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Sponsors
Membership Vote
Application Waiver Benefit Changing
Member of the Month
Direct Service Scholarships
WWP Scholarship Recipients
Conference Info
Congrats to Conference Scholarship Recipients
Wish PATH Intl. Happy Anniversary
Instructor Education Guide
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage
FEI Finalists
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
Stay Connected 
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PATH Intl. Sponsors
If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl., please contact Kaye Marks
 
Title Sponsor - $20,000+ 
 
the official feed of PATH Intl.


Gold Sponsor - $10,000+  
 
Silver - $7,500+   
Adequan, the offical equine welfare partner of PATH Intl. 
Equisure 
Strides to Success

Bronze - $5,000+ 
Pewter - $2,500+   
WESA     
  
Copper - $1,000+
  
In Kind Donors and Media Partners
Equicizer  
Voting for PATH Intl. Board of Trustees and Region Reps Is Closed
Voting for the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees and Region Representatives closed at 11:59 p.m. MT on Monday, September 30. Result will be announced after voting is verified, according to the Association Bylaws. 

Thank you for your vote!
Application Waiver Member Center Benefit Changing After 10/31/19
The PATH Intl. Member Center benefit of one waived application fee for the registered level certification application fee will be changing on October 31, 2019, as PATH Intl. will no longer be accepting registered level applications after that time.

The NEW member center benefit for the CTRI Application fee, starting October 1, is as follows:

PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers will receive 50% off the member price and center members will receive 30% off the member price for ONE CTRI application annually with their membership. Candidates are required to submit a letter from their center authorizing them to use the discount for the year when their application is submitted and include payment for the balance.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.

October 1, 2019 

Celebrating 50 Years! Member of the Month: Rachel Royston
blue and green 50th anniversary logo
Rachel first joined PATH Intl. in 2008 when she had a new friend who was a NARHA instructor who insisted she volunteer with the Indiana School for the Blind. Her friend worked on her for a couple of months before her boss told her to take a long lunch so she could see what it was all about. Currently, she's with Turning Point Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Stillwater, OK.

Rachel Royston with horse She says her favorite thing about belonging to the EAAT community is serving people who are facing enormous challenges and helping them conquer -- whether it's sitting up straight, learning how to establish boundaries or developing a partnership with a horse that will serve them in every aspect of their life. Read more
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.
*Applications open Friday, Oct 4th!*
PATH Intl. is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Wounded Warrior Project®, Inc (WWP). 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.
PLEASE NOTE: To be reimbursed for October 2019 sessions , your center's completed application must be received by October 15th ! Applications will be reviewed, and you will be notified, with an attached agreement, if your center has been approved. This agreement must be completed and returned by November 1st , and your WWP, Inc online monthly forms must be submitted by November 5th.
 
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
2018-19 WWP Scholarship Recipients
ATTENTION current WWP, Inc Scholarship Recipients:
The deadline for September submissions was September 30th, 2019. This was the final month in the 2018-19 scholarship year, and forms were due early! These forms are now CLOSED. Any unreported sessions are not eligible for reimbursement. Please mark your calendar for next year!
Deadline Reminder for Online Registration for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
Online registration for the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, ends October 18. Register by October 18 to save $60 off the on-site price!  Click here for all the information and to register.

Hotel Information
PATH Intl. has received an overwhelming response to this year's conference and, as a result, the Westin Westminster is now sold out. PATH Intl. is not negotiating another official conference block. Click here to see alternate hotel options.

blue and green anniversary logoAre you ready to party? Make sure to select Anniversary Reception while registering (additional ticket required) to attend this special event celebrating the association's 50th anniversary. This reception is sponsored by the Official 50th Anniversary Sponsors Colorado State University and The Temple Grandin Equine Center.
Congrats Conference Scholarship Recipients!
PATH Intl. works diligently to obtain funding sources to ensure the maximum opportunity to underwrite registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. Donors and sponsors give generously to make these opportunities available to the greatest number of people. Thank you to our donors and sponsors who make these scholarships possible. Click here if you would like to donate (choose from available funds).

Congratulations to the following, who are the recipients of the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference Scholarships! Thank you to all who took time to apply.

2019 PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship Recipients:
Sarina Dalton, Janesville, WI
Emily Eschner, Bristol, CT
Jennifer Montgomery, Englewood, CO
Kristy Newstrom, Felton, CA
Marla Stegall, Eustace, TX
Allison Wixson, Raeford, NC

2019 EFP/EAL PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship in memory of Marjorie V. Kittredge recipients:
Nicolette Ahrens, Berthoud, CO
Lauren Longtoe, Niskayuna, NY
Jennifer Mathis, Lewisville, MT
Jocelyn Stott, Bozeman, MT
Wish PATH Intl. a Happy Anniversary!
Submit videos wishing PATH Intl. a happy anniversary.  It's as simple as turning on your phone's camera, recording a 10-second message, and then sending it. Or upload it to the PATH Intl. 50th Anniversary Facebook page

One of the most fun things at conference are the center videos shown throughout the event. Submit your fun videos (not promotional videos, please) that highlight your center, your professionals and your participants. 

We will highlight the videos at the conference and also on the PATH Intl. Facebook page and YouTube channel. Submit videos to Cher Smith, csmith@pathintl.org
In the Store Now: PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
Cover of the PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide
"Now this is a great resource," said one purchaser. 

Response to the newly released and much anticipated PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide© has been so favorable. Get yours now!

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 cover to cover 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. Click here to learn more.

Purchase the printed guide - $95; discounted member price $75
Purchase the downloadable guide  - $80; discounted member price $60
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PATH Intl. CTRI Web Page
Wondering where to view all of the information about the new PATH Intl. CTRI certification launching October 1, 2019? Visit the CTRI web page here or access it by selecting "Certifications" under the "Education" menu on the PATH Intl. homepage.
Congratulations to finalists for FEI Awards
The Fédération Équestre International (FEI) has released the list of finalists for the FEI Awards 2019, which includes United States Equestrian Federation/U.S. Para-Equestrian Association Para-Dressage Center of Excellence Wheatland Farm in the FEI Solidarity category and U.S. para-dressage rider Marie Vonderheyden in the FEI Against All Odds category. (Wheatland Farm is a PATH Intl. Member Center.) Public voting to help determine the winners closes Monday, October 7. Category winners will be honored at the FEI Awards Gala on November 19, hosted during the 2019 FEI General Assembly in Moscow, Russia. Click here to vote.
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;  2019 PATH Intl.
    Region 2/CECTH Conference feedback link coming soon
Region 3   March 6-8, 2020, North Carolina. Submit Abstract 
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
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.  

Advanced 
Oct. 4-5, 2019
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship *Certification Only*
Chatsworth, CA

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Nov. 22-25, 2019
Jan. 23-26, 2020
Feb. 12-15, 2020

Mar. 23-26, 2020
May 4-7, 2020
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Equest
Loveland, CO
Old Lyme, CT
Mebane, NC
Toano, VA

Cleburne, TX
Dallas, TX

Driving  
Oct. 8-12, 2019

Mar. 28-29, 2020
Touchstone Farm *Workshop and Certification*
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center *Driving Demo Workshop Only*
Temple, NH

Goffstown, NH

Interactive Vaulting  
Oct. 9-12, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019

Nov. 24-26, 2019
Saddle Up! *Workshop and Certification*
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
*Certification Only*
Hands & Hearts for Horses *Workshop Only*
Franklin, TN
Loxahatchee, FL

Thomasville, GA

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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