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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 (in-kind media buys)
Equine Network/AIM (in-kind helmets) 


Gold Sponsors - $10,000+ 

Bayer Healthcare Animal Health

Kentucky Performance Products (in-kind bags)



Silver - $7,500+   




Bronze - $5,000+   


Equus Foundation 

Platinum Performance



Pewter - $2,500+ 





RevitaVet (in-kind product donation)

Triple Crown Nutrition (in-kind product donation)


Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

    February 18, 2014  


Ride "The Shamrock PATH":
ACTHA Invites PATH Intl. Centers to Be Ride Hosts

Click on the video to watch a Q&A with Strongwater Farm in Tewksbury, MA, who hosted a ride with ACTHA. 

Click on the video to watch a Q&A with Strongwater Farm in Tewksbury, MA, who hosted a ride with ACTHA.

PATH Intl. center staff, volunteers, participants and their families know better than anyone the power of the horse to change lives. You see it every day. It has long been our desire to further the awareness of equine-assisted activities and therapies to the public at large and to promote the knowledge, professionalism and high standards of each PATH Intl. Center to their local communities.

We have an opportunity to do just that, and possibly help bring in funds for your center. ACTHA (American Competitive Trail Horse Association) has invited PATH Intl. Centers to become ride hosts.

ACTHA has coined March as "The Shamrock PATH" with a goal of 1,000 Obstacle Challenge trail rides around the country during March and specifically March 14-16, 2014. Some rides will still be taking place in April. The event requires only an arena or some open land, and two or three people from your center to manage the event. By becoming a ride host, your center would attract trail riders in your area to come for a fun day of casual competition. You can gain local exposure while earning funds for your center and PATH Intl., as your center will retain a portion of entry fees.

ACTHA has already been contacting some centers directly, but if you would like to learn more, visit ACTHA at to see how this works and how your center could benefit, or call Robin Tilghman, ACTHA's PATH Intl. events manager, at (434) 989-1437. 


Burning Question of the Month

Reminder: 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? 


Scholarship Opportunity for Summer Camps

Does your center offer summer camps to children on the autism spectrum? Autism Speaks has a scholarship program for centers to apply for funding for these camps. The deadline is March 10 and all information can be found on the Autism Speaks website. Any centers that succeed in receiving funding, please let Megan Ferry at PATH Intl. know so she can track this information.


A Gypsy Horse for Your Center?

Over the next two years LexLin Gypsy Ranch's mission is to donate 30 registered Gypsy Horses through the Gypsy Gift program while simultaneously finding eligible sponsors who will train them for two to three years in preparation for future careers at PATH Intl. Centers.

Nominate your favorite PATH Intl. Center to win a Gypsy horse! Visit for details and to submit a nomination today!


Thank You for Giving in 2013

Thank you to all of you who donated to PATH Intl. in 2013! We received 571 of your generous donations last year.  All 2013 thank you letters (your tax receipt) have been mailed out. If you need a tax receipt or have any questions about donating to PATH Intl., please email Megan Ferry or call her at 303-452-1212 x 107. Thank you for your generosity!


New PATH Intl. Member Benefit

equestrian professional logoMembers of PATH Intl. receive a 10% discount on all membership plans for Equestrian, the Horse Business Site.

In order to take advantage of these discounts, click here and you will be automatically directed to a sign up page that reflects your special discount!

What Is
As horse professionals, they know the business of horses can be incredibly challenging. So how do you balance your love for horses and your participants with the hundreds of details required to start, run, and grow a successful business?

Imagine a place where you can get personal advice from experienced professionals and experts who truly understand the horse business, enjoy VIP access to a unique support system designed specifically for horse professionals.

It doesn't matter if you're just starting out, or you're a well-established center administrator with years of experience. A membership at will show you how to attract the best customers, make more money, retain top talent, inspire loyal staff, stay on track to achieve your center's goals, and most importantly keep you loving the business of horses...100% Guaranteed.

Click here for more information about benefits of Equestrian

And Don't Forget These Newly Announced Benefits!
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


Congratulations to a Wise Horse

Congratulations to Mr. Wise Guy, or "Wiser," the 2013 PATH Intl. Equine of the Year, who was featured in the winter issue of Modern Arabian Horse, the official publication of the Arabian horse industry. The article "Our Heroes Are Horses" features a few of the letters of recommendation Wiser received for his nomination. Wiser makes his home at Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center in East Kingston, NH.


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Adding a New EAAT Horse to Your Center
By Cathy Languerand, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Chair

Your PATH Intl. Center has decided it's time to adopt a new equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) horse--what should you do next? Click here to read suggestions and considerations.  


Deadline Approaching 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 Deadline

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 20-23, 2014

Therapeutic Horsemanship, Wentzville, MO

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

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

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

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

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

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop and Certification  

March 14-17, 2014

Hands and Hearts for Horses, Thomasville, GA

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

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

PATH Intl. Driving Workshop and Certification
May 6-10, 2014
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm, Temple, NH

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

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

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

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

PATH Intl. Mentor Training

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

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

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

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


PATH Intl. Approved Training Course

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

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


May 28-July 20, 2014

Equest, Wylie, TX


August 27-November (contact the host site for ending date)

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 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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