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Online Education
Video Highlight
EquestrianProfessional Webinar
Lands' End Thanksgiving Discount
Thank You
2019 Award Nominations Open
Volunteer Opportunities
EQUUS Foundation Champions Program
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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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
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November 20, 2018 

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PATH Intl. Conference Video Highlight
Several lighthearted videos were sprinkled throughout the 2018 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando. Enjoy this video from ROCK, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Georgetown, TX.

ROCK Just the Way You Are 2018
ROCK Just the Way You Are 2018

The 2019 PATH Intl. Conference will be in Denver, November 8-10, at The Westin Westminster. Marking the 50th anniversary of PATH Intl., this conference will feature some fun events and memorable moments. Planning is underway, so make plans to be there. Information coming!
Giving Tuesday: Better Than Holiday Shopping!
As the frenzy of holiday shopping season commences, perhaps the best way of tackling the mayhem is by avoiding it. Miss the crowds, stay in your lounge pants the day after Thanksgiving and instead consider making a donation on Giving Tuesday to PATH Intl. Perhaps support the general operations of the association or consider donating to one of many funds in place to support member centers, such as the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund, or participants, through the PATH Intl. EAAT Participant Assistance Fund. To learn about the funds or make a donation, click here.

What is Giving Tuesday?
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
Center Members, Register for the Next Webinar
As a PATH Intl. Member Center benefit, PATH Intl. brings to you another webinar through, this time focused on marketing. 
How to Create a Horse Business Marketing Plan
That Delivers Results
When: Nov. 27th, 6:30 p.m. MT

Topic: Marketing practices and strategies that deliver results
Duration: 30 - 40 minutes
Speaker: Elisabeth McMillan

This webinar will take you through a step-by-step process to help you develop a marketing plan that:

1. Is affordable
2. Is easy to implement
3. Attracts the right customers
4. Delivers sales results

The top reason why most marketing plans don't work is because they fail to deliver a good return on investment (ROI). Now-a-days with the role social media plays, your investment might be more time based than dollar based. However, it still needs to generate a return. If you want more results from your marketing efforts and investment, this webinar is for you.

Click here to register with your center name and email.
Lands' End Thanksgiving Discount
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Wear your PATH Intl. logos with pride! Last month PATH Intl. announced its new partnership with Lands' End that is now hosting the PATH Intl. ProShop where individuals can purchase and customize approved PATH Intl. logo wear and promotional items. They have so many great items, legendary quality and customer service and the best sales ever so be sure to check the store frequently for great deals. For instance, they're offering two weeks of 30% off all orders using promotion code E30MT1 through November 30, 2018. Click here and shop happy!
Thank You, Region Leadership Teams!
Thank you to PATH Intl. Region Leadership Teams (RLT) for your amazing hard work! 

As many of you know, PATH Intl. is organized into 11 regions; each region has its own region representative who leads a team consisting of a treasurer, communications chair and a state chair for every state in their region. During the fiscal year of July 2017-June 2018, these RLTs participated in over 350 outreach efforts. These efforts consisted of setting up PATH Intl. booths at local fairs and events to talking about PATH Intl. during presentations at local universities, and the list goes on. During the same time period RLTs also conducted 30 state meetings with 800+ attendees and participated in eight regional conferences with an additional 750+ attendees. All this outreach is accomplished by volunteers. These volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of PATH Intl., and we truly couldn't thank them enough. 

To find out what region you're in and who your region representative is, head over to the My Region page on the PATH Intl. website.
2019 Award Nominations Now Open -- Deadline Jan. 28, 2019
If you know of an outstanding equestrian, credentialed professional, volunteer, veterinarian or equine please nominate them for a PATH Intl. Award. 
Regional award winners for credentialed professionals, volunteers, veterinarians and equines will be recognized at their region's conference and will go through a secondary nomination process to determine an international winner for 2019. 

Winners of the child/youth, adult/independent adult and the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® equestrian awards will be recognized at the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference in Denver, CO, along with the  credentialed professional, volunteer, veterinarian and equine international winners.  

Head over to the awards page to find more details, instructions and the forms for each category, including the James Brady Professional Achievement Award. Questions? Please contact Missy Jean Dedrick.
Calling All Members for Volunteer Committee Opportunities
As a PATH Intl. member benefit, members are encouraged to volunteer for a position on PATH Intl. committees or task forces. This allows members to have a voice in the association and in EAAT. Below is a list of committees and task forces currently looking for qualified applicants for 2019. Visit the volunteer webpage to access charters, the application link and other information related to each position. 
If you're interested in volunteering but not sure which committee is a good fit, please complete the application and staff can help determine your best fit. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact member programs coordinator Missy Jean Dedrick.

Committees and task forces currently accepting applications:
  • Accreditation Subcommittee
  • PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Committee
  • Equine Welfare Committee
  • Riding Certification Subcommittee
  • Therapeutic Driving Certification Subcommittee
  • Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Subcommittee
  • Interactive Vaulting Certification Subcommittee
  • Standards Review Task Force
  • International Conference Host Task Force
  • Health and Education Advisory
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.
2019 Regional Conferences Dates and Call for Abstracts
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, PATH Intl. region conference coordinator.

Save the Dates for the 2019 Regional Conferences
Region 1     April 27-28, 2019, Amherst, MA
Region 3     March 29-31, 2019, Daniels, WV
Region 4     May 16-18, 2019, Augusta, MI
Region 5     August 2-4, 2019, Ocala, FL
Region 6     March 8-10, 2019, Fargo, ND
Region 7     February 22-24, 2019, St. Louis, MO
Region 8     August 2-4, 2019, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Region 9     May 31 - June 2, 2019, Redmond, WA
Region 10   May 3-5, 2019, Elbert, CO

Call for Abstracts
Share something new, cutting edge and important with your peers.  The 2019 PATH Intl. Regional Conferences are right around the corner! See the links below to submit your abstract to the regions currently accepting them. Watch your email for more details and for upcoming links for other regions. Share your knowledge; it helps make these conferences great!
Submit your abstract for each region by clicking the link(s) below:
Region 1 Submission deadline 11/30/18 New extended deadline

Region 3 Submission Deadline 11/24/18

Region 4 Submission Deadline 1/11/19
Region 9 Submission Deadline 2/15/19

Region 10 Submission Deadline 1/25/19

Watch your email and the PATH Intl. Region Conferences page for updates.
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
Dec. 4-6, 2018

Feb. 4-6, 2019
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Ocala, FL

Old Lyme, CT

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Mar. 18-21, 2019
Apr. 13-16, 2019
May 6-9, 2019
May 16-19, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
High Hopes Theapeutic Riding
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Lenoir City, TN
Bend, OR
Old Lyme, CT
Dallas, TX
Elbert, CO
Loveland, CO

Interactive Vaulting  
Feb. 1-3, 2019
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
Johns Island, SC

Jan. 9-April, 2019
Jan. 18-Mar. 11
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
Dallas, TX

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