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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  

  November 4, 2014  


2014 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

Marny Mansfield, PATH Intl. Certified Professional of the Year, and Kaitlyn Ucker, PATH Intl. Youth Equestrian of the Year, accept their awards at Friday night's Awards Banquet.

Thank you for making the 2014 conference fantastic and full of the good vibrations San Diego is known for. With packed sessions, high energy events and meetings with new friends as well as long-time colleagues, the conference will be a bright spot in our memories. Thank you again to our Region 11 Host Committee. And thanks to Bill Lavin and his Region 4 cohorts, we look forward to 2015 in Cleveland! Look for a full conference write-up in the next issue of PATH Intl. Strides magazine.

Award Winners
PATH Intl. Certified Professional of the Year:
Marny Mansfield, Region 2, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Brewster, NY
PATH Intl. Equine of the Year: Pete, Region 11, DreamPower Horsemanship, San Martin, CA
PATH Intl. Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Manuel Himenes, Region 11, Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii, Waimanalo, HI
PATH Intl. Volunteer of the Year: Harry Alaya, Region 5, Heavenly Hooves, Inc., Kissimmee, FL
James Brady Professional Achievement: Ainslie Kraeck


Handouts from the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting sessions are available on the website.


Thank you once again to our
PATH Intl. Sponsors and Exhibitors!

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 * Speaking of Horses * Strides to Success * SureHands Lift & Care Systems * Theraplate * Windridge Therapeutic Riding Center * Wounded Warrior Project 


VA Grant Direct Service Application for PATH Intl. PACs

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.


For the period of October 1, 2014-September 30, 2015, PATH Intl. will provide $50,000 in reimbursements for direct participation in equine-assisted activities and therapies at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers. Allocations of $5,000 will be awarded to a minimum of 10 centers as a reimbursement for EAAT services provided for VSM. Funds will be allocated until the $50,000 is expended.


Click here for the application and guidelines  for PATH Intl. Premier Accredited centers.


For more information or questions, please contact Stefani Viktora-Anderson.


Peer & Family Support Program From the Reeve Foundation

Are you a person living with paralysis? Are you the family member or caregiver of someone living with paralysis? If so, you may be interested in the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP), a national peer-to-peer mentoring program that provides emotional support, local and national information, and resources to people living with paralysis, their family members and caregivers.  Our peer mentors are individuals who are thriving while living with paralysis, and they use their personal knowledge, real life experiences and training to help others.

The PFSP has over 350 Reeve certified peer mentors in 35 states and offers both local and remote mentoring. We provide peer mentoring to people who are newly paralyzed or who have been living with paralysis for years as well as those that care for them and to individuals who have paralysis resulting from a variety of causes, including Transverse Myelitis, stroke and MS. For more information about the PFSP, please visit the PFSP website or download our brochure. If you would like to request a peer mentor, please contact the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) at (800) 539-7309, ext. 7226, or go to our website and click on the "Learn more" link in the "Talk to a Peer Mentor" section.


SmartPak Horse of the Month

SmartPak is looking to choose the next Horse of the Month, which will receive $100 of SmartPak products for a month. Nominate your horse for a chance to win! Photos are highly encouraged!


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  

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

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



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