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We at Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) know that our current members are the best possible source for new members who could benefit from all PATH Intl. has to offer.
With our special Member-Get-A-Member drive, we've made referring colleagues to PATH Intl. easier than ever! Forward an application to them or direct them to the PATH Intl. store to join online. Ask your friend to enter your name as their "referred by." Then tell another friend... and another... and another to win prizes.
We’d like to thank you for your efforts for all members recruited by June 30, 2013.
Every time you recruit a new member, you strengthen PATH Intl. A vital and growing PATH Intl. means greater recognition of safety and ethical practices in the equine-assisted activities and therapies industry, improved education resources and networking opportunities for all members, and the advancement of professional standards worldwide.
Here are just a few of the benefits of PATH Intl. membership:
How the program works
All PATH Intl. individual members in good standing are eligible to participate in the “Rein-Them-In” Member-Get-A-Member program except members who have previously won.
Beginning January 1, 2013, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) and the American Paint Horse Foundation (APHF) have forged an innovative partnership. Designed to benefit those who wish to further their education, this alliance will provide scholarship assistance to potential instructors of therapeutic riding. While open to anyone with skills in equine management, horsemanship, instruction, teaching methods and disabilities, preference for scholarships will be awarded to medical professionals.
Founded in 1969 to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs, PATH Intl.’s more than 4,300 instructors have helped more than 54,000 children and adults find strength and independence through involvement with horses. The average cost of registration for 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 application and acceptance of one-time $800 scholarships.
The APHF scholarship is open only to first-time applicants, and all applicants must be APHA members and PATH Intl. members in good standing. Additionally, candidates must meet the PATH Intl. criteria to become a Registered Level Instructor In Training and have completed at least 10 hours volunteering at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center. Click here for more information on becoming a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor.
Two $800 scholarships will be awarded annually by the American Paint Horse Foundation, whose primary mission centers on heritage and education. Formed in 2005, the foundation is chartered as a nonprofit corporation. Learn more about how the foundation benefits the lives of American Paint Horses and their enthusiasts at aphfoundation.org.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 1, 2013.
About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members' experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpainthorse or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.
PATH Intl.™ has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for WWP alumni. WWP has made a significant gift of a $200,000 grant to PATH Intl. for the purpose of awarding scholarships for EAAT to WWP alumni who have expressed an interest in therapeutic horsemanship.
About the Selection Process
An electronic broadcast was sent by WWP to 1,834 of its alumni, defined as Wounded Warriors who incurred service-connected injuries on or after September 11, 2001. The initial broadcast focused on regions identified by WWP as needing activities for local WWP alumni. Local alumni interested in participating in EAAT returned an expression of interest to WWP. WWP matched those alumni from 11 states with PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers that offer services to veterans.
Premier Accredited Centers in the cities and states nearest the alumni are being contacted to determine capacity for accepting new participants. If that capacity exists, the Wounded Warrior alumni will be eligible for up to 10 classes and his or her scholarship funds will be dispersed directly to the center after the completion of the session.
About the Future
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve injured servicemen and women with every type of injury - from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.
Tens of thousands of Wounded Warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. To learn more about WWP, click here to see how it influences the innovative programs and services offered to Wounded Warriors.
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