CPR and First Aid Announcement
As of July 1, 2015, PATH Intl. will no longer require proof of current Adult & Child CPR or basic First Aid certifications for annual instructor compliance. Proof of these certifications will still be required to accompany Instructor Applications and as part of Instructor On-Site Certification registration paperwork to ensure that candidates are aware of the importance of holding these certifications. Once certified, PATH Intl. professionals are expected to maintain their Adult & Child CPR and basic First Aid certifications to remain compliant with the PATH Intl. Standards, even if they are not affiliated with a PATH Intl. Center.
Pursuant with PATH Intl. Standard A31, all PATH Intl. Member Centers are responsible for ensuring that there is at least one person with current CPR and First Aid certifications at each activity site during activities and maintaining written documentation of said certifications on-site.
New Incentive: PATHBucks
PATHBucks is a new program that allows the association to provide incentives and recognition to its members in a unique way. PATHBucks are like receiving a gift certificate that can be applied to your association purchases, memberships or applications.PATHBucks can be applied to memberships (center and individual), PATH Intl. educational materials, PATH Intl. Registered Instructor applications and PATH Intl. conference registrations (international and regional).
How it works
- PATHBucks must be submitted to the PATH Intl. office via mail and are not redeemable for online or in-person purchases.
- PATHBucks are nontransferable.
- PATHBucks are valid one year from the date of issue.
PATH Intl. Wins the Equine Industry Vision Award
PATH Intl. is proud to announce that it has been named the recipient of the 12th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award. The award, sponsored by Zoetis, formerly Pfizer Animal Health, and presented by American Horse Publications (AHP), recognizes innovation, leadership and service.
The other finalists were Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), KY; Tootie Bland, Owner and Producer of Road to the Horse, TX; and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), CT.
The remaining 17 nominees were:
- Active Interest Media's Equine Network, “A Home For Every Horse” program, CO
- Dr. Gregory Beroza, Founding Owner and Surgeon of Long Island Equine Medical Center, NY
- Michael Blowen, Founder and President, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms, KY
- John Byrd, DVM, Founder and Owner of Horsemen's Laboratory, IL
- Keith Chamblin, Senior Vice President, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, KY
- Ellen DiBella, Founder, Western Dressage Association of America, CO
- Darrell Dodds, Publisher, Western Horseman magazine, TX
- EquiBalance Horse Trailers, New Zealand
- Equine Guelph, Canada
- Interscholastic Equestrian Association, OH
- Charles H. (Chuck) Mintzlaff, Founder of Friendship Training, TX
- Lynda Roemer, Owner and Director of Equine Rescue, Inc., NY
- Jochen Schleese, Owner and Founder of Schleese Saddlery Service and Saddlefit 4 Life, Canada
- Mark Sellers, Founder and CEO of EquiMed LLC, CA
- Eugenia Snyder, Founder and President, Equine Affaire, Inc., OH
- Linda Tellington-Jones, Founder of the Tellington Methods, TTEAM and TTouch, HI
- Lyndsey White, Co-Founder of Rider4Helmets, KY
The Equine Industry Vision Award is the first major award to showcase innovation across the equine industry. The award serves as a unique recognition of ingenuity and service, and benefits the industry by inspiring these qualities in others. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding leadership, creativity and meritorious contributions in the equine industry. Previous recipients of the Equine Industry Vision Award are Alexander Mackay-Smith in 2002, Don Burt in 2003, the American Quarter Horse Association in 2004, John Ryan Gaines in 2005, Stanley Bergstein in 2006, David O'Connor in 2007, Sally Swift in 2008, Charlotte Brailey Kneeland in 2009, John Nicholson in 2010, Robert E. Cacchione in 2011, and Equine Land Conversation Resource in 2012.
PATH Intl. Partners With Wounded Warrior Project
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 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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