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PATH Intl. Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2016 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, please contact Kaye Marks


Title Sponsor - $20,000+ 



the official feed of PATH Intl.


Gold Sponsor - $10,000+  


Silver - $7,500+   



Pewter - $2,500+   



Copper - $1,000+


In Kind Donors and Media Partners

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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

March 15, 2016  


Apply Now for PATH Intl. Conference Scholarships   

It is the desire of PATH Intl. to provide the maximum opportunity to offer registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, and the association works diligently to obtain funding sources for such scholarships.

PATH Intl. is pleased to once again offer the 2016 conference scholarship and the 2016 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship. Applications are due by email to Karen Province no later than June 20, 2016. Applicants will be notified by email on July 29, 2016.
Everyone is encouraged to apply! Click below to download applications or find them on the 2016 PATH Intl. Conference page.


2016 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship
2016 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship   


Call for Judges for PATH Intl. Annual Awards

Are you interested in being part of this exciting process? Any member may apply to be part of the judging process for the PATH Intl. annual awards.

The judging process requires a commitment of 1 to 5 hours between June 7 and June 21. The PATH Intl. staff provides clear guidelines and forms on how the nominations are to be evaluated, and the staff also compiles the results and notifies the award recipients. You are asked to carefully read and review 15 to 20 nominations and make objective judgments given the guidelines.

The scoring results are submitted electronically so it is necessary for judges to have access to a computer and the Internet.

The PATH Intl. staff will consider all individuals who submit their names for consideration. Individuals will be considered on a first come, first served basis based on distribution across the various PATH Intl. regions.

If you are interested in serving as a judge, please submit the following to Karen Province by May 31: name, membership number, region and email address, and please confirm that you do have access to a computer and Internet June 7-21, 2016.


Click here for award nomination information and fillable forms.


New PATH Intl. Online Course: Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT  

PATH Intl. is pleased to announce the launch of the online course Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT. This 3-week PATH Intl. education course aims to provide focused education on conditions related to spinal cord injuries (SCI) and paralysis, and to discuss best practices for providing equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to individuals with physical and/or emotional challenges related to living with SCI and paralysis.

The course will offer instructors an understanding of SCI conditions and how to apply this knowledge to the development of safe and effective EAAT lesson plans. Course curriculum will focus on integrating new ideas for offering a participant-centered approach to planning and facilitating EAAT.

PATH Intl. thanks the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation for underwriting the content development of this new online course.

The first section of the PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis and EAAT online course will begin March 1, 2016, and run each month during 2016.

Click here for course syllabus, pricing and registration information


Equine Tips

A True Story of a Horse Choosing His Person
By Marcie Ehrman, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Member

During a PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee conference call, mention was made of true stories of horses choosing their people. This brought to mind a heartwarming experience I was privileged to be part of, and I'd like to share it with readers here.

I was working as a therapeutic riding instructor ..." 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!    


Center Membership Renewal

The deadline to renew your center membership was December 31, 2015. Renew as soon as possible in order to avoid a lapse in your membership. You must include a $50 late fee with your renewal

Online center renewal for 2016 is available, and it is especially easy to renew your membership before it expires.

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.

Centers that prefer to pay by check may complete the center renewal booklet online and mail or use an electronic check for center membership dues.

For more information about renewing your center membership, please visit our FAQ page or the Center Renewal page


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 

SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Hockley, TX
March 16-19, 2016 

Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center
Toano, VA
March 31 - April 3, 2016  

GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Milford, PA
April 14-17, 2016 

Horses Help
Phoenix, AZ
April 14-16, 2016    

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
April 21 - 23, 2016  

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
May 16-19, 2016   

Potter's Ranch
Union, KY
May 2-5, 2016 

Reins of Life
South Bend, IN
June 16-19, 2016 

Hearts & Hooves
Sherwood, AR
July 7-10, 2016 

Agape Therapeutic Riding
Cicero, IN
August 8-11, 2016 

Eagle Mount Bozeman
Bozeman, MT
August 17-20, 2016 

UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
Goffstown, NH
September 22-24, 2016 

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
Elbert, CO
October 20-23, 2016  



 Advanced Instructor Certification 

Certification Only 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding 

Old Lyme, CT 

May 23 - 26, 2016

Workshop Only
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
Augusta, MI
June 2-4, 2016

Workshop Only 

Hearts & Horses, Inc.

Loveland, CO 

September 3-5, 2016

Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
Augusta MI
October 7-9, 2016


Vaulting Certification 

Equine-Assisted Therapies of SF  
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
April 7-10, 2016  

Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
April 20-22, 2016 

Mentor Training

Free Spirit Riders, Inc.
Fond du Lac, WI
April 8-9, 2016 

Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
April 17-18 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
May 6-7, 2016 

Ivey Ranch Park
Oceanside, CA
October 9-10, 2016 



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