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PATH Intl. Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2013 PATH Intl. Conference & Annual Meeting, please contact

Megan Ream Ferry


Title Sponsor - $20,000+ 



Platinum Sponsor - $15,000+
Equine Network/AIM 


Gold Sponsors - $10,000+ 

Bayer Healthcare Animal Health



Silver - $7,500+   




Bronze - $5,000+   

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)  




Pewter - $2,500+ 


Triple Crown Nutrition 


In Honor of ...

With Father's Day and graduation season coming up, honor a loved one on the PATH Intl. website. Click here to learn more. It only takes $25 to show your love this Spring!

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    May 21, 2013 


The Benefits of PATH Intl. Membership

Check out this member benefit!   

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Parents and Professionals Guide 

The PATH Intl. Parents and Professional Guide is provided to center members free of charge as a center membership benefit to help market the center's services and further educate the community about the benefits of EAAT.

There are three ways to order your PATH Intl. Parents and Professionals Guide:  

  • Order online. You can order them in quantities of 25, 50, 100 or 200 from the PATH Intl. online store. Search for "Parents and Professionals" in the search field. You will be prompted to log in when ordering.
  • Complete this form and send it to the PATH Intl. office via mail, fax or email to Karen Province. Indicate the quantity you wish to order, shipping address and payment method.
  • Call Karen Province at the PATH Intl. office at (800) 369-7433, ext. 111.    

A small fee covers shipping and handling.


Winners of APHF Scholarship Assistance Announced

Through an innovative partnership between the American Paint Horse Foundation and PATH Intl., scholarship assistance is provided to potential therapeutic horsemanship instructors. Selected from a competitive field, Cindy Salyer of Reno, Nevada, and Kathy Hiberd of Burleson, Texas, have been named the first winners of these unique scholarships. Both women will receive $800 scholarships toward completing PATH Intl. certification. Click here to read more.


Nominations Open for PATH Intl. Membership Oversight Committee Region Reps

PATH Intl. is seeking Membership Oversight Committee Region Representative nominations. The PATH Intl. annual nomination process for region representatives is underway. This year nominations are being accepted for odd-numbered regions: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. PATH Intl. Region Representatives serve as ambassadors for the association and as the voice of their region's members. Responsibilities may include recruiting, retaining and recognizing members; collaborating with groups within and outside of PATH Intl. that can positively impact the success of PATH Intl. members; leading PATH Intl. recognition of center and individual members and participants; and helping coordinate states, regions and PATH Intl. communities into effective networking systems.

Click here for requirements and to download the fillable nomination form or download the form from the PATH Intl. corporate documents page. Nominations are due to your current region representative no later than July 15. If you prefer, you may print the nomination form, fill it in by hand and mail it to the PATH Intl. office. All handwritten nomination forms must be received by the office by July 15 in order for the nomination to be considered.

If you have any questions please contact Rachel Davis, PATH Intl. Membership Coordinator. Thank you to those nominees who are willing to contribute their time in representing the PATH Intl. members in their regions.


2013 PATH Intl. Conference Information

conference logoLook for information on our "out of this world" impressive keynote luncheon speaker and the session lineup coming soon!  


Hotel Information

The 2013 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting page has detailed information on the Orlando, FL, conference site and hotel, the Caribe Royale, which is close to all the attractions for which Orlando is famous.   


To reserve your room, call (888) 258-7501 and reference PATH Intl. or reserve your room online.



Welcome to New Centers!


PATH Intl. welcomes these new centers who joined in April 2013!


Buddy Systems Inc., Clovis, CA

Friends Of Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy, Norco, CA

Helping Evolve Abilities in Riders through Therapeutic Horsemanship, Flushing, MI

The Pilot House, Easton, CT

Therapeutic Equestrian Center of the Emerald Coast, Niceville, FL

Victory Riding Academy, Omaha, NE


Centers Benefit From Volunteer of the Month

PATH Intl. sponsor Bimeda/Equimax has a Volunteer of the Month program that can benefit your center. Click here to check it out and get a chance to win prizes!


EFP Graduate Level Courses Offered in California

Martha McNiel, 2011 PATH Intl. EFP/EFL Professional of the Year, will be teaching two new graduate level courses on equine-facilitated psychotherapy at JFK University in San Jose, CA, during the Summer Enrichment Session: "Introduction to Equine Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy" and "Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy with Combat Veterans and Their Families." These courses are offered for both Master's level academic credit and continuing education units for APA, BBS and BRN. Both classes will meet at the DreamPower Horsemanship facility in Gilroy, CA. Click here for information and to sign up.   


Equine Tips

By Patty D'Andrea, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee member

Laminitis ... the word can cause fear in the strongest of horse people. The cause of the condition is often unknown. Some common culprits are high sugar intake from early spring grass or late summer grass, over consumption of grain or new feed, concussion or Cushing's syndrome. Read more.


Renovations Limit Adequan Supply

Due to renovations to the Luitpold Pharmaceuticals factory in Shirley, NY, supplies of Adequan® i.m., the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the Food and  Drug Administration (FDA), are expected to be limited over the coming months. According to its press release, "Our factory in NY has undergone a significant renovation to meet enhanced quality standards and address observations of the FDA. This has resulted in the depletion of our existing inventories. We have carefully managed supply to allocate inventory optimally, but the product will be out of stock for a short period of time. We expect to resume shipments of the 5 mL in early July, followed by the 50 mL in August."  

For the most recent updates on expected release dates of product, visit the Adequan websites at or or call customer service at (800) 458-0163.  


PATH Intl. Events Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, contact Denise Fager at (800) 369-7433, ext. 114, with questions. All dates are subject to change. To register for an event, please contact the host site directly. You can locate its contact information under Find a Center on the PATH Intl. homepage or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.

PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Practical Skills Testing
May 21-24, 2013
R.O.C.K., Ride on Center for Kids in Georgetown, TX

May 30 - June 2, 2013
ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding in Waterloo, IA

September 11-15, 2013
Special People United to Ride (SPUR) in Lincroft, NJ

September 26-29
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center in Burnsville, NC

September 27-30, 2013
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH

October 23-26, 2013
Hearts and Horses, Inc., in Loveland, CO

PATH Intl. Driving Workshop and Certification combination event
Workshop is held the first 2-1/2 days, certification held the last 2-1/2 days. Specific schedule sent by host site.
June 29-July 3, 2013
BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre in Poplar Grove, IL

October 15-19, 2013
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
May 28-30, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT

September 7-8, 2013
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville, WA

October 18-20, 2013
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event      

August 27-30, 2013

EQUEST in Wylie, TX 


PATH Intl. Mentor Training

June 13-14, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

June 21-22, 2013
SIRE in Hockley, TX

June 28-29, 2013
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center in Williamsburg, VA

Evaluator Training  
August 16, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

August 23-24, 2013
Equest in Wylie, TX 

Please visit the PATH Intl. events calendar for a list of 2013 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications. 



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