Equine Services for Heroes

PATH-Intl-Heroes-RGB-web-sm“Appreciating the power of the horse to change lives is our goal,” said Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International) Past President Dr. Paul Spiers, “and PATH International wants to provide positive change for these very special lives. Our service personnel have fought to preserve our freedom, and, for many, at a very dear cost. We must be certain that if our wounded service personnel and veterans need and want this kind of help, they will get the best PATH International has to offer.” 

PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Mission

PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® assists military veterans through services provided by PATH International members and by providing leadership and guidance for equine assisted activities and therapies.

To accomplish this mission, PATH International centers connect with Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and Clinics, as well as individual veterans. Veterans of any age can benefit from the program and by being involved with equines.

Find PATH International Centers offering Equine Services for Heroes - filter by "Activities Offered"

Learn about Equine-Assisted Learning

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Click here for the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Committee

Premier Accredited CenterS

The Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. Scholarship Program Is Still Open!

The Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. has a direct service program that specifically pays for qualified veterans to have sessions at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers. Each veteran who qualifies is gifted 10 one-hour sessions at $75 each, so Premier Accredited Centers can earn up to $750 per warrior. The program is open enrollment, and requires an agreement to be filled out and signed. To find out if your center qualifies for the WWP, Inc. program and for the application, click here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VA Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces

PATH International is proud to announce that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has once again received grants from the Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces. For the sixth year in a row, PATH Intl. will have the ability to provide reimbursements for direct participation in equine-assisted activities and therapies at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers.

The VA Direct Service Application is CLOSED for this grant year, however the VA Equipment grant application will be open February 1 – April 15. These applications will be judged anonymously, and awards will be announced at the beginning of May.

IMPORTANT

This funding is intended to subsidize equipment/supplies such as: special ramps, wheelchair lifts, saddles, carriages, etc… However, this grant does not cover the cost of equines, buildings/arena, facilities, etc. All equipment applications must be intended to support veterans in your program.

Criteria to Apply:

- PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center (PAC) in good standing

- Funding must be used for the purchase of equipment for Veterans and/or Armed Service Members (VSM) programming.

- Must be able to submit the approved reimbursement form & receipts to PATH Intl. by August 10, 2020. Late reimbursement submissions will not be accepted and funding is subject to be reallocated

- Equipment must have been purchased between Jan 1, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020.

- If the center’s application is accepted, center must be able to submit a signed center agreement form promptly.

- Centers who do not expend all funds awarded without appropriate communication to the PATH Intl. office and at least 30 days before the final reimbursement deadline will be penalized in future grant scoring.

- This money is NOT to be passed on to any third party providers, facilitators, organizations, partners, centers, etc. It is to be used by the recipient PATH Intl PAC for the equipment costs directly associated with service to disabled veterans.

Click HERE to apply.

If you have any questions regarding this grant or other veteran-related programs, please contact:

Danielle Crooks
PATH Intl. Programs Representative
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-452-1212, ext 115

Support PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®

horse and rider with sidewalkerThank you for your interest in supporting PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®. We appreciate your desire to help our veterans. Please help PATH International further fund and develop this program by making a contribution. We invite you to make an online contribution to PATH International Equine Services for Heroes. To mail a donation or to make a donation via telephone, please use the contact information below:

PATH International Equine Services for Heroes
PO Box 33150
Denver, CO 80233

Related Links

February 2020: Vet Activity -- Using Your Senses

Read past articles and stories about PATH International Equine Serivces for Heroes

Find PATH International Centers offering Equine Services for Heroes

Start a PATH International Equine Services for Heroes program at your center

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