What's New

What's New

Field Test Standards Electronic Voting

As a reminder, again this year field test standards will be voted on electronically rather than at the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. As PATH Intl. continues to grow, the association wants to take advantage of every opportunity, including social media and other electronic means, to listen to and keep in touch with our members. An electronic vote gives every member a chance to participate.

These standards have been in field test since January 2016:

FTS 1 through 4 are proposing to replace a part of the current PATH Intl. Core Standard A32. These will separate the helmet requirement for volunteers and personnel and adds acceptance of international equivalent helmets. If passed, they will respectively be placed in the core, mounted activity, driving activity and vaulting activity sections of the manual.

FTS 5 concerns the minimum safe age for participants in equine-assisted activities and follows the age recommendation found in the precautions and contraindications section of the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation. This standard was proposed by the PATH Intl. Health and Education Advisory to emphasize the need to closely evaluate young participants before placing them on an equine.

The electronic vote will take place July 1-14. Until the vote, members can give input on the field test standards at region conferences or by calling PATH Intl.

Members unable to vote electronically will be given options in the near future.


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As most of you know by now, one of the major initiatives in the PATH Intl. strategic plan is to achieve independent, third party accreditation of the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification in order to provide validation that our certification meets recognized credentialing standards. For a refresher on this this objective, read the . As mentioned in that article, one of the first major initiatives was to conduct a job task analysis (JTA) in order to verify the knowledge, skills and abilities a newly certified PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor should possess. Click here to read more.

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