In This Issue
Office Open During Conference
Bylaws Vote Announcement
Region Rep Election Results
Community Connections Corner
Equine Tips
New Overtime Rule
Advanced Exam Announcement
Education Offerings
Workshops and Certifications
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November 1, 2016 

At the Conference AND at the Office 

Please remember that while some PATH Intl. Staff is onsite at the conference in Williamsburg, other staff members remain at the office in Denver. If you need anything, don't hesitate to contact the office, and we will work to answer your questions, fulfill your requests and meet your needs. Thank you for your patience!
Conference Exhibitors

Give a big welcome to our
2016 PATH Intl. Conference Exhibitors!

Al-Marah Equine School | American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) | Balance Rider | Carlisle Academy | CastleBranch | Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) | Equi-Force | Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A) | Freedom Rider | High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. | Home Horse | Horse Sense of the Carolinas | Horses & Humans Research Foundation | Horses on a Mission | Life Data Labs | Lorrie Renker | Markel Insurance | Mending Fences | RIDE TV | SmartPak | Strides to Success | SureHands Lift and Care Systems | The Foal Project | Virginia Horse Industry Board Windridge Therapeutic Riding Center 
Bylaws Vote at This Year's Annual Meeting
This announcement is to inform the PATH Intl. membership of proposed bylaws amendments by the board of trustees and bylaws review committee. These bylaws may be amended by two-thirds majority vote of the voting members present and voting at the PATH Intl. Annual Meeting that will take place Friday, November 4, 2016, in Williamsburg, VA at 7:30 a.m., provided that full text of the proposed amendments shall have been delivered to each voting member in the notice of the meeting.
There are several bylaws amendments to be voted on at this year's annual meeting. Click here to learn more. To learn why bylaws change votes happen at the annual meeting, click here. 
Region Rep Election Results 
The PATH Intl. Membership Oversight Committee (MOC) is the voice of the PATH Intl. members, advocating for their interests to the association and the industry. Elections for MOC region representatives were held recently in the even-numbered regions. We are pleased to announce the newly elected (or re-elected) region reps. We thank them for their willingness, enthusiasm and dedication to PATH Intl. Their term will start January 1, 2017. Congratulations!

Region 2: Elizabeth Carlson (re-elected)
Region 4: Amanda Bubb (re-elected)
Region 6: Dena Duncan
Region 8: Shannon Middleton
Region 10: Ronda L. Ward  
Community Connections Corner 
community connections banner This month's featured Community Connections post is addressed to the Equine Assisted Learning Community where a member asks:
Hello! I was wondering if anyone out there uses a for-profit model for their EAL program? If so, any suggestions as to how to go about it? Thanks!
If you have any advice to help this member, please click here to log into Community Connections and join the discussion.
From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee 
Managing Stress
Cathy Languerand, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Chair
We all would like to know the magic formula for de-stressing. Did you know that when your horses head is up and body braced that he is pumping adrenalin? Do you know how to ask him to lower his head without causing more stress? If you learn the horse's language you can easily, using body language instead of pulling, ask him to lower his head. We are all looking for ways to lower the level of pressure that we both use and feel. By looking at our current methods with new compassion and understanding we can refine, "upgrade" and imagine an environment where less pressure and stress exist, where trust, respect and two-way communication are taught and practiced. Do you know a PATH Intl. professional who teaches this way? Read more

Click here for a stress infographic.

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is committed to refining and deepening our perspective of equine well-being to include the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our wonderful four-legged partners. Join us on this journey. Please add your thoughts on the PATH Intl. Community Connections page. It is our desire that these tips start a further discussion on Community Connections. Any thoughts? We appreciate hearing from you! 

New Overtime Rule Needs Your Attention
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Are Nonprofits Required to Pay Overtime?
You may have seen or read about the ruling by the Department of Labor regarding minimum salaries for exemptions from overtime going into effect on December 1, 2016. This ruling may or may not affect you, your center, or your employees; we wanted to give you some information. Click here to read more
Advanced Exam Announcement 
The PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor Certification Workgroup is proud to announce the release of an updated advanced riding instructor online exam. All questions have been reviewed for accuracy with criteria, grammar and citations. The list of recommended resources has been updated and is available in the advanced application booklet, as well as on the welcome page prior to the start of the exam. NOTE: No paper copies of this exam may be administered unless the candidate has received an accommodation from PATH Intl. permitting a written version of the exam.
This exam is a prerequisite for certification eligibility, and exam scores are valid for one year. The updated exam goes into effect October 1, 2016. Candidates who signed up for the exam prior to October 1st have until December 1st to complete the former version of the exam for their score to be honored. 
Online Education 
PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis & EAAT Online Course
Dates: December 1-22nd, 2016 
This three-week PATH Intl. online education course will offer instructors an understanding of SCI conditions and how to apply this knowledge to the development of safe and effective EAAT lesson plans. Course curriculum will focus on integrating new ideas for offering a participant-centered approach to planning and facilitating EAAT. Register Here

Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Online Course
Dates: December 1-22nd, 2016 
This three-week PATH Intl. education course will offer instructors an understanding of basic military culture, terminology and common reasons that veterans and service members seek out EAAT. Learners will develop communication skills, center policies and processes for participant assessment, planning and identifying precautions and contraindications. Register Here  
SmartPak Horse of the Month
SmartPak is looking to choose the next Horse of the Month, which will receive $100 of SmartPak products for a month. Nominate your horse for a chance to win! Photos are highly encouraged!  
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  
Nov. 10-13
Nov. 18-21
Dec. 8-11
Feb. 23-26, 2017
Mar. 23-26, 2017 
Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship 
Lubbock, TX
Old Lyme, CT
Lenoir City, TN
Old Lyme, CT
Chatsworth, CA 

Mentor Training 
Mar. 24-25, 2017
May 19-20, 2017 
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Goffstown, NH
Old Lyme, CT 

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