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PATH International and ACTHA to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Together 1,000 ACTHA Events ALL On One Special Weekend

December 10, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

At their annual international conference in Orlando Florida last week, The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) announced to its 850 North American Centers plans to embark on their largest fund raising project ever. In partnership with The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA), PATH Int’l hopes to raise $1,000,000 for its centers…ON ONE WEEK END.


Saint Patrick’s Day 2014 will be a very special day for those families in need of physical and emotional therapeutic help that uniquely the horse/human connection can give. Plans include hosting approximately 1,000 ACTHA events throughout North America on this one week end. Each of PATH International’s Centers will be invited to partake and share in the fun and the funding.


“Getting increased national awareness to our cause and as importantly local awareness in the 850 communities we currently serve on a non profit basis is always an important part of fulfilling our mission. Local volunteers are critical to the daily completion of our mission.That mission is changing and enriching lives by promoting excellence in equine-assisted activities and therapies.” Kay Green, PATH Int’l CEO.


ACTHA will administer the events. ” We couldn’t be more pleased. It is a great example of what we can do and why we believe ACTHA, with help from our wonderful partners like PATH Int’l,  sponsors, members, hosts and thousands of volunteers can literally cure the plight of the unwanted horse. PATH Int’l shows us one incredible way these horses can be of service.  More than 7,500 horses are engaged in the wonderful jobs provided by PATH Int’l. Another 35,000+ horses will be doing “their” jobs on this wonderful St. Patrick’s Day. On one weekend it is likely about 50,000 horses will show up for work in ACTHA events, many having come from rescue situations. That’s what ACTHA is all about”  Carrie Scrima, ACTHA Founder.


For more information or if you are interested in being a part of this event, please email us at IWANTARIDE@ACTHA.US. Be sure to check our events calendar to find a ride near you at www.actha.us/events.


About PATH International


PATH Intl. Mission

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) changes and enriches lives by promoting excellence in equine-assisted activities and therapies.


PATH Intl. Vision

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is a global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies and the equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit.





About ACTHA ……


Holders of 2 Guinness World Records.


ACTHA’s Mission

To create an enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse and granting them the recognition they so richly deserve.

To create a registry open to all breeds and a point designation system which will stay with each horse for its lifetime, thereby adding to their value and distinction.

To create and enable humane treatment and employment options for horses in need.