2016 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

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2016 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting - November 2-5

Targeted at the ever-growing group of professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2016 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Conference and Annual Meeting, sponsored by Purina, will feature an impressive array of educational sessions presented by industry experts. The Horse Expo and keynote luncheon have been perennial highlights. Attendees also enjoy the opportunities to catch up with old friends at various discussion forums and social receptions and network while visiting our growing exhibit hall. And not to be missed is the annual awards banquet designed to celebrate the innovation, hard work and spectacular accomplishments of the EAAT industry.

You will want to visit this page often as we will update conference information as it becomes available. This includes online registration. A hard copy of the registration brochure and registration form will also be available in the summer Strides issue, so make sure your membership and contact information are up to date with the PATH Intl. office so you don’t miss this important issue.

Call for Abstracts

PATH Intl. is actively soliciting abstracts on important research, best practices, trends and developments that are of significance to association membership and other conference attendees. The association is especially interested in receiving abstracts from presenters with information relevant to the field of EAAT. Abstracts describing innovative programs, research or other related information are welcomed.

The Call for Abstracts for the 2016 conference is closed. Look for information in January 2017 for the 2017 PATH Intl. Conference.

Registration Information

Registration will open in early July. Watch this page or your email for information.
















Williamsburg Lodge

310 S England St,
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 220-7976

Click here to make your hotel reservation online. Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel's toll-free number  1 (800) 261-9530 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and referencing Booking ID#23287.


PATH Intl. and the Conference Host Committee are always looking for members to volunteer at the conference. There are many places to volunteer. Click here for the Volunteer Contact Information form and job descriptions.


We have had many wonderful sponsors over the past years. Their participation is what makes it possible to host these fun and educational events and allows us to award scholarships to dozens of deserving attendees. We want to sincerely thank them for their support.

A highlight of the conference is our exhibit hall. With nearly 800 attendees, both exhibitors and attendees alike have had a great time networking and checking out what’s new in the industry.

Learn more about becoming a conference sponsor or exhibitor.


Do you know a company that would like to advertise by donating a piece to include in conference registration bags? Do you have an item you would like to donate? Download the donation form and letter.


Do you know of an outstanding PATH Intl. Instructor or Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, a hardworking volunteer, a dedicated volunteer veterinarian or dependable equine deserving of many carrots and hugs? We want to hear about them! Each year PATH Intl. honors riders, certified professionals, volunteers, volunteer veterinarians, equines and contributing professionals from each region at our awards ceremony—they are, after all, the backbone of and the reason for our incredible organization! We have simplified the nomination process. Visit our Awards Nominations page to read the instructions and to access the online fillable nomination forms.


It is the desire of PATH Intl. to provide the maximum opportunity to underwrite registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, and the association works diligently to obtain funding sources for such scholarships.

PATH Intl. is pleased to once again offer the 2016 conference scholarship and the 2016 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship. Applications are due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than June 20, 2016. Applicants will be notified by email on July 29, 2016.
Everyone is encouraged to apply! Click below to download the applications.

2016 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship
2016 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship



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