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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+   




Bronze - $5,000+   

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)  




Pewter - $2,500+ 


Triple Crown Nutrition 


In Honor of ...

With Father's Day and graduation season upon us, honor a loved one on the PATH Intl. website. Click here to learn more. It only takes $25 to show your love this Spring!


Mobile Giving Webinar

If you are interested in learning more about mobile giving, DonorPro has a free webinar on the topic June 5, 2 p.m. Eastern time. Click here to sign up for this informative webinar. 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    June 4, 2013 


2013 PATH Intl. Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

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If you think that safety and standards in space exploration have nothing to do with the equines and participants at your center, you might be surprised. Join us at the 2013 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting keynote luncheon on Thursday, November 7, in Orlando, FL, as we launch into stories about how safety and standards in space exploration can help us understand those issues in EAAT. Brooks Kimmel, Deputy Director of Safety, Health and Mission Assurance for Abacus Technology Corporation at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, will be the keynote luncheon speaker. 


Consider the mission of Apollo 13 in 1970. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were stranded 205,000 miles from earth in a crippled spacecraft, while those at Mission Control worked heroically to bring them home. They mapped out all the options and never considered that they might not succeed. The words still ring down through the years and shape the drive and passion of those who work at NASA today: "Failure is not an option."


Buzz Lightyear 

Standards ensure the success of NASA missions and PATH Intl. Centers, and provide a tested flight plan for everyone involved. Brooks ensures the success of each mission for NASA by being certain that critical systems never fail in the exhilarating but zero-tolerant environment known as space travel: Because failure--whether at NASA or at PATH Intl. Centers--is not an option.


Mark your calendars now for the conference, the theme of which is "Destination: Success." You won't want to miss this out-of-this-world experience. Registration will begin in July.  


Hotel Information

The 2013 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting page has detailed information on the Orlando, FL, conference site and hotel, the Caribe Royale, which is close to all the attractions for which Orlando is famous. To reserve your room, call (888) 258-7501 and reference PATH Intl. or reserve your room online.


The Benefits of PATH Intl. Membership

Check out this member benefit!   


Volunteer Self-Study Course 

Volunteers are a necessary component of any nonprofit, but for PATH Intl. Centers, volunteers are very often the heart and soul of a program. Help your volunteers start out right by signing them up for the online volunteer self-study course. PATH Intl. Center Members have FREE access to this course.

Email the name of your center and the name and email address of the volunteers you are signing up to Jorian Stuckey at the PATH Intl. office.

"Volunteers don't get paid, not because
they're worthless, but because they're priceless."
~Sherry Anderson


Champions Scholarship Winner

Amanda and her horse, SonjaCongratulations to Amanda Leithead, a volunteer at Special Equestrians, Inc., a PATH Intl. Center in Warrington, PA, who was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the EQUUS Foundation as part of its "Champions" program. A senior at Nazareth Academy, Leithead will be entering Saint Joseph's University as a freshman in the fall of 2013, where she will pursue a degree in psychology, and in the future, she hopes to become a certified therapeutic riding instructor. She has been a Special Equestrians volunteer for two years.


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.

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



Equine Tips

Quarter Cracks: Identifying the Primary Cause
By Emily Wygod; PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee

Continuing our focus on hoof care, this edition of Equine Tips focuses on quarter cracks. A quarter crack is a full wall thickness defect that originates at the coronary band and has the potential to run the length of the hoof wall. Quarter cracks are different than most other hoof cracks in that they start on the inside of the hoof and eventually break through the hoof wall. The typical first sign of an impending quarter crack is a bulge on the affected quarter of the coronary band. Be careful that a quarter crack is not misdiagnosed as an abscess. Read more.


Win a 2-Night Pick-a-Trip Package Through Member-Get-A-Member Contest

We at PATH Intl. know that our current members are the best possible source for new members who could benefit from all PATH Intl. has to offer.

With our special Rein Them In 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 their "referred by." Then tell another friend... and another... and another to win prizes. Click here to learn more.

We'd like to
thank you for your efforts for all members recruited by June 30, 2013


PATH Intl. Standards & Accreditation on Community Connections

If you have questions about what to expect on an accreditation site visit, are unsure how to interpret a specific standard or want to find out how your center can comply with the standards, ask the experts! The PATH Intl. Accreditation Subcommittee and your fellow PATH Intl. Members are on Community Connections to answer your questions. Log in to PATH Intl. Community Connections, join the Standards & Accreditation community and receive expert advice.  


Centers Benefit From Volunteer of the Month

PATH Intl. sponsor Bimeda/Equimax has a Volunteer of the Month program that can benefit your center. Click here to check it out and get a chance to win prizes!


Nominations Open for PATH Intl. Membership Oversight Committee Region Reps

PATH Intl. is seeking Membership Oversight Committee Region Representative nominations. The PATH Intl. annual nomination process for region representatives is underway. This year nominations are being accepted for odd-numbered regions: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. PATH Intl. Region Representatives serve as ambassadors for the association and as the voice of their region's members. Responsibilities may include recruiting, retaining and recognizing members; collaborating with groups within and outside of PATH Intl. that can positively impact the success of PATH Intl. members; leading PATH Intl. recognition of center and individual members and participants; and helping coordinate states, regions and PATH Intl. communities into effective networking systems.

Click here for requirements and to download the fillable nomination form or download the form from the PATH Intl. corporate documents page. Nominations are due to your current region representative no later than July 15. If you prefer, you may print the nomination form, fill it in by hand and mail it to the PATH Intl. office. All handwritten nomination forms must be received by the office by July 15 in order for the nomination to be considered.

If you have any questions please contact Rachel Davis, PATH Intl. Membership Coordinator. Thank you to those nominees who are willing to contribute their time in representing the PATH Intl. members in their regions.


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
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
June 18-20, 2013
Mane Stream in Oldwick, NJ

September 7-8, 2013
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville, WA

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

PATH Intl. Mentor Training

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

August 9-10, 2013
SIRE in Hockley, TX

August 13-14, 2013
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in Chagrin Falls, OH

Evaluator Training  
August 16-17, 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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