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Online Education
Instructor Education Guide
Instructor Education Guide
Early Bird Registration Ending
Call for Videos
Application Waiver Benefit Changing
Ad: CATR Position Open
Instructor Education Guide
PATH Intl. CTRI Webpage
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.

September 3, 2019 

Celebrating 50 Years! Member of the Month: Elizabeth Karmann
blue and green 50th anniversary logo Elizabeth Karrmann from Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the first PATH Intl. member of the month for September! Elizabeth from Exceptional Equestrians is by no means new to EAAT but a relatively new member of PATH Intl. (first joined In January 2019), she says, "only after realizing I should have joined years ago!"

Elizabeth Karmann and horse Elizabeth says her favorite thing about belonging to the EAAT community is, "I love the sense of community you find in an EAAT barn. Everyone is united by the same goals and love for horses." Her first career was as the equine manager for a therapeutic riding program. "I started volunteering with the local therapeutic riding center as soon as I turned 14. I was a horse-crazy kid desperate for any chance possible to interact with horses. Volunteering with the program was a huge part of my life and my decision to get my degree in animal science." Read more 
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. 

We currently have four positions open: Education Supervisor, Education Representative and two Credentialing Representative positions. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Kandis Branum.

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.
Conference Rate Remains a Good Deal
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.

Today we highlight a few sessions geared toward those who had the original spark to start a center and carry it forward: the administrators, directors and all-around multi-hat wearers. Learn how your center can grow and run smoothly with these sessions:

The Work of Teamwork: Becoming a High-Functioning Team
With speaker Melissa Conner, explore Patrick Lencioni's five dysfunctions of a team in the context of a PATH Intl. center. Leave energized with fresh vision for leading healthier teams of staff, volunteers, board members and donors.

Cultivate and Multiply: The Simple 5-Step Framework for Effectively Gaining New Champions for Your Center
Adam Bocik and Amanda Bocik will show you how to cultivate relationships so you can win more major gifts, program revenue and dedicated volunteers. Asking the right questions, presenting the right content and telling the right stories will result in higher donor gift rates, better stakeholder experiences and increased rider satisfaction.

Your Vital Role in Your Board's Accountability
Executive directors report to their board, so how can you influence the direction and accountability of your board? Explore these engagement actions with PATH Intl. Board of Trustees Member KC Henry.

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 is the 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. But also submit videos wishing PATH Intl. a happy anniversary. 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.orgLet us see what you do! 
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 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.
CATR, NC, Seeking an Executive Director
paid advertisement
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (CATR), located just south of Charleston, South Carolina on Johns Island, is seeking an executive director to assume duties as of June, 2020. This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the board of directors and overseeing a staff of up to 18 full and part-time employees for both CATR's therapeutic riding program, and traditional riding lessons and boarding services offered by CATR's home base, Brickhouse Equestrian Center (BEC). The executive director is a key participant in CATR's fundraising and donor development. Click here to learn more. Resumes, references, and salary requirements may be sent to the attention of Board of Directors, CATR, PO Box 146, Johns Island SC 29457, or may be emailed to .
In the Store Now: PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide©
Cover of the PATH Intl. Instructor Education GuideResponse to the newly released and much anticipated PATH Intl. Instructor Education Guide© has been gratifying. Don't be left out. 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
PATH Intl. CTRI Web Page Is Live!
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. Abstract submission link coming soon!
Region 2   September 28-29, 2019, State College, PA. Register Now
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
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. Abstract submission link coming soon!
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.  

Oct. 4-5, 2019
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship *Certification Only*
Chatsworth, CA

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Sep. 13-16, 2019
Sep. 26-29, 2019
Oct. 23-26, 2019
Nov. 22-25, 2019
Jan. 23-26, 2020
Feb. 12-15, 2020

Mar. 23-26, 2020
May 4-7, 2020
Strides to Success
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
Hearts & Horses, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
Plainfield, IN
Guyton, GA
Loveland, CO
Old Lyme, CT
Mebane, NC
Toano, VA

Cleburne, TX
Dallas, TX

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

Sep. 6-7, 2019 SUNY Cobleskill Equine Center Cobleskill, NY

Aug. 16 - Oct. 12, 2019
Sep. 10 - Nov. 30, 2019
Jan. 17 - Mar. 14, 2020
Jan. 21 - Apr. 1, 2020
Aug. 14 - Oct. 10, 2020

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding


High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

Old Lyme, CT

Dallas, TX

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