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Center Renewal
Colorado Gives Day
New Centers
Equine Tips
Workshops and Certifications
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PATH Intl. Sponsors
If you have questions about sponsoring PATH Intl. or exhibiting at the 2013 PATH Intl. Conference & Annual Meeting, please contact

Megan Ream Ferry


Title Sponsor



Platinum Sponsor

Equine Network/AIM
Tekna Saddles 


Gold Sponsors

Bayer Healthcare Animal Health








American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)  




Triple Crown Nutrition 

Combined Federal Campaign

PATH Intl. is once again participating in the Combined Federal Campaign. If you are a federal employee or member of the military interested in donating to PATH Intl., give through your paycheck by selecting PATH Intl. (CFC #23051) as your charity of choice.  

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    November 20, 2012

Let the Feasting Begin - Happy Thanksgiving!

horse eating carrot With Thanksgiving being celebrated in the United States this Thursday, November 23, the PATH Intl. staff wants to thank its members, donors, sponsors, volunteers and everyone who makes PATH Intl. and EAAT better. You are why we come to work everyday.  Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!

Renew Your Center Membership by December 31
Thank you for your commitment to safety, ethical practices and professionalism in equine-assisted activities and therapies. To ensure that PATH Intl. continues to provide your center with premium education and to maintain uninterrupted access to the wealth of benefits available to PATH Intl. centers, please renew your center membership by December 31.

Online center renewal is now available. Online registration makes it especially easy to renew your registration before it expires. With the elimination of paper, you'll end any worry about losing your form on the desk or in the mail.

Click here to renew online. NOTE: The center's primary contact or executive director must be logged in to their personal account in order to renew online.

If you need to update the primary contact for your center, please send in a center change notification form or a premier accredited center change notification form.

Of course if you prefer to send in a hard copy renewal, that is still an option. Download and complete the Center Renewal Booklet and renewal invoice from the PATH Intl. website, and mail it in.

Click here to download the Center Renewal Booklet.

Centers that prefer to pay by check may now complete the Center Renewal booklet online and mail a check for center membership dues.

For more information about renewing your center membership, please visit our FAQ page.
Give Where You Live on Colorado Gives Day - December 4

giving first logo Support PATH Intl. on Colorado Gives Day, December 4, 2012! 100% of your donation goes to PATH Intl., and the value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund. Donate online at any time during the 24-hour period (Mountain Standard Time) of Tuesday, December 4, to "Give where you live!"

GivingFirst code In the spirit of "Give where you live," PATH Intl. will underwrite a free 2013 regional conference registration to the PATH Intl. region with the most money raised AND the region with the largest number of unique donations. That's a total of two regional conference registrations underwritten by PATH Intl. for your region. Donate to PATH Intl. on December 4 by scanning the code or by visiting the GivingFirst website. Donations of $10-$100,000 can be accepted.   

Up on the Rooftop ... Equine Hooves?
The PATH Intl. Marketing Department is looking for a great picture to use for the PATH Intl. holiday card, and we thought what better image to use than one from one of our centers. If you have a  winter holiday picture that you have been hoping more people could see, please send them to us! We will feature all photos on our Facebook page and will pick one for our holiday card. The "winner"
 of the photo we use on our holiday card will receive a few items from the PATH Intl. merchandise store.

Photos should be high resolution (300 dpi), jpg or pdf. They can be fun, heart-warming or simply beautiful. Send your photos to Cher Smith by November 27 - one week from today. Thank you!
New PATH Intl. Centers - October 2012


PATH Intl. welcomes these centers that joined PATH Intl. in August 2012. If you want information on center membership, contact  Karen Province.   


Colby's Army, Fairview, TN
New "Heaven On Earth" Ranch, Lake View Terrace, CA
Dream Walkers Equine Therapy Center, Uvalde, TX
Blue Meadows Equestrian Center, Newton, KS     

Everyone Likes a Little Bling

bling lanyard Thank you to everyone who purchased the "bling" lanyards at this year's conference. Your purchases raised enough to fund an additional scholarship for the 2013 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting!


For anyone who did not purchase a lanyard or were unable to come to conference this year, don't fret. We'll be selling these beautiful and fun lanyards (in various colors) at next year's conference in Orlando, FL. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Equine Tips From the Equine Welfare Committee
Submitted by Kristin Mason, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee chair   

Welcome back from what I hear was yet another terrific national conference! For those of you who attended, apologies for my absence this year - I really did miss seeing all of you! We did, however, have representation by four of our PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee members whom I truly hope you had a chance to meet - Patty D'Andrea, Jayna Wekenman, Cathy Languerand and Brittany Aspen. Thank you, ladies, for your outreach for our equine partners at pre-conference through the equine welfare community presentation and contacts you made throughout conference.
For our PATH Intl. members and those who attended the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community Connections session during the pre-conference - WE HEAR YOU! Click here to read some ideas from you for topics of discussion for the EW Community, as well as future topics for our PATH Intl. eNews "tips," PATH Intl. Strides articles, and suggestions you and members of our EWC made.

The Equine Welfare Committee encourages positive and engaging educational exploration from our readers. We'd love to hear your feedback! Please let us know if you have any questions about our tip or have a suggestion about specific topics you would be interested in learning more about in the future. Email Kristin Mason, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee chair. Thank you!

Please join us in the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community Group!  
We invite you to participate in lively, thought-provoking and sometimes controversial discussions on the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Community Connections online group. You can access the group through the PATH Intl. website. If you have any questions about joining Community Connections, please email the moderator, Patty D'Andrea.
PATH Intl. Events Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, contact Denise Fager at (800) 369-7433, ext. 114, with questions. All dates are subject to change. To register for an event, please contact the host site directly. You can locate its contact information under Find a Center on the PATH Intl. home page or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.

PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Practical Skills Testing
January 2-6, 2013
Horses Help in Phoenix, AZ

PATH Intl. Driving Workshop and Certification combination event
Workshop is held the first 2-1/2 days, certification held the last 2-1/2 days. Specific schedule sent by host site.
None scheduled at this time.

PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Event
February 21-24, 2013
Good Hope Equestrian Center, Inc. in  Miami, FL

March 14-16, 2013
Equest in Wylie, TX

May 28-30, 2013
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT

PATH Intl. Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event      

None scheduled at this time.


PATH Intl. Mentor Training
February 9-10, 2013
St. Andrews Ride Like A Knight in Laurinburg, NC
Please visit the PATH Intl. events calendar for a list of 2012 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications. 

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