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Online Education
PATH Intl. in Teaching Exceptional Children Magazine
American Horse Council
New Resource for Instructors
Staff Spotlight
New Bronze Sponsor
EQUUS Foundation Grant Recipients
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

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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

October 2, 2018 

PATH Intl. in Teaching Exceptional Children Magazine
ad copy PATH Intl. is featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Teaching Exceptional Children, an official journal of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) specifically for teachers of children with disabilities and children who are gifted. The electronic version can be seen here and features a PATH Intl. cover-tip ad, the outside back cover ad and a leaderboard at the top of the page. The print version features the PATH Intl. ad on the outside back cover. The publication goes to 27,000 CEC members and subscribers via email and 7,000 in print. The CEC has made the electronic version available to PATH Intl. members. Enjoy!
Help Continue the Advocacy Work of the American Horse Council
Red white and blue logo I Own a Horse and I Vote As mid-term elections approach, PATH Intl. wants to bring attention to the American Horse Council's (AHC) work on behalf of the equine industry. Click here to read about how AHC is presently focusing on equine-assisted therapies with congress and regulatory agencies. This includes federal funds for equine-assisted therapy. Contact AHC with questions at
An Exciting New Resource for Instructors, Mentors and Instructors-in-Training
group lesson with two horses 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

Megan Ellis If you struggle with lesson cohesiveness, continuity or identifying an appropriately challenging horsemanship skill outside of private lessons, engage with a community of EAAT professionals to discover the secret to successful group lessons. 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. 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!

Join us to earn a certificate of course completion and two continuing education credits toward the PATH Intl. riding instructor core requirement (CR)! 

Learn more and register: or (800) 369-7433
PATH Intl. Staff Spotlight
Members have spoken to let their region reps know they would like to know more about the PATH Intl. staff and who they need to call for information. In the next few weeks, PATH Intl. eNews will be highlighting different staff members (particularly the new ones). As always, members can check out the staff directory on the website for contact information.

Missy Dedrick, PATH Intl. Member Programs Coordinator
Missy Dedrick My name is Missy, I have been with PATH Intl. since March of this year. 

I am not a horse person, though I admire those who are.

My career history is military and 911 dispatch. I spent six years in the Army Reserve as a chaplain assistant with one tour in Afghanistan. After deployment I came home to finish my bachelor's degree in political science, while working for a security company in Denver. After that I was employed by the Black Hawk, CO, police department as a 911 dispatcher. I loved this job, and I wanted to stay; however, my body would not adjust to working the grave shift. After three years I decided I needed a career change, particularly to a field that was satisfying but also provided regular day time work hours. So I chose the field of nonprofits and went back to school to earn a master's degree in nonprofit management. That's when I found PATH Intl.!

My job with PATH Intl., in a nut shell, is to focus on keeping members happy. I work on keeping current member programs and benefits up and running and researching future benefits and best practices. I also help make things run smoothly such as regional outreach efforts and volunteer engagement. Something I try to keep in mind is if our members are happy, they can focus on making their participants happy.  
PATH Intl. Welcomes New Bronze Sponsor
green and white logo PATH Intl. welcomes bronze sponsor Leadership Adventures, Inc.! Leadership Adventures can help PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers achieve the next level of success with Equine-Assisted Leadership Development™ (EALD™). Leadership Adventures offers a certification to help centers and PATH Intl. Certified Professionals deliver world-class, EALD™ leadership courses to local for-profits, nonprofits, veterans and military personnel and youth at risk. In partnership they guide centers in attracting organizations to attend the training. This approach has proven to provide additional funding to promote center sustainability. 

E nhance and reinforce your center's sustainability plans! 
Visit the Leadership Adventures exhibit booth at the PATH Intl. Conference in Orlando and attend program track H2 on Equine-Assisted Leadership Development™. The session will be presented by Jeffrey Arnold, founder, Leadership Adventures, Inc., and Carol Petitto, PhD, founder and executive director of On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Fairmont, WV, on Saturday, October 27th from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Take a few minutes to visit with Leadership Adventures to learn more about how they partner with PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers to unleash leadership horsepower through training, coaching and consulting to develop, engage and deploy inspiring leaders. Don't miss this opportunity for centers and instructors to increase revenue and build sustainability.

To learn more, call (855) LEAD4LIFE, (855) 532-3454 or visit

Watch a 1-minute overview video of one of the experiential, equine-based training workshops here

Watch a 3-minute video overview of an annual leadership summit here

See a feature article about Leadership Adventures in JHStyle Magazine here (p. 40)
The EQUUS Foundation Grant Recipients
The EQUUS Foundation recently announced its 2018 grant recipients. More than $200,000 in grants were given to qualified equine organizations. The EQUUS Foundation awards small grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to charities that undergo the EQUUS Foundation comprehensive and unique verification process and receive the EQUUS Foundation Guardian designation. (Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance.) A large number of PATH Intl. Member Centers received grants this year. Congratulations! Click here to see the full list.
2019 Regional Conferences Dates and Call for Abstracts
Questions? Contact Marsha Anderson, the 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, TBD, 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
Region 7 Submission Deadline 10/20/18

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  
Oct. 4-7, 2018
Oct. 11-14, 2018
Nov. 7-10, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Mar. 18-21, 2019
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Temple, NH
Naples, FL
Leesburg, VA
Old Lyme, CT
Lenoir City, TN
Bend, OR

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

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