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Online Education
Virtual Conference
International Conference in Orlando
Scholarship Judges Needed
EAL Webinar
Searching for New Online Store
Nominations Open for PICC
Equine Evaluation Procedures Survey
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

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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

July 3, 2018 

What Can You Give Back to Our Veterans This 4th of July?
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What can you give? How about the knowledge and experience on how to best serve our veteran population through equine-assisted activities and therapies. The PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Virtual Conference can do just that. This live event aims to give you better information to serve our veteran populations with 10 hours of presentations over the course of two days, paid in part by the Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant. Take the opportunity to earn 12 CEUs while bettering your knowledge and the knowledge of your center by registering today for the August 28th and 29th virtual conference.   Register here !

Orlando: Warm Weather, Magic and PATH Intl. Education
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We're getting excited! Registration for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, October 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, FL, will open this week, so watch your inbox! 

Here's a glimpse of the exceptional sessions you can attend. In "The Effects of Empathetic Leadership on Horses and Humans," Chris Cook, president and CEO of Wild Horsemanship Center, will guide attendees through natural-based, low-stress training methods to support equine development and promote sustainability. "Dressage for EAAT" with Cecelia Conway, a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor who competes in traditional and western dressage, will give attendees techniques and tools to build dressage into a center's program. Melissa Conner, executive director of Renew Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. PAC in Holland, MI, will help attendees discover different styles of leadership in "Moving Forward: Developing Leaders From the Inside Out." 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, so start making plans to attend.  Rooms at the Rosen Centre are filling up fast. Even if you can't register just yet, you CAN book your room. 

Location - Book Your Room Now!
Rosen Centre
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Rate:  $139 single/double
Click here to reserve your room
Volunteer Judges Needed
PATH Intl. is looking for a panel of volunteers to help judge the scholarship applications for the 2018 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. Judges will be asked to read and score short essay answers from the applicants. Requirements: must be a current PATH Intl. member; have a valid email address and internet access; and be available between July 6 and July 20 to complete the scoring.

To sign up or for more information please contact Missy Dedrick. Please provide your name, email address and region in which you reside. Thank you!
Celebrate Summer EAL and Learn to Connect With Helping Professionals in Your Community
Dr. Cheryl Meola with horse Learn to utilize equine-assisted learning (EAL) and community-based outreach programing to fight burnout and compassion fatigue with professionals who commit themselves to caring for others. PATH Intl. welcomes Dr. Cheryl Meola in a live webinar that will highlight the diversity of EAL and this unique approach to design and develop wellness workshops that can promote self-care for helping professionals. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Join a network of eager professionals from around the globe and earn continuing education as you learn the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate EAL into learning activities that can have a positive impact on helping professionals. Register today! This special opportunity with Dr. Meola is limited to the first 100 registrants.
Searching for New Online Store
The terrific online pro shop PATH Intl. has used for a decade has sadly closed its business and is no longer fulfilling orders. PATH Int. staff is in the process of trying to find a replacement.
Referrals are being accepted for a similar company. Companies that simply create bulk promotional items and logowear are not of interest at this time. PATH Intl. is seeking a company that hosts online stores for other organizations--one that stocks its own inventory, handles all financial transactions, custom embroiders or screen prints items with PATH Intl. logos for single purchases, does the fulfillment and shipping. The previous company also gave PATH Intl a percentage of the proceeds. If you know of a similar business, please send information to: for consideration. Thank you!
Credentialing Council Nominations Open Until July 13, 2018
Influence your profession! PATH Intl. is currently accepting nominations for the following open positions on the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council. Detailed expectations for each position can be viewed here.

* PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor - Advanced level
* PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor - Master level
* PATH Intl. Certified Driving Instructor - Level 1 or Level 2
* PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor
* Premier Accredited Center - Smaller Center (under $300,000 in EAAT revenue)
* Premier Accredited Center - Larger Center (over $300,000 in EAAT revenue)
* Representative at Large (must be either a representative from a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center or hold a PATH Intl. Certification)

Council members will be given essential tasks to support the development and maintenance of PATH Intl. certification programs and eventually the center accreditation program. Please review the nomination forms and recommend a qualified candidate for the credentialing council. Self-nominations are accepted.

For details, forms, etc., please click here.
Share Your Equine Evaluation Procedures With a Higher Ed Student
Sarah Ryan, a student in the therapeutic horsemanship bachelor's program at the State University of New York at Cobleskill, a PATH Intl. Higher Ed Member, is conducting a survey for an academic special project to learn about how PATH Intl. accredited centers behaviorally evaluate and re-evauluate program horses. If you would like to help Sarah with her research, please click here to fill out a brief survey. If you have questions about the project, contact Sarah.
Registration for 2018 Regional Conferences
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, the PATH Intl. region conference coordinator.

Region 11
July 27-29, 2018
Shadow Hills, CA
Hosted by Shadow Hills Riding Club
Registration closes July 13, 2018

Region 2
September 22-23, 2018
Binghamton, NY
Southern Tier Independence Center
Registration opens July 13, 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

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. 13-15, 2018
Sep. 2-3, 2018
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
ManeGait *Certification Only*
Healing Strides of VA *Certification Only*
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Lenoir City, TN

McKinney, TX
Boones Mill, VA
Redmond, WA

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Jul. 11-14, 2018
Jul. 12-15, 2018
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
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Dreams on Horseback
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
Cleburne, TX
Blacklick, OH
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

Jul. 18-19, 2018
Ivey Ranch Park Association
Oceanside, CA

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