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AMHA Therapy Horse of the Year
Compliance Form
Renewal Materials
Riders Assistance Fund
New Task Force Needs Members
Workshops and Certifications
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January 19, 2016  

Documentary by PATH Intl. Media Partner 
Horses That Heal poster PATH Intl. Media Partner RIDE TV and F2 Media are proud to present their first feature documentary, Horses That Heal. Horses That Heal features riders with special needs and their families, and the daily struggles, sacrifices and successes they experience on a daily basis through the effects of therapeutic riding.

This documentary features riders competing at the 2015 Chisholm Challenge in Fort Worth, TX, one of the largest equestrian events for disabled riders in the world. Viewers will be immersed in the beautiful stories told by these riders and their families, from great strides in quality of life to the difficulties of finding a service such as therapeutic riding, when it isn't covered by insurance, even though the positive effects on riders are indisputable. Horses That Heal will move audiences and remind them of the unique ability horses have to heal the mind, body and soul. 
Be on the lookout in upcoming PATH Intl. eNews for information on ways to purchase the film.
AMHA Therapy Horse of the Year 
Shane_ AMHA Therapy Horse of the Year Congratulations to One Heart Equestrian Therapy, Inc., in Colo, Iowa. Their horse Shane was selected by the American Morgan Horse Association as the Therapy Horse of the Year. Click here to read Shane's nomination letter.

Shane's sister, Rosie, was the AMHA Therapy Horse of the Year in 2013, so it runs in the family! 
Notice to PATH Intl. Instructors About Compliance Form
As of January 1, 2016, PATH Intl. is no longer accepting the 2014 Compliance form. Please note that CEU requirements have also changed. Click here to view the new CEU guidelines. Click here for the new form. Please contact the PATH Intl. Office at (303) 452-1212 if you have any questions about the new form or the new CEU requirements. 
Submitting Renewal Materials 
Don't forget...
When you submit payment for your membership renewal, if you are required to submit a compliance form with payment, you must have all renewal materials submitted to the PATH Intl. office within two weeks of payment submission.  
Join PATH Intl. Webinars 
PATH Intl. Equine-Assisted Learning Webinars (two-part series)

Part 1: Equine Assisted Learning Update, presented by Blair McKissock and Debbie Anderson
Monday, January 25th at 12 p.m. Mountain Time
Confused about EAL? Not sure what to call it, not sure what training you need? Join us for a webinar presented by the EAL Work Group that will review the latest information so you can be up to speed.

Part 2: Equine-Assisted Learning-Practical Applications, presented by Susan Lutz
Wednesday, February 3rd at 12 p.m. Mountain Time
Equine-assisted learning has many commonalities with other equine-assisted activities. It requires experienced professionals, knowledgeable about the populations they work with and in providing meaningful equine interaction activities to help explore and develop their skills.

Finding Veterans for EAAT and Fundraising for Veteran Programs Webinar

Live: Thursday, January 28th at 2 p.m. Mountain Time
Many PATH Intl. Centers have been surprised by how difficult it is to engage veterans in their program for military personnel.  This is actually a very natural consequence of the plight our veterans are experiencing. Bob Woelk, co-founder of Rainier Therapeutic Riding, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Yelm, WA, will share how you can successfully attract and retain veterans at your center. Because charging these veterans for their classes is counter-productive to this effort, he will also share how you can attract funding from your local communities.
Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship to a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center  
PATH Intl. is pleased to grant one Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship to a child equestrian at one PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in 2016. The application can be found under "My Center Membership" (you must be logged in). All applications are due by February 25, 2016. Each center may nominate only one child.

Questions? Please contact Cher Smith or call her at (303) 452-1212, ext. 123. 
PATH Intl. Governance Committee Seeking New Task Force Members  
The Governance Committee of the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees is forming a task force to review several sections of the bylaws and to originate a new section relative to credentialing. There is an extensive review by the Governance Committee, Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees on the output of this task force with the completed revisions up for membership vote at the next general meeting.

Task force applicants with experience in developing and editing bylaws, knowledge of nonprofit governance and strong writing skills should submit their resume and brief cover letter demonstrating experience and intent by January 21, 2016, to Margo Parks.

All applicants will have a response prior to February 1, 2016.

Thank you for your interest in helping with this important task.
Information Needed From Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 
Kelsey Large, a communication sciences and disorders senior at the College of Wooster in Ohio, is completing her senior independent study thesis on parental perceptions of the impact of equine-assisted activities and therapies on children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In order to conduct this study she has developed a survey for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and participate in horseback riding or any form of EAAT or hippotherapy. Click here for information about the survey and a recruitment flyer for distribution to parents of children currently in your program. Click here for the survey link
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 
EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program
Virginia Beach, VA
January 28-31, 2016
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Hockley, TX
March 16-19, 2016
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
Toano, VA
March 31 - April 3, 2016 
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
April 21 - 24, 2016
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
May 16-19, 2016 
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
Goffstown, NH
September 22-25, 2016

Advanced Instructor Certification Only 
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding 
Old Lyme, CT 
May 23 - 26, 2016
Vaulting Workshop and Certification
Equine-Assisted Therapies of SF  
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
April 7-10,2016 

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