PATH Intl. Grants $10,000 to Participants Through EAAT Participant Fund

PATH Intl. is pleased to announce that it funded 12 participants in June 2020 through the EAAT Participant Fund. The purpose of the PATH Intl. EAAT Participant Fund is to assist someone who would not otherwise be financially able to participate, or continue participating, in equine-assisted activities and therapies at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center.

Congratulations to the following participants:

Karma Bollinger, Animals as Natural Therapy, Bellingham, WA

Zayla Griffin, The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Glenwood, MD

Benjamin Mengual, Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Middletown, CT

Junior Reed, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Johns Island, SC

Jen’nai Young, Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc., Washington, MO

Mason A. Tippett, The Shane Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., Centerburg, OH

Crystal Wallace, Horses of Hope Riding Center, Inc., Baxter Springs, KS

Ariana Garde, Leg Up Farm, Mt. Wolf, PA

Demetri McDaniel, Hoofbeats Academy, Manor, TX

Jordan Edwards, Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center, Burnsville, NC

Lauren Jakub, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA) Gretna, NE

Matthew Bearden, McKenna Farms Therapy Services, Dallas, GA

Zayla’s instructor, Lisa Sowers, said, “I would like to express my sincere appreciation for PATH's decision to award this scholarship to Zayla.  She has not been able to participate in therapeutic lessons or equine assisted therapy following her initial sponsorship. As one of my best young students, she was quickly able to execute foundational riding skills. Thank you for your support that will allow this young woman to continue to build upon her character, talent and resilience as an experienced equestrian.”

PATH Intl. is pleased to be part of helping these participants achieve their goals. We thank those who have donated to the EAAT Participant Fund for contributing to the success of these riders. If you would like to contribute to PATH Intl., visit and click Donate Now at the top.

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, 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 62,000 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 Specialist
(800) 369-7433, ext. 123


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