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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

Equine Network/AIM
Tekna Saddles 


Gold Sponsors

Bayer Healthcare Animal Health








American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)  






Triple Crown Nutrition 



American Hippotherapy




Freedom Rider, Inc.
Growing PEAs
Horse Flicks TV

Horse Sense of the


Horses and Humans

   Research Foundation 

JJ Cano Fine Art  

Natural Lifemanship
O2 Compost

Ohio University Southern 

SureHands Lift & Care

Wounded Warrior Project


It Adds Up

Is it easier for you to give $120 or $10? For most of us, it's a lot easier to come up with $10. However, $10 a month equals $120 a year. Did you know you could give a weekly, monthly or yearly gift to PATH Intl? Through our partner Giving First, you can easily set up this type of gift. If you give $10 a month, or $120 a year, it's enough to pay for one day of learning for a scholarship recipient at the PATH Intl. conference.  Click here to learn more


Be an Exhibitor

Last chance to exhibit at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference! Get your business in front of EAAT professionals today.  Contact Megan for more information.


Combined Federal Campaign

PATH Intl. is once again participating in the Combined Federal Campaign. If you are a federal employee or member of the military interested in donating to PATH Intl., give through your paycheck by selecting PATH Intl. (CFC #23051) as your charity of choice.  

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    October 2, 2012


PATH Intl. Conference Updates

2012conflogoOnline Registration Deadline 

You still have time to register for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, sponsored by Purina, in Bellevue, WA. Online, mail-in and fax registration runs through Monday, October 8. After that, registration will only be on site! Registering now saves $50 off the on-site fee. Click here to register online. You can use the registration form to register by hard copy if you choose not to register online.  Click here to download a copy of the registration book. Hard copy registrations post-marked by midnight October 8 will be accepted. Or you can fax your registration to (303) 252-4610.   


Additional Hotels

If you haven't booked your hotel yet, the Hyatt Regency Bellevue is packed. We are checking other options and should have that information available in a day or two. We will let you know!   


community connections bannerThis year's pre-conference event is the PATH Intl. Community Connections Day on Tuesday, October 30th. There are plenty of in-person opportunities to network with fellow community members, learn new information and share ideas and knowledge. This year's pre-conference has something for everyone, including four hours of information on working with veterans. Attendees are welcome to attend up to three presentations from the following schedule. Reminder: Counselors and social workers can receive up to four CEU's for attending the EFP and EFL sections of the pre-conference event.


9 - 9:15 - Introduction to PATH Intl. Community Connections 

9:30 - 11:30  

* Marketing and Administration Communities

* Equine-Facilitated Learning Community

* Instructor Community

11:45 - 12:30 - Lunch (included)
12:45 - 2:45

* PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Community

* Region Communities

* Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy Community

3 - 5  

* Wounded Warrior Project (Sponsored by PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Community)

* Equine Welfare Community

* Driving and Vaulting Communities

For more information on PATH Intl. Community Connections Day, click here to read descriptions of each section, or log on to PATH Intl. Community Connections. The cost for the entire day (lunch included) is $75 for PATH Intl. members.


Check Out Our Conference Exhibitors

If you are interested in learning more about the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and PATH Intl. partnership, the conference is the place to be! Visit the WWP table along with our many other exhibitors at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference Exhibitor Hall later this month in Bellevue, WA! 


Join the Society of Visionaries for an Exclusive Tour

horse swimming in a poolDid you hear about all the fun the Society of Visionaries had at the 2011 PATH Intl. Conference? You also have the opportunity to join in the fun in 2012 on November 2 in Bellevue. The Visionaries will get a behind-the-scenes tour and lunch at Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center, a site known for its "care without compromise" of the equine athlete. For more information, contact Megan Ream Ferry, (303) 452-1212, ext. 107, or donate now to become a Society of Visionaries member.


Special Invitation to Center Members From PATH Intl. CEO

Kay Green, PATH Intl. CEO, requests that all center members participate in the membership survey currently being fielded. PATH Intl. is committed to understanding the value you place on your center's membership. Our goal is to provide you with programs and services you find valuable in the equine-assisted activities and therapies industry. To accomplish this goal, we need your participation in this Member Satisfaction Survey. If you are the executive director, CEO or primary contact for your center and have not already participated, please click here to respond.

The results will factor into the association's new strategic plan, which is critical to the future of the association. The PATH Intl. Board of Trustees will lead this process at the PATH Intl. Conference in Bellevue, WA, this fall.

Your response will place your center in a drawing for a free registration for one person from your center to attend the 2013 PATH Intl. Conference in Orlando, FL, November 2013. Your participation is crucial as we strive to improve the value of PATH Intl. to its members. Let your voice be heard. Your opinion counts!  


PATH Intl. Staff Member Accepted Into Leadership Program

Congratulations to PATH Intl. Sponsorship/Development Manager Megan Ferry, one of 16 applicants accepted in to the Institute for Leaders in Development at the University of Denver. Megan will complete a capstone project at the conclusion of the year-long program. Her education in nonprofit management and experience in the field distinguished her in the pool of almost 40 applicants as someone who shows promise and has the potential to be a strong role model for other development professionals.


PATH Intl. Community Connections!

What's happening on PATH Intl. Community Connections?
New discussions are happening every day on PATH Intl. Community Connections. Use this valuable resource to share knowledge and connect with other industry professionals.
Do you have suggestions for working with young adults with non-verbal learning disabilities? Do you have examples of activities that worked best or a sample curriculum? Share your experiences with your fellow PATH Intl. members in the Instructor Community.

Does your center have a sensory trail, or do you know of a center with an exceptional sensory trail? A PATH Intl. center member is looking for examples of the best sensory trails in the U.S. before building their own. Join the discussion and give your suggestions in the Administrator Community.


Check out these and many more discussions by logging in to PATH Intl. Community Connections.

Resources on PATH Intl. Community Connections
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 Wednesday 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 two great samples for center administrators: a Volunteer Manual and a Policies & Procedures Manual. You can locate and download these documents in the Resources section of the Administrator Community and Region 5 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. Region Rep Results

The votes have been counted and the results are in. Following are the PATH Intl. Membership Oversight Committee Region Reps for Regions 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10. A big thank you to everyone for voting and to all those who ran. Your participation is what makes us a strong association.


Region 2: Octavia Brown; Region 4: Bill Lavin; Region 6: Bette Shipley; Region 7: Erin Bevington;
Region 8: Malinda Smith; Region 10: Jenny Nell 


Horses and Yankees? PATH Intl. Center Receives Surprise Visit

Mark Teixeira with student

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira at a lesson at Flying Manes

As part of their 2012 HOPE (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) Week, the New York Yankees paid a surprise visit to Flying Manes Therapeutic Riding in New York this summer. Members of the baseball team volunteered with participants in therapeutic riding lessons, as well as made a $10,000 donation to the program. In addition, the team invited participants, their families, volunteers and staff to a game at Yankee Stadium, to attend pre-game activities on the field, and to high-five all the players after they won.


Detailed news articles and video links are available on the Flying Manes website and on its Facebook page .


Congratulations, Flying Manes! 


PATH Intl. Recruiting New Faculty for Standards Course

PATH Intl. is recruiting new faculty to facilitate the Standards Course. PATH Intl. faculty are experienced and practicing professionals with the capability of effectively promoting learning within individual courses and programs. Our faculty all have significant experience in fields related to the courses they facilitate. PATH Intl. faculty are carefully assessed and selected for teaching ability. Click here for the minimum qualifications.  


If you are interested, please submit a resume to Jeff Kelling.  


Accreditation Subcommittee Recruiting New Member

The PATH Intl. Accreditation Subcommittee is looking for a new member. The mission of the subcommittee is to monitor the effectiveness of the standards and accreditation site visit process and to recommend changes. A potential member must be an active site visitor with a minimum of four years' experience, needs a background in credentialing and extensive knowledge of the PATH Intl. standards. Subcommittee members must be able to attend a morning conference call once a month.

To apply, please fill out the volunteer application and submit it with a resume to Corey Campbell.


PATH Intl. Free Webinars on Equine Care

The next Best Practices for Equine Care webinar is October 19. Attendance is limited to 25 per session so please register now through the PATH Intl. online store.  


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
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.
None scheduled at this time.

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
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

February 21-24, 2013

Good Hope Equestrian Center, Inc. in  Miami, FL

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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