $75 for members). The fee is required to complete transition to the CTRI (certified therapeutic riding instructor) credential. The discount will be available to all higher education student, participating, professional and professional plus members through May 31, 2020. To complete payment for the certification maintenance fee online, click here. Follow the steps to log in to your account and apply discount code 2020RELIEF before completing your transaction. Mailed payments must be postmarked by May 31, 2020 with the discount code if you are requesting the 50% off. Payment of the certification maintenance fee will initiate enrollment in the online test within three business days following receipt of payment. Contact Brittney Holdman with questions. 
Added for June 2020: CTRI Certification Exam Testing Window Secured   
Recognizing that shelter-in-place and stay-at-home mandates currently prohibit many certified therapeutic registered instructor (CTRI) candidates from attending testing at PearsonVUE testing centers this month, the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council (PICC) is pleased to announce an additional CTRI certification exam testing window has been secured for June 21-28, 2020. CTRI candidates holding an authorization to test letter issued May 21st or earlier are eligible to register for the exam at any PearsonVUE testing center during the June testing window. If shelter-in-place/stay-at-home mandates continue to restrict movement of the vast majority of CTRI candidates into the second half of June, the PICC will explore shifting this additional window to a later date. The PICC will provide updates as pertinent.
Extended Unitl June 2021: Registered TRI Certification Program and CTRI Process   
In recognition of challenges the COVID-19 virus has presented and may continue to present to PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification applicants and PATH Intl. centers, the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council and PATH Intl. have extended the availability of the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification program through June 30, 2021. This means that registered instructor candidates in possession of an instructor in-training (IT) letter valid after January 1, 2020, will now have until June 30, 2021, to complete PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification. This extension also applies to completion of both on-site and video resubmissions, regardless of IT letter validity.
In tandem, the credentialing council has also extended the PATH Intl. CTRI credential transition process through June 30, 2021, to allow newly certified instructors to transition to the CTRI credential following successful registered instructor certification.
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 it becomes available. 
Region 1   Rescheduled to August 7-9, 2020, Newport, NH. Registration re-opens in late June.  
Region 2   March 24-28, 2021, North East, MD  
Region 3   State meetings in 2021. Next region conference is March 18-20, 2022, South Carolina  
Region 4   Rescheduled to August 14-16, 2020, Michigan City, IN.  Registration re-opens in late June.  
Region 5   July 23-25, 2021, Lenoir City, TN  
Region 6   March 12-14, 2021, Madison, WI  
Region 7   State Meetings in 2021
Region 8   July 31-August 2, 2020, Georgetown, TX. Registration opens in May.   
Region 9   May 21-23, 2021, Yakima, WA  
Region 10  February 12-14, 2021, Cave Creek, AZ 
Region 11  April 2021, Fallbrook, CA

Region conference information is found here and will be kept updated as we know more. Please be kind and patient as your host committees and we do all we can to navigate this new challenge. Emails will be sent once we have confirmation of cancellations or rescheduled dates. Those emails will have instructions for refund requests, etc.  
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 host site details, visit the PATH Intl. events calendar.    
June 5-8, 2020, Reins of Life, Inc., Michigan City, IN
June 10-13, 2020, Wings of Hope Equitherapy, Cleburne, TX
June 10-13, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Augusta, MI
June 11-14, 2020, Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center, Yakima, WA
June 15-18, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT
June 17-20, 2020, People and Animal Learning Service, Bloomington, IN
June 27-30, 2020, Shining Hope Farms, Mt. Holly NC
July 24-27, 2020, Ivey Ranch Park, Oceanside, CA
July 26-29, 2020, Equest, Dallas, TX
July 29-August 1, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Augusta, MI
July 30-August 2, 2020, HorsePower Therapeutic Learning Center, Highpoint, NC
August 6-9, 2020, Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, Chagrin Falls, OH
August 15-18, 2020, Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME
August 19-22, 2020, Hearts and Horses, Inc., Loveland, CO
August 20-22, 2020, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc., *Workshop Only*, Brewster, NY
August 27-30, 2020, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Redmond, WA
September 1-4, 2020, Hands & Hearts for Horses, Thomasville, GA
September 23-26, 2020, New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding , Bowling Green, KY
September 24-27, 2020, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, Gretna, NE
September 24-27, 2020, NC Therapeutic Riding Center , Mebane, NC
September 24-27, 2020, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
October 14-17, 2020, Ivey Ranch Park, Oceanside, CA
October 22-25, 2020, Shangri La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, Lenoir City, TN
November 4-7, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Augusta, MI
November 11-14, 2020, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Leesburg, VA
November 11-14, 2020, Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Center Valley View, TX
November 16-19, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT
December 2-5, 2020, Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship, Richmond, TX
December 4-5, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Certification Only*, Augusta, MI
June 20-23, 2020, Horses with HEART, Inc., Chino Valley, AZ
June 25-28, 2020, On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship, Fairmont, WV
June 27-30, 2020 (rescheduled from May 4-7, 2020), Equest, Dallas, TX
July 6-9, 2020, SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center, Cobleskill, NY
July 9-12, 2020, StableStrides, Elbert, CO
August 12-16, 2020, Happy Trails Riding Academy, Tulare, CA
August 25-28, 2020, Eagle Mount Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
September 11-14, 2020, Wings of Hope Equitherapy, Cleburne, TX
September 24-27, 2020, Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc, Guyton, GA
October 1-4, 2020, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, Milford, PA
October 14-17, 2020, Hearts & Horses, Inc., Loveland, CO
November 20-23, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT
August 6-7, 2020, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only *, McKinney, TX
June 1-4, 2020, Reins of Life, Inc. *Workshop & Certification*, Michigan City, IN
August 28-31, 2020, Hands & Hearts for Horses, Thomasville, GA
February 11-14, 2021, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Johns Island, SC
August 14-October 9, 2020, Equest, Dallas, TX
September 15-November 30, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT

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