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Preparedness Issue of Strides
Center Renewal
Correction to Research Study
Funding for Equine Industry
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Instructor Education Guide
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2020 Online Education
PATH Intl. Autism Spectrum Disorder & EAAT Online Course

Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®  

PATH Intl. Online Mentor Training 
Spring Forward!
 
Remember to set your clocks forward one hour this Sunday, March 8. (Arizona, Hawaii and Puerto Rico excluded.) 
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.
March 3, 2020
Why I Belong 
membership postcard We've been asking members at region conferences and elsewhere to share why they belong to PATH Intl. We'll highlight some great responses in each PATH Intl. eNews and on social media!
 
"I belong to PATH Intl. because of the wonderful opportunities to learn, network and raise awareness. It's a wonderful place of inclusion for all!"
Paige Farrar
Find Your Favorite Spot! Virtual Conference Coming Soon 
   
Barn? No problem
Office? No problem
Outside with your dog? No problem!
 
Wherever you are, plan to participate in the 2020 PATH Int. Virtual Conference.  
 
 
  PATH Intl. Virtual Conference 
May 7-8, 2020 
Member discount price: $219.00 
Standard (non-member) price: $269.00 
PATH Intl. Center Member price: (unlimited viewing; CEUs are good for three people): $438.00
 
Registration opens in April!
 
If you have not yet experienced the virtual conference, it is the perfect opportunity to share, collaborate and gather with a global audience of equine-assisted activities and therapies professionals from the comfort of your favorite location. Click here to visit the virtual conference web page and read about sessions and presenters. The page will be updated regularly, so keep checking back.  
 
Presenter Highlights
Jeffrey Arnold has spent a 25-year career working in corporate consulting with clients all over the world developing leaders. He has partnered with small to very large PATH Premier Accredited centers to deliver accelerated experiential learning to local organizations, colleges/universities, veterans and at-risk youth to advance their leadership skills using equine-assisted learning.

As a teacher and a horsewoman her entire adult life, Lori Cohen's dedication and passion are evident. Whether teaching a lesson, demonstrating horsemanship skills, doing a retreat or a workshop, or volunteering, her 15 years in the industry are filled with professionalism. She is always working to develop each participant, volunteer, and fellow co-workers to achieve unlimited possibilities. 
Register Now for the Latest EquestrianProfessional Webinar Offered FREE of Charge 
For those interested in fundraising in order to build sustainability (and who isn't!), the latest webinar from EquestrianProfessional for PATH Intl. is right up your alley.  
 
Title: Fundraising for Your EAAT Program - How to Build Sustainability in Giving for Your Non-Profit
Date: March 17, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. PDT, 7:30 CDT, 8:30 EDT
Speakers: Carol Young, CEO of Healing Strides, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center
 
The live session of "Fundraising for Your EAAT Program - How to Build Sustainability in Giving for Your Non-Profit" is hosted free of charge by PATH Intl. and EquestrianProfessional. It can be attended via your phone or computer. However, you must register to attend. Sign up today
Center Mailing of Winter Issue of Strides 
Due to a list-pulling operator error from your marketing department, we realized no centers received their winter issue of PATH Intl. Strides. We are sorry for the inconvenience!!
 
The good news is, they will be shipped with the center renewal packets being worked on now. In the meantime, the electronic version is available here and doesn't require a membership because of its relevance to current happenings. The timing couldn't be better as the theme of this issue is "Preparedness" and contains processes for how to create strategies for a variety of emergency situations. With all eyes on the Corona COVID 19 virus and this year's strain of the flu, it's a great time to freshen your procedures or create some emergency plans.  
Center Renewal Grace Period Ends March 31,  2020
The deadline to renew center membership was December 31, 2019. The center renewal booklet and all items (including the invoice on pg. 2 of the booklet) must be completed and returned along with payment and a $60 late fee to the PATH Intl. office or completed online at www.pathintl.org. The grace period ends March 31, 2020.
 
Click here to renew online. NOTE: The center's primary contact or executive director must be logged in to his or her personal account in order to renew online.
 
If you need to update the primary contact for your center, please send in a center change notification form or a premier accredited center change notification form.
 
Prefer to send in a hard copy renewal? Download and complete the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice, and mail it in. 
 
Centers that prefer to pay by check may complete the center renewal booklet online and mail or use an electronic check for center membership dues. 
 
For more information about renewing your center membership, please visit our FAQ page or the Center Renewal page
 
Please contact Karen Province, kprovince@pathintl.org at your earliest convenience with questions or concerns.
 
Correction to University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Research Study on Benefits of Therapeutic Riding 
The last eNews, we shared a story about Riding To The Top in Windham, ME, hosting a research study on why therapeutic riding benefits children with autism spectrum disorder. The research study will also be conducted at Hearts and Horses, Inc., a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Loveland, CO. We regret the omission.   
 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher and Children's Hospital Colorado psychologist, Dr. Robin Gabriels, has received a $2.5 million grant to investigate why therapeutic riding works. The grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a randomized 5-year-study to look into the physiology of why this therapy produces such positive results compared to a no-horse barn activity control.  
 
Click here to read the full press release from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. 
Breaking News for the Equine Industry: Congress Includes Horse Industry Priorities in Massive FY2020 Spending Bill 
On December 19, Congress approved a $1.4 trillion spending package to finance gov- ernment operations through September 30, 2020. The appropriations law includes several provisions that will benefit the sector, ranging from support for Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT) programs to tax provisions that will provide investment certainty. Click here for a summary of highlights from the law. 
ATTENTION: Currently Certified PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructors
In anticipation of the Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification program phasing out at the end of 2020 and being replaced by the PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) certification program, remember that transition to the PATH Intl. CTRI credential must be completed no later than December 31, 2020 in order to maintain active PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification into 2021. Watch this short video tutorial to learn about the process.

Get your transition started by completing payment for the CTRI Maintenance Fee to initiate enrollment in the online test. (Please allow three business days for enrollment.) Once you've successfully passed the test, fill out the CTRI Transition Form and email it to certificationcompliance@pathintl.org to finish the transition process. It's that simple! Questions? Contact Brittney Holdman.
PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
cover education guide "Now this is a great resource," said one purchaser. 

The PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©  is a handbook for novice and experienced therapeutic horsemanship professionals.  Get yours now from the PATH Intl. store.

Purchase the printed guide - $95; discounted member price $75
Purchase the downloadable guide  - $80; discounted member price $60
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. 
 
A few registration tips:
  • Register early, don't wait until the last day
  • Suggest using a PC vs. Phone
  • Make sure you are logged in to your portal -- Members need to log in in order to get member pricing!
  • Answer all registration questions - don't leave any blank
  • Don't forget to sign up for meals you plan to attend
  • Discount codes need to be exact and then click Apply
  • Once registered, you can manage your event in your portal
Region 1   April 24-26, 2020, Newport, NH, register now!
Region 2   State meetings in 2020; March 20-22, 2020: Maryland State Meeting open to all. Info
Region 3   March 6-8, 2020, Highpoint, NC. Watch your email for the post-conference survey. 
Region 4   May 29-31, 2020, Michigan City, IN, registration opens 3/20/2020
Region 5   July 11-12, 2020, Lenoir City, TN, submit abstract, deadline 3/7/2020
Region 6   March 13-15, 2020, Madison, WI. Online registration is closed. Register onsite. 
Region 7   2021 information coming soon! 
Region 8   July 31 - August 2, 2020, Georgetown, TX, submit abstract, deadline 3/27/2020
Region 9   State Meetings in 2020
Region 10  May 15-17, 2020, Park City, UT, registration opens 3/6/2020
Region 11  April 18-19, 2020, Fallbrook, CA, register now!
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.  
 
Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Mar. 15-18, 2020
Mar. 23-26, 2020
Apr. 14-17, 2020
May 4-7, 2020
May 20-23, 2020
May 27-30, 2020
Jun. 25-28, 2020

Aug. 5-8, 2020
Aug. 25-28, 2020
Sep. 24-27, 2020
Oct. 1-4, 2020
Oct. 14-17, 2020
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Equest
StableStrides
Happy Trails Riding Academy
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Eagle Mount Bozeman
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Cobleskill, NY
Cleburne, TX
Milford, PA
Dallas, TX
Elbert, CO
Tulare, CA
Fairmont, WV

Hockley, TX
Bozeman, MT
Guyton, GA
Milford, PA
Loveland, CO
 
Driving  
Mar. 9-10, 2020

May 19-20, 2020

May 28-31, 2020

Jul. 21-22, 2020
Dreams On Horseback *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only* plus Certification
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, Inc. *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Blacklick, OH

McKinney, TX

Gilroy, CA

Leesburg, VA

Interactive Vaulting  
Jun. 1-4, 2020

Jun. 13-15, 2020
Reins of Life, Inc. * Workshop & Certification*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Workshop Only*
Michigan City, IN

Gilroy, CA
 
ATC
Jan. 17 - Mar. 14, 2020
Jan. 21 - Apr. 1, 2020
Aug. 14 - Oct. 10, 2020
Equest

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Equest
Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

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