Jose­mar Flores Wins PATH Intl. Schol­ar­ship

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Jose­mar Flores, a par­tic­i­pant at Wings of Hope Equither­apy, a Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion of Ther­a­peu­tic Horse­man­ship In­ter­na­tional Premier Ac­cred­ited Cen­ter in Burleson, Texas, is the re­cip­i­ent of the 2016 PATH In­ter­na­tional Rid­ers As­sis­tance Fund Schol­ar­ship.

The pur­pose of the fund is to as­sist a child who wouldn’t oth­er­wise be fi­nan­cially able to par­tic­i­pate, or con­tinue par­tic­i­pat­ing, in equine-as­sisted ac­tiv­i­ties and ther­a­pies at a PATH Intl. Premier Ac­cred­ited Cen­ter. In 2016, PATH Intl. was able to fund one $300 needs-based schol­ar­ship, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of its donors.

Jose­mar, who just turned 7, is on the autism spec­trum and has cere­bral palsy. When he started rid­ing at Wings of Hope three years ago, he used a surcin­gle and had a leader and two side walk­ers. He was con­sid­ered a rider who needed full sup­port. Now, he rides in a sad­dle and only needs the help of a leader and side walker for in­struc­tions and en­cour­age­ment.

To con­trib­ute to PATH Intl., visit, and click “Do­nate Now.” TTR

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