Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship -- September 1, 2020
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Why I Belong
Black background, red heart, words I heart membership in white with logo on the heart
Celebrate your membership! We asked members at region conferences and elsewhere to share why they belong to PATH Intl. 
 
"I belong to PATH Intl. because of opportunities for education and training, networking and advancing the goals of equine-assisted activities and therapies."
Deborah Manasco
 
Thank you, Deborah! 
Congratulations to the PATH Intl. Award Winners!
PATH Intl. is proud to announce its national award winners: Credentialed Professional, Equine, Veterinarian and Volunteer of the year as well as equestrian winners in the adult, youth and PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® categories. We're sad we can't honor these winners in person this year, but we are grateful we have such amazing people working on behalf of our centers, participants and the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies. Click here to read the announcement. ICYMI: click here for the regional award winners.

Congratulations to all the award winners, and thank you to everyone who nominated the very best our industry offers.
Wishing Debi DeTurk Peloso a World of Happiness
So many of us have grown to appreciate the support and knowledge of Markel Horse Insurance Specialist Debi DeTurk Peloso. We've loved seeing her at conferences and valued her personal loyalty to EAAT and PATH Intl. Member Centers. Debi has announced her well-deserved retirement and looks forward to more time in the saddle.

The dedicated team at Markel assures they will continue to deliver the level of quality clients are used to, and they have full confidence in Debi's replacements to exceed your expectations. Please see new contact information below.

PATH International Centers, Non-PATH International Equine Liability and Farm Package Accounts

Primary contact: Kirbi Macoubrie, (913) 402-5826, Kirbi.Macoubrie@Markel.com
Sr. Underwriter: Jennifer Hockett, (804) 967-2557, Jennifer.Hockett@Markel.com

Horse Mortality Accounts

Primary contact: Kristine Carr, (540) 341-7544, Kristine.Carr@Markel.com
Executive Underwriter: Chris Norden, (804) 217-8756, Chris.Norden@Markel.com
 
Thank you and best wishes to Debi!
The September Program Webinar Series Starts Soon -- Register Now
The first program webinar in the September PATH Intl. Webinar Series starts NEXT WEEK on September 9. We are excited to kick off the series with Christine Skelly who will be presenting "Conditioning the Therapeutic Horse for Longevity and Success."

Check out these exceptional sessions for the September Program series:

9/9/2020 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time Conditioning the Therapeutic Horse for Longevity and Success! with Christine Skelly
9/16/2020 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time Exploring Sensory Processing: Let’s Dive In! with Susan Rehr
9/25/2020 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time Turn That Frown Upside Down: A Rhythmic Approach to Calming the Body, with Robert Jeffers
9/30/2020 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time Emotional Self-Awareness: Utilization to Impact Health Care Communication, with Jayne Beebe
Week of 10/5-10/9 date and time TBD Creative Programming (exact title TBD), with Joy Miller, Brian Miller and Jessica Freund

Click here to read webinar descriptions and presenter bios.
Pricing
Member discount price: $149
Standard (non-member) price: $199
Higher Education Member Student and Faculty price: $129
CEUs
September program track

3 CE, 2 CR All, 1 CR Riding
PATH Intl. CTRI® Study Guide Is Now in the PATH Intl. Store
Certification as a therapeutic riding instructor is important to you. This invaluable tool can help you achieve your goal of becoming a PATH Intl. CTRI® or for preparing your mentoring candidates.

The new PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor Study Guide® is a comprehensive book created by a team of industry experts and is filled cover to cover with important tips and tools to help you prepare you for the CTRI test and your journey as an instructor. Included are chapters on: equine management; participant and volunteer management; lesson management; risk management; riding theory; taking the CTRI exam; and a glossary.

Everyone endeavoring to be certified by PATH Intl. will want a copy of this resource in their physical or digital libraries. Click here for a look at sample pages. The guide is available in print and digital download format, and as always, PATH Intl. Members receive a significant discount. Both formats are available through the PATH Intl. online store.
Soft-cover print: $149 member discount price
$199 nonmember price
$135 higher ed member
Electronic download: $129 member
discount price
$179 nonmember price
$115 higher ed member
Diversity Initiative Update
PATH Intl. was very pleased to receive over 30 applications for the DI Work Group. Led by PATH Intl. Board of Trustees Treasurer Ed Milford, 13 people have been invited to serve on the core workgroup, with the additional applicants asked to serve on sub-groups and focus groups later in the process. Those 13 people represent diverse ethnicities, ages, gender, experience and perspectives. The first meeting is being scheduled and will set the agenda and goals for the diversity and inclusion work. We will continue to update you as this initiative moves forward.
PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Activity of the Month
Each month a different ‘tried and true’ activity specifically crafted for veteran participants is featured.

Emotional Balls
Goal:
Visual representation of juggling emotions and finding ways or resources to assist in managing them

Emotions are real and necessary, but they can be messy and hard to manage. Developing coping and management skills for emotions can help people to keep them from being overwhelming.

Click here for the activity.
Grant Opportunities for Equine Organizations in 2020-2021
The ASPCA has published a page of upcoming grant plans from a variety of funders that either explicitly list equines as a beneficiary or implicitly include them as animals in need. Click here for grant guidelines and deadlines.
Regional Conferences
Questions about regional conferences? Contact Marsha Anderson, PATH Intl. region conference coordinator. Watch the eNews and regional conference page for registration information as it becomes available. 

Region 1 April 24-25, 2021, Newport, NH
Region 2 March 26-28, 2021, North East, MD
Region 3 State meetings in 2021. Next region conference is March 18-20, 2022, South Carolina
Region 4 June 4-6, 2021, Michigan City, IN
Region 5 July 23-25, 2021, Lenoir City, TN
Region 6 March 12-14, 2021, Madison, WI
Region 7 State Meetings in 2021
Region 8 July 30-August 1, 2021, Texarkana, TX
Region 9 May 21-23, 2021, Bellevue, ID
Region 10 February 12-14, 2021, Cave Creek, AZ, call for abstracts, deadline Oct. 16
Region 11 April 9-11, 2021, Fallbrook, CA
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. Locate contact information under Find a Center or on the PATH Intl. events calendar. For a full list of events, including host site details, visit the PATH Intl. events calendar.  

OSWC
September 1-4, 2020, Hands & Hearts for Horses, Thomasville, GA
September 11-14, 2020, Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program, Caldwell, ID
September 23-26, 2020, New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding, Bowling Green, KY
September 24-27, 2020, NC Therapeutic Riding Center, Mebane, NC
October 7-10, 2020, Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Valley View, TX
October 14-17, 2020, Ivey Ranch Park, Oceanside, CA
October 14-17, 2020, Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center, West, TX
October 22-25, 2020, Shangri La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, Lenoir City, TN
October 29-November 1, 2020, Good Hope Equestrian Training Center, Inc., Miami, FL
November 4-7, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Augusta, MI
November 4-7, 2020, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Leesburg, VA
November 16-19, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT
December 2-5, 2020, Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship, Richmond, TX
December 3-5, 2020, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc. *Workshop Only*, Brewster, NY
December 4-5, 2020, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center *Certification Only*, Augusta, MI
March 10-13, 2021, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, McKinney, TX

Advanced
January 4-6, 2021, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center *Advanced Prep Workshop Only*, Naples, FL

ESMHL
September 11-14, 2020, Wings of Hope Equitherapy, Cleburne, TX
October 1-4, 2020, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, Milford, PA
October 14-17, 2020, Hearts & Horses, Inc., Loveland, CO
October 15-18, 2020, On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship, Fairmont, WV
November 6-9, 2020, Wings of Hope Equitherapy, Cleburne, TX
November 16-19, 2020, Horses with HEART, Inc., Chino Valley, AZ
November 20-23, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT

Driving
March 8-9, 2021, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship *Driving Demo Workshop Only*, McKinney, TX
June 28-30, 2021, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship *Certification Only*, McKinney, TX

Vaulting
February 11-14, 2021, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Johns Island, SC

ATC
August 14-October 9, 2020, Equest, Dallas, TX
September 15-November 30, 2020, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Gold Sponsors $10,000+

Silver Sponsors $7,500
American Regent Animal Health, maker of Adequan®, the official equine welfare partner of PATH Intl.

Bronze Sponsors $5,000+

Pewter Sponsors $2,500