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Online Education
International Conference in Orlando
Virtual Conference
EAL Webinar
Equine Tips
Nominations Extended for PICC
Regional Conferences
EQUUS Foundation
Workshops and Certifications
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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

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July 17, 2018 

Registration Open for Warm Weather, Magic and PATH Intl. Education
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Registration for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, October 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, FL, is open! The registration booklet is included with the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides and will be in mailboxes soon.

Click here to register online. Want a sneak peek of the registration booklet before your print version arrives? Click here for information on all the sessions, the welcome and general session, the fun in the sun exhibitor party, and the awards luncheon speaker, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor Mitchell Reno. 

Conference Highlights
Here's a glimpse of the exceptional sessions you can attend. "Doc, Are You Sure He's Lame? An Equine Manager's Guide to Recognition and Causes of Subtle Lameness" (But really, anyone wanting to learn more about lameness can/should join!) Dr. Ashley Phelps brings her knowledge as a practicing veterinarian to help PATH Intl. Conference attendees improve their skills in determining lameness and distress in equines. She is with Ceva Animal Health, LLC, where she has advised veterinarians in hospitals and shelters on reducing stress during veterinary visits and hospitalization. In "Addressing Trauma With Equine-Assisted Learning," Rebecca Britt, the founder of Stable Moments, helps attendees learn how to improve the life course of foster and adopted children through equine-assisted learning utilizing community mentors. Finally, is your center interested in collaboration opportunities? "Interactive Vaulting: Collaboration Possibilities" with PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor Naomi George can help! Interactive vaulting uses fewer resources than typical riding programs, allowing centers to serve more participants at a lower cost, opening the door to many partnership possibilities. 

These are just a few of the more than 50 sessions you can explore during the preconference on Thursday and education sessions on Friday and Saturday. 

Discounts on attractions, restaurants and events are available for attendees.  

Location - Book Your Room Now!
Rooms at the Rosen Centre are filling up fast, including days before and after the conference, so don't delay.
Rosen Centre
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Rate:  $139 single/double
Click here to reserve your room
Be Inspired and Join a Community of Learners
PATH International Equine Services for Heroes logo
Register for the 2018 PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Virtual Conference to engage with a network of top professionals to share information, lessons and tips that will positively impact your work with veterans. Through the support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports grant, PATH Intl. is eager to connect members with influential educators, an accessible online platform and opportunities to chat with a community of like-minded professionals, all at a location convenient to you! Novice to advanced EAAT professionals are invited to gain insights on how to support veteran EAAT programing in this special online event. Attending the virtual conference, August 28th and 29th, is a simple way to make a big impact. We hope to have you join us!

Want to make August an entire month of holistic learning dedicated to supporting veteran programing? Register by Monday, July 30th, for the next session of the Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Online Course. Activities for the three-week course begin August 1st.
New Center Benefit:
Is your center taking full advantage of its free membership with Center members have FREE access to everything has to offer, and individual members receive a 10% discount on membership, making the cost only $206 per year. 

In addition to 24 hour/365 day access to the most extensive collection of horse business resources in the world, which includes calculators and a download library,  Equestrian offers consulting for equine businesses to ensure a path of success and sustainability. They provide help with everything from business planning, marketing and financial stability. Each PATH Intl. Center Member is eligible to receive one 45 minute private consulting session per year!

Mark your calendars! Upcoming webinars will be on Sept. 17th and Nov. 27th. They will cover business models/plans and marketing. Registration details coming soon. 

If your center hasn't signed up yet or if you have questions, please email Elizabeth McMillan at or call her at (800) 910-3578.  If you have any issues in the process, please contact Missy Dedrick at PATH Intl. 

Thanks for all you do, and we hope you take advantage of this  center benefit designed to help you run a successful business.
Celebrate the Diversity of EAL and Its Potential to Impact Helping Professionals
Nurses, caseworkers, EMTs and teachers are just some helping professionals who have huge hearts but often difficult jobs, with high rates of burn-out. Join Dr. Cheryl Meola to celebrate EAL, learn about wellness workshops and the potential of equine-assisted learning (EAL) to promote self-care for helping professionals. To register and learn more about the live, online lecture (Thursday, July 26th from 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern Time), visit the PATH Intl. online store today!
Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Brought to you by Adequan, the official equine welfare partner of PATH Intl.
Feeding & Managing the Hard Keeper
By Jessica Normand, PATH Equine Welfare Committee Member

The term "hard keeper" is often used to describe those horses that have a hard time gaining or maintaining healthy weight. Your veterinarian is the best resource for evaluating the weight - more specifically, the fat and muscle cover - of the horses in your care. He/she will likely use framework such as the Henneke Body Condition Scoring System. Read more

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee encourages positive and engaging educational exploration from our readers - we'd love to hear your feedback! Please let us know if you have any questions about our tip or have a suggestion about specific topics you would be interested in learning more about in the future. Email Dr. Ashley Phelps, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee chair. Thank you!

Please join us on Community Connections!
We invite you to participate in lively, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial discussions on the online PATH Intl. Equine Welfare community group. No matter your specific interests (EFP, therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, carriage driving, interactive vaulting, etc.), they ALL involve partnering with equines. This is the resource for all PATH Intl. members to exchange ideas, ask questions, offer comments and suggestions, and benefit from some of our industry's most experienced and qualified people. Click here to access the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community group. 
Credentialing Council Nominations Extended Until July 20, 2018
THANK YOU for the expression of interest and nominations we have already received for the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council! The dedication to the future of EAAT that's reflected by the individuals willing to volunteer is always impressive and the representation on this council is no different.

There are still slots to fill, so the timeline has been extended. If this work is appealing to you and you want to be a part of this important effort but are "on the fence" about what's required, please call or email Bret Maceyak who would love to discuss with you and translate what all the detail and expectations are.

For details, positions and forms, please click here.
Registration for 2018 Regional Conferences
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, the PATH Intl. region conference coordinator.

Region 2
September 22-23, 2018
Binghamton, NY
Southern Tier Independence Center
Registration closes Sep. 7, 2018
Region 8
August 3-5, 2018
El Reno, OK
Sponsored by LSTEN
Hosted by Savannah Station Therapeutic Riding Program
Registration closes July 20, 2018
Save the Dates for the 2019 Regional Conferences
Region 7 - Feb. 22-24, 2019, St. Louis, MO
Region 6 - March 8-10, 2019, Fargo, ND
Region 10 - May 3-5, 2019, Elbert, CO
The EQUUS Foundation Champions Program
Turn your passion into action! Become an EQUUS Foundation Champion. 

CHAMPIONS is the EQUUS Foundation's incentive-based equine service volunteer program sponsored by Ariat International to recognize and reward individuals and organizations on the Equine Welfare Network.

It's easy to become a CHAMPION; an individual must log a minimum of 24 volunteer hours from January 1st to December 31st. Champions have a chance to win Ariat products, scholarships, and a grant for their favorite charity. Visit for information.
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
Jul. 20-22, 2018

Jul. 21, 2018
Aug. 5-7, 2018

Aug. 13-15, 2018
Sep. 2-3, 2018
Oct. 18-20, 2018
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
ManeGait *Certification Only*
Hands and Hearts for Horses *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Healing Strides of VA *Certification Only*
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Saddle Up! *Certification Only*
Lenoir City, TN

McKinney, TX
Thomasville, GA

Boones Mill, VA
Redmond, WA
Franklin, TN

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Aug. 10-13, 2018
Aug. 15-18, 2018
Aug. 21-24, 2018
Aug. 26-29, 2018
Sep. 20-23, 2018
Oct. 4-7, 2018
Oct. 11-14, 2018
Nov. 7-10, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Riding To The Top
Eagle Mount - Bozeman
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Windham, ME
Bozeman, MT
Loveland, CO
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, GA
Temple, NH
Naples, FL
Leesburg, VA
Old Lyme, CT
Lenoir City, TN

Interactive Vaulting
Jul. 28-31, 2018
Oct. 19-21, 2018
Saddle Up!
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Franklin, TN
Loveland, CO

Oct. 9-13, 2018
Oct. 19-20, 2018
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm
Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Temple, NH
Yakima, WA

Sep. 14-15, 2018
Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy
Gretna, NE

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