In This Issue
Online Education
Center Renewals
International Conference in Orlando
Scholarship Recipients
Virtual Conference
Credentialing Council Election
WIHS Klinger Perpeatual Award Nominations
Linking Adoptable Horses With Centers
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 7, 2018 

Registration Open for Warm Weather, Magic and PATH Intl. Education
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Registration for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, October 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, FL, is open! 

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! 

Early bird registration ends on August 31. Save $100 by registering now!

Conference Highlights
registration book cover Mental health is a fast-growing field in equine-assisted activities and therapies. The PATH Intl. Conference has an entire track devoted to mental health. Here's a glimpse of the exceptional sessions you can attend. "Crisis in the Barn: EAAT Participants and Suicide" with Dr. Hallie Sheade, Danielle Crandall and Paul Ziehe; "Horses and the Brain Arousal Model, or the Horse as the Coolest Neurofeedback Brain Training System Ever" with Susanne Haseman; "Making the Invisible Visible: Neurodiversity and Embodiment" with Dr. Veronica Lac. 

These are just a few of the more than 50 sessions you can explore during the preconference on Thursday and education sessions on Friday and Saturday, including more in the mental health track. 

Discounts on attractions, restaurants and events are available for attendees.  

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, so don't delay.
Rosen Centre
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Rate:  $139 single/double
Click here to reserve your room

Interested in Volunteering?
The PATH Intl. Conference always welcomes volunteers. Whether it is as room monitors or working registration, silent auction or merchandise booths, volunteering is a great way to meet colleagues and be part of the action. If interested, email either Stephanie Angelieri or Gretchen Ahrens.
Congratulations, Scholarship Recipients!
PATH Intl. works diligently to obtain funding sources to ensure the maximum opportunity to underwrite registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. Donors and sponsors give generously to make these opportunities available to the greatest number of people.  Thank you to our donors and sponsors who make these scholarships possible. Click here if you would like to donate. 

Congratulations to the following, who are the recipients of the 2018 PATH Intl. Conference Scholarships! Thank you to all who took time to apply.

2018 PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship Recipients: 
Katie Alderman, Tullahoma, TN
Mariana Castaneda, Topeka, KS
Dawn Conley-Morelli, Baldwinsville, NY
Amanda Fisher, Bloomington, IN
Shannon Gher, Prairie du Chien, WI
Calley Knapp, Dundee, NY
Jennifer McCormick, Mount Pulaski, IL
Gaby Stephens, Liberty Hill, TX
Beth-Ann Tate, Mebane, NC
Megan Van Son, Lexington, KY 

2018 EFP/EAL PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship in memory of Marjorie V. Kittredge recipients:
Emily Eschner, Bristol, CT
Nicole Payne, Visalia, CA
Jennifer Pietsch, Newark, OH
Katherine Anne Scott, Jarrell, TX
Easy to Access, Interactive and Affordable: The PATH Intl. Virtual Conference Is the Perfect Education Opportunity
blue on white Equine Services for Heroes logo PATH Intl. welcomes speaker Major George W. Paffendorf, KCA, U.S. Army Retired, to the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Virtual Conference®Major Paffendorf will be speaking about Operation Centaur, an organization designed to promote the relevance of the horse as a contemporary working animal in partnership with humans. This takes the form of heritage skills in conservation and agriculture, transportation, discovery, learning and therapy. He serves as the volunteer director of Operation Centaur, Centenary University's veterans program and is the volunteer assistant director of Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC). 

Maj. George W. Paffendorf After the Army, Major Paffendorf worked in New Jersey with youth at risk and retired as the state director for youth programs and special initiatives. A lifelong horseman, he is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, Driving Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, mentor, has completed the advanced veterans training through PATH Intl. and serves on the driving subcommittee. He is certified in equine-assisted personal development (EAPD), is a Special Olympics Equestrian Coach and is a licensed New York City carriage driver. 

Join George W. Paffendorf and PATH Intl. later this month to engage with an active community of professionals! 

2018 PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®
Virtual Conference 
August 28th and 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
The 2019 Credentialing Council Election Is Underway!
Your engagement in the election process is instrumental in accomplishing the strategic goals of the association. All it takes is 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 today.
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 10p.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.
New Center Benefit:
logo Is your center taking full advantage of its free membership with Center members have FREE access to everything has to offer, and individual members receive a 10% discount on membership, making the cost only $206 per year. 

In addition to 24 hour/365 day access to the most extensive collection of horse business resources in the world, which includes calculators and a download library,  Equestrian offers consulting for equine businesses to ensure a path of success and sustainability. They provide help with everything from business planning, marketing and financial stability. Each PATH Intl. Center Member is eligible to receive one 45 minute private consulting session per year!

Mark your calendars! Upcoming webinars will be on Sept. 17th and Nov. 27th. They will cover business models/plans and marketing. Registration details coming soon. 

If your center hasn't signed up yet or if you have questions, please email Elizabeth McMillan at or call her at (800) 910-3578.  If you have any issues in the process, please contact Missy Dedrick at PATH Intl. 

Thanks for all you do, and we hope you take advantage of this  center benefit designed to help you run a successful business.
Nominations Now Open for 2018 WIHS Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor & Service
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor & Service. The award is presented annually to a horse, individual or organization that best demonstrates the values of honor and service as embodied by Klinger, a special horse who has touched the lives of many in his life of service with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon. 

The 2018 Klinger Award recipient will be recognized in center ring with Klinger during the annual Military Night on Friday, October 26, at the Washington International Horse Show. The award recipient will have the opportunity to select an equine charity on the EQUUS Foundation Equine Welfare Network to receive a $750 grant from the EQUUS Foundation and a matching $750 grant from the Washington International Horse Show and the Stephens Family.

Click here for information. Download the nomination form here. Nominations close on September 14th!
EQUUS Foundation Launches New Online Platform Linking Adoptable Horses With Centers
PATH Intl. pewter sponsor EQUUS Foundation believes all horses, even champions of the racetrack and the show ring, may only be one unlucky sale away from abuse, neglect and slaughter. America's horses need homes where they can flourish not only as athletes, but also as companions, teachers, and especially healers. To help make that happen the EQUUS Foundation established the Next Chapters program, a new online platform featuring horses ready for adoption. What makes Next Chapters unique is that it also features a horses wanted area for organizations looking for program horses.

"We hope that Next Chapters will help dramatically increase the number of adoptions of America's horses in transition and reduce the numbers of horses potentially at risk by providing horse owners with available options," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President. Available horses are in the care of dedicated and deserving EQUUS Foundation Guardian charities that are safeguarding the comfort and dignity of America's horses as they await their next chapters.

Many PATH Intl. Center Members have already listed their needs on the site. Click here to learn more!
Registration for 2018 Regional Conferences & Save the 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 - Feb. 22-24, 2019, St. Louis, MO
Region 8 - 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
Aug. 13-15, 2018
Sep. 2-3, 2018
Oct. 18-20, 2018
Healing Strides of VA *Certification Only*
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Saddle Up! *Certification Only*
Boones Mill, VA
Redmond, WA
Franklin, TN

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Aug. 10-13, 2018
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
Nov. 17-20, 2018
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Riding To The Top
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
Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT)
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Windham, ME
Loveland, CO
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, GA
Temple, NH
Naples, FL
Leesburg, VA
Old Lyme, CT
Tucson, AZ
Lenoir City, TN

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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