PATH Intl. Introduces Advisory Council Members

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The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is proud to announce the creation of its advisory council. The PATH Intl. Advisory Council is made up of a select group of individuals recognized and hand-picked by the board of trustees for their experience and expertise. These valued qualities are needed for the successful operation of PATH Intl. and for the execution of the PATH Intl. vision to be a global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) and the equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit. PATH Intl. is honored to have these respected individuals willing to serve the association in this advisory capacity.

Ten people have been named to the advisory council. They represent scholars, veterinarians, and leaders in EAAT and in the equine industry. They have demonstrated commitment to PATH Intl., and they understand the development and importance of outreach and creating awareness of the association to the equine industry, the EAAT field in particular, and to the general public.

Advisory Council

  • Andrea Beetz, Psychologist (MA), PhD
  • Jerry Black, DVM, Director, Equine Sciences Colorado State University
  • Shannon S. Carter, EdD, CAE
  • Lynn Coakley, President, EQUUS Foundation, Inc.
  • David Foley, Executive Director, American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • Holly Schmitt Fox, DVM
  • Hope Carolyn Hand, Para-equestrian
  • Craig Huffhines, Executive Vice President, American Quarter Horse Association
  • Allyn Mann, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Luitpold Animal Health
  • Larry Pence, CSM (Ret.), U.S. Army

PATH Intl. welcomes its new advisory council members and looks forward to their expertise in helping to fulfill the board's continuing vision and leadership.

For information about the PATH Intl. Advisory Council, click here.

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 877 member centers, more than 62,400 children and adults, including 5,500 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 55,000 volunteers, 4,846 instructors, 7,546 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.