PATH International (Intl.) stands for Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship and is the premier credentialing organization for our industry of equine-assisted activities and therapies. This organization provides certification for instructors and equine specialists for accredited centers on an international scale. The strict guidelines and high standards make this certification well sought-after and highly respected within the industry. Their mission is “to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.”
We, at Renew, are proud to say that our center is accredited and all of our instructors are PATH Intl. certified. We attained our center accreditation in 2016 and we require each of our lesson instructors to be certified before teaching lessons. As part of PATH Intl., our instructors are invited to attend and participate in an annual conference for continuing education and networking among industry professionals. This year the conference was held in San Antonio, Texas from November 8-11 and six of our staff members and instructors were able to attend due to grant funding provided by the American Quarter Horse Association, a sponsor of the conference.