Endeavor was thrilled to receive top honors in four important categories from PATH International®, the professional association that sets the standard for therapeutic horsemanship programs and professionals across the world. Endeavor’s awards honor the organization’s expertise and accomplishment among other programs in PATH’s Region 2, a broad territory that includes several Northeastern states, as well as all of Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East.

Emily Wygod, who serves as both Endeavor’s Board President and an instructor for its various direct service and training programs, was recognized as Certified Professional of the Year for her leadership and expertise. Caroline Black, Endeavor’s Board Secretary, was honored as Volunteer of the Year for her extraordinary commitment and service in helping to establish all aspects of the organization’s operations.

An able partner in all of Endeavor’s efforts, "White Roses’ Lilly," a 15 year old Norwegian Fjord mare who has served children and families with a host of issues for many years was named Equine of the Year. Also recognized as Veterinarian of the Year was Endeavor’s veterinarian and loyal partner, Dr. Rosemary Ganser.

The winning Endeavor team will travel to Cleveland, OH in November for formal recognition at PATH’s annual awards banquet. Be on the lookout for pictures and news from that exciting event!


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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 852 member centers, more than 58,000 children and adults may find improved health, wellness 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 nearly 53,000 volunteers, 4,544 instructors, 7,733 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.