PATH Intl. Announces 2019 Conference Scholarship Winners

Eleven individuals have been awarded scholarships to attend the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Conference and Annual Meeting in the association's headquarter city, Denver, CO.

The event, presented by title sponsor Purina, will be November 8-10 and will feature keynote luncheon speaker Jaycee Dugard, educational sessions led by industry experts, discussion forums and networking opportunities and the much anticipated awards luncheon on Saturday.

PATH Intl. received nearly 150 applications. The 11 PATH Intl. Region Representatives were blind judges and chose the winners. Each application was scored by two judges, and region representatives did not score applications of those in their own region. Seven individuals received the general scholarship and four individuals received the Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning (EFP/L) Scholarship. All winners must be PATH Intl. members, and the winner of the Marjorie V. Kittredge award must also be an equine-facilitated psychotherapy or equine-assisted learning professional or studying to become one. Scholarships cover the cost of the conference registration of $540. The conference, including continuing education credits, is valued at more than $1,500.

Congratulations to our 2019 PATH Intl. Conference scholarship winners!


PATH Intl. Pat and Jackie Mullins Conference Scholarship

Kristy Newstrom

Emily Eschner

Marla Stegall

Sarina Dalton

Allison Wixson

Jennifer Montgomery

Olivia Langford

2019 Marjorie V. Kittredge EFP/EFL Scholarship

Lauren Longtoe

Jennifer Mathis

Jocelyn Stott

Nicolette Ahrens

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, go to and click Donate Now at the top. If you would like information on the conference, click Conferences and then International in the dropdown menu.

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 873 member centers, nearly 69,000 children and adults, including more than 6,700 veterans, may find improved health, wellness, fun and a sense of pride and independence through involvement with horses. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, groundwork and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are nearly 62,000 volunteers, 4,776 instructors, 7,943 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.

For more information, contact:
Cher Smith, Communications Coordinator
(800) 369-7433, ext.123

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