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creating a planned giving society, and we need a name. This group
includes those who have included PATH Intl. in their will, IRA, life
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this group, please send it to Megan Ferry. The winner will
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107. Thank you in advance for your creativity!
Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award
by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications
November 19, 2013
Intl. Conference Highlights
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
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
PATH Intl. Officers
President Jim Harlan, MBA
Vice President Julie Broadway, MBA, CAE
Secretary Miyako Kinoshita
Past President Jody Enget, LMFT
PATH Intl. Board of Trustees
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.
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.
Horse Sense of the
SureHands Lift &
Trail Horse Association
American Morgan Horse
(no link available)
Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc.
Great & Small Consulting
Horses and Humans
(no link available)
Ohio University Southern
Strides to Success
US Pony Clubs
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
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
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
For more information about renewing your center membership, please
visit our FAQ page.
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.
PATH Intl. Centers
PATH Intl. in welcoming these new centers that joined in October and
Limits Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Cartersville, GA
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
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
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 aphfoundation.org.To
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
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.
Intl. Events Calendar
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
Marion Therapeutic Riding Academy in Ocala, FL
Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wentzville, MO
April 3-6, 2014
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Riding Center in Williamsburg, VA
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
Hands And Hearts For Horses in Thomasville, GA
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
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
August 27-November (check calendar for end date)
Therapeutic Riding, Inc., in Old Lyme, CT
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