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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








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



Corporate Members

If you are interested in getting your business in front of PATH Intl. members, join PATH Intl. as a Corporate Member. Visit the Corporate Member page or contact

Megan Ream Ferry with questions.   

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    September 4, 2012


Quilt From 2010 PATH Intl. Conference Now on Display

quilt on the wallPATH Intl. thanks board member Carlene Taylor and her husband, Ron, who placed the highest bid on this one-of-a-kind quilt at the live auction preceding the annual banquet at the 2011 PATH Intl. Conference. The quilt was made by attendees at the 2010 PATH Intl. Conference. Carlene and Ron donated the quilt to the association for display in the national office. The quilt now graces one wall of the office (shown right). Thank you to Lanor Taylor, host committee co-chair Michelle LaFleur's mother, for putting the quilt together. Thank you also to CEO Kay Green and her husband Rex Smith for framing this beautiful quilt.



PATH Intl. Conference Early Registration Deadline Approaching - Register Now to Save $100

2012conflogoReminder: Early registration for the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference, Annual Meeting and Horse Expo in Bellevue, WA, runs through September 17. After that, registration will be $625.

If you are a counselor or social worker who needs continuing education units (CEUs), you can receive up to 10 for attending the
Mental Health & Learning track sessions on Thursday and Friday. Attend "Grief and Loss and the EAAT Instructor" to learn how to process grief and become more effective in your work. Discover how to strengthen the parent/child relationship through EAAT. Shift your paradigm from teacher- to learner-centered through an experiential workshop, which will show you how to create learner-centric environments. Gain tools for selecting, assessing and training equines for EFP and EFL. These are just a few of the excellent sessions offered. See the registration book for the full schedule.

All instructors can get their full year's worth of CEUs at the conference.

With the presentations, the banquet, the Horse Expo, the silent auction, and the fun to be had at the closing reception, you will be glad you didn't miss a minute of the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, October 31-November 3. Click here to register online or click here to download the registration booklet. If you have questions about registration, contact Karen Province at the PATH Intl. office, ext. 111.


Exhibit at the PATH Intl. Conference

Take advantage of the opportunity to get your product or service in front of your fellow members by exhibiting at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, October 31-November 3, in Bellevue, WA. Reserve a booth now. Click here to learn more about the opportunities available to PATH Intl. or contact Megan Ferry at ext. 107 with questions. 


Finding a Roommate for the PATH Intl. Conference

If you are looking for a roommate for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, PATH Intl. maintains an unmoderated list of those who are seeking rooms and those who are seeking roommates. Click here to see the list. You must be logged in.  


If you would like your name put on the list, email your information to Cher Smith. Also, don't forget to check with your friends and colleagues on PATH Intl. Community Connections as another avenue to find roommates.


PATH Intl. Community Connections Day

PATH Intl. Community Connections invites you to the pre-conference event hosted by members for members, Tuesday, October 30! It's a chance to bring PATH Intl. Community Connections to life with in-person opportunities to learn from other professionals in the industry. Sessions are designed and facilitated by a variety of community groups. Attendees are welcome to attend any of the presentations. For more information on PATH Intl. Community Connections Day,  download the registration booklet, or log on to PATH Intl. Community Connections.  


Region Representatives Election Ballot Available

Your vote is valuable to the future of your association. Please vote for the Membership Oversight Committee Representatives for Regions 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 by September 30, 2012. Click here for the ballot, which also contains bios of the candidates. 


Thank You to Breyer

Breyer fans

BreyerFest fans display their Breyer model horses along with their big smiles.

PATH Intl. once again thanks Breyer Animal Creations, a division of Reeves International, Inc., for selecting the association as a recipient charity of its signature event, BreyerFest. Thank you! 



PATH Intl. Center Members Receive OfficeMax Benefits

officemax logoPATH Intl. is pleased to be working with OfficeMax and has negotiated an agreement for the benefit of all PATH Intl. Center Members. By combining the buying power of PATH Intl. and your center, you will receive aggressive pricing on many commonly used items as well as the other great benefits of having an OfficeMax solutions account.

  • Customized pricing - add up to 50 additional discounted items to fit your pricing needs.
  • A Personal Account Manager is available to assist with your business needs.
  • Free Next Day Shipping - no minimum order amount for free shipping. OfficeMax has distribution centers across the United States to ensure rapid delivery to your door.
  • Customized Website Ordering is available at
  • Live Customer Service - both online and over the phone.
  • Retail Connect Card - that gives you discounted corporate pricing in retail stores. No more paying full retail when you have an emergency! (Retail stores are not in all areas.)

Click here for more information.

To welcome you to the program, OfficeMax will discount your first order of $75 or more. Your opening order of $75 or more will receive a $15 discount, $100 or more will receive a $20 discount and an order of $150 or more will receive a $30 discount.  


PATH Intl. Community Connections: Resources

All PATH Intl. members can upload items to the Resources page. This is a great way to share valuable resources like job descriptions, volunteer manuals, lesson plans, etc. Each week the site will feature a resource as the Upload of the Week. Share your resources, and yours may be featured on the site!

The featured resources from the last two weeks include an EFL Pilot Report and an Equine Evaluation form. You can locate and download these documents in the Resources section of the EFL Community and Equine Welfare Community, or you can click on the Resources button on the main black navigation bar.

If you have any questions about uploading resources, please contact Rachel Davis on Community Connections.  


PATH Intl. Subcommittee Seeks Additional Members

The PATH Intl. Driving Certification Subcommittee seeks enthusiastic new members to join the committee. Applicants should have a strong interest in therapeutic riding and driving and a desire to continue the development and improvement of the PATH Intl. Driving Instructor Certification process.

Click here to download the volunteer application. Send the completed application and your resume to Denise Fager


PATH Intl. Faculty Development Task Force Looks for Additional Member

The PATH Intl. Faculty Development Task Force is looking for a new member. The mission of the task force is to develop criteria for new and continuing faculty trainers, to review processes and procedures and to recruit and train faculty for PATH Intl. credentialing and educational programs. Background in education or training is helpful, along with the ability to attend a morning conference call once a month.

To apply please fill out the volunteer application and submit it with a resume to Jeff Kelling


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 September 16 and October 19. 


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
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.

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

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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