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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 for Prospective Instructors

Champions logoDon't wait to begin logging your volunteer hours for the 2015 PATH Intl. Champion of Equine Service Certification Scholarship, sponsored by the EQUUS Foundation. The scholarship financially assists prospective instructors who achieve champion status to obtain a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification. The EQUUS Foundation will award one scholarship to cover the registration fee up to $1,000 for the recipient to attend a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification Workshop. 


For more information about the champions program, the PATH Intl. Scholarship and how PATH Intl. members can achieve champion status by volunteering, visit the EQUUS website.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

    April 15, 2014  


Join PATH Intl. in Leading the Way

person in a wheelchair leading a horsePATH Intl. is leading the way this spring! As horses, centers and members shake off their winter coats and begin the hard and rewarding work of changing lives through therapeutic horsemanship, PATH Intl. is promoting the industry to new audiences such as associations of nurses and doctors; working to update its education delivery to a web-based, available anytime, anywhere model; and creating the systems to ensure the quality of our 850 centers for our 8,000+ PATH Intl. members, 7,500 equine partners and 56,000+ participants at PATH Intl. Centers. 


Please donate today so PATH Intl. remains your voice, ensuring that therapeutic horsemanship continues to get the global recognition it has received in recent years. By giving to PATH Intl., you help your center and yourself by increasing the professionalism of the equine-assisted activities and therapies industry.


 Donate today and help PATH Intl. lead the way!


PATH Intl. Asks a Vet Your Questions

Dr. Jim Little

Dr. Jim Little,
Technical Services Veterinarian, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health 

PATH Intl. recently asked its members what questions they would ask a vet. We took the top five questions and asked PATH Intl. sponsor Bayer HealthCare Animal Health for answers.

The five questions are:

  1. What can be done to reduce stress in program horses?
  2. With enough rest time, will lameness go away on its own?
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to keep weight on an aging horse in the winter besides soaked beet pulp and/or alfalfa cubes?
  4. How can you tell if a horse just has bad behavior or if its bad behavior is being caused by ulcers or health problems?
  5. What's the one thing veterinarians wish most horse owners would do differently?

Click here to read Dr. Jim Little's answers. Thank you to our members for participating, and a big thank you to Dr. Little and Bayer for offering their expertise!  


Scheduled Upgrade to PATH Intl. Online System

The PATH Intl. online database will be down for system upgrades on Sunday, April 20th, for approximately three hours, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. While you will still be able to access the PATH Intl. website, you will not be able to log in to your personal account. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Win a Shopping Spree From PATH Intl. Sponsor SmartPak

SmartPak entry


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 


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Correction: Last week's Equine Welfare Tip article suggested that ESMHL is an activity at PATH Intl. Centers. ESMHL is a person certified as a PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. The term in the article should have been equine-assisted learning (EAL), which is a PATH Intl. recognized activity at many PATH Intl. Centers. We apologize for any confusion.

Novelty in Programming Can Help Prevent Equine Burnout

By Jayna Wekenman, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee member

Burnout and sour conditions of equines are a common concern in equine-assisted activities and therapies and other programs working with equines. One reason for burnout may be consistent under-stimulation. Offering novelty in programming invites a different experience for equines, participants and programs. Read more.  


2014 PATH Intl./APHF Scholarship Recipients Named

Through an innovative partnership between the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) and the American Paint Horse Foundation (APHF), two PATH Intl. members have been selected to receive scholarships to continue their education toward certification. Chosen from several well-qualified applicants, Anvia Hampton (Billings, MT) and Pamela Jeffers (Albany, OH) have been named the 2014 winners of these unique scholarships. Each receives an $800 scholarship after completing PATH Intl. certification courses. Read more


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.


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 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 7-10, 2014
SIRE, Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, Hockley, TX

August 13-16, 2014
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT

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

September 11-14, 2014
Calvin Center Therapeutic Riding Program, Hampton, GA

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
August 8-10, 2014 - Demonstration Only
Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Aubrey, TX

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification
April 28-30, 2014
Ivey Ranch Park Association, Oceanside, CA

May 24-26, 2014
Calvin Center Therapeutic Riding Program, Hampton, GA

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

August 20-22, 2014
ManeGait, McKinney, TX

PATH Intl. Mentor Training

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

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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