The Board of Trustees and staff are proud to announce that NARHA is now officially the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). The association tagline is “Ensuring excellence and changing lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies.” This name change will open doors to a myriad of inclusive possibilities and matches the growth of the equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) industry.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)
PATH Intl., a federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. With over 3,500 certified instructors and 800 member centers around the globe, more than 6,500 PATH Intl. members help more than 42,000 children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse each year.