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Online Education
Virtual Conference
International Conference in Orlando
Conference Scholarships
James Brady Nominations
Spring Strides Seminars
Equine Tip
Member Spotlight
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 3, 2018 

The PATH Intl. Virtual Conference Only a Few Weeks Away!
Gain All Your Disability Education Hours in Two Days!

virtual conference logoRegistration is open for the second annual Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Virtual Conference, April 24-25, 2018Click here  to register. (This is a third-party site; you will need to create an account to log in.)
PATH Intl. Member Discount Rate: $249
Standard Rate: $309
PATH Intl. Member Center Group Rate: $495 (CEUs will be granted for up to three people)
Virtual Conference Highlights
PATH Intl. is proud to connect members with these professionals to learn more about diverse topics that will support program participants.  Here are a few of the superb sessions attendees can expect:
  • Horses Helping Humans, presented by Chris Cook, president and CEO of Wild Horsemanship Center
  • Brain Injury: Overview and Strategies, presented by Liz Gerdeman, director of professional programs for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
  • The Path to Major Gifts, presented by KC Henry, principal of Transitions Unlimited, LLC.
For information on these first-rate sessions and speakers  review the agenda . You won't want to miss this event!
Are you interested in exhibiting in the virtual exhibit hall? Contact Elias Holdman to find out how to be part of this exciting event!

We look forward to your participation in the PATH Intl. Virtual Conference! Questions? Contact Elias Holdman, Education Representative.
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. 

  • The preconference day will be on Thursday rather than Wednesday and will be more in-depth, including an option for hands-on arena sessions.
  • Enjoy expanded networking opportunities including the return of the region networking breakfast.
  • Network with exhibitors!
  • The room rate at the Rosen Centre is an exceptional deal at $139/night.
  • The registration price will remain low. Keep watching for details!
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.

Did you know? Orlando has more than 100 lakes, many of which are the result of sinkholes. In fact, Lake Eola in downtown Orlando is the result of a sinkhole and is a whopping 80 feet deep.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate EAL With Spring Strides Seminars
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Looking to expand your ESMHL tool box? Join us for the first in a new offering from the PATH Intl. Education Department, Strides Seminars: Beyond the Article. 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. 

Meet Katy and Kandis and learn about their approach to selecting herd members for EFP and EAL sessions in a live webinar, April 18th from 5 - 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

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
Your Senior Horse Could Be a Star!

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is looking for a program horse to profile in a two-part webinar on senior horse management. The first part of the webinar will cover nutrition and other important senior horse management factors. The second part will cover emotional and behavioral changes as horses age. If you have a senior horse in your program (age 15+) that has presented some health, management and behavioral challenges as he or she has aged, and you would be willing to have the Equine Welfare Committee profile this horse for educational purposes, we would love to hear from you! Step one will be a one-on-one call with Equine Welfare Committee member Jessica Normand, who is an equine wellness and nutrition expert and currently senior director of product research and development for SmartPak. Not only will your participation be an outstanding educational opportunity for all PATH Intl. Members, Jessica and other members of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee will provide you with a personal consultation with the goal of helping the featured horse. Please have your program director contact PATH Intl. Education Coordinator Rachel Moore to share your interest in participating.
PATH Intl. Member Spotlight - Becca Rakow
The PATH Intl. Member Spotlight shines a light on some of the wonderful members making a difference in their communities, EAAT and PATH Intl. In this issue of PATH Intl. eNews, meet Becca Rakow, who tells her story and how she got involved in EAAT and with PATH Intl. Is there a member you would like to see "In the Spotlight"? Email Kim Sperry, PATH Intl. Member Services Representative. 
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.
Registration closes April 5, 2018
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 11
July 27-29, 2018
Shadow Hills Riding Club
Shadow Hills, CA
Submission Deadline April 13, 2018

Region 5
The Region 5 conference has been postponed to 2019 due to the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. 
August 3-5, 2018
Redlands Community College
Redlands, OK
Submission Deadline April 13, 2018

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  
Apr. 3-6, 2018

Apr. 7-10, 2018
Apr. 12-15, 2018
May 24-27, 2018
Jul. 11-14, 2018
Aug. 15-18, 2018
Aug. 21-24, 2018
Aug. 26-29, 2018
Sep. 20-23, 2018
Oct. 11-14, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Eagle Mount - Bozeman
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Toano, VA

Old Lyme, CT
Redmond, WA
Elbert, CO
Cleburne, TX
Bozeman, MT
Loveland, CO
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, CA
Naples, FL
Old Lyme, CT

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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