In This Issue
Online Education
Virtual Conference
Strides Article Author Sought
International Conference in Orlando
Silent Auction Chair Needed
Conference Scholarships
James Brady Nominations
Cavallo Webinar
Equine-Assisted Activities Survey
EAL Celebration
Registration Open 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 5, 2018 

PATH International Equine Services for Heroes
® Virtual Conference
PATH International Equine Services for Heroes logo Center representatives, would you like your center to be better informed to serve military veterans? The second virtual conference for 2018 will focus on veterans, military life, military culture and how to utilize this knowledge to improve lives in the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies. This event is funded in part by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant. As such, we are pleased to announce a lower price of $119 for members, $169 for non-members, $240 for centers, and just $29 as a thank you to our veterans!  

Mark your Calendar! Registration will open June 15 and the live event will be August 28  and 29.
PATH Intl. Strides Article Author Sought
An upcoming theme of PATH Intl. Strides magazine is "Seniors." The editors have identified an interesting article topic--working with and recruiting senior center volunteers, and they are seeking an author from the membership who is interested in writing the article. Senior volunteers are an incredibly valuable resource with their wealth of professional and personal experience. If your center has experienced great success in this area, perhaps you'd be willing to write approximately 500 words by November 1, 2018, to share your expertise with readers. If interested, please email Karen Karvonen for more information.
Orlando: Warm Weather, Magic and PATH Intl. Education
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Save the date for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, October 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, FL! Preconference workshops, opening general session and exhibitor party will be on Thursday, October 25; education sessions will be on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27. Registration will open in July. 

Location - Book Your Room Now!
Rosen Centre
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Rate:  $139 single/double
Click here to reserve your room
Silent Auction Volunteers Needed
The silent auction at the PATH Intl. Conference is one of the most anticipated and fun events during the week. People are excited for the doors to open to get the first look at the scores of items offered for auction. Pens are poised for that first bid, and friendly competition gets fierce as bidders work to get in a final bid before the last call.
Now imagine if there weren't any items on those tables. Not so much fun anymore!  In order to have a silent auction, we need fantastic silent auction items, and that begins with an awesome silent auction chair and committee. We need you!
The silent auction chair obtains items prior to the conference and staffs the silent auction at the conference along with the PATH Intl. staff liaison. The chair may also recruit committee members to help obtain items and volunteer at the conference. The silent auction chair and committee will be responsible for setting up the tables, monitoring the action and closing out the auction.
If you are interested in volunteering for the silent auction and procuring items to be auctioned, contact Cher Smith, the silent auction staff liaison.
Deadline Approaching: Conference Scholarships
In 2018, PATH Intl. is once again offering the Pat & Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting scholarship and the 2018 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine-Assisted Learning Scholarship. Applications are due by email to Karen Province no later than June 22, 2018. Applicants will be notified by email by July 30, 2018.
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.
Exhibit at the PATH Intl. Conference
Do you have a product or service you'd like to get in front of the PATH Intl. Membership? Exhibiting at the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting is a great way to do that! Click here for information.
Get Equine Health Advice From an Expert
If you haven't taken the opportunity to sign up for tomorrow's live webinar with Carole Herder, president of Cavallo Horse and Rider, a PATH Intl. bronze sponsor,  for her presentation "Not a Vet? Not a Worry. Understand Your Horse the Simple Way," there's still time! Don't miss out on this live, interactive webinar focused on the freedom and road to success with barefoot shoeing. Register for Carole's upcoming webinar now in our PATH Intl. Online Store.
Hurdles and Challenges to Equine-Assisted Activities Survey
The sustainability of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a topic that prompts discussion internationally. What are the hurdles and challenges that affect the sustainability of EAAT around the world? Please complete this five minute independent survey to assist in looking at commonalities across the globe. If you would like a copy of the results, please include an email at the end of the survey. 

Learn Something New While School Is Out During the Summer EAL Celebration!
To celebrate the diversity of this specialty, PATH Intl. is offering three live webinars this summer that will address the unique approaches of top equine-assisted learning (EAL) professionals to support and engage special populations. If you are interested in diversifying your programing, learning how to connect a literacy program to the EAAT ring, helping adolescent girls reach their full potential alongside rescued horses or supporting community care providers, you will want to join us in celebrating the uniqueness and power of EAL! 
Learn more about the presenters, pricing and CEUs by visiting the online store. Register for one or for all. Grab that corn on the cob, kick off your shoes and join the summer celebration!
Registration Open for 2018 Regional Conferences
Registration is now open. 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

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
Jun. 10-13, 2018
Jul. 28-31, 2018
Oct. 19-21, 2018
Reins of Life, Inc.
Saddle Up!
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Michigan City, IN
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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