The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) has named Ross Braun the new PATH Intl. Board of Trustees President. Ross, the former PATH Intl. Board of Trustees President-Elect, replaces Julie Broadway.
Ross started volunteering with therapeutic riding centers in 1988 and became a registered instructor in 2000. He volunteered at therapeutic riding centers in Missouri and Maryland and currently volunteers at Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley and Ride On St. Louis. He has been a center accreditation site visitor since 2000. Ross served as the Maryland state chair and Region 2 Rep and joined the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees in 2010.
Ross retired in 2010 after a 30-year career as a conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
PATH Intl. Officers
President Ross Braun
Vice President Michael Kaufmann
Secretary Patti Coyle
Treasurer Susan Becklenberg
Past President Julie Broadway
PATH Intl. Board of Trustees
About PATH Intl.:
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International(r) (PATH Intl.(r)) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 881 member centers, more than 66,000 children and adults, including 6,200 veterans, may find improved health, wellness and a sense of pride, independence and fun through involvement with horses. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are nearly 62,500 volunteers, 5,011 instructors, 7,800 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.
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