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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 




Welcome New Sponsor

PATH Intl. welcomes our newest Bronze Sponsor, SmartPak. Look for more information soon from our newest sponsor!


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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  

    March 18, 2014  


Exhibit at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

conference logoDo you have a product equine professionals would be interested in purchasing? Educational materials, books, videos and jewelry are all great possibilities for selling to the 700+ therapeutic horsemanship professionals attending the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference October 29-November 1 in San Diego.  Save $100 off the exhibiting fee by reserving your spot by May 15. For more information, email Megan Ferry or call her at (303) 452-1212, ext. 107. 


2014 PATH Intl. Award Nominations and Conference Scholarships

Award Nominations
Recognize the efforts and achievements of your outstanding instructors, equine specialists in mental health and learning, equines, volunteers, veterinarians and equestrians. Nominations for awards to be announced at this year's conference 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 


PATH Intl. Annual Meeting Minutes Online

The minutes from the 2013 PATH Intl. Annual Meeting (unapproved) are on the website. Click here to download them


Attention All Evaluators: Annual Compliance Forms Due

Please remember to submit your annual compliance forms to the PATH Intl. office no later than April 1, 2014. Failure to do so will result in withdrawal of your evaluator status and the ability to conduct PATH Intl. workshops and certifications. Please email Denise Fager or fax to (303) 252-4610, Attn: Denise Fager.  


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. 


PATH Intl. Equestrian Competes at Para-Equestrian Dressage Event

Derrick Perkins and NTEC Hans

Borrowed with thanks from the United States Para-Equestrian
Association newsletter. Photo credit: Lindsay Y. McCall

Derrick Perkins, the 2014 PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Equestrian award recipient, recently competed with horse NTEC Hans at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*.


According to the United States Para-Equestrian Association newsletter, "This was Perkins first international para-dressage event and he earned his 2014 WEG qualifying score during the team test in Grade 1a. 'For my first time it felt good. We worked out a few kinks before competition and it ended up being great. I definitely had butterflies but Hans was wonderful.'"

Congratulations, Derrick!


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Equine First Aid and When to Use It
By Brittany Aspen, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee member

Make sure your equine first aid container is clearly marked and that it is routinely checked and the used/contaminated supplies are replaced (monthly). It must be placed in a designated, easily accessible location--in a controlled room temperature environment when possible. Click here to read a few things to have on hand and when to call the vet.  


EAAT Mentioned in Film as Alternative Form of Healing

Last year, two combat-wounded Veterans, Daniel and Doc, set off on a motorcycle journey across America interviewing researchers, healthcare providers and Veterans, many of whom had contemplated or attempted suicide. Their mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst Veterans and, more importantly, highlight the sources of hope that other Veterans had found. The effort is called Project 22, painfully inspired by the recent VA estimation that 22 veterans commit suicide every day. The film, scheduled for release Summer 2014, discusses post-war challenges for Veterans that lead to suicide and the healing Veterans are finding in alternative ways, including equine-assisted activities and therapies as was demonstrated at PATH Intl. Center Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center in Louisiana.

Project 22 | Trailer | 2014 

Project 22 | Trailer | 2014


Two International Call for Papers Opportunities

The 2014 Project Erasmus+ and the 2015 International Federation of the Horse in Education and Therapy (HETI) in Taiwan will both address equine mediation in social education activities. Both are looking for any organization or educator who wishes to present a speech, workshop or poster. For information, visit the HETI website or email Dr. Lucarelli or Peter Edvi, president of the Hungarian Federation of Riding for the Disabled.


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. 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.  


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  

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

June 20-21, 2014
SIRE, Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, Hockley, TX

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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