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PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund Helps Centers Cool the Fires

Denver— According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 37 large fires have burned more than 292,000 acres in nine states. And this is only the beginning of wild fire season. Flooding threatens even more states from tropical storms and hurricanes.

With the knowledge of these disasters comes the fear of losing property and, even worse, the possibility of losing lives. Evacuations of humans and horses are heartbreaking yet necessary. Many return to homes and barns destroyed, shells of the dreams and activities that took place there. How to rebuild and where to start can be enormous and almost unanswerable questions.

The PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund was created in 2005 to help centers affected by such disasters. The purpose of the fund is to assist PATH Intl. Member Centers with an immediate need in funding expenses not normally covered by operating insurance after natural or man-made catastrophic disasters. Since its inception, PATH Intl. has given thousands of dollars to help these centers with outstanding needs.

While it is still too early to tell how much damage wild fires and floods have done to PATH Intl. Member Centers, it is never too early to help. Your donations to the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund will help centers rebuild. Visit and click Donate Now at the top. 

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and thank you for your generosity.

June 2020 PATH Intl. Grants $10,000 to Participants Through EAAT Participant Fund

Denver—PATH Intl. is pleased to announce that it funded 12 participants in June 2020 through the EAAT Participant Fund. The purpose of the PATH Intl. EAAT Participant Fund is to assist someone who would not otherwise be financially able to participate, or continue participating, in equine-assisted activities and therapies at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center.

Congratulations to the following participants:

Karma Bollinger, Animals as Natural Therapy, Bellingham, WA

Zayla Griffin, The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Glenwood, MD

Benjamin Mengual, Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Middletown, CT

Junior Reed, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Johns Island, SC

Jen’nai Young, Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc., Washington, MO

Mason A. Tippett, The Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., Centerburg, OH

Crystal Wallace, Horses of Hope Riding Center, Inc., Baxter Springs, KS

Ariana Garde, Leg Up Farm, Mt. Wolf, PA

Demetri McDaniel, Hoofbeats Academy, Manor, TX

Jordan Edwards, Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center, Burnsville, NC

Lauren Jakub, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA) Gretna, NE

Matthew Bearden, McKenna Farms Therapy Services, Dallas, GA

Zayla’s instructor, Lisa Sowers, said, “I would like to express my sincere appreciation for PATH's decision to award this scholarship to Zayla.  She has not been able to participate in therapeutic lessons or equine assisted therapy following her initial sponsorship. As one of my best young students, she was quickly able to execute foundational riding skills. Thank you for your support that will allow this young woman to continue to build upon her character, talent and resilience as an experienced equestrian.”

PATH Intl. is pleased to be part of helping these participants achieve their goals. We thank those who have donated to the EAAT Participant Fund for contributing to the success of these riders. If you would like to contribute to PATH Intl., visit and click Donate Now at the top.

PATH Intl. Postpones 2020 Conference

Denver – Everyone and everything has been impacted to some degree by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for October 8-11, 2020, in St. Louis, MO, is no exception. With such uncertainty surrounding travel, social distancing and other factors yet to be seen for the quickly approaching fall, PATH Intl. has determined to postpone the conference. PATH Intl. has been working with the hotel and arena to enjoy all that St. Louis offers in 2022. 

We are disappointed in that we so look forward to being together each year and know how much work by presenters, volunteers and staff has already been invested. Yet, taking all the factors into consideration, we believe it is the right decision.

PATH Intl. will be exploring other options to offer education and networking. Please stay tuned for updates as details will follow for the newly reimagined opportunities we'll be presenting for this fall. 

And save the dates for next year's conference when we can all be together again, October 14-16, 2021, in Charlotte, NC, AND St. Louis in fall of 2022.

Questions? Contact Cher Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Be safe and remain hopeful.

PATH Intl. Provides COVID-19 Information and Resources for EAAT Industry

Denver – In these confusing days with an abundance of information that everyone is receiving, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) has created a web page to gather information specific to equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Here you will find COVID-19 resources, including sample documents for re-opening business, the PATH Intl.-generated COVID-19 bulletins to share information to care for not only our businesses but also our equine partners, and webinars that have been created by PATH Intl. professionals to help us all navigate the current situation. Information on new webinars are placed in the COVID-19 bulletins as well as PATH Intl. social media channels.

Visit this page for the compilation of the most up-to-date information on how our industry's professionals can get through this together. 

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it...">. If you have not yet signed up to receive PATH Intl. news, including the bulletins, sign up here:

Join Us at the PATH Intl. Virtual Conference:

Only a Few Days Left to Register

Denver – Staying inside? Social distancing? Now is the perfect time to sign up for the PATH Intl. Virtual Conference. Through 10 sessions, stay up to date on trends in the equine-assisted activities field while networking with other like-minded professionals and equine enthusiasts. There are only a few days left to register for the 2020 PATH Intl. Virtual Conference, May 7-8.

If you have not yet experienced the PATH Intl. Virtual Conference, it is the perfect opportunity to share, collaborate and gather with a global audience of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) professionals from the comfort of your home, office or even barn. Are you new to PATH Intl. or to EAAT? This conference will enlighten you on who PATH Intl. is and the great work the association does to promote health, wellness and safety for individuals with special needs. Are you a long-time PATH Intl. credentialed professional or are looking for resources to become certified? The virtual conference will engage and energize you while offering practical skills and guidance (and 12 CEUs!) to support your learning.

To register for the 2020 PATH Intl. Virtual Conference and see all the sessions and presenters, visit Questions? Contact Amber Bratt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See you in a few days!

About PATH Intl.:

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International(r) (PATH Intl(r).) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 873 member centers, nearly 69,000 children and adults, including more than 6,700 veterans, may find improved health, wellness, fun and a sense of pride and independence through involvement with horses. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are nearly 62,000 volunteers, 4,776 instructors, 7,943 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.


Drumroll Please: PATH Intl. Announces Region Award Winners
PATH Intl. Conference: Remember the Learning, the Networking, the Fun! Registration Now Open
PATH Intl. Strides Magazine Honored Again by American Horse Publications
Past PATH Intl. Award Winner to Speak at Luncheon
The First PATH Intl. Virtual Conference a Success
Is It Time to Go Pro? PATH Intl. Can Help!
Participant Receives Scholarship Through PATH Intl. Riders Assistance Fund
Registration Now Open for Inaugural PATH Intl. Virtual Conference
PATH Intl. Introduces Advisory Council

PATH Intl. Launches First Virtual Conference
Thank You to PATH Intl. Silver Sponsor Luitpold Animal Health, Manufacturer of Adequan i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan)
PATH Intl. Online Education: Learn Without Leaving Home
Present at the 2017 PATH Intl. Conference in San Antonio

August 2016 - And the Winner Is … PATH Intl. Announces 2016 Award Winners
August 2016 - PATH Intl. Horse Expo Is Exciting Finish to Educational Conference
July 2016 - Donate to the PATH Intl. Silent Auction and Start a Revolution
July 2016 - PATH Intl. Conference: Opportunities in a Revolutionary Industry
May 2016 - Be Revolutionary! PATH Intl. Invites Exhibitors to 2016 Conference
May 2016 - Courage. Perseverance. Determination. Teamwork: Col. Gregory Gadson to Speak at 2016 PATH Intl. Conference
April 2016 - APHF Scholarship Program Helps Fund PATH Intl. Riding Instructors
April 2016 - PATH Intl. Joins Human-Animal Interaction Organization
March 2016 - Purina Returns as Title Sponsor and Official Feed of PATH Intl.
March 2016 - PATH Intl. Grants Scholarship to Young Participant Through Riders Assistance Fund
February 2016 - PATH Intl. Conference Track Specifically for Veterans: Abstracts Wanted
February 2016 - Award-Winning PATH Intl. Strides Magazine Provides Resources, Inspiration
January 2016 - PATH Intl. Region Conferences Ramping Up
January 2016 - Present at the 2016 PATH Intl. Conference in Historic Williamsburg, VA

Insist Upon Safety, Focus on Possibilities Ad Campaign

PATH Intl. is often asked to advertise in various publications, and while we do advertise in a carefully selected few, we don't have the budget to advertise everywhere we would like. The pdfs listed below are ads we are currently using. If you have additional space in your publication, even filler space, we would be most appreciative of you picking up one of our ads and helping us spread the word about the power of the equine to change and enrich lives.

Let us know if you pick up one of our ads, and thank you!

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January 2015 - Come Present at the 2015 PATH Intl. Conference in Cleveland
January 2015 - Discover What Therapeutic Horsemanship Is About at PATH Intl. Region Conferences
February 2015 - PATH Intl. Conference Videos Offer Insight Into EAAT
March 2015 - PATH Intl. Announces Research Group
March 2015 - PATH Intl. Grant Funds Veteran-Focused Training
April 2015 - International Coach and Educator Jackie Stevenson to Speak at PATH Intl. Conference
April 2015 - PATH Intl. Grants Scholarship to Young Participant Through Riders Assistance Fund
May 2015 - PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund Helps to Stem the Tide of Flood Damages
May 2015 - PATH Intl. Invites Exhibitors to 2015 Conference
June 2015 - Purina Returns as Title Sponsor and Official Feed of PATH Intl.
June 2015 - PATH Intl. Seeks Silent Auction Items for International Conference
July 2015 - PATH Intl. Conference Offers Introduction to EAAT
July 2015 - PATH Intl. Announces 2015 Region and Equestrian Award Winners
August 2015 - PATH Intl. Announces Education-Filled Lineup for Horse Expo
August 2015 - PATH Intl. Announces 2015 Conference Scholarship Winners
September 2015 - PATH Intl. Specialty Certificate Allows for Better and Increased Service to Veterans Programs
September 2015 - VA Grant Awarded to PATH Intl.
October 2015 - PATH Intl. Center Startup Packet Now Available
October 2015 - Thank You to PATH Intl. Sponsors
November 2015 - PATH Intl. Announces New Board President
November 2015 - PATH Intl. Celebrates Its 2015 International Award Winners
December 2015 - Be Like Yoda; Give the Gift of Training
December 2015 - Hill-McQueeney Named PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award Recipient

January 2014 - Margo Dewkett Receives EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award
January 2014 - Come Present at the 2014 PATH Intl. Conference in San Diego
February 2014 - Join PATH Intl. and Make a Difference
February 2014 - PATH Intl. Begins Search for Chief Executive Officer
March 2014 - PATH Intl. Region Conferences Offer Opportunities on Local Level
March 2014 - PATH Intl. Standards Ensure the Safety and Quality of Its Programs
April 2014 - Two PATH Intl. Members Awarded Certification Scholarships Through APHF
April 2014 - PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund Gives Aid to Centers Damaged by Storms
May 2014 - Marine Veteran Passes PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification
May 2014 - PATH Intl. Proudly Announces New CEO
June 2014 - Partnership Fosters Awareness of EAAT and Funds for PATH Intl.
June 2014 - PATH Intl. Strides Magazine Receives Top Honors From AHP
July 2014 - PATH Intl. Receives $7,500 Donation From Cavallo Horse and Rider
July 2014 - PATH Intl. Announces 2014 Award Winners
August 2014 - PATH Intl. Conference to Feature Two World-Class Speakers
August 2014 - PATH International Introduces Two New Scholarships for Veterans
September 2014 - Purina Announced as PATH Intl. Conference Title Sponsor
September 2014 - PATH Intl. Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients
October 2014 - PATH Intl. Awarded Grant From Department of Veterans Affairs           List of all VA Grant award recipients
November 2014 - PATH Intl. Celebrates Its 2014 International Award Winners
November 2014 - Kraeck Named PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award Recipient

January - PATH Intl. Gives Back - disaster relief
January - AjPHA President’s Service Project Benefits PATH Intl. - Colt Cumpton
February - Come Present at the PATH Intl. Conference in Orlando, FL - call for papers
February - PATH Intl. Ad Campaign
March - PATH Intl. Names Purina Title Sponsor
March - PATH Intl. Volunteers Change the World for Participants at Centers
April - PATH Intl. Announced as Finalist for Equine Industry Vision Award
April - PATH Intl. Centers Offer Hope and Healing to Stroke Survivors
May - Coming Through a Different Gait: By Partnering With Equines, PATH Intl. Produces Change
May - PATH Intl. Announces Keynote Luncheon Speaker
June - PATH Intl. Wins Equine Industry Vision Award 
June - PATH Intl. Continues to Promote Excellence in the EAAT Industry
July - Registration Open for PATH Intl. Conference
July - PATH Intl. Announces Regional Award Winners
August - PATH Intl. Launches Online Auction
August - Marines Make a Difference for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes
September - PATH Intl. Partners With American Morgan Horse Association
September - PATH Intl. Partners With ACTHA
October - APHF Scholarship Program for PATH Intl. Riding Instructors Enters Second Year
October - PATH Intl. Announces Conference Sponsors
November - PATH Intl. Announces James Brady Professional Achievement Recipient
November - International Award Winners Announced at PATH Intl. Banquet
December - PATH Intl. Introduces New President
December - PATH Intl. Launches YouTube Channel

January 2012 - Unforgettable Experience at Record-Breaking 2011 PATH Intl. Conference
January 2012 - PATH Intl. Scholarships Funded by Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation for Children in Need
February 2012 - 2012 PATH Intl. Conference Call for Papers
February 2012 - Visit the PATH Intl. Booth at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
March 2012 - PATH Intl. Initiative for Veterans and Service Personnel Receives New Name
March 2012 - PATH Intl. Proudly Announces Nationwide Partnership With Wounded Warrior Project
April 2012 - PATH Intl. Partners With CenturyLink to Fund Scholarships for Children With Autism
April 2012 - PATH Intl. Centers Mount Up for Summer Activities
May 2012 - EQUUS Foundation to Sponsor Prestigious PATH Intl. James Brady Award
May 2012 - PATH Intl. Proudly Announces Four New Sponsors in 2012: Ariat International, Bayer Animal Health, Bimeda-Equimax and Tekna Saddlery
June 2012 - Fish to Fly at PATH Intl. Conference
July 2012 - PATH Intl. Announces 2012 Award Winners
July 2012 - PATH Intl. Announces Purina as Title Sponsor of Conference in Washington
August 2012 - A Lesson in Anatomy at the PATH Intl. Horse Expo in Washington
August 2012 - PATH Intl. Attests to the Benefits of Therapeutic Horsemanship
September 2012 - PATH Intl. Announces Conference Scholarship Winners
September 2012 - PATH Intl. Announces Conference Sponsors
October 2012 - PATH Intl. Agrees With Ann Romney: It’s Extraordinary What Horses Do for Us
October 2012 - PATH Intl. Participates in Colorado Gives Day
November 2012 - Sandy Webster Named PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award Winner
November 2012 - 2012 International Equestrian Award Winners Announced by PATH Intl.
December 2012 - PATH Intl. and American Paint Horse Foundation Forge Partnership to Benefit Potential Instructors
December 2012 - PATH Intl. and Colorado Gives Day – Give Where You Live

January - Become a NARHA Certified Instructor
January - Look for the National Conference Call for Papers
February - 2011 NARHA National Conference Call for Papers
February - NARHA Launches New Membership for Higher Education
March - Ritchie Industries to Auction Clinton Anderson Autographed Shirts to Benefit NARHA
March - NARHA Hires New Sponsorship/Development Manager
April - NARHA Seeking Award Nominations
April - NARHA Centers Mount Up for Summer
May - Purina Mills to Provide Travel Scholarships for NARHA Conference Banquet
May - Phil Tedeschi to Speak at Conference
June - PATH International Is NARHA's New Name
July - Organization Truly Shows International Influence
July - Purina Presents International Conference in Kentucky
August - Veterans Affairs Director to Speak at PATH International Conference
August - PATH Intl. Announces 2011 Award Winners
September - PATH Intl. Announces 2011 Conference Scholarship Winners
October - Disabilities Panel to Present at PATH Intl. Conference
October - Sponsors of the 2011 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
November - PATH Intl. Announces 2011 National Award Winners
November - PATH Intl. Elects New Board Members
December - PATH Intl. Welcomes New Board President
December - Give the Gift of PATH Intl.

December - NARHA Announces New Certification
December - Give the Gift of NARHA
November - NARHA Announces National Equestrian Winners at Conference
November - NARHA Announces New Board Members
October - NARHA at World Equestrian Games
October - Breyer Donates to NARHA
September - NARHA Announces 2010 Region Award Winners
September - NARHA National Conference Premier Event in EAAT
August - Bubba Gilliam Luncheon Speaker at NARHA Conference
August - Purina Presents the 2010 NARHA National Conference
July - NARHA Launches Redesigned Website
July - NARHA Selects DonorPro for Fundraising Software
June - NARHA Announces Next CEO
May - Klein to Speak on Fundraising at NARHA Conference
April - Goodnight to Speak at National Conference
April - NARHA Now on Facebook  
March - NARHA Looks for Sponsors
March - NARHA Makes National News
February - NARHA Premier Accredited Centers Proved Their Mettle
February - NARHA National Conference Call for Presenter Abstracts

December - NARHA Announces Purina Mills Sponsorship
December - National Award Winners Announced by NARHA
October - NARHA National Conference Scholarships Announced
October - Learn to Compete Successfully for Foundation Grants
September - Integration of NARHA and EFMHA
September - Regional Award Winners Announced by NARHA
August - NARHA Offers Funders' Forum at 2009 National Conference in Fort Worth
July - Learn the Basics of a Successful Equine Program for People with Challenges
July - Healing from Trauma with the Help of Horses
June - Silent Auction Shout Out
June - Register Online for the NARHA National Conference in Fort Worth
June - NARHA has selected the historic Cowtown Coliseum as Horse Expo Venue
May - Exhibit and Vendor Space Still Available at National Conference, but Going Quickly
April - Scholarships for 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting
April - NARHA National and Regional Award Nominations in Progress
March - NARHA Region Conferences offer Educational and Networking Opportunities
March - NARHA Turns 40



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