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Online Education
Chat Box Feature
Veteran Funding Update
Certification Candidate Materials Available
Registered Riding Instructors
Instructor Education Guide
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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PATH Intl. Sponsors
If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl., please contact Kaye Marks
 
Title Sponsor - $20,000+ 
 
the official feed of PATH Intl.


Gold Sponsor - $10,000+  
 
Silver - $7,500+   
Adequan, the offical equine welfare partner of PATH Intl. 
Equisure 
Strides to Success

Bronze - $5,000+ 
Pewter - $2,500+   
WESA     
  
  
In Kind Donors and Media Partners
Equicizer  
2020 Online Education
PATH Intl. Autism Spectrum Disorder & EAAT Online Course

Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®  

PATH Intl. Online Mentor Training 
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.
February 4, 2020
Piloting of New Chat Box Function on Website
Some of you might have happened upon a new feature the association is testing. It's a chat function on the home page of pathintl.org and it's already proving very popular! In the lower right corner of the home page you will see a chat icon indicating if a PATH Intl. representative is online live. It's a new way in addition to phone and email to get answers to your questions! When all the bugs are worked out, there will be an announcement of its official launch!
Veteran Funding Update
PATH Intl. is proud to award funding to our Premier Accredited Centers for service to veterans through generous grants from the Wounded Warrior Project and the VA Adaptive Sports Grant. Below are the 1st Quarter (Oct 1st - December 31st) numbers for both grants. NOTE: Wounded Warrior Project Scholarships are still open for applications!

Wounded Warrior Project, Total Grant
1st Qtr (Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019
YTD Assigned (approved referrals to PACs)
     Percent of total grant
YTD Reimbursed to Centers
     Percent of total grant
Percent of assigned that has been reimbursed
Participating Premier Accredited Centers

VA Direct Service, Total Grant
Application requests received
Applications approved, phase one
Days from submission due date to award
$300,000

$146,300
48.76%
$31,200
10.4%
21.32%
83

$253,750
$583,200
$412,250
13

Some grants are still available this year. Contact Danielle Crooks for more information on how to apply.
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 RTRI certification program phasing out at the end of 2020 and being replaced by the PATH Intl. 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 certificationcompliance@pathintl.org to finish the transition process. It's that simple! Questions? Contact Brittney Holdman.
PATH Intl. Conference Call for Abstracts Open Until March 3rd
A broad spectrum of session content is needed each year to offer a rich and rewarding experience for all attendees at the PATH Intl. Conference.  At this time PATH Intl. is conducting a call for abstracts. You are invited to submit an abstract highlighting 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.

Click here to download abstract information.

Click here to begin the abstract submission process.

Abstracts must be submitted to PATH Intl. by March 3, 2020. No submissions will be accepted after March 3.

Baby Clydesdales Click here for the free video by Dr. Terry Chase on how to make your abstract even better.

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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
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.

Region 1   April 24-25, 2020, New Hampshire, registration opens 2/15/2020
Region 2   State meetings in 2020; March 20-22, 2020: Maryland State Meeting open to all. Info
Region 3   March 6-8, 2020, Highpoint, North Carolina, 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. Watch your email for the conference survey!
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, registration opens 2/8/2020
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. 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
May 27-30, 2020
Jun. 25-28, 2020

Aug. 5-8, 2020
Aug. 25-28, 2020
Oct. 1-4, 2020
Oct. 14-17, 2020
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
Equest
StableStrides
Happy Trails Riding Academy
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Eagle Mount Bozeman
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Toano, VA

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

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

Driving  
Mar. 9-10, 2020

Mar. 28-29, 2020

May 28-31, 2020
Dreams On Horseback *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only* plus Certification
Blacklick, OH

Goffstown, NH

Gilroy, CA

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



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

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Equest
Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

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