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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 Ferry


Title Sponsor



Platinum Sponsor
Tekna Saddles 


Gold Sponsors

Bayer Healthcare Animal Health

Equine Network/AIM



Silver Adequan 




American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)  






Triple Crown Nutrition 



American Hippotherapy




Freedom Rider 

Horses and Humans

   Research Foundation 

Horse Sense of the


JJ Cano Fine Art  

Natural Lifemanship 

Ohio University Southern 

SureHands Lift & Care



New Corporate Member

logoPATH Intl. welcomes its newest corporate member, Horse Sense of the Carolinas. Check out their website and visit their booth at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference. 


If you have questions about PATH Intl. corporate sponsorship or exhibiting at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference, please contact

Megan Ream Ferry.  

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    August 7, 2012


Regional Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

Every year, PATH Intl. centers and members nominate the very best equestrians, certified professionals and volunteers serving at PATH Intl. Centers, and we are so pleased to announce the regional and equestrian award winners. Each year becomes more difficult to choose from among the outstanding nominations. Thank you to everyone who nominated someone, and remember that  nominations are now accepted year round. A special thank you also to our judges for making the difficult decisions.

Carly Renguette

Last year's PATH Intl. Youth Equestrian Recognition Award winner Carly Renguette

Winners will be honored at the PATH Intl. Awards Banquet, which has always represented the heart of the EAAT industry, and the international equestrian, volunteer, volunteer veterinarian and certified professional will be announced along with the James Brady Professional Award. Moving moments from 2011 included PATH Intl. Youth Equestrian winner Carly Renguette (pictured right) singing as part of her speech before the crowd of 800 attendees and Ryan Ohrmundt, PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes winner, noting in his award speech that it was Veterans Day, prompting attendees to give a rousing ovation to the service personnel in attendance.

The moving moments from 2012 are still in future. We would love you to be a part of it by attending this very fun event at the conference.

2012conflogoIn addition to the banquet on Friday night, there is plenty of fun in store, including an incredible lineup of presenters, our keynote speaker Jim Bergquist and our closing reception band Bucking Horse. You won't want to miss a minute of the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, October 31-November 3. Look for the registration booklet included with the Summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides. Click here to register online or click here to download the registration booklet.


Exhibit at the PATH Intl. Conference

Do you write books, consult or provide another skill that would be of interest to your fellow members? Consider reserving an exhibitor booth at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, October 31-November 3, in Bellevue, WA.    


Exhibiting at the PATH Intl. Conference will get your business in front of nearly 1,000 professionals in the therapeutic horsemanship industry! Click here to Click here to learn more about the opportunities available to PATH Intl. Members receive a $50 discount anytime.


Numerous individuals have sold out of their books, games or other materials by taking advantage of the opportunity to get in front of fellow members. Let this be your year!


Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2012 PATH Intl. conference scholarship winners! Thank you to everyone who submitted applications. 


winners responsesGeneral Scholarship:

Claire Adamson 

Brittany Aspen 

Charlotte Bass 

Holly Byers 

Patty D'Andrea 

Christine Davis 

Pam Dance 

Susan E. Grant 

Tammy Harty 

Jeffrey Kyle Hensley 

Natalie Langston
Peggy Lore 

Cherie Page 

Virginia Mae

Mary Riffon 

Jodi Teal 

Amanda Weaver 

Michelle Weed


Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship:  

Elisia Fernandez Mutter 


Member-Get-a-Member Winners

PATH Intl. thanks everyone for their participation in the Rein-Them-In member-get-a-member drive. As a result, PATH Intl. members recruited 239 new individual members!


Congratulations to our winners:


Pebbles Turbeville from Region 3 won the pick-a-trip weekend package.  

Horses Help from Region 10 won the $100 gift card.  

Amanda Costa from Region 5 won the drawing for the free conference registration.


Region 3 recruited the highest percentage of members.


Remember, every time you recruit a new member, you strengthen your membership association. A vital and growing PATH Intl. means greater recognition of safety and ethical practices in the equine-assisted activities and therapies industry, improved education resources and networking opportunities for all members, and the advancement of professional standards worldwide.

Thank you for continuing to make us a strong association!



Coordinator Position Open in the PATH Intl. Office

PATH Intl. is seeking a Credentialing Programs Coordinator, a full-time position in the Denver, CO, office. Experience in the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies is a plus. For a complete job description, click here. Please submit your resume and application to the attention of Jeff Kelling.

Abigail Hendren, the current coordinator, is leaving PATH Intl. We have benefited from having her at PATH Intl. and wish her all the best in the future.


Please Join the Discussion!

We invite you to participate in lively, thought-provoking discussions on the online PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Community Connections group. If you are interested in serving veterans through EAAT, please join us to discuss best practices, great ideas that worked or even great ideas that did not reach their full potential. PATH Intl. has numerous centers and individual members who have acquired vast experience in serving our veterans. This is the long-awaited resource for all PATH Intl. members to exchange ideas, ask questions, offer comments and suggestions, and gain insight from some of our industry's most experienced and qualified people. Click here to access the forum. You will need to be logged in.  


PATH Intl. Free Webinars on Equine Care

The next Best Practices for Equine Care webinar is August 27. Attendance is limited to 25 per session so please register now through the PATH Intl. online store.

Additional dates are on August 27, September 16 and October 19. 


Equine Tips From the Equine Welfare Committee

Horse Care Tips for Hot Weather   

By Marcie Ehrman, Equine Welfare Committee)

As the temperature and humidity rise, special care must be taken to ensure our equine partners' well-being. This can be done by making sure horses have adequate water, by taking care of the facilities and by managing pesky insects. Read more.

The Equine Welfare Committee encourages positive and engaging educational exploration from our readers. We'd love to hear your feedback! Please let us know if you have any questions about our tip or have a suggestion for future topics. Email Kristin Mason, Equine Welfare Committee chair.


Please Join Us!

Join us in lively, thought-provoking and sometimes controversial discussions on the online PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community Connections group. No matter your specific interest (EFP, therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, carriage driving, interactive vaulting, etc.), they ALL involve working with equine partners. Exchange ideas, ask questions, offer comments and suggestions, and pick the brains of some of our industry's most experienced and qualified people. Click here to access the forum. You will need to be logged in. 


PATH Intl. Member Named Outstanding Small Business Finalist

PATH Intl. Member Tracy Weber's business, Kaleidoscope Learning Circle, has been named one of five Saginaw County finalists for 2012 Outstanding Small Business of the Year.  Finalists demonstrated "a visible commitment to good business practices, good vision and management and service to the community."

Tracy created Kaleidoscope to combine her lifelong passion for horses with helping people and a growing fascination with learning. Kaleidoscope Learning Center launched in 2005 to provide clients and horses with an ideal learning physical environment.

Tracy was the winner of the 2011 PATH Intl. Volunteer Leadership Recognition Award for Membership. Congratulations, Tracy! 


Upcoming Region Conferences: Save the Date

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

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

October 17-20, 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
September 10-12, 2012
BraveHearts in Harvard, IL

October 14-15, 2012
EQUEST in Wylie, TX

October 22-23, 2012
Ride On in Chatsworth, CA

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

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event
October 21-24, 2012
Hearts & Horses in Loveland, CO    


PATH Intl. Mentor Training

August 25-26, 2012

Equul Access, Inc., in Hutchinson, MN

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

October 30-31, 2012
PATH Intl. Conference in Bellevue, WA

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



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