In This Issue
Online Education
New Logo Wear Store
Electronic Bylaws Vote Reminder
Resource for Instructors
Equine Tips
AHC Equine Research Survey
EQUUS Foundation Champions Program
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
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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

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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

October 16, 2018 

New Logo Wear Store
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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!
Electronic Bylaws Vote Reminder
Your Vote Matters in Red White and Blue This Friday,  October 19th, 2018,  PATH Intl. members will receive an email for the electronic bylaws vote that will give all members the opportunity to cast a vote. The email will include a link to the electronic ballot and simple instructions. The vote will be open from Friday, October 19 to Friday, November 2, 2018. Your vote matters! Click here for more information.
Attention Instructors-in-Training and Phase I Candidates
group lesson with two horses
Searching for an online resource that can support you in your lesson planning and practice teaching? Join Megan Ellis, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and program director at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Old Lyme, CT, for a live online course on the art of teaching group lessons! Learn more about how to plan and execute effective group lesson plans with special attention paid to preparation, group lesson objectives, class management and teaching techniques that will not only build your confidence as an instructor, but the confidence of your students as well.

Already a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor but want to chat with an industry leader to grow and sharpen your group instruction skills? This two hour live online course is designed to help even more advanced instructors develop the necessary skills and confidence to provide effective and inspirational group lessons.

Lessons in Instruction: The Art of Teaching to the Group Presented by Megan Ellis
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Cost: $75; Special Member Price: $55
Learn more and register: or (800) 369-7433
Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Sponsored by Adequan, the official equine welfare partner of PATH Intl.
The Right Horse Initiative
By Christie Counts, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Member

In 2017, there were 873 PATH Intl. center members in the United States. On average, the centers partner with well over 8,000 horses in their programs. Although we do not yet know the exact average service time of horses in these centers, we believe it is approximately three to seven years. Thus, thousands of these horses are transitioned out of service annually. Each time a horse transitions out of service at a PATH Intl. center, the center is faced with two challenges. First, they have to find a new home for the horse and second, they have to find a new replacement horse. Where do all of these horses come from? What happens to them when they are finished providing service to the programs? These questions are particularly interesting to The Right Horse Initiative. Read more
It's Not Too Late to Register Online for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
We know right now you are suffering from FOMO--the fear of missing out. Education CEUs, your friends talking endlessly about how great the conference was, the opportunity to network with some of the superstars in EAAT as well as welcome the newbies. The good news is, you don't have to miss out! You can still register for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, October 25-27 in Orlando! Register online at the onsite price: $550 for members, $640 for non-members. 

Register online here. Or come to the registration booth at The Rosen Centre in Orlando. We'll make sure you don't feel left out.
The American Horse Council Equine Research Survey
The American Horse Council is partnering with a number of equine organizations to determine what areas of equine health and performance need more research to help improve the health and welfare of horses. This information will be invaluable to help funding agencies direct resources to areas of the most need. Please take 10 minutes to answer a dozen questions. Thank you for your participation.  Click here.
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 6 Submission Deadline 11/1/18 - closing soon
Region 7 Submission Deadline 10/20/18 - closing soon

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
Oct. 12-14, 2018

Oct. 18-20, 2018
Dec. 4-6, 2018
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Saddle Up! *Certification Only*
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*
Lenoir City, TN

Franklin, TN
Ocala, FL

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Nov. 7-10, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Mar. 18-21, 2019
May 16-19, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
Leesburg, VA
Old Lyme, CT
Lenoir City, TN
Bend, OR
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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