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Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge, contribute to the growth of EAAT and chat with like-minded EAAT professionals! And remember, if you’re a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor, conference attendance can contribute to your continuing education requirements. 

One event, many topics. When we say, “virtual conference” we don’t just mean webinars!

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) hosts the virtual conference, to attract attendees in the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies from all over the world. This exciting and engaging conference is one of PATH Intl.’s premier educational events, where PATH Intl. members and other EAAT professionals gather to attend lectures by leading industry and medical professionals. Learn about new developments in the field and network with colleagues and peers.

Worried you can’t make a session? All attendees will receive video recordings of the conference sessions! Still have some lingering questions? Reach out to the staff, with an email to

The PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Virtual Conference is paid in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant.

We are so pleased to have you join us for the 2018 PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Virtual Conference. You will need to create a login for this site, as it is separate from the PATH Intl. database. You will not be able to sign in using your credentials. 

Conference Dates
    August 28th and 29th, 2018


Veteran's Rate $29
Member Rate $119
Non-member Rate $169 
Center Rate $240 (12 CEU’s each for up to three people) 
Please call the PATH Intl. office to get the discount code for center rates at (800)-369-7433

Register Now for the PATH International Virtual Conference

Continuing Education Units

The full virtual conference is worth 12 CEUs
12 hours continuing education units

August 28th, 2018

Schedule (ET)

Presenter NameTopic/ Title of Presentation
11:00am - 11:15amKathy AlmKeynote Speaker/ Introduction
11:15am-12:15pmTara Mahoney and Gerry DuncanEquine Immersion Program Model/ Equine Immersion Programs
12:20pm-1:20pmJulianne Mills, Julia Ray and Bre PodgorskiCommunication and Participation/ Warfighter Sports
1:20pm-1:50pmSarah ArmentroutBreakout Session- Q&A Para-Dressage and Link to Presentations
1:50pm-2:50pmSarah JenkinsUnderstanding Working with PTSD and Trauma/ When Horses Hear the Unspeakable & We Don’t Know What To Say
2:55pm-3:55pmGeorge PaffendorfProgramming/ Operation Centaur
3:55pm-4:25pmJessica Normand, Member PATH Intl. Equine Welfare CommitteeBreakout Session- Top Feeding Tips
4:25pm-5:25pmAnita ShkediTR Activities and TBI's/ A Positive Conversation with Veterans with PTSD

August 29th, 2018

Schedule (ET)

Presenter NameTopic/ Title of Presentation
11:00am - 12:00pmMichael HigginsVeterans as Volunteers
12:05pm-1:05pmMike WelchVA, Director: What "VA" is Looking for Out of These Programs/ Evolution of Equine Therapy in VA Adaptive Sports Programs & Public Private Partnerships
1:05pm-1:35pmES4H CommitteeBreakout Sessions- Q&A Meet the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Committee
1:35pm-2:35pmMeggan Hill McQueenyTeaching Veterans/ Top Ten Questions from Centers about Veteran Programs
2:40pm-3:40pmHeidi KraftUnderstanding what Veterans Want You to Know/ 15 Things Veterans Want You to Know
3:40pm-4:25pmMichelle Weed and Michelle Kane Breakout Session- MH- Reintegration and Assimilation
4:30pm-6:00pmLeif HalbergTherapy vs. Therapeutic line/ Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies as a part of an Integrated Model of Care for Military Veterans and Active Duty Service Members
                                                                                    Official Feed and Title sponsor of PATH Int
                                                                     Official Equine Welfare Partner and Silver Sponsor of PATH Intl