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PATH Intl. Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2014 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

Kentucky Performance Products



Silver - $7,500+   




Bronze - $5,000+   




Pewter - $2,500+ 



Triple Crown Nutrition 

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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

    January 7, 2014  


Thank You for Your Year-End Gifts

bannerThank you to everyone who gave to PATH Intl. in 2013! Your gifts enable PATH Intl. to certify professionals and accredit centers, ensuring that those with special needs receive the best and safest that equine-assisted activities and therapies has to offer. Thank you letters are being sent and we'll have a grand total of your generosity later this month. Thank you!

Click here or on the image above if you would still like to donate.

Thank you for your gift!


Present at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference in San Diego

Individuals interested in presenting at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference October 29 - November 1 in San Diego, CA, are invited to submit a completed abstract submission form to PATH Intl. Abstract submission will be handled electronically only. 


Abstract submission opens January 15, 2014, so watch for the special announcement in your email.


Apply for the PATH Intl. Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship

PATH Intl. is proud to grant one Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship to a child equestrian at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in 2014. The application can be found on the website under "My Center Benefits" (you must be logged in) or click here to download. All applications are due by February 25, 2014. Questions? Please email  Megan Ferry or call her at (303) 452-1212, ext. 107.


Thank you for your commitment to the PATH Intl. standards and representing the best of PATH Intl. as a Premier Accredited Center! 


Call for Research Proposals From HHRF

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces an open call for proposals of research to investigate the therapeutic effects of equine-assisted activities (EEA) on military veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is the second call for proposals designated for veterans research, made possible by the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Programs, who provided seed funding. Deadline for submission of proposals is May 15, 2014. Click here to learn more.  


Pegasus Helmets Donated to PATH Intl.

Thank you to English Riding Supply for donating 170 new Pegasus helmets to PATH Intl. and its 11 regions! Look for these helmets at your regional or international conference this year!


Don't Let Your PATH Intl. Center Membership Lapse

The deadline to renew your center was December 31, 2013. Renew as soon as possible in order to avoid a lapse in your center membership. If your renewal is postmarked after January 15, 2014, you must include a $50 late fee with your renewal

Click here to renew online. NOTE: The center's primary contact or executive director must be logged in to their personal account in order to renew online.

If you need to update the primary contact for your center, please send in a center change notification form or a premier accredited center change notification form.

Of course, if you prefer to send in a hard copy renewal, that is still an option. Download and complete the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice, and mail it in.

Click here to download the center renewal booklet


Welcome New Centers!


Join PATH Intl. in welcoming these new centers!

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, IL (joined January 2014) 

Shooting Star Therapeutic Riding Center, Las Vegas, NV (joined December 2013) 

HART, Cocoa, FL (joined November 2013) 


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Horses in Stressful Situations

By the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee


In order to understand stress in our horse, we need to look at how horses would live naturally without human interference. They would live in a herd, eating little and often as they grazed on pasture. We would see them using fight or flight as a means of protection against predators.

When we change this environment in any way that restricts their freedom or diet, we create stress. Read more 


Scholarship Opportunity for PATH Intl. Instructor Candidates

PATH Intl. will continue an innovative partnership with the American Paint Horse Foundation designed to help train therapeutic riding instructors. This alliance provides scholarship assistance to potential PATH Intl. instructors. 


To apply for an American Paint Horse Foundation PATH Intl. scholarship, email Jan Anderson or call her at (817) 222-6414. Applications should be postmarked by March 1, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15, 2014. Click here to submit an application


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
January 21-24, 2014
Equest in Wylie, TX


February 7-10, 2014

Marion Therapeutic Riding Academy in Ocala, FL


February 20-23, 2014

Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wentzville, MO

April 3-6, 2014
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center in Williamsburg, VA

May 15-18, 2014
Aspire TRP in Waterloo, IA

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop and Certification  

January 10-12, 2014 (workshop only)

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program in Solvang, CA


March 14-17, 2014

Hands And Hearts For Horses in Thomasville, GA

April 12-15, 2014
St. Andrews Ride Like a Knight in Laurinburg, NC

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
February 25-26, 2014
Good Hope Equestrian Training Center in Miami, FL

April 28-30, 2014
Ivey Ranch Park Association in Oceanside, CA

May 28-30, 2014
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

PATH Intl. Mentor Training

April 10-11, 2013
Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc., in Fond Du Lac, WI

May 17-18, 2014
Hearts and Horses in Loveland, CO


PATH Intl. Approved Training Course

January - May (exact dates pending; check online calendar)

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT


May 28-July 20, 2014

Equest in Wylie, TX


August 27-November (check calendar for end date)

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

Please visit the PATH Intl. events calendar for a list of 2014 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications. 



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