Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
November 20, 2012
the Feasting Begin - Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving being celebrated in the United States this Thursday,
November 23, the PATH Intl. staff wants to thank its members, donors,
sponsors, volunteers and everyone who makes PATH Intl. and EAAT better.
You are why we come to work everyday. Thank you and happy
Your Center Membership by December 31
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 is now available. Online registration makes it
especially easy to renew your registration 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
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 from the PATH Intl. website, and mail it in.
Click here to download the Center Renewal
Centers that prefer to pay by check may now complete the Center Renewal
booklet online and mail a check for center membership dues.
For more information about renewing your center membership, please
visit our FAQ page.
Where You Live on Colorado Gives Day - December 4
Support PATH Intl. on Colorado Gives
Day, December 4, 2012! 100% of your donation goes to PATH Intl., and
the value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive
Fund. Donate online at www.givingfirst.org/PATH
any time during the 24-hour period (Mountain Standard Time) of Tuesday,
December 4, to "Give where you live!"
In the spirit of "Give where you
live," PATH Intl. will underwrite a free 2013 regional conference
registration to the PATH Intl. region with the most money raised AND
the region with the largest number of unique donations. That's a total
of two regional conference registrations underwritten by PATH Intl. for
your region. Donate to PATH Intl. on December 4 by scanning the code or
by visiting the GivingFirst website. Donations of $10-$100,000 can
on the Rooftop ... Equine Hooves?
The PATH Intl.
Marketing Department is looking for a great picture to use for the PATH
Intl. holiday card, and we thought what better image to use than one from
one of our centers. If you have a winter holiday picture that you
have been hoping more people could see, please send them to us! We will
feature all photos on our Facebook page and will pick one for our holiday
card. The "winner"
of the photo we use on our holiday card will receive a few items
from the PATH Intl. merchandise store.
Photos should be high resolution (300 dpi), jpg or pdf. They can be fun,
heart-warming or simply beautiful. Send your photos to Cher
Smith by November 27 - one week from today. Thank you!
PATH Intl. Centers - October 2012
Intl. welcomes these centers that joined PATH Intl. in August 2012. If
you want information on center membership, contact Karen Province.
Colby's Army, Fairview, TN
New "Heaven On Earth" Ranch, Lake View Terrace, CA
Dream Walkers Equine Therapy Center, Uvalde, TX
Blue Meadows Equestrian Center, Newton, KS
Likes a Little Bling
Thank you to everyone who
purchased the "bling" lanyards at this year's conference. Your
purchases raised enough to fund an additional scholarship for the 2013
PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting!
For anyone who did not
purchase a lanyard or were unable to come to conference this year, don't
fret. We'll be selling these beautiful and fun lanyards (in various
colors) at next year's conference in Orlando, FL. Thank you to everyone
Tips From the Equine Welfare Committee
by Kristin Mason, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee chair
Welcome back from what I hear was yet another terrific national
conference! For those of you who attended, apologies for my absence this
year - I really did miss seeing all of you! We did, however, have
representation by four of our PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee members
whom I truly hope you had a chance to meet - Patty D'Andrea, Jayna
Wekenman, Cathy Languerand and Brittany Aspen. Thank you, ladies, for
your outreach for our equine partners at pre-conference through the
equine welfare community presentation and contacts you made throughout
For our PATH Intl. members and those who attended the PATH Intl. Equine
Welfare Community Connections session during the pre-conference - WE HEAR
YOU! Click here to read
some ideas from you for topics of discussion for the EW Community, as
well as future topics for our PATH
Intl. eNews "tips," PATH Intl. Strides articles, and
suggestions you and members of our EWC made.
Welfare Committee encourages positive and engaging educational
exploration from our readers. We'd love to hear your feedback! Please let
us know if you have any questions about our tip or have a suggestion
about specific topics you would be interested in learning more about in
the future. Email Kristin Mason, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare
Committee chair. Thank you!
Please join us in the
PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community Group!
We invite you to participate in lively, thought-provoking and sometimes
controversial discussions on the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community
Connections online group. You can access the group through the PATH Intl.
website. If you have any questions about joining Community Connections,
please email the moderator, Patty D'Andrea.
Intl. Events Calendar
noted, contact Denise Fager 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 its contact
information under Find a Center 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
January 2-6, 2013
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ
PATH Intl. Driving
Workshop and Certification combination event
Workshop is held the
first 2-1/2 days, certification held the last 2-1/2 days. Specific
schedule sent by host site.
None scheduled at this time.
PATH Intl. Advanced
February 21-24, 2013
Good Hope Equestrian Center, Inc. in Miami, FL
March 14-16, 2013
Equest in Wylie, TX
May 28-30, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT
Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event
None scheduled at this
PATH Intl. Mentor Training
February 9-10, 2013
St. Andrews Ride Like A Knight in Laurinburg, NC
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