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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  

    February 4, 2014  


PATH Intl. Invites Applicants for CEO Position

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) announces a call for applicants for the association's position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This vacancy will be filled in response to the planned retirement of the association's current CEO who has led the organization for four years. The Denver, Colorado-based organization's mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs.

PATH Intl. is a thriving community of dedicated professionals who seek and promote credentialing, learning and mentoring to advance the practice of EAAT. "PATH Intl. is poised to implement its new strategic plan," states search committee chair and PATH Intl. Board of Trustees Vice President Julie Broadway. "Current industry growth and awareness have written an exciting chapter in this storied association's history. Now we have a laser-like focus on the future," says Broadway.

This full-time position will be based in Denver, CO. A full job description can be viewed at Resumes must be submitted to the search committee, and will be accepted until March 1, 2014.  


Education Partnership With Global Dressage Forum NA

PATH Intl. is pleased to announce that it is an education partner of the Global Dressage Forum North America (GDFNA), which is North America's leading educational platform for the international dressage world. PATH Intl. CEO Kay Green will be co-presenting the 2014 Global Dressage Forum North America Para Dressage Riders Scholarship Award at its annual gathering February 15-16 in West Palm Beach, FL. See the article below to purchase tickets!


Two New PATH Intl. Member Benefit

Global Dressage Forum North America
Global Dressage Forum NA is offering PATH Intl. Members a 15% discount on tickets to its Annual Gathering, featuring the world's top dressage educators. Click here to purchase tickets; use discount coupon code PATH4GDFNA.

PATH Intl. Members also receive 15% discount all year at, an educational website offering complete training videos of international dressage trainers, riding and lecturing on their horses in training. Use discount coupon code PATH4DC. 

PATH Intl. Members can now receive a special member discount on the purchase of tires through PATH Intl. Members receive 5% off the purchase of any set of four tires.  

Click here to begin and use coupon code GDPATH14. (Deal Expires: 1/7/2015)

Click here for more information (you must be logged in).


Seeking Experts - 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.  

To be considered to present at the conference, submit the completed abstract submission form 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.

Individuals interested in presenting at the PATH Intl. Horse Expo must also complete the abstract submission form and express equine and equipment needs by March 14, 2014.

Click here for abstract information


Burning Question of the Month

As a data-driven association, we need to gather information about our members. Every month we will ask you to answer a simple one-question survey that will assist us in implementing the PATH Intl. strategic plan. Thank you for your participation!  


What other industry associations do you belong to? 


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Equine De-Worming 

Kristin Mason of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee received an update recently on deworming protocols from Dr. Steffanie Burk, Visiting Assistant Professor at Otterbein University that she wanted to pass along:


"Rotational deworming is no longer being recommended by AAEP because it is thought to promote anthelmintic resistance. AAEP came out with new parasite control guidelines, but since updating their website the guidelines aren't easy to find. Click here to download the AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines.

"For mature horses, AAEP now advocates selective deworming using fecal egg count results."

Click here to read more equine tips. Click here to read past equine tips.  


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! 


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
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
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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