In This Issue
Online Education
Member of the Month
New Database Update
Welcome to New Sponsor
NSBA Foundation Grant
Scholarship Applications Open
Call for Judges
Nominations for Region Reps
Reminder: Award Applications Are Open
Volunteer Management Survey
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 7, 2019 

TIME TO CELEBRATE! PATH Intl. Member of the Month
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Today we introduce you to the first of two PATH Intl. members of the month for May, Christy Schmitt!

Christy Schmitt and family
Christy is part of the fantastic team at Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Cicero, Indiana. We asked Christy when and why she joined PATH Intl., and she said, "I joined PATH Intl. in 2016. I had been a stay-at-home mom of six kids since I was 19. I did not have any education past high school, and when I got a divorce in 2014 I was just working odd jobs to try to make ends meet. Agape hired me as a stable assistant, and due to their investment of time and resources in my life as well as their belief in me, I started my journey to becoming an instructor. I am now a site manager at one of our locations and feel blessed to be able to serve others in this industry as well as provide a good living for myself and my kids."  Read more
New Membership Database Update
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.

Please continue to check that all your information (such as your contact information) is correct. Errors in your contact information are something members can and should update or correct themselves. To report inaccuracies in your membership or certification information, please contact Karen Province, or call (800) 369-7433, ext. 103.
Welcome to new PATH Intl. Copper Sponsor CommonTeri!
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NSBA Foundation Grant Applications
The NSBA Foundation has announced that its 2019 grant applications are now available for the 2019 NSBA World Championship Show. Annually, financial grants are offered to equestrians with disabilities (EWD) and veterans to help offset stalling and entry fee costs to attend the event held in Tulsa, OK, August 10-18, 2019.

Class offerings for independent and supported EWD riders include showmanship, western horsemanship, English equitation, trail, western pleasure and hunter under saddle. A veteran walk-trot western pleasure class is also offered for independent or supported riders. Complete NSBA World Championship Show information is available at

Grant applications can be accessed and submitted here and must be received by June 1, 2019. Grant recipients will be notified June 15 of their award.
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:
  • You will be asked to carefully read and evaluate three 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
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!
Reminder: International Award Applications Are Open
Remember to nominate your outstanding professionals and equestrians for a PATH Intl. award. Applications are open for the following: 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.

Applications are due by May 31, 2019.  Click here  to get started!
Reminder: Share your volunteer management triumphs, challenges and most burning questions
A successful volunteer team is the mainstay of many equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) programs. In an effort to create an educational resource supporting professionals in areas of volunteer management, the PATH Intl. education department has a brief questionnaire on how programs approach volunteer outreach, selection, training, organizing and supervising. By sharing your successes, common challenges and your most burning questions on how to support a strong volunteer team, you will be helping develop future educational opportunities.

As an added thank you for taking the time to complete the brief survey, you will have the option to enter for a chance to win one of two equine care packages that may help with spring cleaning your horse.

Click to begin the Volunteer Management Questionnaire and enter for a chance to win.
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   Check your email for the 2019 conference survey; next conference April 24-25, 2020
Region 2   September 28-29, 2019, State College, PA, registration opens in July
Region 3   Next conference March 6-8, 2020
Region 4   May 16-18, 2019, Augusta, MI, registration available onsite
Region 5   August 2-4, 2019, Ocala, FL, registration opens May 24
Region 6   Next conference March 13-15, 2020
Region 7   Next conference January 31 - February 2, 2020
Region 8   August 2-4, 2019, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, registration opens May 24
Region 9   May 31 - June 2, 2019, Redmond, WA, registration is open (closes May 17)
Region 10 Watch your email for the 2019 conference survey
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.  

June 2, 2019
Three Gaits, Inc. *Certification Only*
Oregon, WI

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
May 6-9, 2019
May 15-18, 2019
May 16-19, 2019
June 13-16, 2019
June 27-30, 2019

July 11-14, 2019
Aug. 7-10, 2019
Aug. 26-29, 2019
Sep. 26-29, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Nov. 22-25, 2019
SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center
Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
Shagri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Dallas, TX
Cobleskill, NY
Elbert, CO
Bucyrus, KS
Fairmont, WV

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

May 15-16, 2019

May 30-31, 2019

June 1-2, 2019
Oct. 8-12, 2019
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
DreamPower Horsemanship "Certification*
Touchstone Farm *Workshop and Certification*
Augusta, MI

Gilroy, CA

Gilroy, CA
Temple, NH

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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