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By becoming a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Member Center, you will be joining a community of centers that people trust. Nearly 800 centers offering equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) have found that 40,000 participants and their families trust PATH Intl. Here's why:
Whether you are considering starting a center or you want to offer participants a tested level of professionalism recognized internationally, PATH Intl. offers the information and community you need to achieve success. PATH Intl. is an international voice of the EAAT industry. As the leading organization advocating for EAAT and providing standards for safe and enabling equine interactions, PATH Intl. celebrates ability, optimism, diversity and a shared love of equines.
True Community - Your center will be in the company of truly dedicated professionals who can help you learn what is necessary to be successful, while attending to the safety and well-being of both clients and horses.
Recognition and Credibility - Clients and their families trust the PATH Intl. name. They knwo your program is guided by a PATH Intl. certified instructor and other professionals they can trust. They can trust your center to offer exceptional care and attention when providing services.
Useful benefits - From discounts on insurance and conferences; to helpful tools including access to The Foundation Directory Online, an invaluable fundraising tool; to information on best practices, access to fellow members, educational opportunities and the use of the PATH Intl. logo, PATH Intl. centers receive help and support on their way to success.
Special visibility - Clients look for EAAT member centers they can trust by going to the directory of centers on the PATH Intl. website. In addition, publications such as PATH Intl.'s Strides and participation in the various communities and special interest groups elevate the name and reputation of PATH Intl. centers throughout the EAAT industry.
Training and Education - Through the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual, which is updated and published annually, PATH Intl. instructors and other center personnel have an excellent resource with which to evaluate their work. In addition, PATH Intl. centers have access to volunteer training and are eligible for ongoing educational opportunities, which they learn about through PATH Intl. News, a monthly email publication.