2018 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

Title Sponsor:

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2018 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting - October 25-27

Targeted at the ever-growing group of professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2018 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

October 25-27, 2018

  • Preconference workshops and opening general session will be on Thursday, October 25.
  • Education sessions will be on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27.

Registration will open in July. Watch your inbox and this page for details!


Rosen Centre

9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-9840


PATH Intl. has negotiated the following discounted hotel rates: $139 single/double

  • 12 miles from Orlando National Airport
  • 6 miles from Universal Studios Orlando
  • Free wi-fi in rooms
  • Parking and theme park shuttle are complimentary
  • Spa, outdoor pool with a bar and grill, fitness center


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. Abstracts will be handled electronically only and must be received in the PATH Intl. office by 11:59 p.m., April 2, 2018. 

Abstract information

Poster guidelines

Abstract submission form


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.


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 conference sponsor

If you would like to exhibit at the 2018 PATH Intl. Conference, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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 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. Please check back for scholarship information for 2018.
PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins International Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship

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

AWARD NOMINATIONS - Closed for 2018

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! 

Click here for handouts from the 2017 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in San Antonio


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Additional Sponsors

AdequanEQUUS FoundationMarkel Insurance CompanyCavalloRIDE TV