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of the 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award
by Zoetis, presented by American Horse Publications
December 3, 2013
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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 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.
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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.
Warrior Project Partnership Provides Scholarships to PACs
Equine Services for Heroes is partnering with Wounded Warrior Project
to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for WWP
Alumni. WWP has made a significant gift to PATH International for the
purpose of awarding scholarships for EAAT to WWP Alumni who have
expressed an interest in therapeutic horsemanship. The scholarships are
available for WWP Alumni to ride at PATH International Premier
Accredited Centers across the country. Click here for more
information or contact Rachel Johnston with
Kelly Rodgers, PATH Intl. Master Instructor
PATH Intl. is pleased to
present Kelly Rodgers, our newest PATH Intl. Certified Master
Instructor. PATH Intl. Master Instructor Certification is the highest
certification level an instructor can achieve through PATH Intl.
Through dedication, hard work and extensive knowledge, Kelly has now
joined ranks with this elite group of only 31 instructors. PATH Intl.
Master Instructors are looked on as role models in the industry. They
embody the spirit of PATH Intl., elevating the dignity, knowledge and
professionalism of the entire therapeutic horsemanship team.
Kelly has clearly demonstrated that she has a strong a background in
horsemanship and teaching as well as a thorough knowledge of a variety
of physical, cognitive, intellectual and emotional disabilities and
their relationship to therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted
activities and therapies.
Kelly has been the Program Director at Maryland Therapeutic Riding, a
PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, since 2008. She has a Bachelor of
Science degree in Equine Studies with a concentration in Equine
Business Management from Centenary College of New Jersey. During her
time at Centenary, she volunteered in the TRAC program (Therapeutic
Riding at Centenary) and also completed the PATH Intl. Approved Training
Course under the direction of Octavia Brown. She is a PATH Intl. Equine
Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, Associate Site Visitor,
Instructor Mentor, Apprentice Evaluator, Maryland State Chair and a
Special Olympics coach. Kelly loves the collaborative nature of
PATH Intl. and looks forward to connecting with many others to continue
promoting excellence in EAAT.
Kelly, on behalf of PATH Intl. and the master panelists, we applaud you
on your remarkable achievement! Thank you for perpetuating the future
excellence and quality assurance of EAAT and PATH Intl.
Click here for information
on the PATH Intl. Master Instructor Certification.
on Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Now Available
More Than a Mirror by
Shannon Knapp is now available for purchase. More Than a Mirror offers a thorough
examination of theory and practice of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP)
as a therapeutic intervention. Leading practitioner Shannon Knapp, M.A.,
of Horse Sense of the Carolinas, integrates emotional/social
intelligence, neuroscience and learning theory as well as a step-by-step
examination of EAP as practiced today.
Click here (or on the
image) for information on how to order.
book is a wonderful example of the power and spirit of collaboration."
Leif Hallberg, Author of Walking
the Way of the Horse
PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers
to the following centers that became accredited or reaccredited in
Triple Play Farm in
Breaking Free Therapeutic
Riding in Norwich, OH
Kemmerer Village in
Sycamore Lane Therapeutic
Riding Center in Oregon City, OR
Nickers N' Neighs
Therapeutic Riding Center in Acme, PA
Charity Hill Ranch in Rapid
Dream Riders in Lexington,
Special Equestrians, Inc.
in Indian Springs, AL
Therapeutic Riding of Tryon
at FENCE in Tryon, NC
ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding
Program in Waterloo, IA
Freedom Farm in Waverly, MN
Lenawee Therapeutic Riding
in Tecumseh, MI
Graz'n Acres Therapeutic
Riding Center in Sedley, VA
Charleston Area Therapeutic
Riding, Inc. in Johns Island, SC
Student Seeks Dissertation Committee Member
Rebecca Wara-Goss, a
registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and a PhD in
Transpersonal Psychology student at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA, is
preparing her dissertation research to investigate the effectiveness of
equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) treatment for combat veterans with
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is in the process of
interviewing a potential dissertation committee member who would serve as
her topic expert. She is seeking someone who has clinical or professional
experience working with combat veterans, and/or in equine-related work
with combat veterans, and may have experience serving on doctoral
committees. Her school's requirements for the committee member are to
have an advanced degree such as PhD, PsyD, or MD, and to have published
their work/areas of interest in academic journals and professional
forums. The school will give a modest compensation to the new committee
member. Please email Rebecca if you are interested
in assisting with her doctoral research, and/or have additional questions
or comments. Thank you for your time.
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.
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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
May 15-18, 2014
Aspire TRP in Waterloo, IA
Vaulting Workshop and Certification
January 10-12, 2014 (workshop only)
Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program in Solvang, CA
Hands And Hearts For Horses in Thomasville, GA
April 12-15, 2014
St. Andrews Ride Like a Knight in Laurinburg, NC
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
April 10-11, 2013
Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc., in Fond Du Lac, WI
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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