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PATH Intl. Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
Seeking Board of Trustees Members
Online Education Call for Abstracts
Center Renewal
2019 Award Nominations Open
Regional Conferences
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January 1, 2019 

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PATH Intl. Celebrates Ensuring Excellence and Changing Lives for 50 Years
By Kaye Marks, PATH Intl. Director of Marketing and Communications

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Obviously, fifty years ago life on planet Earth looked quite different for its inhabitants. In 1969 the average cost of a new house in the U.S. was $15,550; average income per year $8,550; rent $135 per month; and a new car might cost a consumer $3,270. While the world economy has changed exponentially, so many familiar constants remain. On January 1, 1969, the Ohio State Buckeyes football team beat the USC Trojans in the Rose Bowl to win the national championship. Today, Ohio State plays in the same game against the Washington Huskies as people celebrate the promise of a new year and take stock of their blessings. Good books are still authored. (In 1969 Mario Puzzo's novel The Godfather hit the shelves.) And entertainment continues to fuel our imaginations and keep us laughing at the brighter side of life. ("Monty Python's Flying Circus" first aired on BBC One in 1969.)

To commemorate the golden anniversary of PATH Intl., the association, its members and stakeholders will join together in a year-long 50th anniversary celebration that begins now and will carry through to the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference to be held in the city of the association's headquarters--Denver, Colorado--from November 8-10, at The Westin Westminster.

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Seeking Board of Trustees Members
PATH Intl. is looking for a few dedicated professionals seeking to apply their expertise to our volunteer board of trustees. The governance committee is seeking individuals with a commitment to nonprofit and/or board governance. Areas of expertise desired include, but are not limited to individuals who have professional experience with third-party reimbursement management or advocacy, equine industry, Marketing/PR. Financial expertise is a plus. To learn more, click here. In addition to your consideration, please share this announcement with your network of colleagues and friends who might find such a position intriguing.

To apply, email Kandis Branum. You will be sent an application and detailed description of our phased process that asks applicants to serve on a committee for a minimum of one year prior to being considered for board candidacy.
2019 PATH Intl. Online Education Call for Abstracts Is Open
Blue and green Virtual Conference logo with 2019 location button Now is your opportunity to be part of the PATH Intl. online learning community and the third annual PATH Intl. Virtual Conference!  PATH Intl. is actively soliciting abstracts for diverse online offerings in 2019.  Submit your abstract by January 28, 2019. Email Rachel Moore if you have questions.

Survey Winner
We are pleased to announce our winner of the 2019 Virtual Conference Survey, Kristy Newstrom! Kristy will be receiving a complimentary registration to our 2019 Spring Virtual Conference. We have received a bevy of wonderful insights regarding time, dates and programing for the next event from this survey and we thank all who participated. Congratulations Kristy!
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.
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.
2019 Regional Conference Dates, Registration and Call for Abstracts
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, PATH Intl. region conference coordinator. Watch the eNews and region conference page for registration information as they open.

Region 1     April 27-28, 2019, Amherst, MA
Region 3     March 29-31, 2019, Daniels, WV, registration opens in January
Region 4     May 16-18, 2019, Augusta, MI
Region 5     August 2-4, 2019, Ocala, FL
Region 6     March 8-10, 2019, Fargo, ND, registration is open
Region 7     February 22-24, 2019, St. Louis, MO, registration is open
Region 8     August 2-4, 2019, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
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
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
Feb. 4-6, 2019 High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
*Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Old Lyme, CT

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

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

Mar. 30-31, 2019

May 15-16, 2019
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Goffstown, NH

Augusta, MI

Mar. 16-17, 2019 Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC) Long Valley, NJ

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

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