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Professional Enrichment

Training & Education

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Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test
Lungeing on Demand Techniques Workshop
Interactive Vaulting Workshop on Demand
Volunteer Management

 

The Equine Specialist workshop is a three-day workshop offered to equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test

This is a three-day workshop offered to equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.

High Hopes will host an  ESMHL Workshop and Skills Test October 9-12, 2014.  The application deadline is August 28, 2014.  Space is still available.

Workshop —
October 9-12, 2014
April 16-19, 2015

The workshop is a requirement of the ESMHL certification. It is beneficial to have horsemanship skills and experience when attending the workshop but it is not required.

Horsemanship Skills Test —
October 12, 2014
April 19, 2015

The skills test is held on day 4 following the ESMHL workshop.
Prerequisites
• 21 or older.
• Current PATH Int’l individual member.
• Equestrian skills on the flat in English or Western tack comparable to those described in Pony Club C or CHA Level I. Familiarity with with PATH Intl. Standards and PATH Intl. Code of Ethics, and/or a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

Application Forms

Lungeing Techniques Workshop "On Demand"

Lungeing is an important teaching and training technique for both horse and rider.  Spend a day with Liz Adams, PATH International Advanced Instructor and Interactive Vaulting Instructor, learning about best practice lungeing techniques for a variety of settings.  Gain hands on experience with a variety of horses and equipment.  Preparing for your PATH International Advanced Certification?  Interested in lungeing for Interactive Vaulting?  This workshop will set you up for success!

To register, download and complete the application below.  For questions about the workshop please contact Patty Coyle at (860) 434-1974, ext. 124 or pcoyle@highhopestr.org.

Application Form

Interactive Vaulting Workshop "On Demand"

Join Liz Adams, PATH International Advanced Instructor, Interactive Vaulting Instructor and Lead Faculty for Interactive Vaulting for the PATH International Interactive Vaulting Workshop.  This customized opportunity is the prerequisite for Interactive Vaulting Certification.

Who should attend?

  • Instructors Interested in professional development
  • Anyone interested in learning more about Interactive Vaulting
  • Those interested in interactive vaulting certification

 

Application Form

Volunteer Management - New!

Always By Your Side: Strategies for Success in Volunteer Management
This seminar will provide proven strategies and techniques for managing volunteers in a therapeutic riding center. The faculty, who manage over 600 active volunteers, will share lessons learned about how to recruit, train and retain volunteers for maximum effectiveness with minimal resources.

Who should attend?
- Volunteer Managers/Coordinators
- Program Administrators
- TRI who manage their own volunteers or want to learn how to better engage volunteers in and out of the arena

Date:  May 7&8, 2015

Application Form