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Cash Drawing at Conference!
Pack an Extra Bag
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage
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Instructor Education Guide
Direct Service Scholarships
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage
Graduate Student Survey
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
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November 5, 2019 

Busy Office!
A reminder, if you couldn't tell, it is conference week this week. While we will be having fun with a large number of attendees, we know that the majority of our members are still in their homes, barns and regular jobs. Thank you for keeping everything running! 

The PATH Intl. staff is busy getting everything ready for the conference and 50th anniversary celebration. Staff will periodically be out of the office starting Wednesday through Friday, so response times to phone messages and emails may be slightly longer. Thank you for your patience, and we will get back to normal as soon as possible!
Cash Drawing at Conference! PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Appreciation and Center Member Cash Drawings
A generous, anonymous donor who deeply believes in PATH Intl., the value of PATH Intl. Center Accreditation and the significance of the association's anniversary has made a significant and fun donation to this year's international conference! At the direction of the donor and to thank PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center (PAC) representatives in attendance, all PAC representatives are encouraged to enter a drawing for $1,000 cash! One center will be randomly selected from entries and the cash recipient will be announced at the awards luncheon on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Entry forms will be at the silent auction check-in table in the exhibit hall from 12 noon to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019. Forms will be counted to ensure only one entry per center in attendance is allowed. All entries must be received by 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019.

Your center not a PAC (yet)?
Thanks to the same generous donor, PATH Intl. Center Members are also eligible to enter a separate drawing for $500 cash! If the selected center chooses to apply for PATH Intl. Accreditation in the following 12 months, a second $500 will be contributed to their accreditation application/process fees! One center will be randomly selected from entries and the winner will be announced at the awards luncheon on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Entry forms will be at the silent auction check in table in the exhibit hall from 12 noon to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019. Forms will be counted to ensure only one entry per center in attendance is allowed. All entries must be received by 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019.
Conference Attendees: Pack an Extra Bag!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of PATH Intl., the association received a substantial in-kind donation from JT International/ Tough One. Thanks to this donation there will be all sorts of fun giveaways at the conference. From registration bags to door prizes and favors, attendees will be loaded up with great items including tack, grooming products and other gift items. Registrants might want to pack an empty bag just for all their goodies!
Congratulations
Join the association in congratulating the more than 1,200 PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors who have transitioned to the new credential, paving the way toward building recognition of the PATH Intl. CTRI credential! Click here to see the full list of instructors currently holding the CTRI credential. 
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 certificationcompliance@pathintl.org to finish the transition process. It's that simple! Questions? Contact Brittney Holdman.
In the Store and at Conference: PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
"Now this is a great resource," said one purchaser. 

Response to the PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide© has been so favorable. Get yours now or purchase the printed guide at conference.

The guide 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..

Purchase the printed guide - $95; discounted member price $75
Purchase the downloadable guide  - $80; discounted member price $60
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PATH Intl. PACs Direct Service Scholarships Available
PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers (PACs):
Direct Service Scholarships Available through Wounded Warrior Project®, Inc for 2019-2020.
Wounded Warrior Project®, Inc (WWP) has made a significant grant to PATH Intl. for the purpose of awarding scholarships for equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to WWP veterans.
PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers currently serving post 9-11 veteran participants are encouraged to have them register with WWP. In addition to becoming part of a network that exists to empower and honor its veterans, current Premier Accredited Center participants, after registering with WWP, may then be eligible for scholarship reimbursement.
If you have questions regarding the WWP, Inc Scholarship program or how to apply, please contact:

PATH Intl Programs Representative
(303) 452-1212, ext. 115
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.
Graduate Student Survey: East Carolina University
You are invited to participate in a research study titled "Exploring the potential inclusion of child life professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapy" being conducted by Rachel Robinson, a graduate student at East Carolina University in the Human Development and Family Science department. Click here for the survey. The goal is to survey 250 individuals through Qualtrics. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. It is hoped that this information will assist us to better understand the knowledge that equine-assisted activities and therapies personnel have about the field of child life and their attitudes toward incorporating child life specialists into the equine-assisted activities and therapies team. Please call Rachel Robinson at (509) 332-9201 for any research related questions or the Office of Research Integrity & Compliance (ORIC) at (252) 744-2914 for questions about your rights as a research participant.
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
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: NOTE NEW DATES!
Region 5   2020 Conference, TN TBD.
Region 6   March 13-15, 2020, Madison, WI. Submit Abstract -- Deadline November 10
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
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
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Equest
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship
Old Lyme, CT
Mebane, NC
Toano, VA

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

Driving  
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. 1-3, 2020
Hands & Hearts for Horses *Workshop Only*
Reins of Life, Inc. *Workshop Only*
Thomasville, GA

Michigan City, IN

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

Equest

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Equest
Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

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