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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!

Act $100 off exhibiting in Orlando if you reserve space by May 15!

Perhaps you have a book, jewelry or other product you'd like to sell to your fellow therapeutic horsemanship professionals. Maybe you have educational offerings to advertise to PATH Intl. members. Are you 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!
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.



PATH Intl. welcomes back Platinum Performance as its 2013 lanyard sponsor. Thank you, Platinum Performance!

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    April 16, 2013 


PATH Intl. Center Membership Packets

PATH Intl. Center membership packets for 2013 are being mailed this week. Watch your mailbox for your packet containing your 2013 center membership certificate and other information.  


If you don't receive your packet in the next 10 to 14 days, please contact Karen Province as your renewal may have been incomplete. If you received notification that your center membership renewal was missing items, your packet will be sent as soon as the missing items are received.


On behalf of the association, thank you and welcome for another year to PATH Intl. membership. By renewing its membership, your center continues to be part of a thriving community of dedicated professionals who seek credentialing, learning and mentoring with a shared goal being the advancement and success of your organization. 


AQHA Seeks Child Actors for Online Video Series

The American Quarter Horse Association is offering young riders a great opportunity to star in a new web-based video series. The videos about young riders and horses will be featured on Take Me Riding, a new digital platform designed to interest young children in horses and encourage them to ride.  


Take Me Riding is seeking child actors with riding experience to star in the series. The ideal candidate is 9- to 13-years-old with experience in major roles in theater camps, school plays or local dinner theater productions. Click here for information.  


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!


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 


Research Study Shows Benefit of EAAT for Older Adults 

Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc., a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Washington, MO, hosted a series of therapeutic riding lessons that were part of a recently published study, "Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies: A Case Study of an Older Adult," conducted by Lisa Wehofer, Nicole Goodson and Tim L. Shurtleff of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Charla Shurtleff, COTA, AHA Level II Therapist and PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor, led a series of 10 riding sessions with an older adult participant in order to explore the use of EAAT in improving balance, postural sway, fear of falling and participation in older adults. She found that therapeutic horsemanship can improve the quality of life for older adults outside of the riding arena.

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.


Encourage Your Volunteers to Sign Up for Champions Program

Turn your center volunteers' passion into action by having them recognized as an EQUUS Foundation Champion!

Champions is the EQUUS Foundation's incentive-based equine service volunteer program sponsored by Ariat International to recognize and reward individuals and organizations on the carrots4acause network. As a Champion, volunteers have the opportunity to win service scholarships and Ariat gift certificates.

To become a Champion, an individual must log a minimum of 24 volunteer hours from January 1st to December 31st. The volunteer hours will be verified by the organization and The EQUUS Foundation.

Once Champion status is achieved, volunteers should continue to log their hours throughout the year as benefits are still under development that involve rewards for the quantity of service.

Click here to learn more about the Champions program and to sign up.  



Welcome to New PATH Intl. Centers!



 PATH Intl. welcomes the following centers, which joined in March 2013.


Gentle Strides Therapeutic Riding, Ventura, CA 

Hoofprints 2 Healing, Lake Havasu City, AZ 

Opal's Barn, Nesbit, MS 

Ride-On Ranch Equine Assisted Therapies, Lovettsville, VA 

Serenity Therapeutic Equine Program, Minot, ND 

The Helping Horseshoe Therapeutic Riding Club, Newton, NJ 



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.


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!


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 this member benefit:

Foundation Directory 

PATH Intl. Centers have access to grant information through the Foundation Directory Online (you must be signed in to access the directory). The Foundation Directory Online is the premier online resource for grant research providing a user-friendly searchable database of over 98,000 grantmakers.


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

May 30 - June 2, 2013
ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding in Waterloo, IA

September 12-15, 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, 2013
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  


August 27-30, 2013

EQUEST in Wylie, TX 


PATH Intl. Mentor Training

May 19-20, 2013
Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Crownsville, MD

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

June 22-23, 2013
SIRE in Hockley, TX

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

Evaluator Training  
August 16, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

August 24-25, 2013
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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