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November 17, 2015  


PATH Intl. Board of Trustees 

After the PATH Intl. members voted, we are pleased to announce the new PATH Intl. Board of Trustees. Click here to read about each member.

President Julie Broadway
Vice President Ross Braun
Treasurer Susan Becklenberg
Secretary Miyako Kinoshita

Arlene Alen
Jeff Beck
Patti Coyle
Holly Schmitt Fox, DVM
Joahn Hall, MD
Richard C. Loomis
Allyn Mann


Past President

Jim Harlan 


Center Membership Renewal 

Thank you for your commitment to safety, ethical practices and professionalism in equine-assisted activities and therapies. To ensure that PATH Intl. continues to provide your center with premium education and to maintain uninterrupted access to the wealth of benefits available to PATH Intl. centers, please renew your center membership by December 31.

Online center renewal for 2016 is available, and it is especially easy to renew your membership before it expires. With the elimination of paper, you'll end any worry about losing your form on the desk or in the mail.

Click here to renew online. NOTE: The center's primary contact or executive director must be logged in to their personal account in order to renew online.

If you need to update the primary contact for your center, please send in a center change notification form or a premier accredited center change notification form.

Of course, if you prefer to send in a hard copy renewal, that is still an option. Download and complete the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice, and mail it in.

Centers that prefer to pay by check may now complete the center renewal booklet online and mail or use an electronic check for center membership dues.

For more information about renewing your center membership, please visit our  FAQ page or the Center Renewal page


PATH Intl. Social Media Survey 

PATH Intl. is a membership association, and as such is committed to staying connected to our members around the globe. An increasing part of that connection in today's world is through social media. Let us know what you think about social media and how often you use it, both professionally and personally. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. If you complete the last section, giving your name and contact information, you will be entered into a drawing for $10 PATHBucks. Thank you for helping us to stay connected!

Click here to take the survey


2015 PATH Intl. Conference Continuing Education

For those who attended the 2015 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Cleveland, be sure to get the proper CEU credits for each session attended. A quick reference guide identifying sessions as "CE" or "DE" is available by clicking here


Mentors and Instructor Candidates: Review Booklets

The application, certification and criteria booklets for Registered Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning candidates have been updated extensively. Please review these booklets to ensure you are familiar with the latest procedures, especially if you are mentoring candidates and/or supervising teaching hours.

The application, certification and criteria booklets for Advanced Instructor candidates will be updated as of January 1, 2016. 


Many Ways to Give

As the holiday season approaches, so does the charitable season. To kick it off, please consider making a contribution to PATH Intl. Whether it's through Colorado Gives Day (December 8, 2015) or the increasingly popular Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2015), designed to counter Black Friday and Cyber Monday by encouraging a different type of giving, there are many ways and many reasons to support PATH Intl. Watch for fun details coming soon. Or to donate now.


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Benefits of Conference
By Cathy Languerand, PATH Intl. Equine welfare Committee Chair

It was a nine hour drive to Cleveland, Ohio, a great time to think and plan (on the way out) and reflect (on the way back) on my reasons for attending this year's PATH Intl. Conference. Read more 


The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is making a commitment to refine and deepen our perspective of equine well-being to include the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our wonderful four-legged partners. Join us on this journey. Please add your thoughts on the PATH Intl. Community Connections page. It is our desire that these tips start a further discussion on Community Connections. Any thoughts? We appreciate hearing from you!  


PAC Horse Granted Klinger Award for Honor & Service

The Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor & Service recognizes a horse, individual or organization that best demonstrates the values of honor and service as embodied by Klinger, a special horse who has touched the lives of many in his life of service with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon. The award is bestowed at the Washington International Horse Show, presented by Ariat International and PATH Intl. sponsor EQUUS Foundation.  

Andy, a halflinger who serves at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, Inc., a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Leesburg, VA, took the honor this year. Read the story here.

Congratulations to Loudoun Therapeutic Riding!  


SmartPak Horse of the Month

SmartPak is looking to choose the next Horse of the Month, which will receive $100 of SmartPak products for a month. Nominate your horse for a chance to win! Photos are highly encouraged!  


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. 


Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
November 20-23, 2015 

Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc.
Coconut Creek, FL
January 8-11, 2016

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program
Virginia Beach, VA
January 28-31, 2016 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
April 21 - 24, 2016  

UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
Goffstown, NH
September 22-25, 2016 



Advanced Instructor OSWC

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding 

Old Lyme, CT 

May 24 - 26, 2016 



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