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Online Education
Celebrating PATH Intl. Members
Online Education Call for Abstracts
Last Opportunity Until April
Seeking Board of Trustees Members
2019 Award Nominations Open
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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PATH Intl. Online Education Calendar 
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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

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January 15, 2019 

Celebrating PATH Intl. Members
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As the year unfolds, PATH Intl. looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary by celebrating association members to the fullest. Some fun things coming include a Facebook anniversary group where individuals can upload photos and videos and share stories about themselves and their lives in EAAT. To kick it off, we're looking for willing members to be highlighted in PATH Intl. eNews and social media throughout the year. Let's celebrate YOU! If you think this sounds fun, please click on the following link to answer a few questions about your journey with PATH Intl. and you could be the member of the month! Names will be chosen randomly and we'll request a photo from you and even ship you a special surprise gift if chosen! 

Click here to be part of the fun!
The Date Is Set!
virtual conference logo blue and greenThe PATH Intl. Virtual Conference will be April 23-24, 2019. Whether you are new to PATH Intl. or consider yourself a seasoned professional, the 2019 virtual conference will engage, energize and offer practical skills and guidance to support the rigorous requirements of being an EAAT professional. Watch for more details soon!

Deadline for Abstracts
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 on important research, best practices, trends and developments that are of significance to association members and industry professionals for diverse online offerings in 2019. The association is especially interested in receiving abstracts from presenters with information focused on the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies, innovative programing, research or other related specialties. All topics and specialties are welcome! Want to get involved but not sure if you specialize in an area of educational need? Take a peek at what is in the works, s ubmit an abstract and reach out to Rachel Moore with questions.
  • Volunteer education
  • Developing and sustaining a hippotherapy program in center services
  • Unmounted programs across the ages
  • Working with nonverbal program participants
  • Special considerations for participants living with Down syndrome
  • Lesson Planning for adults
  • Creative marketing and branding support for EAAT programs
With a limited time commitment, you can provide others with the opportunity to lead their field.

Don't miss your opportunity.  Submit your abstract by January 28, 2019.
Looking for Videographers to Help With Education
PATH Intl. strives to meet the diverse needs of EAAT professionals, paying particular attention to how we can offer association members proven educational approaches that open the door to enhanced professional development and learning opportunities. To that end, the education department is exploring new avenues of education and wants to get members more involved as well. We are currently looking to connect with premier accredited centers that have a staff videographer or independent videographers within the center community to help PATH Intl. offer more accessible "in-arena experiences" that many EAAT professionals are eager to experience and learn from in a virtual setting. If this sounds like something you or your program may like to help with, please email Elias Holdman. We can't wait to connect!
Last Opportunity Until April
Register now for the Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes ® Online Course. This course will not be offered again until April, so take the opportunity now to learn from Michele Kane, Major, USMC (retired). Registration closes January 30.

Date: February 1-22, 2019
CEUs: 12

Register Now
Major Kane holds PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor and ESMHL certifications and is a member of the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Committee. She retired from the Marine Corps in 2011 and moved from North Carolina to Fort Collins, CO, in order to attend Colorado State University's (CSU) Equine Sciences program. During that time, she also completed her master's degree in professional mental health counseling (LPC). She first learned about equine-assisted activities and therapeutic riding while at CSU and decided to eagerly pursue her PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification. Certified in 2013, Michele was quickly hired by Hearts & Horses Inc., a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Loveland, CO, to teach veterans part time. She worked for the Veterans Administration in Fort Collins as Veteran's Outreach Coordinator until she was hired by Hearts & Horses as a full-time instructor and Veteran's Program Coordinator, in January 2015. She has since been promoted to program director.
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.
Deadline Approaching for 2019 Award Nominations
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 5 Submission Deadline 3/29/19

Region 8 Submission Deadline 3/29/19
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. 11-14, 2019
Apr. 13-16, 2019
May 6-9, 2019
May 16-19, 2019
June 2-5, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Bend, OR
Redmond, WA
Old Lyme, CT
Dallas, TX
Elbert, CO
Cleburne, TX
Loveland, CO

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

Mar. 30-31, 2019

May 15-16, 2019

May 30-31, 2019

June 1-2, 2019
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship "Certification*
Goffstown, NH

Augusta, MI

Gilroy, CA

Gilroy, CA

Jan. 25-26, 2019
Feb. 22-23, 2019
Mar. 16-17, 2019
Sep. 6-7, 2019
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
The Equestrian Therapy Program
Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC)
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Cobleskill, NY
Cridersville, OH
Long Valley, NJ
Cobleskill, NY

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

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