In This Issue
Online Education
Center Renewals
International Conference in Orlando
Virtual Conference
Improving Technology
Membership Benefits Survey
Credentialing Council Election
Volunteer Process Webinar
Regional Conferences
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
2018 Center Renewals
All 2018 Center Renewal Packets have been mailed out at this time. If you have not received your 2018 certificate and packet please contact Kim Sperry.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.

August 21, 2018 

Early Registration Ends August 31
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Early bird registration for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, October 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, FL, ends soon. Save $100 by registering by August 31. After August 31, the price goes to $515.

Click here to register online. Click here for the registration booklet with information on the sessions, the welcome and general session, the fun in the sun exhibitor party, and the awards luncheon speaker, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor Mitchell Reno. All this and CEUs! 

Conference Highlights
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The welcome and opening general session on Thursday, October 25, features a moderated panel discussion: A Wake Up Call for Global Awareness. As equine-assisted activities and therapies professionals, we are part of a global industry. This general session is intended to bring awareness to the dedicated people working in organizations that contribute to the growth, research, knowledge and sustainability of this amazing and life-changing field. PATH Intl. CEO Kathy Alm will introduce attendees to five leaders whose work is propelling the expansive progress of our field. 

Ed Bracher, RDA--UK
Julie M. Broadway, CAE, American Horse Council
Prof.dr. Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers, International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) (via video recording)
Nina Ekholm Fry, University of Denver
Roswitha Zink, e.motion Equotherapie in Austria

Join us for this stimulating discussion that kicks off the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting.

Location - Book Your Room Now!
Rooms at the Rosen Centre are filling up at a faster rate than in the past couple of years, including days before and after the conference. We are currently at 89% of our room block, so don't delay.
Rosen Centre
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Rate:  $139 single/double
Click here to reserve your room

Interested in Exhibiting?
In recent conference surveys, when asked what respondents wanted to see at the conference, a frequent answer was "More exhibitors!" This is your opportunity to get your center, program, product or service in front of the professionals and decision-makers in equine-assisted activities and therapies. Never exhibited before? We will make it easy for you to sign up, network with attendees and have a fun time at a party designed just for you (the PATH Intl. Fun in the Sun Exhibitor Party). Click here for information. Contact Cher Smith if you are ready to have some fun!
Easy to Access, Interactive and Affordable: The PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Virtual Conference Is the Perfect Education Opportunity
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Gain invaluable insight to enhance your EAAT program for Veterans. Attend the 2018 PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Virtual Conference and take the opportunity to learn from professionals like those at Disabled Sports USA.

Julia Ray_ Julianne Mills_ Bre Podgorski
Since 1967, Disabled Sports USA has focused on one goal: To improve the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities. Their unique structure as a community-based chapter network allows Disabled Sports USA to serve over 60,000 people across the country, through a grassroots approach that supports local chapters in identifying the needs of the communities they serve. Our virtual conference is proud to have Programs Director Julia Ray,  Program Manager Julianne Mills  and Program Coordinator Bre Podgorski to share their organization's best practices. 

Member Rate - $119
Non-member Rate - $169
Center Rate (good for three people) - $240
Veterans - $29

Be a part of the virtual conference on August 28th and 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
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Always Improving Technology for Members
PATH Intl. is developing a new database to enhance the member's 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 fall 2018 will offer a friendlier user interface, and downloadable purchases will be super easy to access. The member's profile page will even be customizable. Center member online renewal will also be streamlined and easier to complete.

More details will come as the launch date gets closer. Watch for more information soon!
Share Your Feedback on Membership Benefits; Get a Chance to Win Free Education
We want to hear from you about current and future membership benefits. For completing the survey you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a free education opportunity.

PATH Intl. prides itself on offering an extensive and inclusive list of benefits to its members. The time has come again for us to take a look at our current benefits and to see what members would like in the future. We can't do this without member's feedback. Please take a moment to complete the survey. Your input will allow PATH Intl. to have a better understanding of where to spend time and resources to better serve members. We know your time is valuable; you can be sure the time you spend taking this survey will be put to good use.  

As a thank you for your time and input you'll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win your choice of a webinar or conference recording, a virtual conference recording or a virtual conference bundle.

Click here for the individual member benefits survey

Click here for the center member benefits survey
The 2019 Credentialing Council Election Is Underway!
Your engagement in the election process is instrumental in accomplishing the strategic goals of the association. It takes only two minutes for you to play a key role in the PATH Intl. pursuit of excellence in credentialing. Click here to participate in the 2nd annual election for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Credentialing Council.
The candidates for PATH Intl. Credentialing Council voting representatives are:
  • Marci Bender: PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor - Master level
  • Tasha Federinko: PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor - Advanced level
  • Patricia McCowan: Representative at Large
  • John Murdoch: PATH Intl. Certified Driving Instructor - Level I
Cast your vote electronically. The election will remain open until 10 p.m. Mountain Time on September 12, 2018. The election results will be announced following notification of the candidates and no later than September 17, 2018.
Volunteer Managers: Improve Your Volunteer Processes With This Webinar
Whitney Feltner If you have considered going paperless, but are not sure if it is the right choice, Whitney Feltner, client and volunteer administrator at the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, is here to help! We welcome Whitney as part of our series, PATH Intl. Strides Seminars: Beyond the Article. Join us to learn how you can use technology and the power of social media to evolve a center's volunteer program as Whitney goes beyond her summer 2018 PATH Intl. Strides article, "From Paper to Paperless." Mark your calendar for August 31st, 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Register today and expect new ideas to flow!
Registration for 2018 Regional Conferences & Dates for 2019
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, the PATH Intl. region conference coordinator.

Region 2
September 22-23, 2018
Binghamton, NY
Southern Tier Independence Center
Registration closes Sep. 7, 2018

Save the Dates for the 2019 Regional Conferences
Region 1 - April 27-28, 2019, Amherst, MA
Region 3 - March 29-31, 2019, Daniels, WV
Region 4 - May 16-18, 2019, Augusta, MI
Region 5 - August 2-4, 2019, Ocala, FL
Region 6 - March 8-10, 2019, Fargo, ND
Region 7 - February 22-24, 2019, St. Louis, MO
Region 8 - August 2-4, 2019, TBD, Louisiana
Region 9 - May 31 - June 2, 2019, Redmond, WA
Region 10 - May 3-5, 2019, Elbert, CO

Watch your email and the PATH Intl. Region Conferences page for updates.
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
Sep. 2-3, 2018
Oct. 12-14, 2018

Oct. 18-20, 2018
Dec. 4-6, 2018
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Saddle Up! *Certification Only*
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Redmond, WA
Lenoir City, TN

Franklin, TN
Ocala, FL

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Aug. 21-24, 2018
Aug. 26-29, 2018
Sep. 20-23, 2018
Oct. 4-7, 2018
Oct. 11-14, 2018
Nov. 7-10, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Dec. 7-10, 2018

Mar. 18-21, 2019
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Loveland, CO
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, GA
Temple, NH
Naples, FL
Leesburg, VA
Old Lyme, CT
Lenoir City, TN

Bend, OR

Interactive Vaulting
Oct. 19-21, 2018
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Loveland, CO

Oct. 9-13, 2018
Oct. 19-20, 2018
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm
Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Temple, NH
Yakima, WA

Sep. 14-15, 2018
Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy
Gretna, NE

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