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PATH Intl. Offers Scholarships To Veterans For Equine Assisted Therapy

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The Carrier Clinic held a barn warming for their equine therapists. From left, Faith, Donald Parker, Kimberlee Darling, Sally, Lily, Sarah Geser, Horsetime, Inc.’s Kathy Krupa, and Hope. Credits: Courtesy Carrier Clinic
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DENVER, CO — PATH Intl. has renewed its partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project(r) (WWP) to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for WWP veterans. WWP has made a significant grant to PATH Intl. for the purpose of awarding scholarships for veterans to attend local programs.

Post 9-11 veterans, especially those participating in EAAT programs at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers (PAC), are encouraged to register with WWP. In addition to becoming part of a network that exists to empower and honor its veterans, current PAC participants, after registering with WWP, may then be eligible for scholarship reimbursement.

WWP has served more than 1,000 veterans between 2012 and 2015 through scholarship reimbursement to PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers.

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For more information, contact Sara DePape.

About Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project(r) (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP connects wounded warriors and their families to valuable resources and one another, serves them through a variety of free programs and services, and empowers them to live life on their own terms. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. WWP is an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), is top rated by Charity Navigator, and holds a GuideStar Platinum rating. To get involved and learn more, visit the WWP website.

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 nearly 6,200 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 more than 62,000 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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