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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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Gold Sponsor - $10,000+  


Silver - $7,500+   



Pewter - $2,500+   



Copper - $1,000+


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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.

November 3, 2015  


Office Open During the PATH Intl. Conference

The 2015 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting is finally here! The majority of the staff is in Cleveland. A few staff members are in the office, though, and regular office hours are in effect. So if you need anything, please call or email. And thank you for your patience with those holding down the stables and barns!


Light Therapy System for Equines on eBay Benefits PATH Intl.  

RevitaVet, a PATH Intl. in-kind donor and conference exhibitor, donated a brand new RevitaVet IR2 Light Therapy System to PATH Intl. to auction. Click here to see the item on eBay.

The system, which includes a backpack and retails for $2,000, provides state-of-the-art infrared therapy. It can be applied anywhere on a horse. The auction ends on Saturday, so don't delay your bid! This is a wonderful item for a center's equines, and we are grateful to RevitaVet and the lucky winner for their support of PATH Intl.  


A Chance to Win!

You asked for it, and the salary survey is here! PATH Intl. is excited to be conducting, through an independent research consultant, a confidential survey among member and non-member centers and equine-assisted activities and therapies professionals, and we need your help! This survey will be our first professionally led initiative documenting earnings, benefits, staff structure and hours worked in our field. The resulting report will be a resource for you and the entire industry. 


If you have any questions regarding the compensation survey or if you have not yet received the email with the survey link, please contact Kevin Whorton. Our research consultant, WM&R, will protect the privacy of your individual responses. In appreciation of your participation, WM&R will conduct a random drawing to give one survey respondent registration in the online Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® (a $200 value!). The survey will be open through November 9.


Compliance Questions? Get Answers at Conference!

Friday, November 6th, at the 2015 PATH Intl. Conference in Cleveland, OH, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Continuing Education Update Q&A

Bret Maceyak, PATH Intl. Certification Coordinator, will give a detailed presentation on the updated continuing education requirements for annual instructor compliance going into effect January 1, 2016.  A question and answer session will be included.

No registration required; just show up! Check your room locator onsite for the location. 


Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

10 Ways to Use PATH Intl. Guidelines for Equines in Therapeutic Horsemanship Programs
By Jayna Wekenman, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee member


Guidelines for Equines in Therapeutic Horsemanship Programs was created as a resource for PATH Intl. members, PATH Intl. centers, and others. Care and Welfare for Therapy Horses is a presentation and webinar accompanying this document. Both are readily available through the website.


The following offers 10 ways in which the guidelines and presentation can be utilized as a resource. Please share your comments and more ideas in the Equine Welfare Community on Community Connections. 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 the PATH Intl. Community Connections page. It is our desire that these tips start a further discussion on Community Connections. Any thoughts? We appreciate hearing from you!  


Community Connections Corner

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Meet other PATH Intl. members, discuss topics of interest, share resources, post events, email members directly from the site and support peers. Join Community Connections, the PATH Intl. social media platform and discussion forum.

This month's topic is from the Equine Assisted Learning Community, where a member asks:

Does anyone have ideas for adapting interactions with equines typically done in the arena, paddocks and fields when one of the students is in a wheelchair that does not easily navigate on these surfaces?

If you have any ideas and feedback on this topic, please join the Equine Assisted Learning community and post your comments here.


Updated Instructor Compliance and Continuing Education Requirements

If you haven't already familiarized yourself with the updated requirements for instructor compliance and continuing education effective January 1st, 2016, please take a moment to review the comprehensive update booklet. Additional information about the continuing education activity categories will continue to be provided in PATH Intl. eNews throughout the remainder of the year.


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.

For a full list of events, including onsite workshops and certifications, visit the PATH Intl. events calendar. 


Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
November 20 - 23, 2015

Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc.
Coconut Creek, FL
January 8-11, 2016  

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program
Virginia Beach, VA
January 28-31, 2016 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
April 21 - 24, 2016  


Advanced Instructor OSWC 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding 

Old Lyme, CT 

May 24 - 26, 2016 


Driving OSWC 

Fieldstone Farms Therapeutic Riding Center
Chagrin Falls, OH
Driving Demo Only  
November 2 - 3, 2015





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