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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 


AjPHA President Featured on News

Colt Cumpton, president of the American Junior Paint Horse Association, made it his presidential service project this year to travel the country to promote therapeutic horsemanship for wounded veterans and active military members. (To date, Colt has raised $9,227 for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes.) He was recently featured on KMBC News. Click here to watch the video.  


Thank you, Colt, for everything you have done on behalf of PATH Intl.!  

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    July 2, 2013 


PATH Intl. Wins Equine Industry Vision Award!

From left to right: PATH Intl. Director of Marketing and Communications Kaye Marks, Board of Trustees Vice President Jim Harlan, Board of Trustees President Jody Enget, CEO Kay Green, and Zoetis Marketing Manager Kate Russo

It is with great pleasure that we announce to our members that PATH Intl. is the recipient of the 12th annual Equine Industry Vision Award, presented by American Horse Publications and sponsored by Zoetis, formerly Pfizer Animal Health.

The Equine Industry Vision Award Committee, which includes the AHP Board of Directors and a Zoetis representative, reviewed the record-breaking 21 nominations and announced PATH Intl. as the winner at AHP's Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast on June 21, 2013.  


Finalists were judged on their performance in relation to the achievement(s) cited and their demonstration of the following attributes and abilities: 1) The vision and innovation of a true pioneer; 2) Leadership, commitment, dedication and willingness to serve; 3) Original and effective ideas and/or products, services, programs; 4) High moral, ethical and professional standards.

The other finalists under consideration were Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), KY; Tootie Bland, Owner and Producer of Road to the Horse, TX; and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), CT.  


Please check your email on Wednesday for a full announcement.  


2013 PATH Intl. Conference Registration Book

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The summer issue of PATH Intl. Strides has been mailed out! Polybagged with this issue is the much-anticipated 2013 PATH Intl. Conference Registration Book. In it, you will find the sessions schedule, hotel information, some fun things to do in Orlando, the Horse Expo line-up with the closing event at Arabian Nights and of course the registration form. Online registration opens July 9.

If you are using your PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center discount, center member discount or speaker discount you will need to complete a hard copy registration form and mail or fax it into the PATH Intl. office. Registration fees will be as follows:

Early Registration, July 9 - September 17, 2013:

PATH Intl. Members 


Student PATH Intl. Members 

Student Non-PATH Intl. Members 





Regular Registration, September 18 - October 8, 2013:

PATH Intl. Members



Onsite Registration: 

PATH Intl. Members



We hope you will join us for Destination: Success!



PATH Intl. Online Courses Updated

PATH Intl. Online Courses, including the CAT Course and Instructor Self-Study, have been updated to reflect the 2013 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation. If you are currently enrolled in an online course, you will need the 2013 Standards for Certification and Accreditation to complete the exams. The 2013 Standards for Certification and Accreditation is available to download for free on the My PATH Intl. Membership page. 


2013 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation  

  • Go to and sign in using your email address and password
  • Click the orange box that says "My PATH Intl. Membership"
  • Click the first bullet point under the "Member Only Benefits" section that says PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation Manual
  • Click "Download the 2013 Manual" in the Quick Links box on the right side of the screen
  • The Standards for Certification and Accreditation is split up in sections; each bullet point is a different section of the manual



Filmmaker Looking for Help From PATH Intl. Centers

Filmmaker and videographer Ron Lawson has the opportunity to produce a program for EWTN (a global network that provides programming and news coverage for the Catholic church) on the content and ministries in the Catholic church that specialize in therapeutic horsemanship. He is hoping to talk with PATH Intl. Centers that have Catholic affiliations. If you would like to talk with Ron, please email him.  


PATH Intl. Field Test Standards Now on Community Connections

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Standards for Certification and Accreditation is a document that is constantly evolving as the EAAT industry continues to grow and develop. Any new standards proposed or standards that are rewritten to the extent that the intent of the standard is altered are offered to the association members in the form of Field Test Standards for comment and critique. Traditionally, member input has been solicited only at accreditation site visits, regional conferences or the PATH Intl. Conference. In an effort to extend the opportunity for input to the members of the association, current Field Test Standards are now posted online in PATH Intl. Community Connections.  


All PATH Intl. members are encouraged to read and post comments on the current Field Test Standards. With strong member input, PATH Intl. will continue to lead in the promotion of best practices for safety and service in the industry.


PATH Intl. Community Connections Corner

Check out some of the latest discussions on PATH Intl. Community Connections.   

  • If your center offers equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), are any of the activities mounted? Find out how other programs are utilizing mounted EFP activities in the PATH Intl. EFP Community.
  • Do you have questions about whether your center is meeting a particular standard? Ask the experts in the PATH Intl. Standards & Accreditation Community. 



Deadline Approaching to Nominate PATH Intl. Membership Oversight Committee 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.
October 15-19, 2013
Horse Power at Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop and Certification combination event
Specific schedule sent by host site.

August 6-9, 2013
Equest in Wylie, TX

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
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

August 9-10, 2013
SIRE in Hockley, TX

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

December 7-8, 2013
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Brewster, NY

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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