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Sponsors
Instructor Education Guide
Over 1000 PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors
Membership Vote
Conference Highlights
Call for Videos
Instructor Education Guide
Staff Update
Application Waiver Benefit Changing
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
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PATH Intl. Sponsors
If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl., please contact Kaye Marks
 
Title Sponsor - $20,000+ 
 
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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  
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.

September 17, 2019 

Celebrating 50 Years! Member of the Month: Laura Lovelace
blue and green 50th anniversary logo Our second September member of the month is Laura Lovelace from PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, MACH1 (Move a Child Higher) in Pasadena, CA! Laura joined PATH Intl. about three years ago as she became interested in becoming a certified instructor. She first learned about EAAT from a recreational therapist following being released from the hospital after a car accident.

Laura Lovelace with horse Coming from a career as an elementary school teacher, Laura gave one of the best answers to the question: What is your favorite thing about belonging to the EAAT community? "Smiles," she said!  "Smiles on riders, instructors, sidewalkers and parents!" Read more 
Congratulations!
Join the association in congratulating the more than 1,000 PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors who transitioned to the new credential through the transition process pilot, paving the way toward building recognition of the PATH Intl. CTRI credential!  Click here  to see the list of the first wave of PATH Intl. CTRIs! The fall issue of  PATH Intl. Strides  magazine with this list will be coming to your mailbox soon!

Ready to take the 25 question online test to achieve the new credential yourself? Click here to get started. 
Reminder: Vote for PATH Intl. Board of Trustees and Region Reps
Your vote is valuable to the future of your association. Please vote for the 2019 PATH Intl. Board of Trustees and Membership Outreach Committee Representatives for Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

There are two ways to vote:
1.   Click here to go to the ballot. The ballot consists of nominees as recommended by the nominating committee of PATH Intl. and the PATH Intl. membership and contains short biographies of the candidates. Please cast your vote for board of trustees members and only ONE vote for your region representative. (In some cases, there may be only one nominee. We still need your vote, or there is an option to write in a nominee.)

OR

2. Call the PATH Intl. office at (800) 369-7433, and we will mail or fax you a ballot.

Voting will be open through September 30, 2019.

If you have already voted, thank you for supporting your membership association!
Highlights of the Upcoming PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
The early bird registration price for the 2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, may have ended, but the great content and pricing hasn't! Register by October 18 to save $60 off the on-site price!  Click here for all the information and to register.

Highlights:
Remember those days when you went to a party and didn't know anyone so you became a wallflower? New events may still have you feeling that way. That's why PATH Intl. offers the First-Time Attendee Meet and Greet at the PATH Intl. Conference. This time will be made available for new attendees to be introduced to the overall structure of the conference, enabling them to get the most out of the experience. Participants will discover the wide variety of educational offerings and special events, make new friends at the start and meet members of the PATH Intl. Staff. Attendees can then attend the Go for Gold Exhibitor and Board Reception to celebrate the start of their first PATH Intl. conference.

Want a preview of the exhibitors you'll be seeing? Freedom Rider, Korean Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship; National Snaffle Bit Association Foundation, National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Evergreen Results, Hoof Falls & Footfalls, Horse Sense Solutions, ROCK, Trafalgar Square Books, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, I Martin and Associates, Stable Moments, Horses on a Mission, Author Betty Weibel, PATH Intl. Member Lorrie Renker, CommonTeri, Institute for Human-Animal Connection. Want still more? Leadership Adventures; American Hippotherapy Association; Certified Horsemanship Association; Horses and Humans Research Foundation. 

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.
Call for Videos
One of the most fun things at conference are the center videos shown throughout the event. This year, we are putting a little different spin on it. Feel free to submit your fun videos (not promotional videos, please) that highlight your center, your professionals and your participants. 

And also 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.

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. Staff Update
You may have noticed new people answering the phone or discovered your favorite PATH Intl. staff  member is no longer here. PATH Intl. is going through a transition as we work toward independent accreditation of the Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) certification; grapple with a new database; and face the lowest unemployment rate in 30 years. This has caused us to reorganize staff, eliminating positions while adding others. In addition, we have had experienced staff moving on to new opportunities, and we've faced some challenges in filling open positions. 

If you are experiencing longer wait times than usual to speak to someone or have a question answered, know we are working diligently to fill these positions and be responsive to membership. We ask for your patience while we are addressing these challenges and filling these positions.
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.
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.
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   September 28-29, 2019, State College, PA. See you soon!
Region 3   March 6-8, 2020, North Carolina. Submit Abstract 
Region 4   June 5-7, 2020, Indiana
Region 5   Next conference TBD. Submit 2019 Conference Feedback Link 
Region 6   March 13-15, 2020, Wisconsin. Submit Abstract
Region 7   January 31 - February 2, 2020, Olathe, KS. Submit Abstract -- Deadline Sept. 27
Region 8   Next conference August 7-9, 2020, Texas. Submit 2019 Conference Feedback 
Region 9   State Meetings in 2020
Region 10  May 15-17, 2020, Park City, UT
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  

Sep. 26-29, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Oct. 28-31, 2019

Nov. 22-25, 2019
Jan. 23-26, 2020
Feb. 12-15, 2020

Mar. 23-26, 2020
May 4-7, 2020
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Equest
Guyton, GA
Loveland, CO
Poplar Grove, IL

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
Saddle Up! *Workshop and Certification*
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
*Certification Only*
Franklin, TN
Loxahatchee, FL

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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