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Equine Tips
Compliance Corner
Region Rep Nominations Closed
PATH Intl. Region Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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July 18, 2017 

Foster Your Education While Having a Great Time With Your Colleagues at the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
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Grab your boots and join us for the excellent education sessions and networking at the 2017 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting , November 8-11, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas! This conference, presented by title sponsor Purina, is the premier event in equine-assisted activities and therapies, and we are excited about the excellent educational sessions the conference offers (50 sessions divided into five tracks). 
According to data gathered from more than 8,000 members and 877 member centers, many PATH Intl. members have not been able to attend the annual conference; it just hasn't been affordable for many. We listened, streamlining many activities and implementing several changes to reduce costs. We are thrilled to announce that the conference registration fee of $450 is the lowest it has been in a decade!
reg book cover The registration book, along with the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides, is in the mail and has all of the session details and information on other activities, such as the opening general session Wednesday evening and the keynote speaker Cara E. Yar Khan, the 2015 PATH Intl. Adult Equestrian award recipient, who will speak at the awards luncheon on Friday. You may also use the included registration form to register by hard copy, if you choose not to register online. Simply complete the form in the registration book and fax, email or mail it in. Click here to download the registration book.
Highlight of Changes
  • Opening welcome and general session "Turning Hurdles Into Opportunities" - Wednesday, November 8, 4:30 p.m.
  • Region networking moved to breakfast on Thursday, November 9, 7:45 a.m.
  • Annual awards moved from banquet to lunch on Friday, November 10, 11:30 a.m.
  • Pre-registration for sessions is not necessary this year. Attendees should plan to arrive early to sessions to secure a seat.
Early bird registration is now open . Register before September 15 and save $100 off the member fee ($135 off the member onsite fee). Click here to register online.
Click here to book now at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk or call 1-888-421-1442 and identify yourself as being with PATH Intl. to secure the discounted hotel rate. Click here for conference information.
Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee 
donkey rolling on the ground
Dominic finding balance
Forward Movement
By Cathy Languerand, former chair of/current advisor to the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Forward movement definition: moving onward toward a successful conclusion. How do you define moving forward at your center, in your horse work, in your life? Read more

Check out this new opportunity to connect with the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee! Follow this link to engage in a discussion with members of this committee and other PATH Intl. members regarding this eNews Tip.
Compliance Corner: Newly Certified Instructors and Your First Renewal
Congratulations to our newly certified PATH Intl. Instructor Members! That was no easy task, and we are excited to have you as new instructors. We at the PATH Intl. office would like to talk about your first time renewing as an instructor in this installment of Compliance Corner.
We understand the hard work put into becoming an instructor, so for your first renewal you are welcome to use your certification workshop for your CEUs. All certification workshops count for 20 CEUs, which include the disability education hours (DE) along with the general education hours (CE) and the core required hours (CR) for your certification.
The other reason we extend this CEU opportunity to newly certified instructors is because not all newly certified instructors will have a full 12 months before their first renewal. All certifications expire with your membership expiration date regardless of the time of year when you gained your certification.
All instructor members must submit a compliance form with renewal each year. To fill out the compliance form for the first time, write "Newly Certified" in the hours table and sign and date the bottom of the form. That's all you need to do for CEUs for the very first year! 
Once you have renewed the first time, then you will begin gaining CEUs for the next renewal. Visit the PATH Intl. CEU Guidelines Page on the website for more information about acceptable and non-acceptable CEUs. 
If you need assistance after viewing the guidelines, watch the how-to videos on the PATH Intl. YouTube Page 
Please contact Kim Sperry for questions or guidance regarding individual/instructor renewals and compliance.
Region Representative Nominations Are Now Closed
Nominations are closed for the PATH Intl. Region Representatives for odd-numbered regions (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11). Voting ballots will be available on or before August 30, 2017. Please make sure PATH Intl. has a current email or physical address so you receive voting information. Log in to either My PATH Intl. Membership or My Center Membership to update your information.
PATH Intl. Region Conferences
Register Onsite Only
July 28-30, 2017
Reno, NV
Center for Adaptive Riding
Registration Closes July 22
August 4-6, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Horse Park
Registration Closes July 22
August 4-6, 2017
Ward, AR
Beyond Boundaries

Exhibiting at regional conferences
Do you have a product equine professionals would be interested in purchasing? Educational materials, books and videos are all great possibilities for selling to the therapeutic horsemanship professionals at the PATH Intl. region conferences. For information, email Kimberly Price or download the region exhibitor flier.
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
Aug. 6-8, 2017

Aug. 27-28, 2017

Oct. 29-30, 2017

Oct. 30-31, 2017
Healing Strides of VA *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship *Certification Only*
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Certification Only*
Boones Mill, VA

Chatsworth, CA

Chatsworth, CA

Augusta, MI

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
July 27-30, 2017

Aug. 10-13, 2017
Aug. 16-19, 2017
Sep. 9-12, 2017
Oct. 25-28, 2017
Oct. 26-29, 2017
Nov. 3-6, 2017
Nov. 17-20, 2017
Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA)
Equine Assisted Therapy of NJ
Eagle Mount - Bozeman
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center(1508)
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Touchstone Farm
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Gretna, NE

Mannington, NJ
Bozeman, MT
Santa Barbara, CA
Loveland, CO
Guyton, GA
Temple, NH
Old Lyme, CT

Oct. 10-14, 2017
Dec. 2-3, 2017
Feb. 24-25, 2018
Touchstone Farm - Home of Horse Power
EQUEST *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Inspire Equine Therapy Program *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Temple, NH
Dallas, TX
Clearwater, FL

Interactive Vaulting
Sep. 1-4, 2017
Oct. 8-11, 2017
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
Ivey Ranch Park
Loxahatchee, FL
Oceanside, CA

Mentor Training 
Sep. 16-17, 2017
We Can Ride, Inc. Minnetonka, MN

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