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Instructor Education Guide
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November 19, 2019 

2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Comes to a Close
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 50th anniversary of PATH Intl. by registering for the conference and annual meeting. The weather was beautiful, the education invigorating and the atmosphere festive. Look for a full write-up about the conference in the upcoming issue of PATH Intl. Strides.

The highlight of the conference was seeing so many of the past presidents, founders, and James Brady Professional Achievement Award winners all gathered in one place. We thank them one and all for participating in PATH Intl.'s 50th year celebration and for establishing and forwarding this amazing and life-changing field.

Save the Date and Meet Us in St. Louis! October 8-11, 2020. Watch for details!
Welcome to the New PATH Intl. Board of Trustees
The 2019 PATH Intl. Annual Meeting was held Sunday, November 10.  Susan Becklenberg took over as President of the Board of Trustees and Ross Braun became Past President following the annual meeting. Ed Milford and Brandan Montminy continue as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. Kim Berggren will be Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Jessica Normand was elected to her first term on the Board of Trustees. Kim Berggren, Scott Carver and Michael Kaufmann were re-elected for their second terms.

Congratulations to these individuals, and we thank them for their service on behalf of the membership association!
2020 Regional Award Nominations Open
2020 Regional Award Nominations are open and will close on December 1, 2019.

If you know of an outstanding equestrian, credentialed professional, volunteer, veterinarian or equine please nominate them for a PATH Intl. Award.  
Each credentialed professional, volunteer, veterinarian and equine  awards are regional, and winners will be recognized at their region conferences. There are 11 regions; there will be 11 regional winners in each category. Each regional winner from each category will go through a secondary nomination process to determine a national winner for 2020.

Head over to the  awards page to find more details, directions and nomination links, reference forms and sample nomination forms for each category. 

If you have any questions please contact  Missy.
Video Tutorial: Transitioning to the PATH Intl. CTRI Credential
Wondering how to transition to the PATH Intl. CTRI credential? Watch this short  video tutorial  to learn about the process.
Ready to Transition to the CTRI Credential?
Get started by completing payment for the  CTRI Maintenance Fee  to initiate enrollment in the online test. (Please allow 3 business days for enrollment.) Once you've successfully passed the test, fill out the  CTRI Transition Form  and email it to to finish the transition process. It's that simple! Questions? Contact Brittney Holdman.
PATH Intl. Instructor Education GuideĀ©
"Now this is a great resource," said one purchaser. 

The PATH Intl. Instructor Education GuideĀ©  is a handbook for novice and experienced therapeutic horsemanship professionals. This comprehensive, 200 page, full-color book created by a team of industry experts is filled with important industry considerations. Included are chapters on: the equine partner, tack and equipment, participants, teaching in a therapeutic setting, behavior and emotional regulation, volunteers, entering the ring, considerations for instructors, instructor development and a glossary.

Get yours now from the PATH Intl. store.

Purchase the printed guide - $95; discounted member price $75
Purchase the downloadable guide  - $80; discounted member price $60
PATH Intl. PACs Direct Service Application Open Until January 3
The VA ASG Direct Service Application is open for all Premier Accredited Centers until January 3rd. You can apply here, or contact Danielle Crooks with any questions.
Member Perks by Abenity Has Been Launched
You should have received a welcome email from Abenity in the last week of October. If you missed it, don't fret. You can still get set up by following the link to sign in. Your username is the email you have on file with PATH Intl. and your temporary password is !PATHintl1. After signing in, reset your password and then enjoy the many perks and benefits provided to you by Abenity.

 More information about the program can be found here. Questions? Contact Missy Jean at the PATH Intl. Office.
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PATH Intl. CTRI Web Page
Wondering where to view all of the information about the new PATH Intl. CTRI certification? Visit the CTRI web page here or access it by selecting "Certifications" under the "Education" menu on the PATH Intl. homepage.
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 it becomes available.

Region 1   April 24-25, 2020, New Hampshire.  Submit Abstract, CLOSES SOON!
Region 2   State meetings in 2020; March 20-22, 2020: Maryland State Meeting
Region 3   March 6-8, 2020, North Carolina, registration opens 12/27/19
Region 4   May 29-31, 2020, Michigan City, IN
Region 5   2020 Conference, TN TBD.
Region 6   March 13-15, 2020, Madison, WI
Region 7   January 31 - February 2, 2020, Olathe, KS. Registration opens November 22
Region 8   July 31 - August 2, 2020, Georgetown, TX 
Region 9   State Meetings in 2020
Region 10  May 15-17, 2020, Park City, UT. Submit Abstract
Region 11  April 18-19, 2020, Fallbrook, CA. Submit Abstract
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. 22-25, 2019
Jan. 23-26, 2020
Feb. 12-15, 2020

Feb. 15-18, 2020
Feb. 20-23, 2020
Mar. 23-26, 2020
May 4-7, 2020
Jun. 25-28, 2020
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
Old Lyme, CT
Mebane, NC
Toano, VA

Old Lyme, CT
Redmond, WA
Cleburne, TX
Dallas, TX
Fairmont, WV

Mar. 9-10, 2020

Mar. 28-29, 2020
Dreams On Horseback *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Blacklick, OH

Goffstown, NH

Interactive Vaulting  
Nov. 24-26, 2019

Jun. 1-4, 2020
Hands & Hearts for Horses *Workshop Only*
Reins of Life, Inc. * Workshop & Certification*
Thomasville, GA

Michigan City, IN

Sep. 10 - Nov. 30, 2019
Jan. 17 - Mar. 14, 2020
Jan. 21 - Apr. 1, 2020
Aug. 14 - Oct. 10, 2020
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding


High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

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