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Online Education
International Conference in Orlando
Conference Scholarships
Award Judges Needed
James Brady Nominations
Center Member Benefit
Equine Welfare
Registration Open Regional Conferences
Call for Abstracts: Regional Conferences
Free Accessibility Webinars
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

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

May 1, 2018 

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

Orlando Highlights
Most of us think about theme parks when we talk about Orlando. But there are other things to do in Orlando that make it a prime destination for conference attendees. Here's a few things you might want to check out.

1. Jack Kerouac House. The famous beat author produced one of his most iconic works, The Dharma Bums, while living in his Orlando home, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
2. The Holy Land Experience. Okay, technically it's a theme park. But it's also a biblical museum with replicas of temples, Jerusalem, the garden tomb, and a daily recreation of the Last Supper and crucifixion.
3. The Harry P. Leu Gardens. If you prefer the natural to the supernatural, you may want to check out the Harry P. Leu Gardens with 40 acres of tropical and sub-tropical flora. The garden contains more than 2,000 plants.

Come early or stay late to enjoy what Orlando has to offer -- and that's not even counting the exceptional education sessions at the conference!
Conference Scholarships Now Open
It is the desire of PATH Intl. to provide the maximum opportunity to offer registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, and the association works diligently to obtain funding sources for such scholarships.

PATH Intl. is pleased to once again offer the 2018 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.

Everyone is encouraged to apply! Click below to download the applications or find them on the 2018 PATH Intl. Conference page.

2018 Pat & Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship Application

2018 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine-Assisted Learning PATH Intl. Conference And Annual Meeting Scholarship Application
If you have any questions, please email Karen Province or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 103.
Call for Annual Award Judges
Are you interested in being part of this inspiring process? Any member may apply to be part of the judging process for the PATH Intl. annual awards.

The judging process requires a commitment of approximately 10 to 15 hours between May 21 and June 11. The PATH Intl. staff provides clear guidelines and forms on how the nominations are to be evaluated, and the staff also compiles the results and notifies the award recipients. You are asked to carefully read and review 2-3 short essays (300 words or less) per nomination and make objective judgments given the guidelines, and score each one from 1-10 on the form that will be provided.

The scoring results are submitted electronically so it is necessary for judges to have access to a computer and the internet.

The PATH Intl. staff will consider all individuals who submit their names. Judges will be selected on a first come, first served basis based on distribution across the various PATH Intl. regions.

If you are interested in serving as a judge, please submit the following to Missy Dedrick by May 11: name, membership number, region and email address, and please confirm that you do have access to a computer and internet.
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. Early bird discount ends May 15; the discount pricing for members never ends!
Benefit from PATH Intl. Bronze Sponsor Cavallo
Cavallo Horse _ Rider ad 50_ off for PATH Intl. Members
From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Adequan Is the Official Equine Welfare Partner of PATH Intl.
Your Horse Could Be a Star!
The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is looking for a program horse to profile in a two-part webinar on senior horse management. The first part of the webinar will cover nutrition and other important senior horse management factors. The second part will cover emotional and behavioral changes as horses age. If you have a senior horse in your program (age 15+) that has presented some health, management and behavioral challenges as he or she has aged, and you would be willing to have the Equine Welfare Committee profile this horse for educational purposes, we would love to hear from you!  Please have your program director contact PATH Intl. Education Coordinator Rachel Moore to share your interest in participating.
Registration Open for 2018 Regional Conferences
Registration is now open. Questions? Contact the region conference coordinator.

Region 10
May 18-20, 2018
Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding
Registration closes May 4, 2018

Region 1
June 1-3, 2018
Sharon, VT
High Horses
Registration closes May 20, 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 2 
September 22-23, 2018
Southern Tier Independence Center
Binghamton, NY
Submission Deadline June 1, 2018
PATH Intl. Members: Accessibility Information You May Find Useful
Assistive Technology Partners in collaboration with the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center are offering FREE webinars in the following categories:
· General Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Information
· Accessibility in Procurement and Use
· Accessibility Testing and Assessment
· Accessible Multimedia
· Accessible Non-Web (PDF, Office)
· Accessible Social Media

Click here to access these webinars.
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
May 7-8, 2018

Jul. 20-22, 2018

Jul. 21, 2018
Aug. 13-15, 2018
Sep. 2-3, 2018
Dec. 14-16, 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*
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Horses Help *Certification Only*
McKinney, TX

Lenoir City, TN

McKinney, TX
Boones Mill, VA
Redmond, WA
Phoenix, AZ

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
May 24-27, 2018
Jun. 2-5, 2018
Jul. 11-14, 2018
Jul. 12-15, 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
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Dreams on Horseback
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
Elbert, CO
Loxahatchee, FL
Cleburne, TX
Blacklick, OH
Bozeman, MT
Loveland, CO
Santa Barbara, CA
Guyton, CA
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

May 31-Jun. 1, 2018

Jun. 2-3, 2018

Jun. 23-24, 2018

Oct. 9-13, 2018
Oct. 19-20, 2018
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Certification*
Inspire Equine Therapy Program *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm
Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Gilroy, CA

Gilroy, CA

Clearwater, FL

Temple, NH
Yakima, WA

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

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