What better time to launch a conference website than in celebration of the association's 50th anniversary?
This conference will be unlike any other as the association celebrates 50 golden years of equine-assisted activities and therapies, members and of course the amazing power of the horse to change lives. The traditional events attendees have come to expect and love—excellent session content, networking with colleagues and friends, attending the stirring awards luncheon—will still be a part of the conference. But attendees will also experience new events in this celebratory, fun-filled adventure known as the PATH Intl. Conference.
To get a sneak peek, check out the new PATH Intl. conference website at https://www.pathintlconf.com/.
It's just a website, right?
Wrong! This is THE PLACE to go for all your conference information. It is grouped by topics for easy navigation. You will want to refer to it often, pre, during and post-conference!
You will find pre-conference information, general events, hotel information, ways to get involved and more.
General Session: Busting the Stereotype: PATH Intl. at 50 Facilitated by Michael Kaufmann Five PATH Intl. members, who represent advancement and new horizons in therapeutic horsemanship, will discuss successes, challenges, opportunities and how all of us can tackle the future with the same "old school" determination and passion that the founding generation of PATH Intl. brought to the first 50 years while busting the stereotypes moving in to the next 50.
Panelists: Adam Daurio, The Temple Grandin Equine Center; Marny Mansfield, SUNY Cobleskill; Philip Tedeschi, Institute of Human-Animal Connection at University of Denver; Aviva Vincent, Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center; Helene Viruega, Equiphoria
*NEW* Fireside Chats @ The Markel Corral
New to the 2019 conference, fireside chats are informal conversations between subject matter experts and EAAT professionals about the questions most important to their work in EAAT. Enjoy this unique, out-of-the-classroom, collaborative format.
Speakers: Kathy Alm, CEO, PATH Intl.; Jeffrey Arnold, Leadership Adventures, Inc.; Christie Schulte Kappert, The Right Horse Initiative; Major George W. Paffendorf, U.S. Army Retired; Debi DeTurk Peloso, Markel Insurance
PATH Intl. thanks the sponsors and exhibitors who support the association. Here are a few of the exhibitors attendees will spend time with: I Martin and Associates; Horse Sense Solutions; CommonTeri; Stable Moments; Trafalgar Square Books; Hoof Falls & Footfalls; National Snaffle Bit Association; Institute of Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver; Freedom Rider; High Hopes Therapeutic Riding; Lorrie Renker; and more. Visit the website for information on exhibiting.
Get familiar with the website. And get ready for this golden anniversary event. Registration opens in early July.
About PATH Intl.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 873 member centers, nearly 69,000 children and adults, including more than 6,700 veterans, may find improved health, wellness, fun and a sense of pride and independence through involvement with horses. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are nearly 62,000 volunteers, 4,776 instructors, 7,943 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.