In This Issue
Online Education
Early Bird Registration Ending
Call for Videos
Fun Facts: Denver
Instructor Education Guide
My Downloads Section
Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification Program Update
Sustainability Webinar
I Love Membership Postcards
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
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Strides to Success

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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.

August 20, 2019 

Conference Early Bird Registration Ends August 30
Early bird registration for the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, ends August 30. Register now to save $135 off the on-site price!  Click here for all the information and to register.

blue and green anniversary logo Are you ready to party? Make sure to select Anniversary Reception while registering (additional ticket required) to attend this special event celebrating the association's 50th anniversary. This reception is sponsored by the Official 50th Anniversary Sponsors Colorado State University and The Temple Grandin Equine Center.

First-time Attendee Meet and Greet
Get the most out of your conference experience with long-time member and past chair of the membership outreach committee Susan Lutz as she introduces new attendees to the overall structure of the conference.
Working With a Spectrum of Disabilities - In Layman's Terms
Using lay terms, Claudine Hildreth and Elizabeth Pellerito will discuss the various disabilities seen by programs and will share hands-on experiences of working with them. Methods of communicating with program participants will be explored, as well as ways to educate volunteers.
Call for Videos
One of the most fun things at conference is the videos shown throughout the event. This year, we are putting a little different spin on it. Feel free to submit your fun videos (not promotional videos, please) that highlight your center, your professionals and your participants. But also submit videos wishing PATH Intl. a happy anniversary. We will highlight the videos at the conference and also on the PATH Intl. Facebook page and YouTube channel. Submit videos to Cher Smith, csmith@pathintl.orgLet us see what you do! 
Fun Facts About Denver, CO
* The song "America the Beautiful," written by Katherine Lee Bates, was inspired by a climb up Pikes Peak.
* Frank J. Wisner invented a treat once called "the Black Cow" in Colorado in 1893. It's now known as the "root beer float."
* The first United States rodeo exhibition was held in 1869 in a town called Deer Trail, Colorado.

Need an idea for places to visit when you aren't in sessions, or before or after the conference? The Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Bishop Castle near Pueblo, Denver's 16th Street Mall, Glenwood Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Mesa Verde National Park--and don't forget Colorado's 26 ski resorts!
In the Store Now: PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
Cover of the PATH Intl. Instructor Education GuideResponse to the newly released and much anticipated PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide© has been gratifying. Don't be left out. Get yours now!

The guide is a handbook for novice and experienced therapeutic horsemanship professionals. This comprehensive, 200 page, full-color book created by a team of industry experts is filled cover to cover with important industry considerations. Included are chapters on: the equine partner, tack and equipment, participants, teaching in a therapeutic setting, behavior and emotional regulation, volunteers, entering the ring, considerations for instructors, instructor development and a glossary. Click here to learn more.

Purchase the printed guide - $95; discounted member price $75
Purchase the downloadable guide  - $80; discounted member price $60
Where's the Standards Manual?
For ease and convenience, all PATH Intl. members have access to the 2018 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual in the "My Downloads" section of their member portal. No need to find it in the store, add it to the cart and check out!

Having trouble finding the "My Downloads" section? For best results we recommend using Google Chrome as your internet browser when you log in. Other browsers, especially Safari and Internet Explorer, are not as compatible with certain features and functions of the site. If you are using Google Chrome but don't see the "My Downloads" link on your profile page when you first log in, try clicking on the "Profile" tab at the top of the page, in the green banner. This refreshes/reloads the profile page, and the majority of the time it will load the "My Downloads" section onto the page. More questions? Contact Karen Province.
Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification Program Update
As announced on June 22, 2019 , the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification program will be phased out at the end of 2020. Instructor candidates pursuing PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification should closely review the updated application booklet to gain an understanding of the new timeline to apply and complete certification testing.

All Registered Instructor Certification Applications must be received by PATH Intl. NO LATER than October 31, 2019. Instructors who achieve PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification may complete the PATH Intl. CTRI credential transition process  by December 31, 2020, to maintain active PATH Intl. therapeutic riding instructor certification into 2021.
Center Member Benefit: Sustainability Webinar TOMORROW
Don't miss this webinar. Speakers include PATH Intl. CEOs with extensive nonprofit and board management experience.  
Title:  How to Build a Successful Board for Your EAAT Program
Date:  August 21, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT, 6:30 p.m. MT 7:30 p.m. CT, 8:30 p.m. ET
Speakers:  PATH Intl. Center Member CEOs - Carol Young, Lili Kellogg and Lynette Stuart

Summary : During this panel discussion, you will hear questions and answers to some of the most challenging issues with building and maintaining a successful board. You will also get an inside look at the most effective tools and resources other centers are using. 

Click here to register.
Show Us Some Love!
woman with horse and I Love PATH Intl. Membership postcard You may have recently received along with the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides the I Heart Membership postcard. We are eager to hear your stories and why you are a member of the association. Take a selfie or a photo with your friends (two legged or otherwise) showing the postcard. Tell us via social media why YOU belong. Use the hastags #pathintlmembership and #pathintl.  Cool prizes await the winners in the random drawing. 

Joelle posted her picture on the PATH Intl. Facebook page with the comment, "Why I Belong. Because I Can. Because I Do. Because I Care. #pathintlmembership #pathintl"

Show us yours!
PATH Intl. CTRI Web Page Is Live!
Wondering where to view all of the information about the new PATH Intl. CTRI certification launching October 1, 2019? Visit the CTRI web page here or access it by selecting "Certifications" under the "Education" menu on the PATH Intl. homepage.
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   Next conference April 24-25, 2020, New Hampshire
Region 2   September 28-29, 2019, State College, PA, click here to register
Region 3   Next conference March 6-8, 2020, North Carolina
Region 4   Next conference June 5-7, 2020, Indiana
Region 5   Information for 2020 coming soon
Region 6   Next conference March 13-15, 2020, Wisconsin
Region 7   Next conference January 31 - February 2, 2020, Olathe, KS, call for abstracts
Region 8   Information for 2020 coming soon
Region 9    State Meetings in 2020
Region 10 Next conference May 17-19, 2020, Park City, UT
Region 11  Next conference 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.  

Oct. 4-5, 2019
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship *Certification Only*
Chatsworth, CA

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Sep. 13-16, 2019
Sep. 26-29, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Nov. 22-25, 2019
Jan. 23-26, 2020
Feb. 12-15, 2020
Strides to Success
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
Plainfield, IN
Guyton, GA
Loveland, CO
Old Lyme, CT
Mebane, NC
Toano, VA

Sep. 12-13, 2019

Sep. 14-15, 2019
Oct. 8-12, 2019

Mar. 28-29, 2020
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Certification*
Touchstone Farm *Workshop and Certification*
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Gilroy, CA

Gilroy, CA
Temple, NH

Goffstown, NH

Interactive Vaulting  
Oct. 9-12, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019
Saddle Up! *Workshop and Certification*
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
*Certification Only*
Franklin, TN
Loxahatchee, FL

Sep. 6-7, 2019 SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center Cobleskill, NY

Aug. 16 - Oct. 12, 2019
Sep. 10 - Nov. 30, 2019
Jan. 17 - Mar. 14, 2020
Jan. 21 - Apr. 1, 2020
Aug. 14 - Oct. 10, 2020

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding


High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

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