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Online Education
Virtual Conference
Annual Conference in Orlando
Call for Abstracts
March Lecture Series
Equine Welfare
Registration Open Region Conference
Call for Abstracts: Regional Conferences
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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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March 6, 2018 

Registration Open for PATH Intl. Virtual Conference
One event, many ideas.  When we say "Virtual Conference" we don't just mean webinars!

virtual conference logo Plan to attend the second annual Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Virtual Conference! To be held online April 24-25, 2018, this online experience is intended to make professional education more accessible for members.

The virtual conference will consist of 10 hour-long education sessions delivered over two days by a variety of expert speakers. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time both days. Learn about program sustainability, working with participants with memory loss, brain injuries, gender-diverse youth, addiction and more! For information on these first-rate sessions and speakers review the agenda. A total of 12 CEUs is available.
PATH Intl. Member Discount Rate: $249
Standard Rate: $309
PATH Intl. Member Center Group Rate: $495 (CEUs will be granted for up to three people)
Click here to register. 
Are you interested in exhibiting in the virtual exhibit hall? Contact Elias Holdman to find out how to be part of this exciting event!

We look forward to your participation in the PATH Intl. Virtual Conference! Questions? Contact Elias Holdman, Education Representative.
We're Going to Orlando!
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Save the Date!
Save the date for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, October 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, FL! Each year the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting provides the equine-assisted activities and therapies industry valuable and comprehensive education and networking opportunities. Plan to attend!

Watch your email for a full list of 2018's conference highlights, including expanded networking opportunities. 

  • The preconference day will be on Thursday rather than Wednesday and will be more in-depth, including an option for hands-on arena sessions.
  • Enjoy expanded networking opportunities, including the return of the region networking breakfast.
  • Network with exhibitors!
  • The room rate at the Rosen Centre is an exceptional deal.
  • The registration price will remain low. Keep watching for details!
Conference Dates
October 25-27, 2018. 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. 

Conference Location
Rosen Centre
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Rate:  $139 single/double
Share Your Expertise in Orlando
Call for Abstracts
A broad spectrum of session content is needed each year to offer a rich and rewarding experience for all attendees.
At this time PATH Intl. is conducting a call for abstracts. You are invited to submit an abstract highlighting your organization's innovations or personal research and how they may benefit the equine-assisted activities and therapies field.
Abstract submissions will only be accepted electronically.
Click here to download abstract information.
The conference will also include a poster session. Presenters may submit an abstract for the poster session by following the same directions as for the traditional classroom presentation. Click here to download additional information on poster sessions.

Click here
to begin the abstract submission process.

Abstracts must be submitted to PATH Intl. by April 2, 2018. No submissions will be accepted after April 2.
PATH Intl. Education Opportunities - March Lecture Series
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Enhance your EAAT program with this month's live lecture series.

- Suicide Awareness with Mariann Blacconiere, Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1- 2 p.m. Eastern Time

- Evaluation: Doing the Right Things Right presented by Dr. Gillian Squirrell on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 1- 2 p.m. Eastern Time

By popular demand, Mariann Blacconiere's presentation will be on a Sunday!  
The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Wants to Hear From You
The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee works to educate the association's membership in topics pertinent to equine welfare, with a focus on promoting the welfare of equines participating in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) programs at PATH Intl. Member Centers and with PATH Intl. Certified Professionals. 

Your voice is important and we are looking to hear from you! Completing a brief survey will help the committee best support EAAT professionals and their equine partners through diverse educational offerings. Thank you for your time and feedback!
Registration Open for 2018 Regional Conferences
Registration is now open. Questions? Contact the region conference coordinator.

Region 4
April 19-22, 2018
Martinsville, IN
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc.
Registration closes April 5, 2018
Call for Abstracts for 2018 Regional Conferences
Calls for abstracts for the 2018 PATH Intl. Regional Conferences are now open. Click on the region name for the abstract form. Questions? Contact the region conference coordinator.

Region 11
July 27-29, 2018
Shadow Hills Riding Club
Shadow Hills, CA
Submission Deadline April 13, 2018

Region 5
August 3-5, 2018
College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
Submission Deadline April 13, 2018
August 3-5, 2018
Redlands Community College
Redlands, OK
Submission Deadline April 13, 2018

September 22-23, 2018
Southern Tier Independence Center
Binghamton, NY
Submission Deadline June 1, 2018
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
May 7-8, 2018
Jul. 20-22, 2018

Jul. 21, 2018
Aug. 13-15, 2018
ManeGait *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
ManeGait "Certification Only*
Healing Strides of VA *Certification Only*
McKinney, TX
Lenoir City, TN

McKinney, TX
Boones Mill, VA

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Mar. 15-18, 2018
Apr. 3-6, 2018

Apr. 7-10, 2018
Apr. 12-15, 2018
May 24-27, 2018
Jul. 11-14, 2018
Aug. 15-18, 2018
Aug. 21-24, 2018
Aug. 26-29, 2018
Sep. 20-23, 2018
Oct. 11-14, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Pegasus Farm
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Eagle Mount - Bozeman
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Hartville, OH
Toano, VA

Old Lyme, CT
Redmond, WA
Elbert, CO
Cleburne, TX
Bozeman, MT
Loveland, CO
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, CA
Naples, FL
Old Lyme, CT

Interactive Vaulting
Oct. 19-21, 2018
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Loveland, CO

Jun. 23-24, 2018
Inspire Equine Therapy Program *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Clearwater, FL

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

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