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Only Two Weeks Left to Submit an Abstract for PATH Intl. Conference
You are invited to submit an abstract for the 2020 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. Abstracts may highlight your organization's innovations or personal research and how they may benefit the equine-assisted activities and therapies field.

Abstract submission will be handled electronically only. 
Abstracts must be submitted to PATH Intl. by March 3, 2020. 
No submissions will be accepted after that.

Click here to download abstract information.

Click here to begin the abstract submission process.

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About the 2020 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

October 8-11, 2020
The Marriott St. Louis Grand
800 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 621-9600
2020 Certification Candidate Materials Available
The candidate materials for the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification programs have been updated for 2020. No processes or requirements have been changed for these certification programs, but you might enjoy the new format of the certification candidate handbooks. Check them out:

Updated handbooks for other PATH Intl. certification programs are still to come. Keep an eye on the eNews to learn more!
ATTENTION: Currently Certified PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructors
In anticipation of the Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification program phasing out at the end of 2020 and being replaced by the PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) certification program, remember that transition to the PATH Intl. CTRI credential must be completed no later than December 31, 2020 in order to maintain active PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification into 2021. Watch this short video tutorial to learn about the process.

Get your transition started by completing payment for the CTRI Maintenance Fee to initiate enrollment in the online test. (Please allow three 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. Premier Accredited Center to Host Research Study
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 RTT rider, TJ McAllister on Babe during a therapeutic riding lesson, with Instructor Kate Jeton, PATH Intl. CTRI, on left and RTT volunteer Donna Warren on right.
Riding To The Top, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Windham, ME, will host a research study on the benefits of therapeutic riding. 
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) in Aurora, Colorado, in collaboration with the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly children who have co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses. 

A previous study by Principal Investigator Robin Gabriels, PsyD, a CU Anschutz researcher and Children's Hospital Colorado psychologist, showed that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social and communication skills of youth diagnosed with ASD.

The Maine portion of the study will be conducted at Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT). The research will begin this summer at Riding To The Top.  Read more
PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
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The PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©  is a handbook for novice and experienced therapeutic horsemanship professionals.  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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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.

A few registration tips:
  • Register early, don't wait until the last day
  • Suggest using a PC vs. Phone
  • Make sure you are logged in to your portal
  • Answer all registration questions - don't leave any blank
  • Don't forget to sign up for meals you plan to attend
  • Discount codes need to be exact and then click Apply
  • Once registered, you can manage your event in your portal
Region 1   April 24-26, 2020, Newport, NH, register now!
Region 2   State meetings in 2020; March 20-22, 2020: Maryland State Meeting open to all. Info
Region 3   March 6-8, 2020, Highpoint, NC, register now!
Region 4   May 29-31, 2020, Michigan City, IN, registration opens 3/20/2020
Region 5   July 11-12, 2020, Lenoir City, TN, submit abstract, deadline 3/7/2020
Region 6   March 13-15, 2020, Madison, WI, register now!
Region 7   January 31 - February 2, 2020, Olathe, KS. Please respond to the conference survey in your email.
Region 8   July 31 - August 2, 2020, Georgetown, TX, submit abstract, deadline 3/27/2020
Region 9   State Meetings in 2020
Region 10  May 15-17, 2020, Park City, UT, registration opens 3/6/2020
Region 11  April 18-19, 2020, Fallbrook, CA, register now!
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.  

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Feb. 20-23, 2020
Mar. 15-18, 2020
Mar. 23-26, 2020
Apr. 14-17, 2020
May 4-7, 2020
May 20-23, 2020
May 27-30, 2020
Jun. 25-28, 2020

Aug. 5-8, 2020
Aug. 25-28, 2020
Sep. 24-27, 2020
Oct. 1-4, 2020
Oct. 14-17, 2020
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Happy Trails Riding Academy
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Eagle Mount Bozeman
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Redmond, WA
Cobleskill, NY
Cleburne, TX
Milford, PA
Dallas, TX
Elbert, CO
Tulare, CA
Fairmont, WV

Hockley, TX
Bozeman, MT
Guyton, GA
Milford, PA
Loveland, CO

Mar. 9-10, 2020

Mar. 28-29, 2020

May 19-20, 2020

May 28-31, 2020

Jul. 21-22, 2020
Dreams On Horseback *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only* plus Certification
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, Inc. *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Blacklick, OH

Goffstown, NH

McKinney, TX

Gilroy, CA

Leesburg, VA

Interactive Vaulting  
Jun. 1-4, 2020

Jun. 13-15, 2020
Reins of Life, Inc. * Workshop & Certification*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Workshop Only*
Michigan City, IN

Gilroy, CA

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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