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High Hopes is a PATH Intl. premier accredited center and is one of only six centers in the United States authorized to offer  PATH Intl. approved training courses.  We have trained over 200 instructors from throughout the United States and around the world, including Israel, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Ireland, Croatia, England, Mexico, and South and Central America.

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High Hopes Therapeutic Riding seeks an experienced individual who meets the PATH Intl Master Instructor criteria to provide strategic direction to its therapeutic riding programs and to lead its program team as the Program Director. Successful candidates will possess strong leadership, mentoring, management, communication and organizational skills, enabling them to provide direction and oversight to our busy therapeutic riding program. Responsibilities include, supervision and development of a dynamic team, strategic visioning, community outreach, budget preparation as well as overall program management.

Founded in 1974, High Hopes is a PATH Intl Premier Accredited Center which serves more than 240 children and adults with disabilities each week. Staff members are integral to a team that works cohesively to provide the highest quality programs for participants and instructor candidates from all over the world in its PATH Intl Approved Instructor Training Course. The Program Director manages a team of five full-time direct reports and participates in management team decision making.

This full-time position provides benefits including health, life insurance and a retirement plan. For a seasoned PATH Intl therapeutic riding professional, this is an excellent opportunity to lead and manage the program development at one of the preeminent therapeutic riding centers in the country. For additional information or to submit a resume, please contact Kitty Stalsburg at, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371