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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.

April 19, 2016  


Members Only: Strategic Planning Initiative Survey 

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is embarking on a strategic planning initiative to update the current 2013-2016 strategic plan and adopt an ongoing process for thinking and planning strategically throughout the enterprise.

The PATH Intl. Board of Trustees would very much appreciate your input as a PATH Intl. member at this juncture. This survey is for PATH Intl. Members only. Please complete this survey by Monday, April 25, 2016. The information gleaned from this survey will provide a stimulus for discussion at the May board strategic planning session.

As a thank you for sharing your perspective and providing insight relevant to PATH Intl.'s desired future, please leave your name and be entered into a drawing for a free registration in the PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT Online Course.

Click here for the survey.

Thank you!


Don't Miss Out on the Latest Online Course from PATH Intl.  

The PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT online course offers instructors an understanding of SCI conditions and how to apply this knowledge to the development of safe and effective EAAT lesson plans. Course curriculum will focus on integrating new ideas for offering a participant-centered approach to planning and facilitating EAAT.

The next section of the PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT online course will begin May 1, 2016. In addition, this course is eligible for six hours of disability education and six hours of continuing education hours on your annual certification compliance. This is 12 hours total of continuing education hours.

Click here for course syllabus, pricing and registration information


Broadway Named President of AHC   

Julie Broadway, the executive director of the American Morgan Horse Association and the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees President, has been named president of the American Horse Council. Founded in 1969 as a Washington D.C.-based national association, the American Horse Council promotes and protects all horse breeds, disciplines and interests by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry itself.

"We are excited for this wonderful opportunity for Julie and the American Horse Council," said PATH Intl. CEO Kathy Alm. "The American Horse Council is so important to all of us in the horse industry as it works to protect our partners in the work we do. We look forward to our continued participation in this important work."
Congratulations, Julie! 


Nonprofits Beware of Fraudulent Check Scam  

The Alliance for Better Nonprofits has become aware of a fraudulent check scam that has targeted some organizations. Don't find yourself in a difficult situation. Remember to do your due diligence!  

Click to read more about this latest scam.  


PATH Intl. Region Conferences 

PATH Intl. Region Conferences are a great way to get continuing education credits for instructor compliance and a wonderful way to network with others in your region. Visit the region calendar page often for information or click below for the agenda and registration information.

Region 4, May 20-22, Union, KY
Region 9, June 3-5, Ellensburg, WA
Region 10, May 20-22, Casper, WY
Region 11, June 3-5, Elk Grove, CA 


Updated Advanced Certification Program Booklets  

As of March 7th, PATH Intl. is pleased to announce updated application and certification booklets for the Advanced therapeutic riding instructor program. With the implementation of a formal application for this program, PATH Intl. will be able to provide Advanced candidates with guidance and information about Advanced educational opportunities, including certification prep courses, and upcoming certification events. Please visit the PATH Intl. website to download the new booklets. 


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
April 21 - 23, 2016  

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
May 16-19, 2016   

Potter's Ranch
Union, KY
May 2-5, 2016 

Reins of Life
South Bend, IN
June 16-19, 2016 

Hearts & Hooves
Sherwood, AR
July 7-10, 2016 

Agape Therapeutic Riding
Cicero, IN
August 8-11, 2016 

Eagle Mount Bozeman
Bozeman, MT
August 17-20, 2016 

UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
Goffstown, NH
September 22-24, 2016 

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
Elbert, CO
October 20-23, 2016  



 Advanced Instructor Certification 

Certification Only 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding 

Old Lyme, CT 

May 23 - 26, 2016

Workshop Only
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
Augusta, MI
June 2-4, 2016

Workshop Only 

Hearts & Horses, Inc.

Loveland, CO 

September 3-5, 2016

Certification Only  Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
Augusta MI
October 7-9, 2016

Vaulting Certification 

Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
April 20-22, 2016  


Mentor Training

Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
April 17-18  

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
May 6-7, 2016  

Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
October 9-10, 2016 




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