Town Hall Webinar on COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 Impact: Navigating the Present and Planning for the Future for Your Center and Participants PowerPoint presentation

Webinar recording

Webinar supporting documents

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act

COVID-19 Emergency Campaign Fundraising Guidebook

Dana Butler-Moburg presents tools to help navigate these challenging times and maintain therapeutic horsemanship programs. The presentation focuses on five areas: rethinking programming, donor relations, staff care, horse care and communication. Kathy Alm, PATH Intl. CEO, provides opening industry comments. 

COVID-19 Bulletins from PATH Intl. - updated 03/28/2020

Note: Please continue to check the bulletins page for the latest communications. The association recognizes the abundance of information everyone is receiving. We have therefore created the COVID-19 Bulletin page that will only communicate concepts necessary to help us all navigate the current situation.

Resource List

PATH Intl. recognizes the abundance of information everyone is receiving and we’re here to support our members personally and professionally. Click HERE for a list of resources to help you, your families, your businesses and your communities during this time and beyond. Additions will be made to this list as more information and resources become available.

Evolving Response Recommendations for COVID19 - posted 03/16/2020

In this communication, we listed ways to take preventative action regarding COVID19. As the situation has continued to evolve, social distancing, school closures and event cancellations have become the norm. What should you do? Click here

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), a federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. With nearly 4,800 certified instructors and equine specialists and 873 member centers, nearly 8.000 PATH Intl. members around the globe help almost 69,000 children and adults--including more than 6,700 veterans and active-duty military personnel--with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse each year. In addition to therapeutic riding, our centers offer a number of therapeutic equine-related activities, including hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, competition, ground work and stable management. More recently, programs offer services in human growth and development to serve wide-ranging audiences for such educational purposes as leadership training, team building and other human capacity enhancement skills for the workplace and for daily use. Click here to find a center near you.

PATH Intl. is the credentialing organization for accrediting centers and certifying instructors and equine specialists. Through our certification and accreditation programs, plus a wide variety of educational resources that includes an annual international conference that can attract close to 1,000 attendees, the association helps members start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are more than 61,500 volunteers, 4,776 credentialed professionals, 7,900 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world at PATH Intl. Member Centers inspiring and enriching the human spirit.

  • Mailing Address: PO Box 33150 Denver, Colorado 80233
  • International Office Physical Address: 8670 Wolff Ct, Suite 210, Westminster, CO 80031
  • (800) 369-RIDE (7433)
  • Fax (303) 252-4610

The PATH Intl. mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.

For a fun look at the global distribution of people who have visited the PATH Intl. website since June 7, 2011, visit our global maps page




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