In This Issue
Member of the Month
Center Membership Renewal
Abenity Opt-out
PATH Intl. Volunteer Opportunities
Instructor Education Guide
Direct Service Scholarships
Horse Selection Survey
Funding Through EQUUS Foundation
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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December 17 , 2019
Member of the Month: Lena Dubensky
Lena Dubensky from The Right Step, Inc., a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Littleton, CO, is December's second member of the month!

Lena first joined PATH Intl. in 2006 when she became an instructor. (Lena now has her PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor credential as well as being certified as an ESMHL!) "Therapeutic riding has been a part of my life since I was a child because my mom started a program. I wanted to become a member as soon as I was able!" She literally grew up in the therapeutic riding and EAAT space!

Click here to read more.
Center Membership Renewal Reminder
If you are a center member and you haven't renewed your membership, please remember that you must renew by JANUARY 15, 2020 to avoid the $60 late fee. 

It's easier than ever to renew online. Here are some tips and tricks for a smooth online renewal process:
  1. The primary contact has access to the center account information by logging in to the member portal with their personal email address and password.
  2. To update the center profile, statistics and compliance information, including reporting on operating budget for the correct dues amount, click on the "Center Profile" tab and select the "Center Personnel and Statistics" form. The entire renewal booklet, including the credentialed professional and medical professional report, can be entered here. Click "next" to review/update each section and at the last section click "submit." The information will not be saved until the submit button is pressed; if you need to leave and come back later, click on the submit button to save your progress.
  3. To create your online dues order to pay, go to the "Subscriptions" link found on the left hand side of your profile page. From there, hover your mouse pointer over the green status box and it will change to a renew button.  Click renew, and then go to your cart to see the final dues amount based on your budget size. Follow the prompts to check out and pay. Credit cards and ACH are accepted. 
If you have questions, contact Karen Province at, or call (800) 369-7433, ext. 103.
Coming Soon!
PATH Intl. will be opening the abstract submission form for the 2020 PATH Intl. Conference soon. Watch for the announcement in eNews and on the PATH Intl. website!
Abenity Opt-out
There has been some concern among members that PATH Intl. may have 'sold' member emails to Abenity. That is not the case.  PATH Intl. is offering a new member benefit to PATH Intl. members through Abenity. In order for PATH Intl. members to receive the information necessary to access the benefit we provided Abenity with member emails. Abenity cannot legally sell PATH Intl. member emails; they have them only to provide members with the perks benefit. If you prefer to opt out of the Perks program, every email from Abenity contains an "unsubscribe" button at the bottom. Simply click to opt-out.

If you have any questions please contact  Missy.
PATH Intl. Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all members for amazing volunteer opportunities!

As a benefit to our members you are welcome to volunteer for a position on any of our committees or task forces. This allows you to have a voice in the association and in the industry of EAAT. Below is a list of our committees and task forces that are looking for qualified applicants for 2020. Head over to the volunteer webpage   to access charters, the application , and other information related to each position.

If you're interested in volunteering but not sure where to volunteer, go ahead and fill out an application and we can determine where your best fit would be. If you have any questions or need assistance contact the member programs supervisor Missy at

Committees and task forces currently accepting applications:

*PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes® Committee
*Riding Certification Subcommittee
*Therapeutic Driving Certification Subcommittee
*Vaulting Certification Subcommittee
*Health and Education Advisory
*Accreditation Subcommittee
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PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
"Now this is a great resource," said one purchaser. 

Cover of Instructor Education Guide The PATH Intl. Instructor Education 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 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.

Get yours now from the PATH Intl. store.

Purchase the printed guide - $95; discounted member price $75
Purchase the downloadable guide  - $80; discounted member price $60

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PATH Intl. PACs VA Direct Service Application Open Until January 3
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Service Grant (VA ASG) Direct Service Application is open for all Premier Accredited Centers until January 3rd. You can apply here, or contact Danielle Crooks with any questions.
Horse Selection and Retention Survey
Karyn Malinowski, PhD, a professor in the Dept.of Animal Sciences and Director of the Equine Science Center, is seeking volunteers to take part in a survey on "Horse Selection and Retention in Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) & Equine Assisted Therapies (EAT)."

If you have questions about taking part in this study, you can contact Dr. Malinowski at or (848) 932-9419.

Click here for the survey.
Funding Opportunities Through EQUUS Foundation
The EQUUS Foundation Funding program primarily consists of its Transparency Awards. 

The purpose of the Transparency Awards is to encourage equine organizations to be transparent and accountable to the public through the disclosure of their equine care practices and to reward equine organizations that are operating at the highest standards for horse care.

Transparency Awards range from $500 to $5,000 and are used to underwrite the costs associated with the care of horses, such as veterinary, dental, and farrier care, horse feed, supplements, bedding, horse gear, equipment, and supplies as well as alternative treatments and interventions.

Only organizations that have received the Guardian Seal of Transparency in 2020 are eligible to receive Transparency Awards in 2020. The Guardian information serves as the grant application. Submission of a separate grant application is not required.

Click here to learn more.
PATH Intl. CTRI Credential
Tutorial on Transitioning
Wondering how to transition to the PATH Intl. CTRI credential? Watch this short  video tutorial  to learn about the process.

Ready to Transition to the CTRI Credential?
Get started by completing payment for the CTRI Maintenance Fee to initiate enrollment in the online test. (Please allow 3 business days for enrollment.) Once you've successfully passed the test, fill out the CTRI Transition Form and email it to to finish the transition process. It's that simple! Questions? Contact Brittney Holdman.

PATH Intl. CTRI Web Page
Wondering where to view all of the information about the new PATH Intl. CTRI certification? 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   April 24-25, 2020, New Hampshire, registration opens 2/15/20
Region 2   State meetings in 2020; March 20-22, 2020: Maryland State Meeting
Region 3   March 6-8, 2020, North Carolina, registration opens 12/27/19
Region 4   May 29-31, 2020, Michigan City, IN. submit abstract, deadline 1/24/20
Region 5   2020 Conference, TN TBD.
Region 6   March 13-15, 2020, Madison, WI, registration opens 1/3/20
Region 7   January 31 - February 2, 2020, Olathe, KS: online registration; hard copy registration
Region 8   July 31 - August 2, 2020, Georgetown, TX 
Region 9   State Meetings in 2020
Region 10  May 15-17, 2020, Park City, UT, submit abstract, deadline 1/10/20
Region 11  April 18-19, 2020, Fallbrook, CA, registration opens 2/8/20
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.  

Jan. 13-15, 2020
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Old Lyme, CT

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Jan. 23-26, 2020
Feb. 12-15, 2020

Feb. 15-18, 2020
Feb. 20-23, 2020
Mar. 15-18, 2020
Mar. 23-26, 2020
Apr. 14-17, 2020
May 4-7, 2020
May 20-23, 2020
Jun. 25-28, 2020

Aug. 25-28, 2020
Oct. 1-4, 2020
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
Eagle Mount Bozeman
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Mebane, NC
Toano, VA

Old Lyme, CT
Redmond, WA
Cobleskill, NY
Cleburne, TX
Milford, PA
Dallas, TX
Elbert, CO
Fairmont, WV

Bozeman, MT
Milford, PA

Mar. 9-10, 2020

Mar. 28-29, 2020
Dreams On Horseback *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Blacklick, OH

Goffstown, NH

Interactive Vaulting  
Jun. 1-4, 2020
Reins of Life, Inc. * Workshop & Certification*
Michigan City, IN

Jan. 24-25, 2020
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Cobleskill, NY

Jan. 17 - Mar. 14, 2020
Jan. 21 - Apr. 1, 2020
Aug. 14 - Oct. 10, 2020

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

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