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Online Education
It's a Wrap!
Bylaws Vote
PATH Intl. Granted Funds From BWF
Save the Date Webinar
Equine Tips
New Logo Wear Store
EQUUS Foundation Champions Program
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
Informative Archives on PATH Intl. Website
If you feel you have missed some communications from PATH Intl., there are archives on the website to help you find information.
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November 6, 2018 

PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting -- It's a Wrap!
The 2018 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting is in the books. Many tears, much joy, inspirational stories and exceptional education made this a conference to remember. Stay tuned for conference session videos.

A highlight for many attendees was Barbara Rector receiving the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement award. To read about Barbara and all the award winners, click here

Several lighthearted videos were again sprinkled throughout the conference. This one from Access Equestrian, Inc., in Bedford, NY, was a favorite. We hope you enjoy it too!

Access Equestrian
Access Equestrian
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!
PATH Intl. Bylaws Vote
The first electronic vote of bylaws amendments has been successfully concluded. All of the bylaws amendments on the ballot passed with a significant majority. 295 votes were cast. All of the amendments had an approval count of over 88% or 262 votes.
Thank you to the bylaws committee consisting of PATH Intl. Board of Trustees members Brandan Montminy, Patti Coyle and Michael Kauffman for their diligent work on this.
Click here to read the approved amended bylaws.  
Your Association Wants You: Volunteer
As a PATH Intl. member benefit, members are welcome to volunteer for a position on any PATH Intl. committee or task force. This allows members to have a voice in the association, specific topics they're passionate about and 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
PATH Intl. Honored to Again Be Granted Funds From the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Bob Woodruff Foundation logo green and gray stacked The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) has been awarded funding by the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to support, in partnership with the Man O' War (MOW) Project at Columbia University, the development of curriculum for mental health providers in equine-assisted therapies (EAT) working with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (EAT-PTSD). 

PATH Intl. was granted funding to help develop, implement and evaluate the training program for delivery of a first of its kind, evidence-based equine-assisted group treatment for veterans with significant PTSD symptoms. The overarching goal is to disseminate the EAT-PTSD program to the larger field of equine-assisted mental health professionals, thereby significantly increasing the availability of the only existing research-based EAT curriculum and treatment for veterans with PTSD.

"PATH Intl. is proud of its partnerships with two such highly regarded organizations--BWF and MOW at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and looks forward to piloting the program to make it available to equine-assisted mental health professionals and ultimately veterans who might truly benefit from the services," said PATH Intl. CEO Kathy Alm.

Click here to read the full press release.
Center Members, Save the Date! EquestrianProfessional Webinar
As a PATH Intl. Member Center benefit, PATH Intl. brings to you another webinar through, this time focused on marketing.  Save the date; registration instructions will come to your inbox soon.
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.
Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Sponsored by Adequan, the official equine welfare partner of PATH Intl.
horse treats shaped like Christmas cookies Treat Your Horse
By Jessica Normand, SmartPak, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Member

With the holidays quickly coming upon us, everyone's mind is filled with visions of sugarplums and the smell of holiday baking. Did we say everyone? Yes, everyone! Even our equine partners, who have been good all year. Treat them right this holiday season by baking these easy-to-make horse cookies from the "favorite recipe" category on the  SmartPak blog

Need more ideas? Check out the PATH Intl. board "Great Ideas" on  Pinterest.
New Logo Wear Store
Lands_ End Ad
Great News!  After searching for the perfect fit to supply apparel and promotional items featuring PATH Intl. logos, Lands' End was chosen. Lands' End is known for its outstanding quality, variety, range of sizes, frequent, great sales and extraordinary customer service. Be sure to opt into their emails so you will be notified of sales! Click here to check it out!
To celebrate the launch they've discounted everything in the PATH Intl. store by 25% between October 24 and November 7, 2018! There is no discount or coupon required; the prices on the storefront include the discount.
There are five PATH Intl. logos to choose from:
Center Member
Premier Accredited Center
PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes®
They're happy to add names or other stitching by request. They've preselected embroidery thread colors to choose from and if you want something different, just call or include your request in the special instructions. They're really that flexible and offer their legendary return policy even after logos have been added. Click here for ordering instructions in case you need them, but you probably won't, and they are more than happy to answer any questions always. Happy Shopping! Wear and display with pride your involvement with the premier association in EAAT!
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 Region 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 11/16/18

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  
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Mar. 18-21, 2019
Apr. 13-16, 2019
May 6-9, 2019
May 16-19, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
High Hopes Theapeutic Riding
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Old Lyme, CT
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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