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Online Education
Virtual Conference
Nominations Open for PICC
International Conference in Orlando
Conference Scholarships
Scholarship Judges Needed
James Brady Nominations
EAL Webinars
Equine Tip
Barr Amendment
HHRF Research Grant
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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June 19, 2018 

Registration Now Open for the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes
® Virtual Conference
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Help more wounded veterans and service personnel at your center. The PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Virtual Conference will provide tools and tips specific to this population. This event will be a live, two-day conference on August 28 and 29, 2018 with presentations on a variety of topics relating to military service and EAAT. 

For the second virtual conference of 2018, we are pleased to announce a lower price of $119 for members, $169 for non-members, $240 for centers, and a special thank-you rate of just $29 for veterans! Registration is open, so take the opportunity to help your center gain more knowledge and earn 12 CEUs in the process! Register here!
Nominations Open for Credentialing Council
Individuals interested in nominating a colleague or self-nominating to fill a representative slot on the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council can read details here. Nominations will be accepted until July 28, 2018. 

The credentialing council is an autonomous body of the association responsible for the development, maintenance and administration of the professional certification and center accreditation programs of PATH Intl. Beginning with the registered therapeutic riding instructor certification, the council has sole decision-making authority for all certification program policies regarding certification eligibility requirements; recertification requirements; examination development, administration and scoring; grievance and disciplinary policies for certificants; and the appointment and oversight of subject matter expert committees.
Orlando: Warm Weather, Magic and PATH Intl. Education
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We're getting excited! Registration opening for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, October 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, FL, is only a couple of weeks away! You can look forward to a debut of the official USEF Para-Dressage coaching model, learning about the 11 pillars of equine nutrition, understanding and communicating with the military child, and so much more!

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
Deadline This Week for Conference Scholarships
Applications are due by email to Karen Province no later than June 22, 2018 for the Pat & Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting scholarship and the 2018 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine-Assisted Learning Scholarship. Applicants will be notified by email by July 30, 2018.  Click below to download the applications or on the 2018 PATH Intl. Conference page .
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!
Deadline Approaching: James Brady Professional Achievement Award
Nominations are now open for the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award. The deadline to submit is June 29, 2018. Click here for more information and criteria. The winner of this prestigious award will be announced during the international conference.
Center Representatives: Help Your Center Bolster Its EAL Programing
PATH Intl. has an incredible line-up of presenters for the PATH Intl. summer EAL celebration! Join us electronically on June 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. (ET) to welcome Dr. Michele Pickel as she discusses Horse Powered Reading in the first live webinar in the series. In July, Dr. Lissa Lutz, will present on July 2 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ET) to discuss the model, curriculum, goals and outcome measures in a program aimed to help adolescent girls reach their potential. Finally, Dr. Cheryl Meola on July 26th from 1 to 2 p.m. (ET) will give a presentation designed to develop the awareness, knowledge and skills to incorporate equine-assisted learning activities into self-care for helping professionals. Questions will be addressed during a live Q&A at the conclusion of each presentation. Learn more and sign up here!
Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Sponsored by Adequan, the official equine welfare partner of PATH Intl.
Have you ever wondered about equine welfare across the globe? Some estimate the world horse population likely exceeds 60 million. Challenges faced by these equines are unique to their part of the world and influenced by the environment, the interaction between equines and humans and the human viewpoint of how equines are partnered with, whether in a subsistence manner or more toward service or leisure. Most of the world's equines help to support human survival. This is the case for equines in South Africa, home of Isabel Wolf-Gillespie, a member of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee. Isabel is on a mission to change the view of equine welfare in her community. Part of this effort is focused on sharing the important topics that affect equines in her country, changing the behaviors of people, advocating for animal owners to receive the resources needed for care and positively influencing the conversation of how equines are partnered with. Join Isabel in her journey to educate others about equine welfare in South Africa and learn more about African Horse Sickness, a struggle common in her area of the world. Read more
Approved Amendment for EAAT
On June 8, the House of Representatives approved the Barr Amendment to H.R. 5895 to increase funds for equine-assisted activities and therapies by $5 million, specifically for the explicit use for the VA's Adaptive Sports Grant. Read more
$50,000 Available to Researchers Investigating the Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans
Horses and Humans Research Foundation announces an open call for proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and quality of life for those engaged in EAAT. Deadline for submission proposals is June 30, 2018. Click here to apply.
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 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
Dec. 14-16, 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
Horses Help *Certification Only*
Lenoir City, TN

McKinney, TX
Boones Mill, VA
Redmond, WA
Phoenix, AZ

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. 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
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
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

Jun. 23-24, 2018

Oct. 9-13, 2018
Oct. 19-20, 2018
Inspire Equine Therapy Program *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm
Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Clearwater, FL

Temple, NH
Yakima, WA

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

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