Awards

2021 Awards

We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2021 awards. Please tune in our for 2021 awards ceremony on November 5, 2021!

2022 Awards

We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 regional awards! The deadline to submit nominations for the regional awards is December 3rd, 2021. See below for the link to each form. 

Additional Award Program Information

You may prepare and compile your nominee's information using the sample forms (links are listed under each category). All nominations must be submitted through the online forms. Nominations will not be accepted via mail or email/fax.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Clow

Equine of the Year

Award Criteria

  • The equine’s previous experience has added value to his/her services in the field of EAS at the nominating center.
  • The equine has an excellent attitude for work in the field of EAS.
  • The equine’s contributions are significant to the nominating center.
  • The equine has good relationships with the participants with whom he/she interacts with at the nominating center.
Nominations are now being accepted for 2022 Equine of the Year (Regional Awards); nominations may be submitted online here

Equine of the Year - Regional Nomination Sample Form
Equine of the Year - International Nomination Sample Form

Credentialed Professional of the Year

Award Criteria

  • The credentialed professional is a current PATH Intl. member in good standing
  • The credentialed professional holds a PATH Intl. certification or EFP or EAL credentials.
  • The credentialed professional has a minimum of 2 years’ experience in their respective field.
  • The credentialed professional demonstrates excellent teaching, facilitating or other related skills.
  • The credentialed professional demonstrates compassion and respect for students, clients, staff and volunteers.
  • The credentialed professional demonstrates safe, ethical and humane partnering with equines.
  • The credentialed professional adheres to all applicable PATH Intl. Standards, guidelines and code of ethics.
Nominations are now being accepted for 2022 Credentialed Professional of the Year (Regional Awards); nominations may be submitted online here

Credentialed Professional of the Year - Regional Nomination Sample Form
Credentialed Professional of the Year - International Nomination Sample Form

Veterinarian of the Year

Award Criteria

  • The veterinarian volunteers at least a portion of his/her time or products to the nominating center.
  • The veterinarian is currently licensed in his/her state or county of practice.
  • The veterinarian demonstrates compassion and respect for participants and clients.
  • The veterinarian demonstrates safe, ethical and humane treatment of equines.
Nominations are now being accepted for 2022 Veterinarian of the Year (Regional Awards); nominations may be submitted online here

Veterinarian of the Year - Regional Nomination Sample Form
Veterinarian of the Year - International Nomination Sample Form

Volunteer of the Year

Award Criteria

  • The volunteer has been active in the center’s program for the entire year prior to this nomination and is still active at this time.
  • The volunteer is not paid for his/her time at the center.
  • The volunteer’s contributions to the center are of the highest quality.
  • The volunteer is reliable and consistently follows thought with his/her commitments
  • The volunteer’s contributions have helped enhance the ability of the center to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies.
  • The nominee has a long history of volunteer service, either at the center or elsewhere in the community.
Nominations are now being accepted for 2022 Volunteer of the Year (Regional Awards); nominations may be submitted online here

Volunteer of the Year - Regional Nomination Sample Form
Volunteer of the Year - International Nomination Sample Form