In This Issue
Online Education
Colorado Gives Day
Thank You
Improving Technology for Members
Center Renewal
PATH Intl. Conference
NSBA Announces Coaches Summit
2019 Award Nominations Open
Volunteer Opportunities
EQUUS Foundation Champions Program
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

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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

December 4, 2018 

Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day logo orange and green on white
PATH Intl. is grateful for its donors every single day of the year! In addition to supporting the general operations of the association, contributions help professionals continue their education through scholarships, help centers recover from disasters and help participants who would otherwise be unable to afford services.

If you missed the action on Giving Tuesday and wish to donate to any of the PATH Intl. funds, including the disaster relief and scholarship funds, Tuesday December 4th is Colorado Gives Day. Just in time for year-end giving, t's the ultimate 24-hour feel-good giving experience, connecting donors with pre-screened, Colorado nonprofits. Donors don't have to live in Colorado to participate and your donation goes further thanks to the incentive fund.

One of the country's most successful giving days, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank. It is one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every donation made through on Colorado Gives Day is boosted by the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

Click here to donate now, and thank you!
Thank You, Giving Tuesday Donors!
Because of your generosity on Giving Tuesday, the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund had a good influx of donations. In addition to centers needing help all year, your donations will help PATH Intl. Member Centers affected by recent wild fires and floods. Many centers were damaged, and many had to evacuate their herds in order to keep them safe. From what we have heard, the losses were contained to property and loss of income, and we are thankful no lives were lost. Thank you for generosity on Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day, and your donations every day of the year. 
Always Improving Technology for PATH Intl. Members
PATH Intl. is developing a new database to enhance the members' 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 early 2019, will offer a friendlier user interface, ability to submit instructor compliance online and the ability to submit all center renewal requirements online in one setting. The member's profile page will even be customizable!

Here is a sneak peek at the future member experience. Watch for more information soon!

PATH Intl. Database Information: Always improving technology for members

Center Renewal
The deadline to renew your center membership is December 31, 2018. The center renewal booklet and all items (including the invoice on pg. 2 of the booklet) must be completed and returned along with payment to the PATH Intl. office or completed online at by January 15 or the center will be assessed a $60 late fee. 

Click here to renew online. NOTE: The center's primary contact or executive director must be logged in to his or her personal account in order to renew online.

If you need to update the primary contact for your center, please send in a center change notification form or a premier accredited center change notification form.

Of course, if you prefer to send in a hard copy renewal, that is still an option. Download and complete the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice, and mail it in.

Centers that prefer to pay by check rather than credit card may complete the center renewal booklet online and mail or use an electronic check for center membership dues.

For more information about renewing your center membership, please visit our FAQ page or the center renewal page.
PATH Intl. Conference
Several lighthearted videos were sprinkled throughout the 2018 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando. Visit our YouTube channel to see all the great videos!

The 2019 PATH Intl. Conference will be in Denver, November 8-10, at The Westin Westminster. Marking the 50th anniversary of PATH Intl., this conference will feature some fun events and memorable moments. Planning is underway, so make plans to be there. Information coming soon!
NSBA Announces Coaches Summit for 2019
The National Snaffle Bit Association announces the 2nd Annual Coaches Summit to be held in Dallas, Texas March 25-27, 2019. Instruction will be classroom and on-site. Bridlewood Equestrian Center, home of Stable Strides, LLC, will host the interactive sessions at their facility in Flower Mound, TX. The program is funded as a special project of the NSBA Foundation. 

The three-day workshop is designed for equine industry professionals, therapeutic riding instructors, staff, volunteers or any interested stakeholder to explore opportunities for engagement and expansion of current or new riding programs. It also includes instruction about NSBA competitive events for the inclusion of equestrians with disabilities and/or veterans. NSBA's Equestrians with Disabilities and Heroes on Horses provide a competitive platform for independent and supported riders to participate in and complement the services provided at PATH Intl. member centers. The programs are open to any age rider in Western and English disciplines.

Complete details and agenda of the 3 day event will be released in early 2019. Financial stipends are available to interested applicants to offset travel, lodging and meals at the conference. As a special project of the NSBA Foundation, the workshop is funded in part by Gutmann Farms -Texas and the Curt & Beth Hartman Family.

For more information, please visit
2019 Award Nominations Now Open -- Deadline Jan. 28, 2019
If you know of an outstanding equestrian, credentialed professional, volunteer, veterinarian or equine please nominate them for a PATH Intl. Award. 
Regional award winners for credentialed professionals, volunteers, veterinarians and equines will be recognized at their region's conference and will go through a secondary nomination process to determine an international winner for 2019. 

Winners of the child/youth, adult/independent adult and the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® equestrian awards will be recognized at the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference in Denver, CO, along with the  credentialed professional, volunteer, veterinarian and equine international winners.  

Visit the awards page for more details, instructions and the forms for each category, including the James Brady Professional Achievement Award. Questions? Please contact Missy Jean Dedrick.
Calling All Members for Volunteer Committee Opportunities
As a PATH Intl. member benefit, members are encouraged to volunteer for a position on PATH Intl. committees or task forces. This allows members to have a voice in the association and in EAAT. Below is a list of committees and task forces currently looking for qualified applicants for 2019. Visit the volunteer webpage to access charters, the application link and other information related to each position. 
If you're interested in volunteering but not sure which committee is a good fit, please complete the application and staff can help determine your best fit. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact member programs coordinator Missy Jean Dedrick.

Committees and task forces currently accepting applications:
  • Accreditation Subcommittee
  • PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Committee
  • Equine Welfare Committee
  • Riding Certification Subcommittee
  • Therapeutic Driving Certification Subcommittee
  • Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Subcommittee
  • Interactive Vaulting Certification Subcommittee
  • Standards Review Task Force
  • International Conference Host Task Force
  • Health and Education Advisory
The EQUUS Foundation Champions Program
Turn your passion into action! Become an EQUUS Foundation Champion.  CHAMPIONS is the EQUUS Foundation's incentive-based equine service volunteer program sponsored by Ariat International to recognize and reward individuals and organizations on the Equine Welfare Network. 

It's easy to become a CHAMPION; an individual must log a minimum of 24 volunteer hours from January 1st to December 31st. Champions have a chance to win Ariat products, scholarships, and a grant for their favorite charity.  Visit for information.
2019 Regional Conferences Dates and Call for Abstracts
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, PATH Intl. region conference coordinator.

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, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Region 9     May 31 - June 2, 2019, Redmond, WA
Region 10   May 3-5, 2019, Elbert, CO

Call for Abstracts
Share something new, cutting edge and important with your peers.  The 2019 PATH Intl. Regional Conferences are right around the corner. See the links below to submit an abstract to the regions currently accepting them. Watch your email for more details and for upcoming links for other regions. Share your knowledge; it helps make these conferences great!
Submit your abstract for each region by clicking the link(s) below:
Region 4 Submission Deadline 1/11/19
Region 9 Submission Deadline 2/15/19

Region 10 Submission Deadline 1/25/19

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
Dec. 4-6, 2018

Feb. 4-6, 2019
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Ocala, FL

Old Lyme, CT

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Mar. 18-21, 2019
Apr. 13-16, 2019
May 6-9, 2019
May 16-19, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
High Hopes Theapeutic Riding
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Lenoir City, TN
Bend, OR
Old Lyme, CT
Dallas, TX
Elbert, CO
Loveland, CO

Interactive Vaulting  
Feb. 1-3, 2019
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
Johns Island, SC

Jan. 9-April, 2019
Jan. 18-Mar. 11
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
Dallas, TX

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