In This Issue
Online Education
Response Delay Times
Member of the Month
Historical Video Clips
Justification Toolkit
Keynote Speaker
Fun Facts: Denver
CHA Discount on Manual
3rd Annual PICC Election
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
Stay Connected 
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PATH Intl. Online Education Calendar 
These courses may be used for instructor CEUs. Click on the date to register. Remember to log in to receive the member discount.

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

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.

July 02, 2019 

Response Delay Times
Those of us in the PATH Intl. office recognize that many of you have experienced longer than normal response time to phone messages or emails. We apologize for this delay.

With the database conversion taking longer than planned and overlapping with the many changes driven by the new PATH Intl. CTRI certification accreditation, the volume of calls has increased at an unanticipated rate. We ask for your patience as we work to address this issue.

If at all possible, and the situation for which you are contacting the office can be sent in an email, please consider an email because they can be filtered to the appropriate person for a faster reply to you.

Rest assured we are taking steps to better accommodate your customer service needs. We have realigned some staffing, are employing temporary assistance and will soon offer a chat feature online to help answer questions in a more efficient manner.

Please bear with us in this exciting time as we complete the database conversion clean up and officially launch the new CTRI certification and transition process. Thank you in advance for your patience.
TIME TO CELEBRATE! PATH Intl. Member of the Month
50th anniversary logo_ blue logo with green banner_ 1969 to 2019
Today we introduce you to the first of two PATH Intl. members of the month for July, Sheryl Mankel!
Sheryl Mankel of Connected-Healing, LLC in Sand Lake Michigan first joined PATH Intl. in 1999 because she wanted to become certified, she'd been a center volunteer since 1977! Her favorite thing about belonging to the EAAT community is helping facilitate the connection the horse provides in healing and learning.
Sheryl Mankel sitting between two horses
Sheryl's first and current career is bookkeeping, definitely a great skill to have in any field. But that's not all; she's also a Nationally Certified Animal Acupressure Practitioner! Read more
Looking for Historical Video Clips!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of PATH Intl., we would LOVE to see any old videos you might have that showcase a look back at the past of EAAT, your center, participants and PATH Intl. Maybe open up that dusty old file cabinet in the back of a center closet (you know, the one you look at once a year and think, "I'm going to look in there some day when I'm not so busy!") to see if you might just have something. We'll take digital clips, an old VHS, whatever you might care to share. If these treasures do exist, it is our hope to compile and edit them into something wonderful for us all to enjoy as we celebrate the past and envision the future of the organization and you! Questions/Ideas? Please contact Kaye Marks.
Make Your Case to Attend the Premier Education Event in EAAT!
cover of the justification toolkit_ PATH Intl. logo and member pictures The PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting is the EAAT event of the year, featuring a broad range of education sessions, preconference workshops, exhibitors, receptions and more!
Making the case for support of travel, funding and time off to attend requires a solid understanding of the benefits. The conference is not only the opportunity for you to gain new knowledge and insights but also an opportunity to connect with your EAAT colleagues from around the world.

Click here for the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Justification Toolkit, outlining benefits and potential costs. Registration for the conference, November 8-10 at the Westin Westminster in Denver, CO, opens soon! Hope to see you there!
Save the Date for This Exceptional Keynote Speaker
We are close to announcing the opening of registration for the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by Title Sponsor Purina, November 8-10, in Denver, CO. This is a conference you will not want to miss. Along with all the outstanding sessions, special anniversary celebration event and networking, PATH Intl. presents nationally known speaker and author Jaycee Lee Dugard as the awards luncheon keynote speaker. 

Jaycee Lee Dugard and her horse Cowboy JAYC foundation logo Ms. Dugard will speak on compassion, self-care and the power of horses. She understands well that power as horses helped her heal from the trauma of abduction and years of physical and emotional abuse. She has a powerful story, and PATH Intl. is honored to have her share her story. Click here to read more.

Look for registration details coming in the upcoming days. And watch your mailbox for the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides, which will contain a hard copy registration form. 
Fun Facts About Denver, CO
Denver lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name cheeseburger was awarded on March 5, 1935 to Louis Ballast and his Humpty Dumpty restaurant.
* Colorado is the only state in history to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. State voters chose not to host the Olympics because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the state of Colorado and the city of Denver.
* At 26.5 miles long, Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous commercial street in America.
CHA Discount for PATH Intl. Members
cover of The Equine Professional Manual_ The Art of Teaching Riding with closeup on horse_s eye Want to get some new ideas for your horse-back riding lessons this summer? CHA is offering a 15% discount on our Equine Professional Manual: The Art of Teaching Riding. Please put PATH in the coupon box and you will received 15% off the retail price of the manual until July 31, 2019. This is not off of CHA member pricing. 

A Note From the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council
Following successful piloting, the PATH Intl. CTRI credential transition processes will proceed as piloted. The steps and requirements to complete transition will remain as communicated in April with only the addition of certification maintenance fees ($75 for members, $95 for non-members) being implemented as of July 1. Note that the finalized credential transition form should be used going forward. (The absence of the "FOR PILOTING" watermark distinguishes the finalized form from the pilot version.)
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage Is Live!
Wondering where to view all of the information about the new PATH Intl. CTRI certification launching October 1, 2019? Visit the CTRI webpage here or access it by selecting "Certifications" under the "Education" menu on the PATH Intl. homepage.
Stay Up to Date With Archived Communications
Have you misplaced recent Trek to Accreditation or PATH Intl. Credentialing Council communications?
Archives of all communications are available 24/7 on the PATH Intl. website. Keep up to date by regularly visiting the archives to make sure you haven't missed any news.
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*PATH Intl. communications are sent to the email address identified as the preferred email address in your membership profile. Double checking that this email address is up to date will help ensure you receive PATH Intl. email communications. Email addresses that begin with info@, admin@ or other "generic" titles are deleted per Constant Contact policy.
3rd Annual PATH Intl. Credentialing Council Election Is Approaching
This Friday, July 5th, nominations will open for the following voting representative positions on the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council:
* PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor - Registered level
* PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor
* PATH Intl. Lead Site Visitor Representative
* Premier Accredited Center - Smaller Center (under $300,000 in EAAT revenue)
* Premier Accredited Center - Larger Center (over $300,000 in EAAT revenue)
Anyone can nominate a PATH Intl. member they view as qualified to perform the job duties of the credentialing council representative position listed above. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominees must consent to serve on the council and provide a minimum of two individuals to serve as references. Keep an eye on your inbox this Friday for more information about the nomination process and election timeline.
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 they open.

Region 1   Next conference April 24-25, 2020, New Hampshire
Region 2   September 28-29, 2019, State College, PA, registration opens in July
Region 3   Next conference March 6-8, 2020, North Carolina
Region 4   Next conference June 5-7, 2020, Indiana
Region 5   August 2-4, 2019, Ocala, FL, register now 
Region 6   Next conference March 13-15, 2020, Wisconsin
Region 7   Next conference January 31 - February 2, 2020, Olathe, KS
Region 8   August 2-4, 2019, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, register now
Region 9    Next conference May 29-30, 2020, Washington
Region 10 Next conference May 15-17, 2020, Park City, UT
Region 11  Next conference April 18-19, 2020, Fallbrook, CA
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.  

July 26-28, 2019

Oct. 4-5, 2019
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship *Certification Only*
Chatsworth, CA

Chatsworth, CA

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Aug. 7-10, 2019
Aug. 26-29, 2019
Sep. 13-16, 2019
Sep. 26-29, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Nov. 22-25, 2019
Jan. 23-26, 2020
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Strides to Success
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Hockley, TX
Santa Barbara, CA
Plainfield, IN
Guyton, GA
Loveland, CO
Old Lyme, CT
Mebane, NC

Sep. 12-13, 2019

Sep. 14-15, 2019
Oct. 8-12, 2019

Mar. 28-29, 2020
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Certification*
Touchstone Farm *Workshop and Certification*
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Gilroy, CA

Gilroy, CA
Temple, NH

Goffstown, NH

Interactive Vaulting  
Aug. 1-4, 2019
Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 9-12, 2019
Bright Horizons Riding
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center *Certification Only*
Saddle Up! *Workshop and Certification*
Siletz, OR
Loxahatchee, FL

Franklin, TN

Aug. 1-2, 2019

Sep. 6-7, 2019
Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Cobleskill, NY

Aug. 16 - Oct. 12, 2019
Equest Dallas, TX

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