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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 



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  

    July 1, 2014  


PATH Intl. Strides Honored With AHP Awards

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is proud to announce that American Horse Publications awarded PATH Intl. Strides three awards, including general excellence, at its annual conference June 19-21 in Charleston, SC.  


PATH Intl. won third place for feature single article (circulation under 10,000), second place for editorial human-animal bond photograph, and won the general excellence award in the association publication circulation under 15,000 class.  


Click here to read the full story


PATH Intl. congratulates the Strides staff for its continued excellence in furthering the knowledge and promoting the awareness of the equine-assisted activities and therapies industry throughout the world: Kaye Marks, managing editor; Joan Pacos, graphic designer; Karen Karvonen, editor; Lesley Shear, technical editor; Cher Smith, proofreader.


Past issues, including these award-winning issues, can be viewed on the Strides archive page on the PATH Intl. website.


2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Information

conference logoRegistration for the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting will open July 10. Watch for the announcement in your email. A hard copy registration booklet and form will be in the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides coming soon. Click here for information on the conference, including contact information for hotel reservations.

Exhibiting at the Conference 

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. 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.  


PATH Intl. Parents and Professionals Guide Changes

brochure coverAs a PATH Intl. Center benefit, centers can order 100 Parents and Professional Guide brochures for free plus shipping. Additional brochures can be ordered for just $.30 a piece plus shipping. More information about ordering the PATH Intl. Parents and Professionals Guide, including the new order form, can be found on the My Center Membership web page. The previous order form will no longer be accepted.


PATH Intl. Sponsor Offers July Discount to Members

light therapy systemWant to help your horse and buy a product made in the USA at the same time? In honor of Independence Day, July 4th, RevitaVet, a PATH Intl. sponsor, is offering a 40% discount off its light therapy system to all PATH Intl. members who buy the system by July 18, 2014.

RevitaVet generally costs $2,000, so PATH Intl. members who take advantage of this offer will pay only $1,200 (and it's even payable over two months!). Interested? Call Tom at (602) 513-1223 or email him.


Join Us in Welcoming These New PATH Intl. Centers!


Welcome to these centers who have joined the PATH Intl. family in 2014. If you would like information on starting a center, visit the Centers page or contact Stefani Viktora-Anderson.

Austin E. Knowlton Center, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

Bella Rosa Riding Academy, Howell, NJ

Bright Star Equestrian Centre, Petersburg, IL

Castle Branch, Inc., Wilmington, NC

Courage Kenny Riders, Minneapolis, MN

Envision Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Equu8 Horsemanship and Therapeutic Riding, Big Bear City, CA

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Craig, CO

Gaits of Harmony, West Kingstown, RI

HART Equine Therapy Center, Inc., Auburndale, WI

Healing Strides Psycotherapy, Inc., Arcata, CA

Horsefeathers Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Edgewood, TX

HorseFriends, Reidsville, NC

Inspiring Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc., Midlothian, VA

Jasmine Meadows, Stillwater, MN

Mule Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, Roggen, CO

Natural Freedom LLC, Albany, OH

NDR Therapeutic Riding, Norco, CA

Oakheart Stables, St. Augustine, FL

Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center, Poway, CA

SADLES Ranch, Umatilla, FL

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Schuylkill County Therapeutic Riding Program, Pottsville, PA

Segars Stables, Canton, GA

Serendipity, Cottondale, AL

Serendipity Therapeutic Riding Program, LLC, Greenfield Township, PA

Shamrock Reins, Pipersville, PA

SonShine Ranch LLC, Iuka, MS

The Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton, MA

The Stables At Le Bocage, Lake Charles, LA

Touching Moments Therapeutic Riding Center, Hokah, MN

White Bridle Therapy, Roanoke, TX


Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

What We Can Learn From a Girthy Horse
By Cathy Languerand, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Chair

Does tightening your horse's girth cause him to:

* Hold his breath?

* Pin his ears?

* Bite the air, or worse, bite you?

If your EAAT horse has developed any of these behaviors then he is trying to tell you something. Put your detective hat on and figure out the where and when the behavior began. Read more.


SmartPak Horse of the Month

SmartPak is looking now to choose the next Horse of the Month, which will receive $100 of SmartPak products for a month. Nominate your horse in July for a chance to win! 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  

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 9-12, 2014
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT

October 16-19, 2014
National Ability Center, Park City, UT

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  

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

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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