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2018 Awards Program
Education Opportunities
Driving Certification Program Update
Call for Abstracts: Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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February 20, 2018 

Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Current Management Recommendations for Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (Formerly Equine Cushings)
By Ashley Phelps, DVM, Chair of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) is commonly diagnosed in horses older than 15 years of age, although it can be found in horses as young as 7 years of age. Clinical signs are due to an overproduction of hormones from the pituitary gland as it enlarges. Clinical signs can vary due to the stage of the disease. Read more

Connect with the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee! Follow this link to engage in a discussion with members of this committee and other PATH Intl. members regarding this eNews Tip.
PATH Intl. Education Opportunities
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Still Time to Register for Third Special Education Presentation
This series was designed for special education teachers to heighten awareness of EAAT and the crucial role PATH Intl. Member Centers and Professionals play in the industry and to facilitate connections between them.

The third presentation in this three-part series is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 3 - 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here to register for the third presentation in this series, "Riding Through Transition."

Topics covered in "Riding Through Transition" will cover how to meet transition needs of youths within your program, highlight advantages to creating a transition program at your center and examine important considerations in executing your own program.  The presenter in this three-part series is PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and University of Oklahoma Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment doctoral scholar, Andrea Suk, M.S.Ed. 

If you were not able to attend the first or second presentations in the series, you can still access the material! Both recordings are available free of charge in the online store.

Also This Week
February's educational lecture series will highlight women-focused participant programing in EAAT.  Michele Kane, USMC Veteran, will present   Female Veterans & EAAT: Some Considerations  February 21, 1-2 p.m. ET.
Driving Certification Program Update
Effective January 1, 2018, the PATH Intl. Driving Certification Subcommittee and Certification Oversight Committee approved separation of the driving workshop and certification. All driving certification candidates will now be required to have a minimum of 60 days between completion of the driving workshop and certification. The reasons for this decision are rooted in supporting preparation and success of candidates. Due to the nature of therapeutic driving activities, an enormous amount of information must be delivered in the workshop. There continues to be an increase in candidates with minimal experience instructing individuals with disabilities applying to the certification program, and the workshop provides critical information that they have had little or no introduction to. Without adequate time to process and apply the concepts taught in the workshop, candidates have struggled to meet the criteria for certification. This has led to increased instances of resubmission and, as a result, increased expense for candidates. In an effort to support the success of candidates with various backgrounds and reduce financial impact to candidates, the updated program design includes built-in time for candidates to practice application of workshop concepts.

Refer to the updated driving instructor level I certification booklet for information regarding certification program requirements. Please contact Bret Maceyak, Credentialing Supervisor, with any questions about the updated process.
Registration Open for 2018 Regional Conferences
Registration is now open. Questions? Contact Kimberly Price.

Region 6
March 9-12, 2018
Waverly, MN
Freedom Farm
Registration closes Feb. 23, 2018
Click here for the brochure

Region 4
April 19-22, 2018
Martinsville, IN
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc.
Registration closes April 5, 2018
Region 7
March 16-18, 2018
Gretna, NE
Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy HETRA
Registration closes March 2, 2018
Call for Abstracts for 2018 Regional Conferences
Calls for abstracts for the 2018 PATH Intl. Regional Conferences are now open. Click on the region name for the abstract form. Questions? Contact Kimberly Price.

Region 1
June 2-3, 2018
High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program
Sharon, VT
Submission Deadline February 12, 2018

Region 11 - NEW DATE
July 27-29, 2018
Shadow Hills Riding Club
Shadow Hills, CA
Submission Deadline April 13, 2018
August 3-5, 2018
College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
Submission Deadline April 13, 2018

August 3-5, 2018
Redlands Community College
Redlands, OK
Submission Deadline April 13, 2018

Region 2 - NEW DATE
September 22-23, 2018
Southern Tier Independence Center
Binghamton, NY
Submission Deadline June 1, 2018
Center Renewal Late Fee Assessed after January 15
The deadline to renew center membership was December 31, 2017. The center renewal booklet and all items (including the invoice on pg. 2 of the booklet) must be completed and returned along with payment and a $60 late fee to the PATH Intl. office or completed online at

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 may now 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. 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
May 7-8, 2018
Jul. 20-22, 2018

Jul. 21, 2018
Aug. 13-15, 2018
ManeGait *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
ManeGait "Certification Only*
Healing Strides of VA *Certification Only*
McKinney, TX
Lenoir City, TN

McKinney, TX
Boones Mill, VA

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Mar. 15-18, 2018
Apr. 3-6, 2018

Apr. 7-10, 2018
Apr. 12-15, 2018
May 24-27, 2018
Jul. 11-14, 2018
Aug. 15-18, 2018
Aug. 21-24, 2018
Aug. 26-29, 2018
Sep. 20-23, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Pegasus Farm
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Eagle Mount - Bozeman
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Hartville, OH
Toano, VA

Old Lyme, CT
Redmond, WA
Elbert, CO
Cleburne, TX
Bozeman, MT
Loveland, CO
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, CA
Old Lyme, CT

Jun. 23-24, 2018
Inspire Equine Therapy Program *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Clearwater, FL

Jul. 18-19, 2018
Ivey Ranch Park Association
Oceanside, CA

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