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Field Test Standards Electronic Voting
Equine Tips
Registration Opening Soon
Online Education
PATH Intl. Region Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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July 4, 2017 

Make Your Voice Heard: Field Test Standards Electronic Voting Now Open
Voting on the PATH Intl. field test standards will take place electronically and is now open to members. This electronic vote will be open through July 14.

Click here to access the Field Test Standards Vote. 

There are four Field Test Standards to be voted on. Each of these field test standards are located in the 2016 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual. You will see a brief explanation of the field test standard you will be voting on, followed by the proposed standard.

Please vote Yes or No. If approved, the field test standard(s) will be inserted in the 2018 PATH International Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual, which will be published on the PATH Intl. website in January 2018.

Notice: FTS5 is under review and will not be voted on for inclusion in the 2018 PATH Intl. Standards Manual at this time.

If you have not had a chance to watch the FREE 30-minute informational webinar presented by the Standards Task Force on the standards currently in field test and would like to, you can click here to access the webinar. 

If you are unable to vote electronically, please call the office. Questions? Email
Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee 
Tough Questions for Difficult Discussions
By Molly Sweeney, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Member
With appreciation to Courtney at Strides for Success, whose article on Horse Ethics and the Shifting Mindset inspired these questions.

I've been around long enough to witness and experience many shifts from the "old way" to the "new way" to the "newest way" in our perception of horses and how we work with them; from control by dominance through levels of aggression, to alternative methods of a gentler partner-centered relationship, and everything in between.

New insights can release us from old patterns of belief. And new insights can come from from asking tough questions that inspire difficult discussions. 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.
Registration Opening Soon!
Conference logoWe are counting down the days to registration opening for the 2017 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, November 8-11 in San Antonio, TX. 

Fifty education sessions grouped in five tracks, the fun and interactive horse expo, Community Connections workshops and more shape the premier event in equine-assisted activities and therapies. You won't want to miss the welcome and opening general session that kicks off the conference on Wednesday night. A moderated panel, which includes PATH Intl. Board President Julie Broadway, will discuss "Hurdles or Opportunities? The Trends, Innovations and Disruptions in the EAAT Industry."

Lowest Conference Price in More Than a Decade!

Registration information and pricing will be coming soon polybagged with the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides magazine. However, you don't have to wait to book your hotel. 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.
Online Education: Webinars
You may have noticed that the PATH Intl. Webinars have been removed from our online store. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the platform previously used for the material. We are in the process of transferring all of the offered webinars to a new platform that will allow for easy access of the resources. We will provide an update when all of the material is transferred and the webinars return to the online store. We appreciate your patience. 

Please visit the PATH Intl. store for access to online courses and conference session recordings.
PATH Intl. Region Conferences
July 28-30, 2017
Reno, NV
Center for Adaptive Riding
August 4-6, 2017
Atlanta, A
Chastain Horse Park
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 6-9, 2017
July 8-11, 2017
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
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
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.
Redmond, WA
Cleburne, TX
Gretna, NE

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

July 7-8, 2017
Oct. 10-14, 2017
Feb. 24-25, 2018
EQUEST  *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Touchstone Farm - Home of Horse Power
Inspire Equine Therapy Program *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Dallas, TX
Temple, NH
Clearwater, FL

Interactive Vaulting
July 6-9, 2017
Sep. 1-4, 2017
Oct. 8-11, 2017
Forward Stride
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
Ivey Ranch Park
Beaverton, OR
Loxahatchee, FL
Oceanside, CA

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

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