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Registration Opening Soon
Equine Tips
Field Test Standards Electronic Voting
Online Education
PATH Intl. Region Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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

June 20, 2017 

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.
Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee 
Snakebites in Humans and Horses
By Jenny Nell Hartung, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Member

I live in the wild, wild west (also known as Wyoming) and have had to learn out of necessity about venomous snakes and horse-keeping. In Wyoming, and almost all over the country, there are potentially dangerous snakes hiding in the very grass your horse is happily munching. The long hot days of summer bring an increased snakebite risk to all animals. 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.
PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund--Did You Know?
flooded center Since its inception the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund has helped provide relief to member centers that have experienced loss from fires, floods, damage from snow, etc. One center's staff actually submitted their application with photos of live fish in their tack room! Hopefully you'll never need it, but if you do,eligibility is briefly outlined below and more details, including the application, are available here

The funds are only made possible by generous donations from members and others. And the amount available for distribution depends on the amount in the fund. More funding equals more relief.

Please consider making a donation to help PATH Intl. Member Centers pull through the worst of times so they will be able to help participants and equines enjoy the best of times. Click here to make a donation.

Eligibility for Fund Distribution: Disasters within the scope of the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund are those natural occurrences (e.g., hurricane, earthquake, tornado, flood, fire, drought) or negligent, intentional or criminal acts of man, that cause catastrophic loss having a direct and substantial adverse financial impact on a PATH Intl. Member Center in good standing. A federal or state disaster declaration is dispositive proof that a disaster has occurred within a defined geographic area.
Field Test Standards Electronic Voting
As a reminder, again this year field test standards will be voted on electronically rather than at the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. As PATH Intl. continues to grow, the association wants to take advantage of every opportunity, including social media and other electronic means, to listen to and keep in touch with our members. An electronic vote gives every member a chance to participate. Electronic voting will open July 1-14, 2017.

For information on the standards in field test, click here. Watch your email for an informational webinar coming later this week.
Online Education Opportunities for CEUs
PATH Intl. launched two new online courses this past spring in addition to the excellent line-up of available courses. 

"I love the online courses! They are a great way to continue your education, develop your career, and meet professionals from the EAAT industry all from the comfort of your own home. It is a great, affordable way to learn and make contacts in the industry." 
A PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis & EAAT Online Course Attendee

The PATH Intl. Autism Spectrum Disorder and EAAT online course - Sign up for July, August, September or October (see store for dates)
Participants with ASD are the most common individuals receiving services at PATH Intl. Member Centers. This course contains a wealth of information about ASD and how it may impact participants involved in EAAT programs.

PATH Intl. Trauma-Informed Practices in EAAT online course - Sign up for June or July (see store for dates)
More than 450 PATH Intl. Member Centers are currently serving youth-at-risk. For instructors serving youth who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect, this course aims to describe how trauma may affect EAAT participants and guide instructors on how to develop a trauma-informed approach to EAAT.

Click here for the full list of online courses, conference session recordings from 2014, 2015 and 2016 and webinars.
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
June 28, 2017

Aug. 6-8, 2017

Aug. 27-28, 2017

Oct. 29-30, 2017

Oct. 30-31, 2017
Hands and Hearts for Horses *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
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*
Thomasville, GA

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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