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Online Education
Instructor Education Guide
Conference Registration Open Now
Fun Facts: Denver
Member of the Month
Standards Manual
Sustainability Webinar
I Love Membership Postcards
3rd Annual PICC Election
PATH Intl. CTRI Transition Update
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage
Research Study
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.

August 6, 2019 

Available Now! The Much-Anticipated PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
Cover of the PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide The new PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide© is here! 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
Conference Registration Is Open Now!
Are you ready to party? Registration for the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, is now open. Click here for all the information and to register.

A fun-filled 50th anniversary reception will celebrate the association, the members, the history and the incredible, life-changing field of EAAT. Join special guests from the past and present including past board of trustees presidents, board members and CEOs. Enjoy mingling with guests including keynote speaker Jaycee Dugard and mix it up with free hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary drink ticket. (Additional ticket required; not included with registration.) 

New this year is the conference concierge, who can assist attendees with making the most of their conference experience.

CEUs are yours to be had with five tracks and 50 sessions over Saturday and Sunday, and workshops at the hotel and arena on Friday.
Fun Facts About Denver, CO
* Don't forget to pack your coat. And maybe shorts as well. Denver weather in November is a mix of mild and winter, averaging three days with temps in the 70s and another three days never rising above freezing. We'd like to promise you 70s for the conference, but where is the adventure in that?
* Nederland, CO, a mere hour away from Denver, is home to Bredo Morstol, who has been frozen cryogenically for decades. The "Frozen Dead Guy Days" festival is in his honor and features several events, including the famous coffin races. 
TIME TO CELEBRATE! PATH Intl. Member of the Month
50th anniversary logo_ blue and green Today we introduce you to the first of two PATH Intl. members of the month for August, Audrey Adamson!

Audrey Adamson's name might be familiar to PATH Intl. members living in the southeast as she is the PATH Intl. Region 5 membership outreach committee representative. Region 5 encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Africa and the Caribbean Islands.

Audrey Adamson in maroon shirt Audrey first joined PATH Intl. in 2001 (then NARHA). She was doing her internships in both psychology and nonprofit management at a local nonprofit center. She fell in love with the kids and the horses, saying, "It was almost magical to see the change the horses helped the riders with." Read more
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!
Center Member Benefit: Sustainability Webinar Brought to You by EquestrianProfessional
You won't want to miss this webinar. Speakers include your very own peers who are members of PATH Intl. 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. The lecture session will be followed by a live Q&A so be sure to submit your questions early. You can submit them on the live webinar page once you have completed your webinar registration.

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!
PICC Nominations Deadline: August 9
Nominations are open through August 9th for the following voting representative positions on the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council:
* PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor - Registered level
* PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor
* PATH Intl. Lead Site Visitor Representative
* Premier Accredited Center - Smaller Center (under $300,000 in EAAT revenue)
* Premier Accredited Center - Larger Center (over $300,000 in EAAT revenue)
Click here to review the nomination process and election timeline.
PATH Intl. CTRI Transition Update
PATH Intl. is pleased to report that over 1,200 current therapeutic riding instructors have completed or are in the process of completing transition to the PATH Intl. CTRI credential . We have brought in temporary help to ensure we can update instructors' accounts to reflect their transition to the PATH Intl. CTRI credential as quickly as possible. To date, over 400 PATH Intl. Certified Professionals now hold the PATH Intl. CTRI credential!
Beginning August 1, instructors will begin to receive official notification of their updated certification statuses via email with a printable certification card. In the meantime, instructors may check on the status of their CTRI designation by logging into their online account and clicking "Certifications" under the "Credentials" menu.
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.
Erasmus University Research Study
Researchers at the Erasmus University are investigating the impact of client suicide on mental health professionals, both with respect to emotional and professional consequences. Have you ever lost a client or patient to suicide, share your experiences and help vital research by completing the 15-minute survey.
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   August 2-4, 2019, Ocala, FL, watch for feedback survey!
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   August 2-4, 2019, LSU, Baton Rouge, LAwatch for feedback survey!
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  
Aug. 7-10, 2019
Sep. 13-16, 2019
Sep. 26-29, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Nov. 22-25, 2019
Jan. 23-26, 2020
Feb. 12-15, 2020
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
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
Hockley, TX
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, 2019

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

Franklin, TN

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

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

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Old Lyme, CT

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