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PATH Intl. Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2013 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 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    January 15, 2013 


Participate in the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture

USDA Census buttonThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is preparing to conduct its 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture. Horses will be included in the Census.

We want to ensure that the American horse community is properly accounted for in the upcoming Census. Please participate.

Visit the USDA website to fill out an online form or to request that a survey be sent to you. Completed forms are due by February 4, 2013.  


Hall of Fame for Horses Nomination Deadline Today

The Equus Foundation, a PATH Intl. sponsor, is establishing a hall of fame for horses to share stories of their amazing athletic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Equus Foundation is seeking nominees of horses that have had or are having a life-changing impact in the field of equine assisted activities and therapies or other public service areas. Candidates for consideration also include horses that have excelled or are excelling in sport or public service after overcoming significant hardship.

The nomination deadline is today, January 15, 2013. Click here for information on signing up and submitting a nomination


PATH Intl. Riders Assistance Fund Applications Due by February 15

The purpose of the Riders Assistance Fund is to assist a child who would not otherwise be financially able to participate in a therapeutic horsemanship program at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, in 2013 PATH Intl. is able to fund one $300 need-based scholarship. 


Riders Assistance Fund applications are on the PATH Intl. website under My Center membership (you must be logged in). The application is due February 15.


If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact Megan Ferry, (303) 452-1212, ext. 107.


Join PATH Intl. as a Corporate Member

Want to advertise a product to PATH Intl.'s 4,400 instructors and 850 member centers? Join PATH Intl. as a Corporate Member this year and get the most out of your membership. Corporate members receive discounts on advertising in PATH Intl. Strides, exhibiting at the international conference and social media posts.


Check it out on the PATH Intl. Corporate Sponsorship page. Any questions, contact Megan Ream Ferry or call her at (303) 452-1212, ext. 107.


PATH Intl. and American Paint Horse Foundation Team Up to Provide Scholarships

PATH Intl. and the American Paint Horse Foundation have teamed up to provide scholarships for PATH Intl. therapeutic riding certification. Designed to benefit those who wish to further their education, this alliance will provide scholarship assistance to potential instructors of therapeutic riding. Click here for more information.


Center Donations to PATH Intl.

Thank you to our many centers who donated to PATH Intl. when they renewed their membership. We noticed an uptick in center donations in 2012/2013 and want to say thank you! 


Senior Horse Resources

Have questions about what to feed your senior horse? Check out Purina's Senior Horse Resource Center. The website includes a forum to ask questions, videos, and additional resources.



Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Seasonal Enrichment Ideas

By Jayna Wekenman


Environmental enrichment focuses on creating stimuli in a given space with five categories of enrichment: nutritional, physical, occupational, sensory and social (FASS, 2010). There are many creative ways to re-purpose traditional seasonal items into environmental enrichment for horses and other animals. Click here to read suggestions for seasonal enrichment. Remember to use discretion when implementing, modify to your liking, be aware of all risks, seek approval by veterinarians, supervise and document throughout the implementation process.

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee encourages positive and engaging educational exploration from our readers; we'd love to hear your feedback! Let us know if you have any questions about our tip or have a suggestion about specific topics you would like covered in the future. Email Kristin Mason, EWC chair . Thank you!


Join us in the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community!

Participate in lively, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial discussions on the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community online forum. No matter what your specific interest (EFP, therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, carriage driving, interactive vaulting, etc.), they ALL involve working with equine partners. This is the long-awaited resource for PATH Intl. members to exchange ideas, ask questions, offer comments and suggestions, and "pick the brains" of some of our industry's most experienced and qualified people. Access the forum through the PATH Intl. website by clicking on the Community Connections button in the left menu. If you have any questions about joining the PATH Intl. Equine Welare Community, please email Moderator Patty D'Andrea


Welcome to New PATH Intl. Centers


PATH Intl. welcomes these centers that joined PATH Intl. in December 2012. If you want information on center membership, contact Karen Province



His Mountaintop Ministries - Kids Ride Free, Marysville, CA

Hybid Farm Educational Foundation, Acton, MA
Sky Riding LI, Merrick, NY   


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
February 15-19, 2013
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association in Ocala, FL

October 23-26, 2013
Hearts and 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.
July 2-6, 2013
BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre in Poplar Grove, IL

October 15-19, 2013
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
February 19-20, 2013
Good Hope Equestrian Center, Inc. in  Miami, FL

March 14-16, 2013
Equest in Wylie, TX

March 22-24, 2013
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ

May 28-30, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event      

None scheduled at this time.


PATH Intl. Mentor Training

February 9-10, 2013
St. Andrews Ride Like A Knight in Laurinburg, NC

Please visit the PATH Intl. events calendar for a list of 2013 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications. 



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