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PATH Intl. is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible. E.I.N. 23‑7169769

PATH International

PO Box 33150 I Denver, CO I 80233

(800) 369-7433

PATH International MISSION

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.

What is PATH International?

PATH Intl. was founded in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) to promote safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding throughout the United States and Canada. Today, PATH Intl. has more than 880 member centers and more than 8,000 individual members in countries all over the world, who help and support more than 66,000 men, women and children--including more than 6,200 veterans--with special needs each year through a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies programs.

Though PATH Intl. began with a focus on horseback riding as a form of physical and mental therapy, the organization and its dedicated members have since developed a multitude of different equine-related activities for therapeutic purposes, collectively known as equine-assisted activities and therapies (or EAAT). Besides horseback riding, EAAT also includes therapeutic carriage driving; interactive vaulting, which is similar to gymnastics on horseback; equine-facilitated learning and mental health, which partner with the horse in cognitive and behavioral therapy, usually with the participation of a licensed therapist; ground work and stable management; and PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes®, which uses a variety of EAAT disciplines specifically to help war veterans and military personnel. In addition, many PATH Intl. volunteer-driven committees are working on identifying and refining even more disciplines and activities that might be put to use in the world of EAAT.

PATH International VISION

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is a global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies and the equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit.

PATH International 

Board of Trustees

President     Ross Braun

Vice President     Susan Becklenberg

Secretary     Brandan Montminy

Treasurer     Ed Milford

Past President     Julie Broadway

CEO     Kathy Alm

Kim Berggren

Scott Carver

Moira Corcoran

Patti Coyle

Adam Daurio

KC Henry

Michael Kaufmann

Lili Kellogg

Robin Kreuger