PATH Intl. Centers

Conference Highlights

A big heartfelt thanks to the Drury Hotel and the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding (NMCTR) for hosting an amazing Region 10 conference in Santa Fe, NM, May 18-20, 2018! One of the highlights of the conference was Colin Holmes, keynote speaker at the awards luncheon at the Drury Hotel on Saturday who gave an awesome speech on how therapeutic riding has changed his life and helped others! Check out Colin’s speech here.

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Colin Holmes Region 10 Conference in NM 

Region 10 awards luncheon Region 10 Certified Professional of the Year Alejandra Lara 

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Region 10 Volunteer of the Year Region 10 Conference 

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New State Chairs

Welcome Kristen Marcus, Wyoming, and Ashley Armijo, New Mexico, as our new Region 10 State Chairs!

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Congratulations to Ashley Armijo for being featured along with NMCTR on KOB4. Click here to watch the KOB Payit4ward.

Click here to read NMCTR Riders Compete in the WMPC Horse Trials. Congratulations to NMCTR!

Congratulations to Karen Evans and Las Campanas Compadres on becoming the newest PATH Intl. Member Center in Santa Fe, NM!


Congratulations to Beth Godbey and Equine Empowerment Center, a new PATH Intl. Member Center in Ridgway, CO. Click here to read the story in Telluride News.

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center was featured recently on the U.S. Department of Defense website. Click here to read the story.  

CHA International Conference in Fort Collins, CO*
Save the Dates! Plan on joining us for the Certified Horsemanship Association International Annual Conference in Colorado. Dr. Temple Grandin is keynoting at the awards banquet on Sunday night. This event is open to the public and full conference participants get to ride on well-trained school horses in the sessions! Special day rates are available! There are great press discounts available as well. To find out more contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The conference includes mounted workshops for participants, lessons from master level certified instructors, top veterinarians, horse trainers and much more. Click here for information. 

*Disclaimer: Non-PATH Intl. Member Center events are listed for informational purposes only as a service to our members. The listing does not imply endorsement. CEUs may or may not be available for these events.

Hearts & Horses Scores 100% on Accreditation Site Visit
Hearts & Horses, in Loveland, Colorado, is excited to announce that it has passed its recent accreditation site visit with a score of 100%! Over 21 years ago, Hearts & Horses began with the intention of operating under the PATH Intl. standards, and we appreciate the opportunity to be evaluated through the on-site evaluation process, which covers a wide range of areas such as horse management, safety equipment, quality of instruction, facility operations, volunteerism and administrative practices. “By attaining its PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center status, Hearts & Horses has demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards when introducing individuals with special needs to a variety of equine-assisted activities,” said PATH Intl. Chief Executive Officer Kathy Alm. “PATH Intl. accreditation is a respected benchmark in the EAAT industry. It demonstrates leadership and a commitment to safety and to the highest professional standards.” Congratulations Hearts & Horses!

Upcoming Professional Development at Hearts & Horses
For registration and more information:

  • PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning - August 21-14, 2018 Faculty: Trish Broersma (Equine Specialist) and Susanne Haseman (Mental Health Specialist)
  • AHA Level 1 Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Course - October 10-13, 2018 Faculty: Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS/CCC-SLP (Disclaimer: Non-PATH Intl. Member Center events are listed for informational purposes only as a service to our members. The listing does not imply endorsement. CEUs may or may not be available for these events.)
  • PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop (only) - October 19-21, 2018 Faculty: Sandy Webster , PATH Intl. Master Instructor, Vaulting Instructor and ESMHL; CanTRA Coach
  • PATH Intl. OSWC Registered Instructor workshop and Certification - November 14-17, 2018 Faculty: Michele Lafleur, PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor, and Amy Sheets, PATH Intl. Master Instructor


Click here to read the Horses with Heart newsletter for July 2018 


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