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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,

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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


Friends For Tomorrow

Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Friends For Tomorrow is looking for a PATH Int’l Certified and Massachusetts Licensed riding instructor to join our small, family oriented therapeutic horseback riding program in Lincoln, MA.

This position begins in February. All lessons are one-on-one. This position could also be expanded to include light riding and minimal barn work.

We are seeking candidates with excellent teaching skills; a team-player attitude, volunteer management skills and solid horsemanship with English riding skills.

Requirements include:
– PATH Intl. Certification
– Massachusetts Riding License
– First-Aid and CPR Certified
– Previous experience in teaching therapeutic riding preferable, but not required.
– Self-starting, organized and have strong interpersonal communication skills.

Contact Janice Gilman for further information 978-987-1115

Contact Janice

UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.

Part Time Instructor/Barn staff

UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center provides therapeutic riding, therapeutic carriage driving, hippotherapy, equine facilitated mental health and equine assisted learning year round to 90-120 individuals. Due to the expansion of programming, we are interested in hiring a part time PATH Intl. certified riding instructor to work 15-20 hours weekly, teaching 6-8 lessons and assisting with the barn and herd 10-12 hours. Hours include 1 evening per week as well as Saturday.  Contact Kristen McGraw at 603-497-2343.

Contact Kristen

Director of Program Quality - Fieldstone Therapeutic Riding

We are currently looking for a full-time Director of Program Quality to lead our instructional team, student recruitment and all programming for more than 1,300 students annually. This high-level position plays a critical role in the success of Fieldstone’s mission. PATH Intl. certifications in therapeutic riding and mental health and learning (ESMHL) are preferred. In lieu of these certifications, extensive horse knowledge and riding instruction experience are required. To see the full job description, click here. If you meet these qualifications, please email our Chief Operating Officer: Leslie M. Mapes with a cover letter and resume.

Contact Leslie M. Mapes

Saddle Up!

Full-Time Instructor opening at Saddle Up!, a large PATH Intl. PAC located near Nashville, TN. Candidate must hold PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification, additional and/or higher level certification(s) a plus. Ideal candidate would have minimum 3 years teaching therapeutic riding. Responsible for teaching 15-20 lessons per week, hours include evenings and Saturdays. Full-time position with benefits including health insurance and 401(K).  Contact Lindsey Wood (615) 794-1150 x 24.

Contact Lindsey Wood

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

Head Instructor

Exciting opportunity for PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor (or able to test in Advanced within the first 3 months of hire) with beautiful Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center; FT with benefits. Strong background in equine-assisted programming; therapeutic riding and able-body instruction; equine evaluation, training and first aid; adaptive tack; instructor supervision; client relationships; volunteer management; show coordination; and PATH Intl. standards/safety. Please possess excellent computer, organizational, administrative, and oral and written communication skills; promote climate of respect; maintain confidentiality; demonstrate professionalism and team attitude.

Experience required instructing adults with physical disabilities and persons with ASD. Able to run in sand footing and work in all weather conditions. Hold or test within three months as PATH Intl. Advanced Level Instructor. Requires some evenings and Saturdays. Resumes accepted until position filled. No calls please.  Click for further details

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Touchstone Farm

Large horse farm In Temple NH looking to hire a full time Barn Manager. Responsibilities include but not limited to staff scheduling and willing to step in when needed, oversight of staff care for horses, ordering supplies for horse care and staff. Must be physically fit enough to work in barn of 40+ horses.  Strong background in horse care cleaning through first aid a must. Also, need strong leadership qualities. 18 plus, valid license and criminal background check required.

Contact Kris Young

BINA Farm Center

Plan and execute engaging, safe and fun therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. Effectively manage and utilize volunteers during lessons. Communicate with participants/families regarding students’ progress. Attend monthly instructor meetings. Communicate regularly with your supervisor about your students. Maintain progress notes for your students.QUALIFICATIONS
PATH Certification & MA Riding Instructor License as well as First Aid & CPR Certification required; Bachelor’s degree preferred; Strong horse knowledge, and ability to work effectively with a variety of horses; Strong desire to work in a growth-oriented culture; Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced and diverse environment. For more information please contact
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The Bridge Center



The Bridge Center’s Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center is looking to hire several highly motivated and outgoing PATH certified riding instructors for employment year-round. Under new management, we are looking to offer additional inclusive programs such as Pony Club and a Horsemasters program to our riders and surrounding communities, becoming one of the first PATH Premier Accredited and United States Pony Club Centers in New England.


Ideal candidates would have the following qualities, skills, and qualifications:
§ Extensive horse knowledge
§ Background of riding under a professional riding instructor and/or experience competing
§ Highly motivated and outgoing personality
§ Organized and have time-management skills
§ Eagerness to make a difference in many individual’s life’s
§ Compassionate with a passion for horses and teaching
§ PATH Certified Instructor or willingness to become PATH Certified
§ MA State Licensed Riding Instructor
§ Ability to teach both group and private lessons
§ Experience or a willingness to work with individuals with/without disabilities.


470 Pine Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Conveniently located 5 minutes off of Route 24.
30 miles south of Boston.

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For more information regarding this position, please contact Julie Blackburn at

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Camp Care, Inc. Therapeutic Riding Program

Camp Care is in need of instructor coverage Thursday afternoons for our summer session, teaching 1:1 Riding classes.  Contact: Rebecca Gardella  860.918.8345

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Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center

Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center in Williamsburg VA is looking for new talent!  We are seeking full or part time PATH Intl. Certified Instructors.  We prefer applicants have their Advanced Certification and Equine Specialist Certifications.  Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in EAAT and have a strong background in horse knowledge and barn management skills. Full time employees are eligible to receive health, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid leave. Please email your resume and salary requirements to

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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

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: Tina Cianchetti Program Manager at: 860-314-0007 ex. 11

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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.

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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: call the office at 516-333-6151.