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Check out our 2011 sponsors and exhibitors in Lexington, KY,
in November! If you have any questions about sponsoring PATH
Intl. or exhibiting at the 2011 PATH International Conference
and Annual Meeting, please contact
Association of Equine
Show Me Animal
Ohio University Southern
& Care Systems
US Pony Clubs
Professional Association of
Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Place Your Bets on the Society of Visionaries!
you heard the rumors? The Society of Visionaries, which began
at the 2010 National Conference and Annual Meeting in Denver,
will host its first Visionaries-only gathering at Keeneland
Racetrack and Darley Thoroughbred Farm in Lexington, KY, on
November 12, 2011. By joining the Society of Visionaries, you
can meet legendary jockey Chris McCarron and see stallion Holy
Bull, as well as other famous stallions.
Click here for more information on how you can join us at
this exclusive gathering in Lexington or to learn more about
the Society of Visionaries.
There Is Still Time to Register Online for Conference
counting down: 50 days to the PATH International Conference
Registration numbers are adding up daily, and we are excited
that this year's conference, sponsored by Purina, will be the
best attended conference in PATH Intl. history! Be sure to
sign up now for your sessions if you've already registered.
Click here for the digital registration book or
here for information on the conference. For information on
hotels, airline discounts or the roommate list, visit the
conference web page.
If you haven't registered yet, don't wait! You have until
October 21 to register online, and then registration goes to
Click here to register. If you have any further questions
about registering for the conference, please contact
Karen Province or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 111.
PATH Intl. Community Building Initiative:
The "Experience" Economy
a world where you are offering a service or product and it is
no longer limited by time, space or matter. Businesses develop
digital and virtual realms that do not require the physical
universe as we know it. Interestingly, however, even in the
virtual universe, community remains intact. In this
"experience" economy, the experience supersedes the physical
nature of any customer transaction.
In other words, the human desire for community over-rides our
need for physical reality. For example in the virtual world of
gaming, people still can compete, collaborate and connect. The
explosion of social media tools, such as Facebook, Linked-in
and Twitter, provide evidence that people will find ways to
connect and create community.
PATH Intl. is planning to provide their communities with the
organizational tools and resources to support virtual
connections, via an electronic platform, as well as more
traditional methods of people coming together. Part of the
responsibility of the PATH Intl. communities work group is to
identify the priorities and needs of the membership. We could
use your help in determining the best ways to construct the
framework for communities. Please share your ideas and
feelings about what would serve you best as a community member
by contacting one of the following work group members or a
PATH Intl. staff member:
Chair Tracy Weber,
Kali Welch or
Read more to learn about this exciting initiative and
those individuals paving the way.
New State Chairs for PATH Intl.
Jenny Nell was recently elected as the Wyoming State Chair.
Jenny will serve a term of two years, from January 1, 2012, to
December 31, 2013. She has served as a Region Representative
and on several PATH Intl. Committees and was the program
director for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding.
Region 3 recently named several state chairs as well. Denise
Bishop is the South Carolina State Chair, Melissa Conner is
the Virginia State Chair and Beth Rine is the West Virginia
To contact any of the state chairs or region representatives,
My Region page on the PATH Intl. website and click on your
How to Access Your Membership Area and Benefits
There are many
valuable resources available to you as a PATH Intl. Member on
PATH Intl. website. The
My PATH Intl. Membership page contains links to the PATH
Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation, Member
Directory and renewal information plus other valuable
information. As a center member you can access the Foundation
Directory Online, download the PATH Intl. logo and link to the
PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation from
the My Center Membership page.
To access the membership area and your full benefits, you must
first log in to the website. For centers to access the My
Center Membership page, log in under the center's primary
contact or executive director's individual accounts.
Thank you for your membership and support!
PATH Intl. Welcomes New Administrative Assistant
We at the PATH Intl. office are pleased to introduce you to
Madelin Schlenz, CEO Kay Green's administrative assistant.
Madelin worked as
an administrative assistant for 14 years at the Denver Museum of
Nature and Science. She is excited to be working in a small,
nonprofit environment devoted to the love of animals and the use
of alternative therapeutic activities. Madelin does not ride
horses, but she enjoys her kitty Spooky, who provides purr
therapy. She hopes to learn more about horses and therapeutic
horsemanship in this new adventure.
Finding the Information You Need
We received this email last week and wanted to share it with you.
been using your
resources page and just wanted to send some feedback and let
you know I found it very helpful. As of last June I am now retired
from teaching. I was used to having the summers off, but now I'm
growing a little restless and wanted to volunteer my time to a
good cause. Anyway, I found out about equine therapy for the
disabled through your site, and being a horse-lover I was
immediately interested in learning more. I'm excited to say I'll
be helping out at a local stable 2-3 nights a week!
If you have never taken the time, visit the PATH Intl.
resources page. There you will find information on workshops,
certification, education, publications and links to other
organizations in the EAAT industry.
Exciting Changes to PATH Intl.'s Video Re-submission
PATH Intl. is proud to announce a very exciting change to its
video resubmission process. PATH Intl. now has the ability to
accept video submissions online through a file sharing system. We
are still accepting DVDs and VHS tapes, but we strongly encourage
all potential instructors who need to re-submit a video to
complete their certification process to utilize the new system.
International candidates can also use this system to submit videos
to PATH Intl.
Read more ...
Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
If you are a
current PATH Intl. certified instructor and have been
participating or plan to participate in an EFP or EFL program,
please review our PATH Intl. certified instructor option located
on page 20 of the certification booklet. This option, previously
known as the Fast Track, allows any current PATH Intl. certified
instructor to submit his or her portfolio to the PATH Intl. office
and begin taking the online exams for the PATH Intl. Equine
Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification.
Workshops and Certifications
at (800) 369-7433, ext. 104, with
questions. All dates are subject to change. To register for
an event, please contact the host site directly. You can
locate its contact information under the
Find a Center
link on the PATH Intl. home page or on the
PATH Intl. events calendar
PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and
Learning Workshop and Practical Skills Testing
Horses in Loveland, CO
Therapeutic Riding Center in Old Lyme, CT
PATH Intl. Driving Workshop and Certification
This workshop and certification are offered just before and
up the road from the PATH International Conference November
9-12 in Lexington, KY.
Workshop is held the first 3 days; certification is held
the last 2 days
Gayla Driving Center/U.S. Driving for the Disabled, Inc.,
in Lexington, KY
PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop and Certification
Workshop is held first 3 days, and certification is held
on the last day
Falconwood Farms in Conyers, GA
Mentor Training Workshop
PATH International Conference in Lexington, KY
Please visit the
PATH Intl. calendar for a list of 2011 Registered
On-Site Workshops and Certifications.
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