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2019 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting - November 8-10

Targeted at the ever-growing group of professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2019 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 keynote award luncheon has been a perennial highlight. 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. Make sure your membership and contact information are up to date with the PATH Intl. office so you don’t miss important information and the opening of registration.

Registration Information

November 8-10, 2019

  • Preconference workshops and opening general session will be on Friday, November 8.
  • Education sessions will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10.


The Westin Westminster

10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
Phone: (303) 410-5000

Conference Rate

PATH Intl. has negotiated a discounted hotel rate of $149 plus 12.5% sales tax. The contracted rate is good until either the room block sells out or until October 9, 2019. Availability and rate cannot be guaranteed once the room block is sold out or after this date.

The hotel conference rate includes:

  • Complimentary self-park
  • $15 per day for valet park
  • Complimentary pool access
  • Complimentary access to the 24-hour fitness center

Reservation Method

Hotel reservations can be made online or by phone.

  • Click here to make your reservations online.
  • You may call the hotel directly at 1-303-410-5000. Please identify yourself as attending the 2019 PATH International Conference to secure the discounted hotel rate. 


Check-in is 3 p.m. and Check-out is 12 p.m. Early check-in and late check-out requests will be based on hotel availability.


Airport Information

The Denver International Airport is located 25 miles from the hotel. Transfer time will arrange from 30-45 minutes depending on the time of day.  

Transfers options from the Denver International Airport to the Westin Westminster

  • Taxi approximately $75 one way

  • Uber/Lyft – approximately $45 one way

Driving Instructions

Click here for driving instructions.


A broad spectrum of session content is needed each year to offer a rich and rewarding experience for all attendees. At this time PATH Intl. is conducting a call for abstracts. You are invited to submit an abstract highlighting your organization's innovations or personal research and how they may benefit the equine-assisted activities and therapies field. 

Abstract submission will be handled electronically only.

Click here to download abstract information.

Click here to begin the abstract submission process.

Abstracts must be submitted to PATH Intl. by April 2, 2019. No submissions will be accepted after April 2.


PATH Intl. and the Conference Host Committee are always looking for members to volunteer at the conference. There are many places to volunteer. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information. Or download the Volunteer Descriptions form (coming soon for 2019).


We have had many wonderful sponsors and exhibitors 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 sponsor

If you would like to exhibit at the conference, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for information.

Special 50th Anniversary Opportunities!
The excitement is building as PATH Intl. prepares to celebrate 50 years of excellence in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). The list of special 2019 sponsorship opportunities are available in honorof the year-long celebration. Current PATH Intl. sponsors are being given the first look at the types of sponsorship add ons we’re considering. It is not an exhaustive list. If you have an idea or price range you’d like to suggest, we’d love to hear it! Click here


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 to the silent auction? Download the donation form. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And thank you for participating in this fun event!


The James Brady Professional Achievement Award recognizes the contributions made to the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). The award is presented in the name of James Brady to recognize a professional who has made contributions in the creation or development of industry-advancing ideas, initiatives, programs or events, and the winner will demonstrate a sustained and lasting contribution to the EAAT industry, both within and outside of PATH Intl. Click here for criteria and forms. The deadline for nominations is June 29, 2018.


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. 

EFP/EAL PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship in memory of Marjorie V. Kittredge

Click below to see the application:
2019 PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship
2019 EFP/EAL PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship in memory of Marjorie V. Kittredge

The deadline for application is June 14, 2019. Notifications will go out July 5-12. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at (800) 369-7433.


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! 

Nominations for regional award categories (credentialed professional, volunteer, equine, veterinarian) must be submitted by January 28, 2019. This is to ensure that regional winners are notified in time for the 2019 region conferences.

Equestrian of the year awards (child/youth, adult/independent adult and PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes) are national awards, and the nomination deadline for this category is May 31, 2019.

Click for nomination forms.

If you have questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 118


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Additional Sponsors

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