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Panel Discussion
2020 Conference
Why I Belong
Coming Soon!
Region Rep Nominations
Certification Updates
Regional Conferences
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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
June 2, 2020
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Panel Discussion: Engaging Center Volunteers as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

Engaging Center Volunteers as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

Explore ideas to help plan for the return of center volunteers, engage and retain those who won't be returning immediately and prepare for social distancing, sanitation and other concept new to your essential crew.

This fun, FREE live panel discussion will be presented next  Thursday June 4, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time.  Perfect for volunteer coordinators and everyone who works with volunteers, the panel will answer frequently asked questions and suggest creative ideas and plans for successfully navigating this up-to-the-minute hot topic. Certified professionals will earn 1.5 CEUs.

Expert Panelists
Emmy Soyka , volunteer manager, PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, Loveland, Colorado
Chrissy Stoutt , volunteer manager, PATH Intl. CTRI™, Haku Baldwin Center, Makawao, Hawaii 
Amy Tripson , program director, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor with CTRI™ designation, HOPE Bejing, China and previously volunteer manager at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc., New Lyme, Connecticut. 

See you there!
ICYMI: Important Update : 2020 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
Everyone and everything has been impacted to some degree by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for October 8-11, 2020, in St. Louis, MO, is no exception. With such uncertainty surrounding travel, social distancing and other factors yet to be seen for the quickly approaching fall, PATH Intl. has worked with the hotel in St. Louis to move our contract to 2022 instead.

Therefore, there will be no in-person event this fall. We are disappointed in that we so look forward to being together each year and know how much work by presenters, volunteers and staff has already been invested. Yet, taking all the factors into consideration, we believe it is the right decision.

We recognize the two main reasons members attend the conference are education and networking. PATH Intl. staff and volunteers are working to find new, fun ways for members to network and have some light-hearted fun time together. In addition, we will aim to present PATH Intl. business, such as the annual meeting, in a way that all members will have access, and we will devise ways for certified instructors to earn CEUs by acquiring the national-caliber education provided by the expert presenters the conference attracts.

Please stay tuned for updates as details will follow for the newly reimagined opportunities we'll be presenting for this fall. And save the date for next year's conference when we can all be together again, October 14-16, 2021, in Charlotte, NC, AND St. Louis in fall of 2022!
Why I Belong 
During these stressful times and difficult circumstances, it's important to keep positive. We asked members at region conferences and elsewhere to share why they belong to PATH Intl. 
"I belong to PATH Intl. because the field
is constantly evolving and PATH Intl.
keeps me informed and provides ways
to continue growing and learning. "
Susan Altshuler   
Thank you, Susan! 
Coming Soon! The PATH Intl. CTRI™ Study Guide 
Months in the making, with input, writing and feedback from subject matter experts, the PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor™ Study Guide will soon be available in the PATH Intl. store!

The PATH Intl. CTRI™ Study Guide is intended as a tool to assist individuals in preparing for this credential. The study guide goes beyond the CTRI job description to break down the program and exam's main objectives into understandable sections. Organized into parts that align with the test's subsections, you will be able to find the answers to your most challenging content areas quickly.

Watch your inbox for when it's available!
Region Rep Nominations -- Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 
Deadline Extended: July 1 
One of the greatest benefits of being a member of PATH Intl. is the ability to have a voice in the leadership of the equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) industry. It's time to exercise that voice! Nominations are open for region representatives of even numbered regions: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Nominations are due by July 1st. Submit the nomination form to your region representative. Your region representative contact information can be found on the region web page.

Also, don't forget to pay close attention to your region's community connections page; your region representatives will be calling for nominations and posting important information during the process.

Use your voice, today!
Great News! COVID-19 Updates for Instructors and Candidates 
Added for June 2020: CTRI Certification Exam Testing Window Secured Read More

Extended Unitl June 2021: Registered TRI Certification Program and CTRI Process Read More
Regional Conference Dates and Registration
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, PATH Intl. region conference coordinator. Watch the eNews and region conference page for registration information as it becomes available. 
Region 1   2020 canceled. Next on April 24-25, 2021, Newport, NH
Region 2   March 26-28, 2021, North East, MD  
Region 3   State meetings in 2021. Next region conference is March 18-20, 2022, South Carolina  
Region 4   2020 canceled. Next one June 4-6, 2021, Michigan City, IN 
Region 5   July 23-25, 2021, Lenoir City, TN  
Region 6   March 12-14, 2021, Madison, WI  
Region 7   State Meetings in 2021
Region 8   Details coming this week!  
Region 9   May 21-23, 2021, Boise, ID 
Region 10  February 12-14, 2021, Cave Creek, AZ 
Region 11  April 9-11, 2021, Fallbrook, CA

Region conference information is found here and will be kept updated as we know more. Emails will be sent when registration opens for the remaining 2020 region conferences. Emails will also be sent once we have confirmation of any cancellations or rescheduled dates. Those emails will have instructions for refund requests, etc.
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 host site details, visit the PATH Intl. events calendar.    
June 29-July 2, 2020, Shining Hope Farms, Mt. Holly NC 
July 24-27, 2020, Ivey Ranch Park, Oceanside, CA 
July 26-29, 2020, Equest, Dallas, TX 
July 29-August 1, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Augusta, MI
August 6-9, 2020, Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, Chagrin Falls, OH
August 15-18, 2020, Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME 
August 19-22, 2020, Hearts and Horses, Inc., Loveland, CO
August 20-22, 2020, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc. *Workshop Only*, Brewster, NY 
August 20-23, 2020, Reins of Life, Inc., Michigan City, IN 
August 24-27, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT 
August 27-30, 2020, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Redmond, WA 
September 1-4, 2020, Hands & Hearts for Horses, Thomasville, GA 
September 23-26, 2020, New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding, Bowling Green, KY 
September 24-27, 2020, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, Gretna, NE
September 24-27, 2020, NC Therapeutic Riding Center, Mebane, NC
September 24-27, 2020, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
October 14-17, 2020, Ivey Ranch Park, Oceanside, CA 
October 22-25, 2020, Shangri La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, Lenoir City, TN 
October 29-November 1, 2020, Good Hope Equestrian Training Center, Inc., Miami, FL 
November 4-7, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Augusta, MI 
November 11-14, 2020, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Leesburg, VA
November 11-14, 2020, Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Center Valley View, TX 
November 16-19, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT 
December 2-5, 2020, Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship, Richmond, TX
December 4-5, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Certification Only*, Augusta, MI 
March 10-13, 2021, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, McKinney, TX
July 6-9, 2020, SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center, Cobleskill, NY
July 9-12, 2020, StableStrides, Elbert, CO
August 12-16, 2020, Happy Trails Riding Academy, Tulare, CA
August 27-30, 2020, Dreams on Horseback, Blacklick, OH
September 11-14, 2020, Wings of Hope Equitherapy, Cleburne, TX
October 1-4, 2020, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, Milford, PA
October 14-17, 2020, Hearts & Horses, Inc., Loveland, CO
October 15-18, 2020, On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship, Fairmont, WV
November 16-19, 2020, Horses with HEART, Inc., Chino Valley, AZ
November 20-23, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT
August 6-7, 2020, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only *, McKinney, TX
December 6-8, 2020, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship *Certification Only *, McKinney, TX
August 10-13, 2020, Reins of Life, Inc., Michigan City, IN 
August 28-31, 2020, Hands & Hearts for Horses, Thomasville, GA 
February 11-14, 2021, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Johns Island, SC 
August 14-October 9, 2020, Equest, Dallas, TX 
September 15-November 30, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT

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