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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 15, 2014  


Register for the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

conference logoRegistration for the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting is now open. Click here to register and pick your sessions. If you registered through the special promotion, you may now go in and select your sessions.

registration book coverThe hard copy registration booklet and form was polybagged with the summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides, so check your mail, or you can click the cover of the registration book (left) to open in your browser.

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.  


The Winners of the 2014 Equestrian and Region Awards!

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A big congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

Every year, PATH Intl. centers and members nominate the very best equestrians, certified professionals, veterinarians, volunteers and equines serving at PATH Intl. Centers, and we are pleased to announce the regional and equestrian award winners. Each year becomes more difficult to choose from among the outstanding nominations, once again demonstrating the high quality of service our centers offer. We especially want to thank all the nominators for their dedication in recognizing the achievements of those in the EAAT field. A special thank you also to our judges for making the difficult decisions. (Remember that  nominations are now accepted year round.)

See the list of the 2014 PATH Intl. Region Award Winners here.


Standards CD and Logo for PATH Intl. Center Members

As a center membership benefit, all centers are mailed a PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation CD. These CDs are being mailed out now. But did you know that included on the CD are PATH Intl. Logos for centers to use on their website or other marketing material? PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers receive the PAC logo.

Displaying the PATH Intl. logo shows the community, parents and professionals that your center is affiliated with PATH Intl. and that you are dedicated to providing the highest safety and quality of services to your participants. Check the CD and use the PATH Intl. logo proudly on your website and marketing material.


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.


Does Your Program Have Donkeys?

Lynn Petr, director at Shangri-la Therapeutic Riding Academy, will be representing  EAAT at the Donkey Symposium at the University of California - Davis this fall. STAR has two miniature donkeys in its program but Lynn is hoping to get more examples of programs partnering with donkeys industry wide. Let Lynn know if you currently use them or tried in the past but do not now. She would like to gather as much information as possible to truly represent this field...the good and the bad. Send an email to Lynn Petr.


Join Us in Welcoming These New PATH Intl. Centers!


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

Get Herd Now, Plainview, NY

Lauren Schaeffer Consulting, Eagle, CO


Equine Tips From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Did You See That?
By Cathy Languerand, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Chair

One of the most important things we teach at our center's orientation for new volunteers is how to see from the horse's perspective. Noticing where the horse is looking and whether he is using one eye (monocular vision) or both eyes (binocular vision) is an important skill to learn. Read more.


SmartPak Horse of the Month

Meet the SmartPak PATH Intl. Horse of the Month: Thoka. She's a gentle, kind and calm little horse who has made a big difference in a lot of lives. Thank you, SmartPak, and congratulations to Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Warrenville, IL, who will receive one month of SmartSupplements.


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!


PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Featured in National Magazine

Family Circle magazine cover, August 2014Dana Spett and Pony Power at Three Sisters Farm, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Mahwah, NJ, are featured in the August issue of Family Circle. This magazine, one of the country's most popular publications, reaches more than 5 million readers monthly. Congratulations to everyone at Pony Power! Click here for the story.


PATH Intl. Strides Honored With AHP Awards

logo AHP award winnerThe 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.  


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


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. 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.


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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