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PATH Intl. Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, please contact Megan 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  

    June 17, 2014  


2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Information

conference logoIn just a few weeks, we will open registration for the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, sponsored by Purina, in San Diego, October 29 to November 1. A hard copy registration booklet and form will be in the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides, so watch your mail.

  • If you or someone you know needs a scholarship to attend the conference, remember that the deadline to submit a scholarship application is this Friday, June 20. Click here for information.
  • The PATH Intl. Silent Auction has already received items that will ensure exciting and competitive bidding. If you have an item you would like to donate to the auction or to the always-popular region baskets, contact Tonya Danielly, the Silent Auction Chair, or download a silent auction donation form.  
  • We always need volunteers and it is not too early to sign up now. Contact Ingrid Clare to volunteer, or download the volunteer sign-up sheet.


Exhibit at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

Do 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. 


Call for Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy Videos

PATH Intl. is seeking videos of equine-facilitated psychotherapy to use in marketing and on our YouTube channel. If you have any videos, please send them (or the YouTube link) to Cher Smith, Communications Coordinator/Webmaster. Videos must comply with PATH Intl. Standards and must have all necessary releases. Thank you!


Participants Needed for Research on Autism Spectrum

T.A. McDonald, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is conducting IRB-approved research on adults on the autism spectrum. The nationwide study is online and requires only 15 or 20 minutes to complete. Click here to download the information flyer.


Capital One Discontinues PATH Intl. Credit Card Program

Capital OneŽ has decided to discontinue the Card Lab Connect Program, effective June 17, 2014. As a result, they will no longer issue new cards under the program. Capital One will convert the existing accounts in the program to Capital One branded rewards cards by the end of this year. Click here for more information.


Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Our Most Valuable Volunteers! Volunteer Appreciation and Equine Welfare
By Cathy Languerand, Program Director at Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center and PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Chair

At first I did not think that the two were related, but as I organized our volunteer appreciation picnic I realized that volunteer appreciation and equine welfare could be one and the same.

I counted up the years of service that some of our long-standing volunteers have put in leading and sidewalking, and I was trying to think of a way to include the horses in our celebration. Suddenly, I realized that our seven therapy horses are our most valuable volunteers! They put in the most hours of all. Read more.


Deadline Approaching for Member-Get-A-Member Contest

You still have time to enter the Rein Them In Member-Get-A-Member contest, which ends June 30. Visit the What's New page to find information. Grand prize for the person recruiting the most new members is a 2 night pick-a-trip package to include airfare for two, 2 nights room stay at one of four great locations. Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of PATH Intl.!


SmartPak Announces First PATH Intl. Horse of the Month

PATH Intl. and SmartPak are excited to announce their first Horse of the Month: Rascal from Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Chagrin Falls, OH. "It was not easy to select the first horse," said Courtney Bruso, marketing assistant for SmartPak. "All of the entries were very touching." Rascal received his SmartPak supplements last week.

Learn more about Rascal, SmartPak's Horse of the Month. Nominate your horse in June for a chance to win! The Horse of the Month receives $100 of SmartPak products 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. 


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 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

November 20-23, 2014
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm, Temple, NH


PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification Only 

July 19-20, 2014
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND  


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
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, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 


PATH Intl. Approved Training Course

August 27 to 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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