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Sponsors
Online Education
Member of the Month
Database Questions
Scholarship Applications Open
Call for Judges
Volunteer Management Survey
Welcome to New Sponsor
Reminder: Award Applications Are Open
Nominations for Region Reps
Regional Conferences
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 21, 2019 

TIME TO CELEBRATE! PATH Intl. Member of the Month
50th anniversary logo_ blue logo with green banner_ 1969 to 2019
Today we introduce you to the second of two PATH Intl. members of the month for May, Boo Martin!

Boo Martin in pink shirt with two dogs_ Grace and Honor
Isabella (Boo) Martin retired early in 2018 after running PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Touchstone Farm, home of Horse Power, in Temple, NH, for 47 years! She first joined PATH Intl. 32 years ago and her member number is 504! Initially Boo joined because she loved the people. She listed names that might be familiar to some-people like Marj Kittredge, Lyda McCowan, Pat Mullins, Bill Scebbi, Michael Kaufmann, Barbara Rector, Leslie McCullough, KC Henry, Molly Sweeney...the list goes on and on. 

Boo Martin in carriage with participant_ two black horses_ Buster and Charlie_ driving in autumn field "Mostly," she says, "I wanted to be a part of what was happening in the profession of therapeutic riding...back then, we did not use the term therapeutic horsemanship because it was all riding. I was enthralled that there were other people out there who were doing the mental health part of horses. It was exciting to find fellow travelers! I have never left, nor have I ceased to be excited by the direction of PATH Intl."  Read more
Membership Database FAQ Highlight
Thank you to all the members who have provided feedback on the PATH Intl. member portal. Staff has been able to make some of the suggested changes to provide you a better user experience. From your feedback, we have put together FAQs and created a new how-to video on renewing your membership. Here are answers to two questions that have come up:

1. What is the best way to use the Find a Center page?
The Find a Center page looks a little different now that it links directly to the database. The easiest and best way to search is to use the search field in the green banner. If you know the name of the center you wish to find, enter it there. If you are looking for a list of centers in a particular state, type in the state name (no abbreviations). This will give you the widest range of results possible. If hitting "return" does not work, click the blue search button. (In the left column, you'll find boxes to check for disabilities served, services and programs offered, and whether a center is PATH Intl. Premier Accredited. The office is still working to make sure all the center information is correct, so thank you for your patience!)

2. Where can I find the PATH Intl. Standards Manual?
You can visit the Standards Manual page on the PATH Intl. website by clicking here. This will give you the option of purchasing a printed copy of the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation or accessing the online copy. Both options will take you to the store. Sign in to your account to download the online copy (free for members). You will then find it in your downloads section. 

Contact Karen Province , or call (800) 369-7433, ext. 103, with questions.
Scholarship Applications for the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Are Open
As leaders in the industry, PATH Intl. is committed to providing members with abilities to pursue their continuing education and professional development through the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting.

We are pleased once again to offer these unique opportunities:

Click below for applications:
PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins Scholarship
EFP/EAL Scholarship in memory of Marjorie V. Kittredge

Click below to see a sample of the applications:
PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins Scholarship
EFP/EAL Scholarship in memory of Marjorie V. Kittredge

Deadline to submit applications is June 14th; notifications will be sent the week of July 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Missy Dedrick.
Call for Scholarship Judges
PATH Intl. is now seeking volunteer judges to help in the 2019 scholarship process to read and score essays. This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity as each essay read is encouraging, challenging and inspiring.

How it works:
  • For each nomination, you will be asked to carefully read and evaluate the three submitted short essays (200 words or less).
  • Each essay is scored on a scale from 1-10.
  • The PATH Intl. office will provide clear guidelines and forms on how the nominations are to be evaluated and scored.
  • The judging process requires a time commitment of approximately 10 to 15 hours between June 21 and July 5.
Applicant Requirements:
  • Must be a PATH Intl. member in good standing
  • Must have access to a computer with internet
How to Apply:
Submit the below information to Missy Dedrick by May 31st
  • Name
  • Member #
  • Region
  • Email address
Psst! New Conference Website Coming
Look for an exciting announcement this week about the launch of the new PATH Intl. Conference website! A new look, easy navigation and streamlined information will get you ready to register in a few short weeks!
Welcome to new PATH Intl. Copper Sponsor CommonTeri!
CommonTeri Services supports nonprofits who are using Salesforce©. They have extensive experience optimizing Salesforce for full constituent management including donors, volunteers, and clients. Their unique service model starts with a full Salesforce-usage audit and a budget-friendly support plan where customers have access to over 20 hours of support and training each month for one low rate. With CommonTeri Services, you become the expert of your Salesforce instance and get your Salesforce instance working better with more automation than ever before. Visit www.commonteri.com or email info@commonteri.com to talk with a team member.
Congratulations to Volunteer Management Survey Respondent Winners
Congratulation to Eva Lund of Special Spirit Inc. and Rachel Bloom of Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center for winning the equine care kits as part of the recent volunteer survey sent to PATH Intl. members. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who completed the survey and shared their volunteer management triumphs and challenges. Your input is valuable and will help PATH Intl. create an educational resource supporting professionals in areas of volunteer management.
The Deadline Is Almost Here for This Year's Award Nominations
The countdown has begun to get your nominations in, with 11 days left to be exact. All nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 31st. PATH Intl. is accepting applications for Adult Equestrian of the year, Youth Equestrian of the year, PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Equestrian of the Year and the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement award.

Click here  to get started!
PATH Intl. Region Representatives Nominations Now Open
One of the greatest benefits of being a member of PATH Intl. is the ability to have a voice in the leadership of the EAAT industry. It's time to exercise that voice! Nominations are open for region representatives of odd numbered regions: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

Nominations are due by June 1st. Submit the nomination form to your region representative. Your region representative contact information can be found on the region web page

Also, don't forget to pay close attention to your region's community connections page; your region representatives will be calling for nominations and posting important information during the process.

Use your voice, today!
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 they open.

Region 1   Next conference April 24-25, 2020, New Hampshire
Region 2   September 28-29, 2019, State College, PA, registration opens in July
Region 3   Next conference March 6-8, 2020, North Carolina
Region 4   Watch your email for the 2019 conference survey
Region 5   August 2-4, 2019, Ocala, FL, registration opens May 24
Region 6   Next conference March 13-15, 2020, Wisconsin
Region 7   Next conference January 31 - February 2, 2020, Olathe, KS
Region 8   August 2-4, 2019, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, registration opens May 24
Region 9   May 31 - June 2, 2019, Redmond, WA
Region 10 Next conference May 17-19, 2020, Park City, UT
Region 11  Next conference April 18-19, 2020, Fallbrook, CA
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  
June 2, 2019
Three Gaits, Inc. *Certification Only*
Oregon, WI

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
June 13-16, 2019
June 27-30, 2019

July 11-14, 2019
Aug. 7-10, 2019
Aug. 26-29, 2019
Sep. 13-16, 2019
Sep. 26-29, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Nov. 22-25, 2019
Jan. 23-26, 2020
Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
Shagri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Strides to Success
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Bucyrus, KS
Fairmont, WV

Lenoir City, TN
Hockley, TX
Santa Barbara, CA
Plainfield, IN
Guyton, GA
Loveland, CO
Old Lyme, CT
Mebane, NC

Driving  
Sep. 12-13, 2019

Sep. 14-15, 2019
Oct. 8-12, 2019
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Certification*
Touchstone Farm *Workshop and Certification*
Gilroy, CA

Gilroy, CA
Temple, NH

Mentor  
Aug. 1-2, 2019

Sep. 6-7, 2019
Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Cobleskill, NY

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