2017 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

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2016 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Williamsburg

Title Sponsor:

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2017 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting - November 8-11

Targeted at the ever-growing group of professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2017 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor 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. 

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.

Registration Information

San Antonio
November 8-11

Registration information coming in July.


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Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

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San Antonio, TX 78205



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. As leaders in the industry, we are committed to providing our members with opportunities for continuing education and professional development to ensure sustainability within the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). We are excited to offer this unique opportunity for those new to the field and those who have been a part of the field to experience the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. The deadline for applications is June 16. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship


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.

Learn more about becoming a conference sponsor.


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. 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Closed for 2017

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.

All abstracts must be received in the PATH Intl. office in proper format by March 10, 2017, 11:59 p.m. mountain time.


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Additional Sponsors

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