In This Issue
Year of the PATH Intl. Member
Center Membership Renewal
Call for Abstracts
Instructor Education Guide
Horse Selection Survey
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
Stay Connected 
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Donate to PATH Intl.
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. 
Strides to Success

Bronze - $5,000+ 
Pewter - $2,500+   
In Kind Donors and Media Partners
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.
January 7, 2020
2020 Year of the PATH Intl. Member
If there's one thing the EAAT community loves more than improving lives safely, it's a celebration. PATH Intl. Members will hopefully be excited that 2020 is officially the year of the member! The association plans to celebrate and show its members love all year long. Show your love for PATH Intl. membership throughout the year and have the chance for prizes and inclusion on social media and in upcoming eNews issues and Strides magazine.
Watch for a year full of new member benefits coming your way!  This includes Member Connections for easy and enhanced networking and discussion. Watch for a new longevity program launching this year. We'll also have member's only appreciation discounts and pre-sales throughout 2020. And centers will love the launch of Grant Station as a benefit in the very near future. With tools and info for securing funding, this great new benefit will help fund your mission, and it will be unveiled in the very near future.

The team at Rancho Playa The photos here are a great example of a group of hard workers who very clearly love their PATH Intl. membership. Pictured are Hector Antonio Guzman (Hector), Santo Inoa (Sandy), Keny Vega (Keny), Eutacio Devora Caraballo (Blanco), Francisco Antonio Vazquez Galan (Chikito), front row Nicole Clausen and Ruth Claus. Ruth (a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor) is the director of a new center EEAT center in the Dominican Republic, Rancho Playa. The whole team had a fun day as you can see. Please note the awesome cake below!
Ruth Claus with PATH Intl. Membership cake While we don't expect everyone will be able to bring a cake to the table, we'd love, love, love to see more creative photos and video demonstrating your love for PATH Intl. If you're so inclined, it would be really fun to include the "I YPATH Intl. Membership Image" in your photo or video submissions. The image can be found here and printed. Throughout the year we'll use the images in social media and other marketing materials. Please email video or images plus a photo release form to Kaye Marks ( If your video is too large for email, let Kaye know and she can give you some upload options. Random entries will receive prizes throughout the year!
Click here for more pictures of this awesome team that clearly loves PATH Intl. Membership!
New PATH Intl. Copper Sponsor - Smart Tie Product
Don_t Tie It_ Clip It ad for Smart Tie Products Welcome to Smart Tie Product, a new copper sponsor with PATH Intl. Smart Tie Product was developed by horseman for horseman and is home to The Safe Clip. The Safe Clip was designed to allow a horse to move and feel a relief, not a release of pressure while remaining safe and securely tied. Designed to be safe, easy to use, affordable, and convenient to all users. To learn more about Smart Tie Product and watch videos featuring this cool tie, please go to
Center Membership Renewal Reminder - Deadline 1-15-2020
If your center member and hasn't renewed its membership, you must renew by JANUARY 15, 2020 to avoid the $60 late fee. 

It's easier than ever to renew online. Here are some tips and tricks for a smooth online renewal process:
  1. The primary contact has access to the center account information by logging in to the member portal with their personal email address and password.
  2. To update the center profile, statistics and compliance information, including reporting on operating budget for the correct dues amount, click on the "Center Profile" tab and select the "Center Personnel and Statistics" form. The entire renewal booklet, including the credentialed professional and medical professional report, can be entered here. Click "next" to review/update each section and at the last section click "submit." The information will not be saved until the submit button is pressed; if you need to leave and come back later, click on the submit button to save your progress.
  3. To create your online dues order to pay, go to the "Subscriptions" link found on the left hand side of your profile page. From there, hover your mouse pointer over the green status box and it will change to a renew button. Click renew, then go to your cart to see the final dues amount based on your budget size. Follow the prompts to check out and pay. Credit cards and ACH are accepted. 
If you have questions, contact Karen Province at, or call (800) 369-7433, ext. 103.
PATH Intl. Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open
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 on how to make your abstract even better by Dr. Terry Chase.

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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
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PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
cover education guide "Now this is a great resource," said one purchaser. 

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
Horse Selection and Retention Survey
Karyn Malinowski, PhD, a professor in the Dept.of Animal Sciences and Director of the Equine Science Center, is seeking volunteers to take part in a survey on "Horse Selection and Retention in Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) & Equine Assisted Therapies (EAT)."

If you have questions about taking part in this study, you can contact Dr. Malinowski at or (848) 932-9419.

Click here for the survey.
PATH Intl. CTRI Credential
Tutorial on Transitioning
Wondering how to transition to the PATH Intl. CTRI credential? Watch this short  video tutorial  to learn about the process.

Ready to Transition to the CTRI Credential?
Get started by completing payment for the CTRI Maintenance Fee to initiate enrollment in the online test. (Please allow 3 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. CTRI Web Page
Wondering where to view all of the information about the new PATH Intl. CTRI certification? Visit the CTRI web page here or access it by selecting "Certifications" under the "Education" menu on the PATH Intl. homepage.
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
Region 3   March 6-8, 2020, North Carolina, register now!
Region 4   May 29-31, 2020, Michigan City, IN. submit abstract, deadline 1/24/2020
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: register now!
Region 8   July 31 - August 2, 2020, Georgetown, TX, abstract submission link coming soon
Region 9   State Meetings in 2020
Region 10  May 15-17, 2020, Park City, UT, submit abstract, deadline 1/10/2020
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.  

Jan. 13-15, 2020
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Old Lyme, CT

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Jan. 23-26, 2020
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
Jun. 25-28, 2020

Aug. 25-28, 2020
Oct. 1-4, 2020
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
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
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
Eagle Mount Bozeman
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Mebane, NC
Toano, VA

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

Bozeman, MT
Milford, PA

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

Jan. 24-25, 2020
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Cobleskill, NY

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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