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Targeted at the ever-growing group of professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2014 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.
Town and Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Room Rates: $139/night for single/double; $159/night triple and $179/night for quadruple
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 1,000 attendees, both exhibitors and attendees alike have had a great time networking and checking out what’s new in the industry.
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? Please download the registration bag and silent auction donation form.
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 download the fillable PDF nomination forms. The deadline for nominations for 2014 has passed. Any nominations received will be considered for 2015.
The deadline for the 2014 Conference Scholarship application and the 2014 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship application has passed. Check back in 2015 for next year's scholarship applications.
PATH Intl. is actively soliciting for consideration abstracts on important research, best practices, trends and developments that are of significance to the membership of the association. The association is especially interested in receiving abstracts from presenters with information relevant to the field of EAAT who may not be working directly in the field but can share innovative programs, research or other information. Deadline for submissions is March 14, 2014, 11:59 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time.
General submissions will be handled electronically only. Click here to begin the abstract submission process.