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Online Education
International Conference in Orlando
Virtual Conference
Credentialing Council Election
Equine Tips
Membership Benefits Survey
Regional Conferences
Workshops and Certifications
Quick Links
Stay Connected 
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PATH Intl. Sponsors
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the official feed of PATH Intl.

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

Bronze - $5,000+ 
Pewter - $2,500+   
Copper - $1,000+
In Kind Donors and Media Partners
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 18, 2018 

Still Time to Register Online
blue on white conference logo
The PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, is fast approaching! Although the early bird discount has ended, you can still save $35 by registering before September 28, 2018. After September 28, you will have to register onsite.

Click here to register online. Click here for the registration booklet with information on the sessions, the welcome and general session, the fun in the sun exhibitor party, and the awards luncheon speaker, United States Military Veteran/PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor Mitchell Reno. All this and CEUs! 

Conference Highlight
What is one of the best ways to network at the conference? Start at the region networking breakfast bright and early Thursday morning. It will be worth it! This is where you will begin the process of connecting with others in your region and with others who share similar center responsibilities. You will have a chance to get to know one another, discuss what networking would be helpful throughout the conference and set the time and place to share challenges and resources with your peers. Whether you are an executive director, equine manager, therapist or an instructor, this is the place to convene!

Continue networking Thursday night after the general session at the Meet the Board reception and the Fun in the Sun Exhibitor Party. The exhibit hall will be buzzing with activity, snacks and beverages, people to meet and prizes to win.

Location - Book Your Room Now!
Rosen Centre
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Rate:  $139 single/double
Click here to reserve your room
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 to certify your center and instructors, increase revenue and build sustainability for your center.

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)
Results of the 2019 Credentialing Council Election
PATH Intl. proudly announces the elected members of the 2019 PATH Intl. Credentialing Council (PICC). The credentialing council voting representatives commencing three-year terms as of January 1, 2019 are:
  • Marci Bender: Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Master Level Representative
  • Tasha Malinchoc-Federinko: Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Advanced Level Representative
  • Patricia McCowan, Vice Chair: Representative at Large
  • John Murdoch: PATH Intl. Certified Driving Instructor, Level I Representative
They join the following council members resuming their terms established in 2018:
  • Steven Arnold: Public Member (1/1/2018-12/31/2020)
  • Bill Lavin, Chair: PATH Intl. Lead Site Visitor Representative (1/1/2018-12/31/2019)
  • Regan Mays: PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Registered Level Representative (1/1/2018-12/31/2019) 
  • Stephanie Roeter: PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Representative (1/1/2018-12/31/2020)

    For more information regarding terms, refer to sections 6-8 of the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council charter approved in 2017.

With the conclusion of the 2nd annual PICC election, we celebrate the expansion of the council and continued momentum toward achieving accreditation and the professionalization of PATH Intl. credentials. Please join the association in congratulating those PATH Intl. members elected to the council and thanking them for volunteering their personal time and resources to represent the membership in the pursuit of third-party accreditation.

Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Brought to you by Adequan, the official equine welfare partner of PATH Intl.
Equine Metabolic Syndrome 
By Ashley Phelps, DVM, Chair of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Equine Metabolic syndrome (EMS) is a clinical syndrome with increased adiposity, insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia, affecting horses, ponies and donkeys. The underlying cause of the syndrome is unknown. Typically, it first develops in horses between 5-16 years of age. Most common breeds affected include ponies, Saddlebred, Tennessee Walking horse, Paso Fino, Morgan, Quarter Horse and Mustang. Read more. Or download the pdf.

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee encourages positive and engaging educational exploration from our readers - we'd love to hear your feedback! Please let us know if you have any questions about our tip or have a suggestion about specific topics you would be interested in learning more about in the future. Email Dr. Ashley Phelps, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee chair. Thank you!

Please join us on Community Connections!
We invite you to participate in lively, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial discussions on the online PATH Intl. Equine Welfare community group. No matter your specific interests (EFP, therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, carriage driving, interactive vaulting, etc.), they ALL involve partnering with equines. This is the resource for all PATH Intl. members to exchange ideas, ask questions, offer comments and suggestions, and benefit from some of our industry's most experienced and qualified people. Click here to access the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community group.
Don't Miss the Chance to Win Free Education
We want to hear from you about current and future membership benefits. For completing the survey you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a free education opportunity.

PATH Intl. prides itself on offering an extensive and inclusive list of benefits to its members. The time has come again for us to take a look at our current benefits and to see what members would like in the future. We can't do this without member's feedback. Please take a moment to complete the survey. Your input will allow PATH Intl. to have a better understanding of where to spend time and resources to better serve members. We know your time is valuable; you can be sure the time you spend taking this survey will be put to good use.  

As a thank you for your time and input you'll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win your choice of a webinar or conference recording, a virtual conference recording or a virtual conference bundle.

Click here for the individual member benefits survey

Click here for the center member benefits survey
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! The Call for Abstracts for Regions 3, 6 and 7 are officially open - see the links below to submit your abstract. 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:
Submission Deadline 11/24/18
Region 6  
Submission Deadline 11/1/18
Submission Deadline 10/20/18

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  
Sep. 20-23, 2018
Oct. 4-7, 2018
Oct. 11-14, 2018
Nov. 7-10, 2018
Nov. 16-19, 2018
Dec. 7-10, 2018
Mar. 18-21, 2019
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
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
Guyton, GA
Temple, NH
Naples, FL
Leesburg, VA
Old Lyme, CT
Lenoir City, TN
Bend, OR

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