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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 



Background Screening Policy

When creating and implementing a background screening policy, there are some basic industry standards and best practices you should know about.

Click here to read an article from PATH Intl. Corporate Member CertifiedBackground and discover the top 10 background screening best practices.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

  October 21, 2014  


PATH Intl. Announces Two New Board Members

This year the PATH Intl. Governance Committee implemented a new board recruitment and application process for new board members. Highlights of the new recruitment process included developing criteria to focus on, recruiting from within the industry and PATH Intl. by focusing on active committee members and posting requests in PATH Intl. eNews plus recruiting outside of the industry through and LinkedIn. We are pleased to announce that post a rigorous interview and vetting process, we have added two members to the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees by presidential appointment in accordance with our bylaws.


Mr. Dudley Hafner, former CEO of The American Heart Association, and Mr. Richard Loomis, Director of Operations at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings, will both be joining us at conference in San Diego, and we hope you will take a moment or two to welcome them to PATH. Click here for their biographies.


Arlene Alen, Chair
PATH Intl. Governance Committee

Vice-Mayor Town of Dewey-Humboldt, AZ


Congratulations to First Conference Scholarship for Veterans Recipient

This year, PATH Intl. announced a new conference scholarship opportunity for a veteran of U.S. military service in order to promote their continued growth and to give back to them for their service. This deserving awardee will have the opportunity to attend the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and the Community Connections day with a special track devoted to PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes.


PATH Intl. is excited to announce that the PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes Conference Scholarship for Veterans was awarded to Michele Kane from Fort Collins, CO. Congratulations, Michele!


Cavallo Offers Promo for All PATH Intl. Members



2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

Thank you, Equicizer!  

Thank you to Equicizer for their last-minute contribution to the PATH Intl. conference scholarship fund, allowing us to award one additional scholarship to the international conference in San Diego.

Don't forget that Equicizer has donated an Equicizer Classic to PATH Intl. for our live auction to be held before the awards banquet dinner. The Classic is valued at $3,000. Bidding will start low at $1,000. Bring your credit card or checkbook and bid on this fantastic opportunity for your center!

Conference Registration

It's hard to believe that in one week, we will be in San Diego for the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. Please join us! Look for Onsite Registration when you get to the Town and Country Resort in San Diego.   



Visit these exhibitors at the conference. 

American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) * Carlisle Academy * Chris Irwin * * Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) * Equi-Force * Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) * Freedom Rider * Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) * Inspired by Horses * Lodgepole Software * Prescott College * Riding My Way Back * Strides to Success * SureHands Lift & Care Systems * Theraplate * Windridge Therapeutic Riding Center *
Wounded Warrior Project 


PATH Intl. Receives Veteran's Affairs Grant for Disabled Vets

PATH Intl. is honored to announce its status as one of 69 grant awardees from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs to support disabled veterans in adaptive sports. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of approximately $8 million in grants to provide adaptive sports opportunities for an estimated 10,000 wounded veterans and service personnel of the Armed Forces. Over 170 applications requesting $42,000,000 were submitted.


PATH Intl. was awarded $100,000 for the period of October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. Funds will benefit an estimated 1,500 deserving veterans as a result of their direct participation in equine-assisted activities and therapies at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers. An application and guidelines for PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers will be available at the end of October.

Click here to read the full release.


Certified Instructors: Have You Taken the Industry Orientation Pre-test Yet?

Please take the time to help PATH Intl. build the new Industry Orientation and survey for potential instructor candidates by completing the Industry Orientation exams and survey for potential instructor candidates. Your feedback is greatly needed. Many of your fellow certified instructors have already completed the exam, but we would like a few more. The more certified instructors we have participating at this testing stage will help in ensuring a quality and useful tool for future PATH Intl. Certified Professionals.

If you haven't already, you will receive an email from CourseWebs with the subject line: Registration for your PATH Intl. online course(s) Industry Orientation. The email from CourseWebs will contain instructions for taking the online course Industry Orientation.

You will receive two CEUs for completing this survey. Additionally, to thank you for your time, two names will be drawn from those who have completed the test to receive $50 in PATHBucks. (PATHBucks are like receiving a gift certificate that can be applied to your association purchases, memberships or applications.)
Thank you in advance for your participation in our testing validation effort. Through your input we can ensure the standards you work so diligently to uphold in every future PATH Intl. certified instructor.

If you have any questions, please contact Stefani Viktora-Anderson, (800) 369-7433, ext. 104.


PATH Intl. Events Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, contact Bret Maceyak 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  

October 22-25, 2014

Hearts and Horses, Inc., Loveland, CO

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

February 19-22, 2015
Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc., Boca Raton, FL

March 12-15, 2015
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center, Williamsburg, VA

April 16-19, 2015
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT


PATH Intl. Advanced Certification
May 27-29, 2015
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT

PATH Intl. Mentor Training 

October 28-29, 2014 

International Conference, San Diego, CA 


Please visit the PATH Intl. events calendar for a list of 2014-15 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications. 



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