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PATH Intl. Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference & Annual Meeting, please contact

Megan Ream. 


Title Sponsor



Platinum Sponsor
Tekna Saddles 


Gold Sponsors


Bayer Healthcare Animal Health

Equine Network/AIM







American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)  







The Foal Project   
Triple Crown Nutrition 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

May 15, 2012   


Be an Exhibitor at the PATH Intl. Conference      

2012conflogoInterested in getting your business in front of 1,000 EAAT professionals? Exhibit at the PATH Intl. Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2012 in Bellevue, WA!  


Save $100 off the standard rate if you reserve your space today, May 15! For more information, click here. Questions? Email Megan or call her at (800) 369-7433, ext. 107. 


Deadline Is Today for Awards Nominations!

Please submit all award nominations for the special individuals and animals at your PATH Intl. center today! Nominations are due no later than May 15, 11:59 p.m., MDT.

Click here for information and the fillable PDF nomination forms   


2012 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarships

The 2012 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship application and the 2012 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship application are due by email, fax or mail postmarked no later than June 11, 2012.

Everyone is encouraged to apply! Click here to download applications.  


PATH Intl. Community Connections Contact Information

PATH Intl. Community Connections is for members by members. It unites members with both similar and diverse interests and provides networking and advocacy opportunities. If you are interested in connecting with other members and shaping the future of PATH Intl., log in to your Community Connections profile today.

In order to promote the growth of this member benefit, PATH Intl. is dedicating a full-time staff member to the operation of PATH Intl. Community Connections. Effective May 17th, PATH Intl. Membership Coordinator Rachel Davis will assume the daily operations of Path Intl. Community Connections. Until then, you may continue to contact Leif Hallberg, the PATH Intl. acting communities coordinator with any questions you may have.

Click here for more information on PATH Intl. Community Connections.


Recruit New Members to PATH Intl. and Win 

Reminder: There is still time to refer your colleagues and friends to PATH Intl. and have a chance to win prizes.

With our special Member-Get-A-Member drive, we've made referring colleagues to PATH Intl. easier than ever! Forward an application to them or direct them to Join Now to download an application. Or direct them to the PATH Intl. store to join online. Ask your friend to enter your name as his/her "referred by." Then tell another friend... and another... and another for a chance to win prizes.

This year, the grand prize is a two-night stay at one of four exciting locations! Click here for full details and prizes. The Member-Get-A-Member drive ends June 29, 2012.  


Sign Up With eScrip

With Father's Day, graduations and weddings right around the corner, May is a great time to help PATH Intl. by shopping online through eScrip. By signing up at, at no cost to you, you can help fund PATH Intl. with up to 16 percent of your online shopping purchases. If you have any questions about helping PATH Intl. with this program or signing your center up as a charity through eScrip, contact Megan Ream.


PATH Intl. Pro Shop - NEW! Get a Logo on the Back

pro-shop-adIf you're in need of cool gear with the PATH Intl. logo, don't forget that you can order it from the PATH Intl. Pro Shop. Even better, you can now order items with a logo on the back. Now, whether you're coming or going, you can show off your PATH Intl. affiliation  and pride! 



Welcome to New Centers - April 2012        


Congratulations to the following centers who have recently joined PATH Intl. We're excited to have you with us.  


Kemmerer Village, Assumption, IL
Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc., Hopkinsville, KY
North Star Farm, Crestwood, KY
Stepping Stone Farm, Uxbridge, MA
Palmetto Equestrian Therapeutic Riding Program, Clinton, SC
Sunshine Ranch Therapeutic Riding, San Diego, CA
Healing Hoof Prints, Roswell, GA


Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in New Mexico

On May 1st, USDA confirmed the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infection in two horses in Otero County, New Mexico.
VSV is a notifiable disease and USDA reported its findings to the World Animal Health Organization (OIE). In response, Canada has revised its entry requirements for U.S. livestock and livestock products. Horses originating in New Mexico will not be permitted to enter Canada. For other restrictions and information, click here to read the full article.  

Agriculture officials in Colorado also advised livestock owners to control flies in order to minimize transmission of the disease and to be cautious with feeding equipment, cleaning tools or health care equipment from other herds.

If you anticipate transporting your horse across state lines, the American Horse Council recommends you contact each respective state veterinarian's office prior to departure to determine if there are any restrictions or additional entry requirements due to the current VSV incident.  


PATH Intl. Center Receives Anonymous Gift

Congratulations to TiAnViCa Riding Academy in Lakeland, FL, which recently received a $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support the center's programs and operations. TiAnViCa is in the process of becoming a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center. "TiAnViCa would not be where it is today without philanthropic support," said Roger Meadows, TiAnViCa Riding Academy, Inc., Executive Director. "This incredible gift will allow us to properly care for the equines, provide scholarships to children in need and purchase much needed therapeutic instructional aids."  


Standards Reorganization - Center Accreditation Grace Period

Centers that submit their application for accreditation prior to June 30, 2012, will use the 2011 edition of the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation for their visit. Any requests to accredit using the 2012 edition of the Standards Manual must be made in writing to the PATH Intl. office prior to the scheduling of site visitors. To make a request, contact Abby Hendren.

Centers that apply after July 1, 2012, and have their site visit prior to December 31, 2012, will have the choice to accredit using the 2011 or 2012 edition of the Standards Manual.

All site visits that take place after January 1, 2013, will accredit using the 2012 edition of the Standards Manual.

Please email Abby Hendren if you have any questions.


Upcoming Region Conferences: Save the Date

Region 11  June 22-24 Minden, NV  Contact: Alexis Hill 
Region 10  July 6-8  Fort Collins, CO  Contact: Jan Pollema
Region 5  August 3-5  Tampa, FL  Contact: Susan Lutz
Region 8  August 3-5  Stephenville, TX  Contact: Joan Cutler
Region 7  August 10-12  St. Louis, MO  Contact: Monica Marsh 

Check the region conference calendar or your region's webpage for the latest details.


PATH Intl. Events Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, contact Abby Hendren at (800) 369-7433, ext. 104, with questions. All dates are subject to change. To register for an event, please contact the host site directly. You can locate its contact information under Find a Center on the PATH Intl. home page or on the  PATH Intl. events calendar.

PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Practical Skills Testing
May 23-26, 2012
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ

August 9-12, 2012
Healing Reins in Bend, OR

August 27-30, 2012
National Ability Center in Park City, UT

September 14-16, 2012
Sunnyside Equestrian Center in Lincroft, NJ

October 24-27, 2012
Hearts & Horses, Inc. in Loveland, CO

PATH Intl. Driving Workshop and Certification combination event
Workshop is held the first 2-1/2 days, certification held the last 2-1/2 days. Specific schedule sent by host site.

August 7-11, 2012
BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre in Poplar Grove, IL

September 25-29, 2012
Horse Power @ Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH
The event will start the evening of the 25th and end the evening of the 29th; contact host site for detailed schedule.

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
May 29-31, 2012
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT

September 10-12, 2012
BraveHearts in Harvard, IL

October 14-15, 2012
EQUEST in Wylie, TX

November 16-18, 2012
Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Annapolis, MD

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event
August 9-12, 2012
Hearts & Horses in Loveland, CO   


PATH Intl. Mentor Training

May 20-21, 2012

Saddle Up! in Franklin, TN

June 22-23, 2012
Region 11 Conference in Minden, NV

July 27-28, 2012
Dream Catchers in Williamsburg, VA

August 25-26, 2012
Equul Access, Inc., in Hutchinson, MN

October 15-16, 2012
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ

PATH Intl. Evaluator Training
June 2-3, 2012
BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre in Poplar Grove, IL

  • Interested in becoming an evaluator for the onsite certification events? This is the event to attend.
  • This will be the only training offered in 2012.
  • Advanced Instructors only.
  • Prior completion of PATH Intl. Mentor Training required.
  • Contact: Meggan Hill-McQueeney, (815) 765-2113.

Please visit the PATH Intl. events calendar for a list of 2012 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications. 



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