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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+ 

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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

Title Sponsor: Purina

  January 20, 2015  


Gerre Halaus: A Legacy of Giving

PATH Intl. recognizes and honors those who have chosen to support the programs and services PATH Intl. offers through their wills, estate plans or life-income agreements. One such estate gift was recently received by PATH Intl. from the estate of lifelong animal lover Gerre Halaus. Her family also sent us this lovely letter honoring her wonderful life and we wanted to share it with you. PATH Intl. thanks the Halaus family for their generosity and for letting us all figuratively know Mrs. Halaus a little bit as we honor her memory through her legacy of giving.


PATH Intl. Center Horse Wins HSUS Grant

FENCE president Andrew Foster honors Frank and Anne Loving, owners of Allen for his recent award from HSUS and all his years of outstanding service to the TROT program.

PATH Intl. congratulates Allendorf Fireball (aka "Allen"), a Tennessee Walking Horse, and his owners Ann and Frank Loving of Foothills Equestrian Nature Center/Therapeutic Riding of Tryon (FENCE/TROT), a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Tryon, NC, for winning a grant from the "Now That's a Walking Horse" program sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States. Click here to read the full story.


Deadline Approaching for Equipment Funding Opportunity

On September 29, 2014, PATH Intl. was one of 69 grant awardees from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs to support veterans in adaptive sports.

The deadline for PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers in good standing to apply for this grant is January 24, 2015.


Application Process
The application is to be completed and submitted electronically using this form.
If you have questions, email Stefani Viktora-Anderson or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 104. 


Deadline Approaching for PATH Intl. and WWP Level 2 Warrior Intensive Workshop

PATH Intl. and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) are excited to announce the Level 2 Warrior Intensive Workshop Pilot Program for 2015. These workshops will provide opportunities for 40 WWP Alumni, who have completed a minimum of one session (10 lessons) to further their horsemanship skills in advanced-level, themed workshops hosted by PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers: BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding in Harvard, IL, and Rainier Therapeutic Riding in Yelm, WA.
All workshop, travel, lodging and meal costs for warriors will be funded by WWP.
For more information, please contact Stefani Viktora-Anderson. Click here to download the application booklet.
The application deadline is January 30, 2015.
Thank you to Wounded Warrior Project for its continued recognition of the benefits of EAAT for wounded veterans and for helping to make this amazing program possible! 


Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship to a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center

PATH Intl. is proud to grant one Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship to a child equestrian at one PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in 2015. The application can be found under "My Center Membership" (you must be logged in). All applications are due by February 25, 2015.

New this year: Each center may nominate only one child.

Questions? Please contact Cher Smith or call her at (303) 452-1212, ext. 123.


University Seeking PATH Intl. Centers' Input on Hiring Survey

Attention PATH Intl. Centers: The Department of Equine Science at Otterbein University is conducting a survey to identify hiring needs of PATH Intl. Centers and quantify opportunities for employment within the EAAT field. Please note that participation is completely voluntary. You will be able to skip any questions that you do not wish to answer, or withdraw at any time. This questionnaire should take about 15 minutes of your time. No identifying information will be collected and your responses will remain anonymous. This survey would best be completed by a staff member in a management position who would assist with hiring new employees. If you would like to voluntarily participate in the study, please click here.

If you would like additional information regarding this study, please email We thank you for your time! This survey will remain open until Friday, January 30, 2015.


Equine Tips

Life Lessons From Horses
By Marcie Ehrman, Member of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

I'm grateful to have had some wonderful trainers, mentors and horses in my life, and each one has taught me many valuable lessons. I think the best way to honor those teachers is to try to live those lessons every day, and to pass their teachings on to others along the way. Here are some of the more memorable ones. Read more

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is making a commitment to refine and deepen our perspective of equine well-being to include the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our wonderful four-legged partners. Join us on this journey. Please add your thoughts on PATH Intl. Community Connections page. It is my desire that these tips start a further discussion on Community Connections. Any thoughts? We appreciate hearing from you!


SmartPak Horse of the Month

Congratulations to Harvey with the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in August, MI! Harvey is the SmartPak Horse of the Month for January. Click to read his story and to find out how to nominate your horse. Harvey and the Cheff Center will receive one month of SmartSupplements in SmartPaks.

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.

Special Note: Following are the upcoming events between January-April 2015. Please visit the PATH Intl. events calendar for a full listing.

Onsite Workshops and Certifications 

Horses Help

2601 E. Rose Garden Ln

Phoenix, AZ 85050

Contact: Saebra Pipoly, 

Phone: (602) 569-6056

Dates: February 4-7, 2015

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program

2626 Heritage Park Dr

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Contact: Kate Robbins, 

Phone: (757) 721-7350

Dates: February 19-22, 2015

Good Hope Equestrian Training Center

22155 SW 147th Avenue

Miami, FL 33170

Contact: Peggy Bass, 

Phone: (305) 258-2838

Dates: February 26 - March 1, 2015

Ride On LA

10860 Topanga Canyon Blvd

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Contact: Brie Doherty, 

Phone: (805) 375-9078

Dates: March 4-7, 2015

Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida

3600 W Sample Rd

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Contact: Marla Bowman, 

Phone: (954) 974-2007

Dates: April 1-4, 2015

Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center

8450 N. 43rd St

Augusta, MI 49012

Contact: Jane Kalin, 

Phone: (269) 731-4471

Dates: April 8-11, 2015

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding
41793 Tutt Lane

Leesburg, VA 20176

Contact: Heather Payne,

Phone: (703) 771-2689

Dates: April 8-11, 2015

Eagle Mount Bozeman

6901 Goldenstein Ln

Bozeman, MT 59715

Contact: Maggee Harrison, 

Phone: (406) 586-1781

Dates: April 23-26, 2015

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association

6850 SE 41st Court

Ocala, FL 34471

Contact: Leslie Gettys,

Phone: (352) 732-7300

Dates: April 23-26, 2015

Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship

671 Fort Plains Rd

Howell, NJ 07731

Contact: Christine Landuyt, 

Phone: (732) 987-5333

Dates: April 25-28, 2015




Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning 

Horses Help

2601 E. Rose Garden Ln

Phoenix, AZ 85050

Contact: Saebra Pipoly, 

Phone: (602) 569-6056

Dates: January 22-25, 2015

Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida
3600 W Sample Rd.

Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Contact: Marla Bowman, 

Phone: (954) 974-2007

Dates: February 19-22, 2015

Wings of Hope Equitherapy
4200 CR 806

Cleburne, TX 76031
Contact: Julie Rivard,  

Phone: (817) 790-8810

Dates:February 27 - March 2, 2015


Dream Catchers at Cori Sikich Riding Center  

10120 Fire Tower Road

Toano, VA 23168

Contact: Nancy Paschall,, 

Phone: (757) 566-1775

Dates: March 12-15, 2015

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

36 Town Woods Rd

Old Lyme, CT 06371

Contact: Patti Coyle, 

Phone: (860) 434-1974 x 124

Dates: April 11-14, 2015




Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center

3575 Sauls Rd

Aubrey, TX 76227

Contact: Mary Gwinner, 

Phone: (940) 595-8200

Dates: March 22-26, 2015

*Start time 5 p.m. on the 22nd*

Horse Power at Touchstone Farm

13 Pony Farm Lane

Temple, NH 03084

Contact: Boo Martin, 

Phone: (603) 654-6308

Dates: April 8-12, 2015

*Start time 5 p.m. on the 8th*



Horse Power at Touchstone Farm

13 Pony Farm Lane

Temple, NH 03084

Contact: Pam Falkins, 

Phone: (603) 654-6308

Dates: March 25-28, 2015



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