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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 


Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

    May 20, 2014  


Beverly Reed, Long-Time Receptionist at PATH Intl., Retires

If you have called the PATH Intl. office over the last 12 years, there is a strong possibility you have spoken with Beverly Reed. Bev, who has been called the voice of PATH Intl. by many members, retired earlier this month. Bev has been an invaluable part of the member services team. She was always willing to help members with their questions and help out her co-workers. Bev will be missed but we at PATH Intl. extend our best wishes for her retirement.


Meet the PATH Intl. 2014 Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship Recipient

PATH Intl. is proud to announce its 2014 Riders Assistance Fund $300 Scholarship recipient, Kall'el Griffith from BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Education Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Harvard, IL.

Kall'el truly benefits from the healing power of horses. The very first time he arrived at the farm for his initial assessment, he displayed difficult behaviors. Then the horse walked into the arena. The horse, with a calming and non-judging presence, captivated Kall'el. He walked over to the horse and petted him gently on the nose--all as tears fell down his mother's face. Kall'el had never before shown such compassion.

Kall'el has now been enrolled in therapeutic riding lessons for two years and has begun to ride independently. While he has hard days and easy days, he is constantly meeting riding goals set forth by the instructor. He is more easily managed at home, and his mom said that she believes horseback riding is part of the very reason she can help him handle his behaviors at home. "Every Saturday, he asks me, 'horses now?' I would hate to ever have to tell him no because I can't afford it," said his mom. Thanks to scholarships and programs like the Riders Assistance Fund, she won't have to.  


HSUS' "Now, That's a Walking Horse!" Grant Program

The Humane Society of the United States grant and recognition program, "Now, That's a Walking Horse!" rewards humane owners and riders of Tennessee walking horses. "Now, That's a Walking Horse!" is designed to encourage opportunities for the use, care and training of Tennessee walking horses apart from the traditional show ring. The program is open to all flat-shod, registered Tennessee walking horses being used in ways other than traditional show-ring rail classes, including therapeutic riding. Click here to read more about the program and download the application here.


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 we expect to see at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference, October 29-November 1 in San Diego. 96% of 2013 conference survey respondents said they will contact one or more exhibitors. Exhibiting pays off!

For more information, email Megan Ferry or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 107. 


Deadline TODAY for 2014 PATH Intl. Award Nominations

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 TODAY, no later than
11:59 p.m., MDT, May 20. Click here for information and for the fillable forms. If you have questions, email Karen Province or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 103.


Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Spring (and Fall) Pastures: Things You Need to Know
By Marcie Ehrman, Member of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Finally, the last of the snow has melted away, the mounds of hair surrounding your horses after using your shedding blade are noticeably smaller, and the seas of mud are beginning to recede. Along with the growth of new spring grass comes numerous health considerations for your horses. Read more.

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee encourages positive and engaging educational exploration from our readers. We'd love to hear your feedback! Please let us know if you have any questions about our tip or have a specific topics about which you would be interested in learning more in the future. Email Cathy Languerand, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee chair. Thank you! 


PATH Intl. PAC Receives Grant

REACH Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in McGregor, TX, has received a $10,000 grant from the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation. Barbara Epps, executive director, said that the center plans to use the funds to provide horseback riding scholarships for special needs individuals in the McLennan County area. Congratulations, REACH! 


Nominate Your Horse for a Chance to Win SmarkPak Supplements

If you know your horse is one-of-a-kind and you want to win a month of SmartPak supplements, then we have a deal for you! SmartPak and PATH Intl. have started a Horse of the Month program to highlight the amazing work horses in equine-assisted activities and therapies do year-round.

Please take five minutes to nominate your horse and get a chance to win $100 of SmartPak for a month. Photos are highly encouraged!


Bayer Introduces Educational Program for Horse Enthusiasts

PATH Intl. sponsor Bayer HealthCare Animal Health is introducing the "Your Ride With a Legend" educational program. This program gives equine enthusiasts access to useful horse health information from Bayer and performance tips from a pair of world-class competitors, the "Legend Riders." Upon sign-up for the no-cost program, members have the opportunity to win a trip to one of two premiere equine events: the 2014 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in Fort Worth, TX; or the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover in Lexington, KY. These two VIP trips include meet-and-greets with the "Legend Riders" for the winners and their respective guests.

Click here for information about "Your Ride With a Legend," including complete sweepstakes rules. 


New 2014 Standards Manual

The 2014 edition of the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual will be released and implemented on July 1, 2014. Any centers going through an accreditation site visit after July 1, 2014 will need to reference the 2014 manual and comply with these most recent standards. If you have questions about the accreditation process or the new manual, please log in to Community Connections and join the Standards & Accreditation group. The members of the PATH Intl. Accreditation Subcommittee along with your peers will be there to answer any questions you may have.


HETI Scientific and Educational Journal of Therapeutic Riding Call for Submissions

The Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) publishes the Scientific and Educational Journal of Therapeutic Riding (SEJThR) annually, and it is your contributions that keep the journal interesting and relevant. A new journal structure has been implemented for 2014. Download the flier for information, including dates and contact information, or visit their website.


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 Foundation website.


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  

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
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

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

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

August 7-8, 2014
PATH Intl. Region 5 Conference, Murfreesboro, TN 


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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