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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+   




Pewter - $2,500+ 


Triple Crown Nutrition 


Thank You to Donors!

As we wrap up the 2012-2013 fiscal year, PATH Intl. says "thank you" to its 300+ members who donated this year over and above their membership.  Donations--with a median gift of just $25--added up to over $45,000 to help cover the costs of instructor certification, center benefits such as the Foundation Directory, and media outreach to raise awareness of therapeutic horsemanship among the general public. Thank you!


Keep Track of Equine Health

If you need help keeping records on your horse's health, PATH Intl. sponsor Bimeda/Equimax can help. Bimeda/Equimax has a free Equine Health Record available at While there, sign up for their enewsletter to receive special offers on dewormers and other products.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
winner of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award 

    July 16, 2013 


PATH Intl. Announces 2013 Region Award Winners

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A big congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

Every year, PATH Intl. centers and members nominate the very best equestrians, certified professionals, veterinarians, volunteers and equines serving at PATH Intl. Centers, and we are pleased to announce the regional and equestrian award winners. Each year becomes more difficult to choose from among the outstanding nominations. This year, PATH Intl. received an astounding 227 nominations, demonstrating once again the high quality of service our centers offer. It takes a lot of time and thought to nominate someone, and we thank everyone who nominated someone. (Remember that  nominations are now accepted year round.) A special thank you also to our judges for making the difficult decisions.

Click here to see a list of the 2013 PATH Intl. Region Award Winners.


2013 PATH Intl. Conference Registration Book

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The summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides has been mailed out! Polybagged with this issue is the much-anticipated 2013 PATH Intl. Conference Registration Book. In it, you will find the sessions schedule, hotel information, some fun things to do in Orlando, the Horse Expo line-up with the closing event at Arabian Nights and of course the registration form. Online registration is now open.

Click here to register online.

Click here to download the registration book.

If you have questions about registration, contact Karen Province or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 111.

Join us for Destination: Success!



Bimeda Volunteer Award Winner for June

The June winner of the Bimeda Volunteer Award was Brea Riley of Ride With Pride, Inc., in Staunton, VA. She has been a volunteer for more than six years, and Ride With Pride notes, "Her leadership skills and quiet confidence have matched her genuine compassion for both the horses and the participants."

Congratulations, Brea!

Your center can recognize and thank a volunteer. Nominate a volunteer from a PATH Intl. Center, and he or she will have a chance to receive a "Thanks for Your Time" Bimeda $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Bimeda will donate a 25 dose pack of Bimectin, Exodus and Equimax dewormers to the volunteer's center. Visit Bimeda Equine for details.


Great Idea, Great Discount

Be sure to check out this edition of PATH Intl. Strides magazine's "Great Idea" on page 50. Lynn Petr discusses the profitability of composting. The system she uses, O2 Compost, was a PATH Intl. 2012 Conference exhibitor. O2 Compost is offering discounts to PATH Intl. members who purchase its systems through August 31, 2013.

Compost System

Regular Price
(plus shipping)


Micro-Bin (1-4 horses)



Benchmark (4-8 horses)



Cornerstone (8-20 horses)



Questions? Contact Peter Moon or call him at (360) 568-8085.


PATH Intl. Online Courses Updated

PATH Intl. Online Courses, including the CAT Course and Instructor Self-Study, have been updated to reflect the 2013 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation. If you are currently enrolled in an online course, you will need the 2013 Standards for Certification and Accreditation to complete the exams. The 2013 Standards for Certification and Accreditation is available to download for free on the My PATH Intl. Membership page. 


2013 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation  

  • Go to and sign in using your email address and password
  • Click the orange box that says "My PATH Intl. Membership"
  • Click the first bullet point under the "Member Only Benefits" section that says PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation Manual
  • Click "Download the 2013 Manual" in the Quick Links box on the right side of the screen
  • The Standards for Certification and Accreditation is split up in sections; each bullet point is a different section of the manual



Welcome New Centers!


PATH Intl. welcomes these new centers that joined in June!  


Cassidy's Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy, Paducah, KY
Enter His Gates, Glencoe, OK
Healing Horse Stables, Pesotum, IL
One Step At A Time, Cody, WY
Superior Horsefarm Inc, Monroe Township, NJ
Take The Reins Equine Assisted Therapy, Anchorage, AK
The Healing Farm, Upper Marlboro, MD 


PATH Intl. Field Test Standards Now on Community Connections

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Standards for Certification and Accreditation is a document that is constantly evolving as the EAAT industry continues to grow and develop. Any new standards proposed or standards that are rewritten to the extent that the intent of the standard is altered are offered to the association members in the form of Field Test Standards for comment and critique. Traditionally, member input has been solicited only at accreditation site visits, regional conferences or the PATH Intl. Conference. In an effort to extend the opportunity for input to the members of the association, current Field Test Standards are now posted online in PATH Intl. Community Connections.  


All PATH Intl. members are encouraged to read and post comments on the current Field Test Standards. With strong member input, PATH Intl. will continue to lead in the promotion of best practices for safety and service in the industry.


PATH Intl. Supports American Horse Council Welfare Code of Practice

PATH Intl. has added its name to the list of supporters of the American Horse Council Welfare Code of Practice.

The AHC Welfare Code of Practice outlines in generic terms what it means to be an organization that is committed to the responsible breeding, training, care, use, enjoyment, transport and retirement of horses. Signing this code is one indication of that commitment on behalf of and as an advocate for our centers.

Click here to read the full document.  


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

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop and Certification combination event
Specific schedule sent by host site.

August 6-9, 2013
Equest in Wylie, TX

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
September 7-8, 2013
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville, WA

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

PATH Intl. Mentor Training

August 9-10, 2013
SIRE in Hockley, TX

August 13-14, 2013
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in Chagrin Falls, OH

December 7-8, 2013
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Brewster, NY

Evaluator Training  
August 16-17, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

August 24-25, 2013
Equest in Wylie, TX 

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



Please direct correspondence about this newsletter to PATH Intl. eNews coordinator. PATH Intl. eNews is a benefit of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International membership. No portion of this publication may be reproduced by any mechanical, photographic, scanned or electronic process without written permission from PATH Intl. PATH Intl. reserves the right to reject, accept and edit submitted material. PATH Intl. eNews is intended as an information exchange and an opportunity for communication for members in the field of equine assisted activities. The opinions, practices or products presented in PATH Intl. eNews do not necessarily reflect PATH Intl. policy, imply PATH Intl. endorsement or comply with PATH Intl. standards.