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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+  English Riding Supply
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 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

    January 21, 2014  


Dewkett Awarded EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award

Margo Dewkett, center, accepts the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award from Lynn Coakley, president of EQUUS Foundation, and John Long, USEF CEO. 

The EQUUS Foundation named Margo Dewkett the recipient of the 2013 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pegasus Awards Dinner on January 10, 2014. Margo is the executive director and head instructor at Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center of East Texas, Inc., a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Longview, TX.


The USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award is a celebration of the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equestrian world. From improving the health and welfare of the horse to promoting and expanding the general public's appreciation and respect of the diverse roles of horses, the recipient of this award has devoted considerable personal time to making the lives and quality of life of our equine partners paramount.


Congratulations, Margo! It is a well-deserved award.   


Click here to read the full press release


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 for pre-conference and sessions on Thursday and Friday will be handled electronically only. Abstract submissions for the PATH Intl. Horse Expo will be handled by email. 

Individuals interested in presenting at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference must submit the completed abstract submission form to PATH Intl. by March 14, 2014, 11:59 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time. No abstracts will be accepted after this date! The PATH Intl. Health and Education Advisory will select speakers for the sessions from the abstracts submitted.

General conference applicants must use the abstract submission method found here. PATH Intl. Horse Expo presenters, information will be coming soon.

Click here for abstract information


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! 


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Equine De-Worming 

By the Kristin Mason, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Member 


Equine worming recommendations have significantly changed over the past several years, and your veterinarian should be consulted for appropriate advice for your horses and your area. The American Association of Equine Practitioners website is also a very good resource for suggested worming protocols.

Because of built-up resistance to anthelmintics (dewormers), veterinarians have most recently recommended doing rotational worming throughout the year versus daily worming. Click here to see suggested schedules.  


Welcome New Centers!


Join PATH Intl. in welcoming these new centers!

Inspiring Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., in Midlothian, VA  

Beverly Farm Equestrian Program in Godfrey, IL 

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding in Craig, CO 

Lakeside Equestrian Center in Loomis, CA 

EQUU8 Horsemanship and Therapeutic Riding in Big Bear City, CA


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. 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.

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


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


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.  


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
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 8-11, 2014
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

May 15-18, 2014
Aspire Therapeutic Riding Program in Waterloo, IA

June 26-29, 2014
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center in Bend, OR

October 22-25, 2014
Hearts and Horses, Inc., in Loveland, CO

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop and Certification  

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

September 24-27, 2014
Hearts and Horses, Inc., in Loveland, CO

PATH Intl. Driving Workshop and Certification May 6-10, 2014
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH 
PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
February 25-26, 2014
Good Hope Equestrian Training Center in Miami, FL

April 4-6, 2014
Winslow Therapeutic Riding Unlimited, Inc., in Warwick, NY

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

March 27-28, 2014,
Region Two Conference in Carmel, NY

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

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

July 19-20, 2014
Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Crownsville, MD 


PATH Intl. Approved Training Course

January - May (exact dates pending; contact the host site)

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


May 28-July 20, 2014

Equest in Wylie, TX


August 27-November (contact the host site for ending 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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