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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 



Renewed Sponsor

PATH Intl. thanks Gold Sponsor Bayer HealthCare Animal Health for renewing its sponsorship for 2014! Look for Bayer-sponsored educational offerings online this spring and at the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 29 - November 1.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

    April 1, 2014  


Win a Shopping Spree From PATH Intl. Sponsor SmartPak

SmartPak entry


PATH Intl. Burning Question of the Month


What other EAAT industry certifications do you hold?

Take the survey here.

To thank you in assisting the association gather data, members who complete the survey and submit their name will be entered into a drawing for $10 in PATHBucks.

Last Month's Question
Dr. Scott King, DVM, equine product manager at Bayer HealthCare's Animal Health Division, will be responding to the question posed in the March Burning Question of the Month in the next PATH Intl. eNews


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 


Attention All Evaluators: Annual Compliance Forms Due

Please remember to submit your annual compliance forms to the PATH Intl. office no later than TODAY, 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.  


Call for Abstracts for EAAT Conference

The Uniting Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies with Higher Education conference, August 7-8, 2014, at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, is soliciting abstracts for presentations. Visit their website for information.

Combine this conference with the PATH Intl. Region 5 Conference, which is hosted by Middle Tennessee State University, August 8th-10th, with the Standards Course on August 8th. Registration information will be coming soon. Check the Region Conferences page for updates on all PATH Intl. Region Conferences.


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Tips to Prevent Burn Out
By Emily Wygod, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee member

How to maximize your equine partner's career at your center is a challenging topic. Our herds are usually comprised of donated horses that are not able to continue a previous job or horses that are purchased from a tight budget. We all know that not every horse is suited for the work at an EAAT center. This two-part article will address ideas to maximize your herd's longevity, and we will show how growing your program offerings can lead to a happier and healthier herd. Read more.  


Welcome New PATH Intl. Centers


Join PATH Intl. in welcoming these new PATH Intl. Centers who joined in March 2014.
Bright Star Equestrian Centre, Petersburg, IL
Courage Kenny Riders, Minneapolis, MN
Gaits of Harmony, West Kingstown, RI
Horsefeathers Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Edgewood, TX
Natural Freedom LLC, Albany, OH
Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center, Poway, CA
Serendipity Therapeutic Riding Program, LLC, Greenfield Township, PA
The Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton, MA
White Bridle Therapy, Roanoke, TX 


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

April 25-28, 2014
Horses Help, Phoenix, AZ

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

August 14-17, 2014
BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center, Harvard, IL

August 28-31, 2014
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), Lenoir City, TN

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

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop and Certification  

August 22-24, 2014

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

August 20-22, 2014
ManeGait, McKinney, TX

PATH Intl. Mentor Training

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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