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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+   


Equus Foundation 

Platinum Performance  



Pewter - $2,500+ 






Triple Crown Nutrition 




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.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

    March 4, 2014  


2014 PATH Intl. Abstract Deadline, Award Nominations and Conference Scholarships

Deadline Approaching for Abstract Submission! 

The deadline for submitting an abstract to present at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference is March 14, 2014, 11:59 p.m. MDT. Click here to submit the completed abstract submission form.


Award Nominations 

For many people, the awards banquet is the highlight of the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. It is a time to celebrate the achievements of the talented equestrians, the outstanding instructors and equine specialists in mental health and learning, the hard-working equines and the dedicated volunteers and veterinarians at PATH Intl. Centers. 


Now is the time to recognize their efforts and submit an award nomination for these special individuals and animals. Nominations are due no later than 11:59 p.m., MDT, May 20. Click here for information and for the fillable forms

Apply for a PATH Intl. Conference Scholarship
PATH Intl. continues to work diligently to obtain funding sources to ensure the maximum opportunity to underwrite registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting.

The 2014 conference scholarship application and the 2014 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship application are due by email to Karen Province no later than June 20, 2014.


Everyone is encouraged to apply! Click below to download applications or find them on the  2014 PATH Intl. Conference page.  


2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship


2014 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship 


Burning Question of the Month

What is the number one question you would like to have
a veterinarian answer for you?


Last Month's Results: What other industry associations do you belong to? 

Thanks for responding to our first "Burning Question of the Month"!  The results were very enlightening: 19% of respondents belong to AHA, 16% belong to CHA and 12% belong to EAGALA. The most reported association was AQHA with 26% of respondents belonging. The American Paint Horse Association rounded out the top 5 with 11%. USEF and USDF tied with 7%.   


PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Webinar

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee presents a PowerPoint presentation webinar on the Care and Welfare of Our EAAT Horses on Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar is free. Click here to sign up.

The presenter for March will be Cathy Languerand. Cathy is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, a CHA Master Level Instructor, a Reach Out to Horses Certified Instructor, a USPC Instructor, Reiki Master, and is the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Chair. 


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 or visit their Facebook page to vote.


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

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.  


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Adding a New EAAT Horse to Your Center, Part 2
By Cathy Languerand, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Chair

Now that you have found a new horse for your PATH Intl. Center, what should you do next? Click here to read suggestions and considerations.  


PATH Intl. Member Benefits

Check out these PATH Intl. Member Benefits and receive discounts on products and services. Click here for the Member Benefits page (you must be logged in).

Members of PATH Intl. receive a 10% discount on all membership plans for Equestrian, the Horse Business Site. Center administrators especially should take a look at their offerings!

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!

Click here for more information about benefits of

PATH Intl. Members receive a 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)


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  

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

August 22-24
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Brewster, NY

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

PATH Intl. Driving Workshop and Certification
May 6-8, 2014
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm, Temple, NH

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification
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 2 Conference, Green Chimneys Farm, Brewster, NY

April 10-11, 2014
Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc., Fond Du Lac, WI

April 24-25, 2014
Region 11 Conference, Ivey Ranch Park Association, Oceanside, CA

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

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


PATH Intl. Approved Training Course

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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