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PATH Intl. Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2015 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, please contact Kaye Marks


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 



Riders Assistance Fund Scholarship

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.

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

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina

  January 20, 2015  


Certified Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®

ES4H logoMade possible by a grant received from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs, PATH Intl. announces an upcoming workshop for PATH Intl. Certified Instructors who are currently providing or are interested in providing equine-assisted activities and therapies for veterans and armed services members. In addition to developing their skill set for working with this specific population, workshop participants will earn 15 hours of continuing education credit for completing this hands-on, information-filled, three-day workshop.


Because many instructors and centers are providing services for veterans and military personnel, this workshop will give current instructors an opportunity to advance their skills beyond their current certification level. Upon successful completion of the workshop and an online assessment, workshop attendees will receive a PATH Intl. Specialty Certificate in working with veterans and military personnel. This is the first specialty certificate to be offered by PATH Intl. and aims to provide focused education in special interest areas for PATH Intl. Certified Professionals.


Dates: March 26-28, 2015


BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center

7319 Maxon Rd., Harvard, IL 60033

(815) 943-8226


Space is limited -- 25 attendees will be selected at random (2-3 from each region).  


Click here for deadlines, prerequisites and how to apply.


Nominate Your Horses and Humans for 2015 PATH Intl. Recognition Awards

conference logoDo you have an exceptional equestrian at your PATH Intl. Member Center that you would like nationally recognized? Do you admire a particular instructor or an equine specialist in mental health and learning? Does a special horse, mule or mini with a priceless attitude call your center home? Does a volunteer or veterinarian go beyond what you expect at your PATH Intl. center? We want to recognize these individuals and equines for their extraordinary accomplishments and hope you will take a few minutes to nominate them.

Nominations for awards to be announced at this year's conference are due no later than May 20, 2015, 11:59 p.m. MDT, but it is not too soon to start filling out your nomination forms to avoid a last minute rush!

The nomination forms are new and improved for 2015 and make the nomination process easier. All forms can now be filled out online directly; no need to worry about having the right PDF software or email program. Simply fill out the online form and your response is automatically submitted!

Click here for more information on award nomination submission and for the links to the fillable forms.

If you have any questions, please email Karen Province or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 103.


2014 Conference Session Videos Available

screen capture from videoCouldn't attend the PATH Intl. Conference in San Diego but would still love to learn from the assembled industry experts?  Approximately 30 conference education sessions and Community Connections Day presentations were recorded in order to make these wonderful presentations available to all members. A selection of these session videos is now available for purchase. Browse the videos here. Each video purchased may be used as one hour of continuing education for PATH Intl. Certified Professionals on their instructor compliance report.  


Promotional Price (through March 1, 2015): $10 for PATH Intl. Members 


Help PATH Intl. Plan Educational Opportunities for 2015

PATH Intl. is compiling continuing education opportunities to provide to the membership in 2015. Please take a moment to complete a brief one-page survey on what continuing education topics you would like to see provided by PATH Intl.

Thank you!


Military and Family Culture Webinar

Non-military personnel can gain insight into the military culture, stereotypes and obstacles veterans face. Join us Tuesday, March 17th at 1 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time for a new webinar, Military and Family Culture: The Mental Health Impacts of Military Service on Service Members, Veterans and Families, presented by Michele Kane, MA, LPCC, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor. 

Click here for purchase information.


Current CPR and First Aid Requirements for Certified Instructor and Instructor Candidates

We have received many email and phone inquiries lately from individuals asking about CPR and First Aid requirements. PATH Intl. will not accept 100% online courses as proof of CPR and First Aid certification. PATH Intl. does accept blended, or hybrid, certification courses to fulfill the CPR and First Aid requirement for instructors and instructor candidates. PATH Intl. requires that you perform the necessary skills test in front of an evaluator, so when you are searching for a class be sure that you will be completing a child AND adult CPR module, which includes basic first aid, and that you will complete an in-person skills test.  


Equine Tips

By Cathy Languerand, Chair of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Winter is in full force and storms are keeping everyone at home. The horses are tucked in with free choice hay and water (heated water buckets). Each day we add in some live food like carrots or apples to help stimulate digestions along with a prebiotic. During the day horses are turned out in the yard to play and roll in the snow. The sheltered, sunny spots in the yard are filled with a horse, a goat or a feline. A video of one of our horses even made it onto the evening news playing king of the snow pile. So with more than a foot of snow on the ground and the temps in the single digits, what activities can we plan? 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!


PATH Intl. PAC Featured in Chicago Tribune

Congratulations to BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited center in Harvard, IL, which was featured in a lifestyles article in the Chicago Tribune. Click here to read the article "Equine Therapy Part of Veterans' PTSD Recovery at Lovell Center." The article highlights several veterans at BraveHearts who have benefited from EAAT and who had high praise for the BraveHearts program, instructors and volunteers.


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.

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

Onsite Workshops and Certifications
Therapeutic Riding 

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

Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding
1319 Cemetery Street
Salmon, ID 83467
Contact: Joyce Scott
Phone: (208) 469-0617
Dates: March 25-28, 2015 

Ivey Ranch Park
110 Rancho Del Oro Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057
Contact: Tonya Danielly 
Phone: (760) 722-4839
Dates: March 26th-29, 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

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
4420 County Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Contact: Devon Sachey 
Phone: (805) 964-1519
Dates: April 17-20, 2015 

Agape Therapeutic Riding Resource
24970 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Cicero, IN 46034
Contact: Amanda Bocik 
Phone: (317) 773-7433
Dates: April 19-22, 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 

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

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY 40511
Contact: Denise Spittler 
Phone: (502) 542 8862
Dates: April 27-30, 2015 

Click here for flyer 




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*


Interactive Vaulting

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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