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PATH Intl. Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2014 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

Kentucky Performance Products



Silver - $7,500+   




Bronze - $5,000+   




Pewter - $2,500+ 



Triple Crown Nutrition 


CFC Campaign

Are you a member of the military or a civilian working for the U.S. federal government? Do you have friends or family who are employed by the U.S. government? If so, you can support PATH Intl. through the Combined Federal Campaign this fall. The PATH Intl. CFC# is 23051. Thank you for your service to our country!


PATH Intl. Planned Giving Society Needs a Name

PATH Intl. is creating a planned giving society, and we need a name. This group includes those who have included PATH Intl. in their will, IRA, life insurance or other long-term plans. If you have an idea for a name for this group, please send it to Megan Ferry. The winner will receive a PATH Intl. logo vest!


If you have questions about including PATH Intl. in your will, please email Megan or call her at (303) 452-1212, ext. 107. Thank you in advance for your creativity! 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Recipients of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award

sponsored by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications  

    November 19, 2013 


PATH Intl. Conference Highlights

A big thank you to all who attended the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando! The conference was a great success, and it was exciting to see so many seasoned industry leaders and those new to equine-assisted activities and therapies. Look for the full write-up about the conference in the Winter issue of PATH Intl. Strides magazine.

New Board President Announced 
Jim Harlan
Join us as we welcome Jim Harlan as the new PATH Intl. Board of Trustees President. Jim grew up on a small family owned cattle and horse ranch in California. In his early career he worked on cattle and horse ranches in California, Nevada and Idaho. Jim was then employed by the Arabian Horse Registry for 16 years. For his last 10 years at the AHR, he was Director of Member and Field Services. Jim is a horse owner, past president and active member of the Parker-Elizabeth Riding Club, and past president and past board member for the Douglas-Elbert County Horse Council.

Jim is the co-owner and President & Chief Executive Officer of MJM Global Search, Inc., an executive recruiting firm located in Parker Colorado. Jim received his MBA degree from the University of Denver in Colorado. When he isn't finding talent for his clients, he is riding his horse in the national forests and on private ranches in beautiful Colorado.

PATH Intl. Officers  

President Jim Harlan, MBA 

Vice President Julie Broadway, MBA, CAE 

Secretary Miyako Kinoshita 

Treasurer Ross Braun 

Past President Jody Enget, LMFT


PATH Intl. Board of Trustees 

Arlene Alen

Jeff Beck, CPA

Holly Schmitt Fox, DVM 

Joahn Hall, MD  

Allyn Mann

New Strategic Plan Unveiled The PATH Intl. Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 was unveiled at the conference. This new strategic plan will keep the association at the forefront of new developments in the equine-assisted activities and therapies field and will increase our visibility and credibility as a credentialing association. Click here to read the new strategic plan.


Thank You to Our PATH Intl. Sponsors, Corporate Members and Exhibitors!

PATH Intl. thanks all our sponsors (see list in the left-hand column) who contributed to making this conference a success. We also thank our corporate members and exhibitors! If you didn't get a chance to meet them at the conference, make sure to visit their websites and tell them you are with PATH Intl.  


Corporate Members

Horse Sense of the Carolinas

SureHands Lift & Care Systems 



American Competitive Trail Horse Association

American Hippotherapy Association

American Morgan Horse Association

Educated Equine/High Hopes

Everlasting Equine (no link available)


Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc.

Freedom Rider

Great & Small Consulting

Horses and Humans Research Foundation

Inside Autism (no link available)

NSBA Foundation

Ohio University Southern

Parelli Education Institute

Sandy Rees

Stops Colic

Strides to Success

US Pony Clubs

Wounded Warrior Project 


PATH Intl. Center Renewal Due December 31st

Thank you for your commitment to safety, ethical practices and professionalism in equine-assisted activities and therapies. To ensure that PATH Intl. continues to provide your center with premium education and to maintain uninterrupted access to the wealth of benefits available to PATH Intl. centers, please renew your center membership by December 31.

Online center renewal is now available. Online registration makes it especially easy to renew your registration before it expires. With the elimination of paper, you'll end any worry about losing your form on the desk or in the mail.

Click here to renew online. NOTE: The center's primary contact or executive director must be logged in to their personal account in order to renew online.

If you need to update the primary contact for your center, please send in a center change notification form or a premier accredited center change notification form.

Of course, if you prefer to send in a hard copy renewal, that is still an option. Download and complete the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice, and mail it in.

Click here to download the center renewal booklet.

New this year, centers that prefer to pay by check may now complete the Center Renewal booklet online and mail a check for center membership dues.

For more information about renewing your center membership, please visit our FAQ page.  


Webinars for All Evaluators

There are two mandatory webinars for evaluators this year. "Report Writing" presented by Sandy Webster is now available in a recorded version. Denise Fager sent the link to evaluators. If you didn't receive it, please let Denise know.


The other webinar, "Exit Interviews" presented by Sandy Webster, will be on Thursday, November 21st at 5 p.m. MST. Please mark your calendars.


New PATH Intl. Centers


Join PATH Intl. in welcoming these new centers that joined in October and November! 


Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Cartersville, GA 

Heart and Try Riding Program, Normangee, TX
Hoofs 4 Healing Equestrian Services, Inc., Savannah, GA
New Hope Equine Assisted Therapy, Argyle, TX
Special Cheers, Houston, TX
Trailblazers Therapeutic Services, Durham, NC 


Two Scholarship Opportunities for PATH Intl. Instructor Candidates

The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce the PATH Intl. Champion of Equine Service Certification Scholarship to financially assist prospective instructors who achieve champion status to obtain a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification. The EQUUS Foundation will award one scholarship to cover the registration fee up to $1,000 for the recipient to attend a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification Workshop. 


For more information about the champions program, the PATH Intl. Scholarship and how PATH Intl. members can achieve champion status by volunteering, visit the EQUUS website.

PATH Intl. will continue an innovative partnership with the American Paint Horse Foundation designed to help train therapeutic riding instructors. This alliance, which was founded in 2013, provides scholarship assistance to potential PATH Intl. instructors. While open to anyone with skills in equine management, horsemanship, instruction, teaching methods and disabilities, preference for scholarships will be given again to medical professionals.


The average cost to participate in a PATH Intl. certification workshop and test, which takes place over three days, is $800. The American Paint Horse Foundation seeks to assist individuals interested in certification through the awarding of one-time, $800 scholarships.


Learn more about how the foundation benefits the lives of American Paint Horses and their enthusiasts at apply for an American Paint Horse Foundation PATH Intl. scholarship, email Jan Anderson or call her at (817) 222-6414. Applications should be postmarked by March 1, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15, 2014.


Click here to submit an application


Doctoral Research Study Seeks PATH Intl. Participation

Leslie Stewart, a doctoral candidate in Georgia State University's Counselor Education and Practice Program, is investigating the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of competent practitioners of Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C). She is seeking experts in the area of AAT-C to participate and is hoping that PATH Intl. Certified Instructors may be represented in the study.

If you decide to participate, you will complete a demographic form about yourself, your education/training, clinical practice and other relevant experience. You will also be asked to complete a structured electronic questionnaire. If you have any questions about this study, please email Leslie directly.


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
January 21-24, 2014
Equest in Wylie, TX


February 7-10, 2014

Marion Therapeutic Riding Academy in Ocala, FL


February 20-23, 2014

Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wentzville, MO

April 3-6, 2014
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center in Williamsburg, VA

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop and Certification
January 3-5, 2014
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT


January 10-12, 2014 (workshop only)

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program in Solvang, CA


March 14-17, 2014

Hands And Hearts For Horses in Thomasville, GA

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
December 13-15, 2013
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in Chagrin Falls, OH

February 25-26, 2014
Good Hope Equestrian Training Center in Miami, FL

April 28-30, 2014
Ivey Ranch Park Association in Oceanside, CA

May 28-30, 2014
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

PATH Intl. Mentor Training

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

May 17-18, 2014
Hearts and Horses in Loveland, CO


PATH Intl. Approved Training Course

January - May (exact dates pending; check online calendar)

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT


May 28-July 20, 2014

Equest in Wylie, TX


August 27-November (check calendar for end date)

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT

Please visit the PATH Intl. events calendar for a list of 2013 and 2014 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications. 



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