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Manes and Motions

Registered Riding Instructor

1.Required: PATH Certified Instructor
2.Required: Adult and Child CPR Certification
3.Required: First Aid Certification
4.Required: High School Diploma
5.Preferred: One year experience in the field of equine-assisted activities.
6.Preferred: One year experience teaching horseback riding skills to able bodied riders.

Instructs equine-assisted sessions and un-mounted program activities in a safe, professional manner. Develops rider goals and weekly objectives and documents weekly progress for each rider. Submits written evaluation on each participant at the end of each semester. Adheres to Manes & Motions policies and PATH standards at all times. Attends and participates in staff meetings, program functions and training’s. Represents the program in a positive and professional manner at all times. Communicates needs or changes in regards to participants, horses, volunteers and equipment with appropriate staff

Contact: Lisa Knudsen

PATH Instructor

Mane Stream located in Oldwick, NJ is looking for part-time PATH instructors. Mane Stream offers private & semi-private, 30 minute lessons with riders of varying riding levels. Looking for individuals for Saturday with the possibility of more hours during the week. Mane Stream offers paid time off and 401k for part time employees. For more information please visit or contact Jen Dermody  at 908-439-9636 or

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center is looking to hire a PATH Intl Certified Instructor. We are a PATH Premier Accredited Center who serves about 50 participants a week.The job consists of 15-30 hours of teaching time depending on your schedule. Flexible hours are available. There are also other hours available to make it a full time position. 2-6 days a week depending on your schedule.

For more information please contact: Cathy Languerand, Program Director at:  or 860-314-0007 ex. 11

Instructor & Program Support

Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR)

This is a full time position for not only instructing Therapeutic Riding lessons (must be PATH Intl. certified) and working with the Minis in Motion program but also for having a hand in many parts of making the program tick. We are in an expansion phase of not only TR but also Heroes, EAL and EFP. As we develop our second site, we are looking for creativity and boldness in stretching EAAT into other areas. We are seeking a new teammate to help make that happen.
Salary commensurate with experience, generous PTO, IRA matching, annual CEU stipend.  Contact Lynn Petr at  (865)-988-4711 or

Part-time PATH instructor

Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center of Naugatuck, CT is seeking a part-time PATH instructor to teach on Saturdays and possibly one week-day afternoon. Solid horse and instructional skills required. For more info please contact 203-509-1288.

Nickers 'N Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center, Acme, PA

Executive Director

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer for the Stoney Brook Foundation dba Nickers ‘N Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center. The position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission, development and implementation of the strategic plan, and financial objectives. Other key duties include: fundraising; the supervision and development of staff and volunteers; the development of high quality services and programs to the participants; the stewardship of the horses and facility; all aspects of BOD reporting; compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; and the accuracy of all financial reports and tax returns. Oversees on a daily basis all the operations of the organization, and provides direction to ensure the growth and well-being of the organization within the fiscal constraints of the budget.

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Part Time Therapeutic Riding Instructor

HorseAbility, a Therapeutic Riding program, Hippotherapy program and one week summer day camp in Old Westbury, New York is seeking therapeutic riding instructors, potential for part time or full time position. We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated, dedicated, compassionate and professional with capability of teaching beginner to advanced lessons to the special needs community. PATH Intl. certification or the pursuit of certification a plus. Must be available at least one weekend day.

Anyone interested in joining the HorseAbility team of instructors may contact Jamie Thomas-Martin at Jamie@HorseAbility.orgor call the office at 516-333-6151.

Position Submission form

In an effort to assist professionals in our field, High Hopes will be posting open employment positions on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in posting an open employment position, please fill out this form. High Hopes will post the position for 3 months or until we are notified it has been filled. Please resubmit your position if it is still open by the following dates:

  • January 1st
  • April 1st
  • July 1st
  • October 1st