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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 - $20,000+ 



Platinum Sponsor - $15,000+
Equine Network/AIM 


Gold Sponsors - $10,000+ 

Bayer Healthcare Animal Health



Silver - $7,500+   

Adequan  Bimeda/Equimax  



Bronze - $5,000+   

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)  




Pewter - $2,500+ 


Triple Crown Nutrition 


Exhibit in Orlando!

Perhaps you have a book, jewelry or other product you'd like to sell to your fellow therapeutic horsemanship professionals. Or maybe you have educational offerings to advertise to PATH Intl. members. Perhaps you're a CPA or lawyer and could provide behind-the-scenes knowledge to other PATH Intl. members. If so, plan to exhibit at the 2013 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting November 6-9, 2013, in Orlando, FL!
Reserve by May 15 to receive a $100 discount. All PATH Intl. members get a $50 discount on exhibiting anytime.

Click here for details. Questions? Contact

Megan Ferry or call her at (303) 452-1212, ext. 107.


Purina Title Sponsor

Purina Animal Nutrition has recently renewed their commitment as the Title Sponsor of PATH Intl. through 2014.

Thank you, Purina!

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    April 2, 2013 


PATH Intl. Seeks CPA, CFO or COO to Join Board

The PATH Intl. Board of Trustees Governance Committee is seeking individuals with background experience as a CPA, CFO or COO who are interested in becoming a member of the board and specifically serving on the PATH Intl. Finance Committee. Click here for the board job description


The PATH Intl. Finance Committee considers details of the budget, approves it before it goes to the board for approval, monitors the association financial condition and reports to and works with the Director of Finance. The committee also approves major purchases that are outside the budget. The Finance Committee meets monthly by conference call.


The sustainment of PATH Intl. as a premier equine-assisted activities and therapies organization is greatly influenced by the quality of its board. 


Interested professionals are invited to send a letter of inquiry with the board application form to PATH Intl., Attn: Margo Parks, PO Box 33150, Denver, CO 80233, or via email to Margo Parks.


PATH Intl. Looking for Leaders

PATH Intl. is looking for individuals who would like to serve in a leadership role on PATH Intl. committees. We're compiling a list of people who would be interested. If you are interested, please send your name, address and phone number, along with your experience and information about the leadership role you would like to play to Margo Parks.


PATH Intl. Members: Win Prizes for Feedback on Nutrition Survey

logoIn an effort to better understand the needs and practices of PATH Intl. Centers, Purina Animal Nutrition has put together a quick survey regarding your current equine nutrition and feeding programs. At your convenience, please take a minute to take and submit the survey. The survey will be available for 30 days. There will be a random drawing from the pool of respondents, and winners will receive prizes from Purina Animal Nutrition; five winners will receive a bucket of Freedom Flex Joint Health Product and 20 winners will each receive three free bags of Purina Horse Feed. Winners will be drawn at the close of the 30-day survey period.


Thank you in advance for your time and participation!


The Benefits of PATH Intl. Membership

PATH Intl. gives members exclusive access to product and service providers that offer discounted rates and special programs. PATH Intl. constantly searches for and negotiates on behalf of our members for partnerships that will enhance our members' success and enable them to better serve their participants.

Check out these two member benefits:

Center Benefit: OfficeMax
officemax logoBy 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. Click here to get started.

Capital One
credit card imageDonate with every swipe of your card! This Visa Plantinum credit card makes it easier than ever to support our cause! Add in a low introductory rate, no annual fee and your choice of card designs, and you've got a great way to give back. PATH Intl. receives a donation for every card opened and you get to spread the word about our cause with every swipe. Click here for information.    


2013 PATH Intl. Conference Information

conference logoHotel Information

The 2013 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting page has detailed information on the great Orlando, FL, conference site and hotel, the Caribe Royale.  


To reserve your room, call (888) 258-7501 and reference PATH Intl. or reserve your room online.


Award Nominations 


Mandatory Evaluator Update Webinar

April 17 at 4 p.m. PST


Sandy Webster, PATH Intl. Master Instructor and Lead Evaluator, will be giving an evaluator update webinar for those evaluators who missed the last one. There is no cost! In this mandatory webinar, Sandy will be presenting the new riding/teaching forms with instruction on how to use them. This is the only live webinar offering remaining, so please plan on attending. 


Please email Corey Campbell to sign up. If you have questions regarding the evaluator update, contact Denise Fager



Community Connections Corner

Your opinion matters! All members are encouraged to join the Field Test Standards community to give feedback on the standards currently in field test. Your feedback will help determine the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification & Accreditation.

New discussions are happening every day on PATH Intl. Community Connections.  

  • Do you use EFL to facilitate corporate trainings or team building activities? Share your ideas and find out what other programs are doing in the EFL Community.
  • Discover what unmounted activities other centers incorporate in their curricula and share your own activity ideas in the Instructor Community


PATH Intl. Gathering Information on Member Research

One of the major areas of growth within the equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) industry is research in all areas of equine/human activity. Numerous PATH Intl. members and centers are driving this activity. At this time, the association would like to gather information on who is doing research, topics of research, plans for publication, academic partners, etc. The purpose of this request is to facilitate discussion among PATH Intl. members, to keep them informed of the exciting work being done by association members, to create a PATH Intl. Community Connection group for researchers, to create a research page on the PATH Intl. website to offer opportunities for interaction and discussion and to support and promote the work of PATH Intl. members.


We invite PATH Intl. members and centers who have completed, are currently conducting or planning to conduct research projects that have Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to send any information they are willing to share publicly to Jeff Kelling, PATH Intl. Programs and Education Manager.


Recruiting New Members Equals Opportunity for Prizes!

We at Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) know our current members are the best possible source for new members who could benefit from all PATH Intl. has to offer.

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 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 to win prizes.

Last year, Pebbles Turbeville of Region 3 was the 1st prize winner and won the pick-a-trip weekend package. Horses Help of Region 10 won a $100 gift card, and Amanda Costa of Region 5 won the drawing for a free conference registration.  


This year, the grand prize is a two-night stay at one of four exciting locations! Click here for full details and prizes.

Thank you for your efforts for all members recruited by June 30, 2013!


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. homepage or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.

PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Practical Skills Testing
April 20-23, 2013
Calvin Center Therapeutic Riding Program in Hampton, GA

May 21-24, 2013
R.O.C.K., Ride on Center for Kids in Georgetown, TX

September 11-15, 2013
Special People United to Ride (SPUR) in Lincroft, NJ

September 26-29
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center in Burnsville, NC

September 27-30, 2013
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH

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.
June 29-July 3, 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
May 28-30, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT

September 7-8
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville, WA

October 18-20, 2013
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event      

April 20-23, 2013
Hands and Hearts for Horses in Thomasville, GA 


PATH Intl. Mentor Training

May 18-19, 2013
Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Crownsville, MD

June 13-14, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

June 28-29, 2013
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center in Williamsburg, VA

Evaluator Training August 24-25
Equest in Wylie, TX  

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



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