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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

  February 17, 2015  


PATH Intl. Community Connections Research Group Open

As research in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) continues to grow and rise  in importance in the EAAT field, PATH Intl. is pleased to announce the creation of a Community Connections group as a new resource to foster interaction and communication among researchers and others interested in research. The PATH Intl. Community Connections Research group will be open and accessible to both PATH Intl. members and non-members. Click here to access the community connections research group; and click here to read the recently board of trustees approved PATH Intl. position statement on research.

PATH Intl. members can simply click the "join group" button to interact with others in the group. If you are not a PATH Intl. member, please email Karen Province with your request to be added to the research community.


Region Conferences Update

Check the Region Conferences Calendar for dates, locations and registration information. 


PATH Intl. is offering exhibitor opportunities at the regional conferences. Exhibitors may purchase this regional package, which includes one table, two chairs and listing in region-specific conference eblasts, for $100.

Click below to download the exhibitor flyer and form for regions currently accepting exhibitors. If you know of anyone interested in exhibiting, pass the information to them. If you have any questions please contact Jaime Covington, ext. 125. 


Region 3 Conference

Region 6 Conference

Region 7 Conference


Presenting at PATH Intl. Region Conferences

Do you have a great idea you want to share with your PATH Intl. colleagues? There is still time to submit your presentation.

PATH Intl. Region Conferences offer valuable learning opportunities for everyone involved in equine-assisted activities and therapies, including instructors, program administrators, trainers, volunteers, board members, riders, drivers, therapists and other medical professionals. Not only is there a variety of information shared through workshops, but attendees also have the opportunity to network with colleagues.


At this time PATH Intl. is conducting a call for papers for the following regions. Presentations vary and may include, but are not limited to, riding instruction, hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, vaulting and administration. Conference abstracts can be of a practical nature and do not need to be based on research. Click on the conference title to begin the abstract process. 


2015 PATH Intl. Region 1 Conference
2015 PATH Intl. Region 5 Conference
2015 PATH Intl. Region 9 Conference
2015 PATH Intl. Region 10 Conference

Silent Auction

If you have items to donate for the region conference silent auctions please bring them with you to the conference. Any revenue generated helps offset region conference expenses, which helps to keep registration fees down. If you have questions contact Amanda Walters, ext. 105. 


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? Recognize these individuals and equines for their extraordinary accomplishments by taking 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.


Center Renewal Past Due

The deadline to renew your center was December 31, 2014. Renew as soon as possible in order to avoid a lapse in your center membership. You must include a $50 late fee with your renewal.   


Click here to renew online. NOTE: The center's primary contact or executive director must be logged in to their personal account in order to renew online.

If you need to update the primary contact for your center, please send in a center change notification form or a premier accredited center change notification form.

Of course, if you prefer to send in a hard copy renewal, that is still an option. Download and complete the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice, and mail it in.

Click here to download the center renewal booklet.


Equine Welfare Webinar Online

PATH Intl. now has a recorded version of the Equine Welfare Best Practices webinar, presented by Cathy Languerand, Chair of the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee. Click here for the PATH Intl. members only page. You must be logged in as a PATH Intl. member to access the webinar.


Equine Tips

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

Did you know:

  • Most barn fires are electrical?
  • One 75-pound bale of hay, lit on fire, takes about 80 gallons of water to put out?
  • The average 5-pound fire extinguisher takes 3.9 seconds to empty?
  • Fire extinguishers should be tested (turned upside down and shaken) every six months?
  • Fire extinguishers need to be recharged yearly?
  • Inexpensive box fans, not designed for agricultural use, can be a prime accidental ignition source?

There are things you can do to help minimize the impact of a fire emergency. 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!  


Center Member Benefit: Discount on Background Screening, a corporate member of PATH Intl., is offering a 20% discount on its services to PATH Intl. Centers. is a brand of Castle Branch, Inc., the tenth largest credential management and background screening company in the United States. Castle Branch and its various brands provide credential management, background screening, drug testing, employment verification, immunization tracking, certified records review, document management and related services to its clients.

PATH Intl. Member Centers have a responsibility to keep participants safe. Legislation in Pennsylvania (Act 153) requires a comprehensive criminal and child abuse background check for all employees AND volunteers who work with children. CertifiedBackground can facilitate an easy solution to provide volunteers with step by step instructions. Also, with the applicant prepay option there is no cost to the riding center. McKenzie LaCoss at CertifiedBackground stated, "Our main goal is to help centers comply with this new act, help maintain their credible image and better reduce the risk of liability."

For additional information, contact McKenzie or call her at (888) 666-7788, ext. 7184. 


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 


PATH Intl. PAC in the News

Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy and Sports, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Lyman, ME, was recently featured in an article in the Portland Press Herald. A seven-week therapeutic riding program at Carlisle Academy is helping women at the Southern Maine Re-entry Center make the transition from jail back to the community. Click here to read the story.


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 





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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