The field of therapeutic riding offers rewarding career opportunities combining elements of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, education, psychology and child development with horsemanship teaching skills.
Join us for one or more of our dynamic lectures and seminars! These lectures and workshops are perfect for instructors seeking additional professional education and are also open to anyone looking to find out more about working with equine assisted therapies.
Become a Registered Instructor
Professional certification is required to teach therapeutic riding at an accredited center. PATH Int’l, the national certifying organization offers three levels of certification:
There are two ways to study the basics for achieving PATH Int’l Registered Certification to become an instructor. Both require successful completion of registered criteria.
Certification can the be achieved through attending an Approved Training Course (such as our Instructor Training Course) or through a multi-step educational process which culminates in an Onsite Workshop and Certification.
Routes to becoming a PATH Int’l Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor or PATH Int’l Advanced Level Certified Instructor
Additional PATH Int’l Certifications & Workshops
This 3-day workshop will provide PATH Intl. Instructors with the knowledge and skills required at the advanced level.
Participants will explore all aspects of the PATH Intl. Advanced Criteria through discussion, hands on learning, and teaching opportunities with current High Hopes participants.
PATH Intl. approved CEUs =10 Riding CR; 5 DE; 6 CERegister for February, 2018
The Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop is a three-day workshop for equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues. The workshop also benefits those who work with mental health or education professionals, helping to enhance cooperation and provide a more complete experience.
For Beyond ESMHL Course and CEUs CLICK HERE
Register for April 2018 ESMHL
One and a half day workshop designed to provide PATH Intl. Certified Instructors with an overview of the role of a mentor within the EAAT industry and the necessary skills and tools to apply this knowledge to mentor other instructional candidates. The objectives of the workshop are to enhance and build observation, evaluation and feedback skills through group activities and to give the mentor tools that will help individual mentors and centers in setting up a mentoring program. PATH Intl. CEUs=14 CERegister for May
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