PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor Certification Application

PATH Intl. offers three levels of Instructor Certification for therapeutic riding: Registered, Advanced, & Master. Each level has specific criteria included with the application materials. This certification is for the Advanced Level only. In order to become a PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor, you must successfully complete the Advanced Certification packet (located here) and return it to High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. with a copy of your PATH Intl. membership card, and current copies of your CPR and First Aid Certifications.


PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor Certification Application

Additional Forms Required

Deadline for additional forms: May 9, 2017

A PATH Int’l Advanced Level Certified Instructor is knowledgeable in horsemanship and understands disabilities and their relationship to therapeutic riding. This instructor is able to conduct safe, challenging and therapeutically effective lessons to individuals with disabilities.


Candidate is atleat 21 years of age

Current PATH Intl. Member

Candidate is already a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor or Driving Instructor

Current copy of CPR and First Aid Cards

Resume and References

Documentation of Teaching Hours Form

Emergency Medical Treatment Form

Photo Release and Liability Release Form

Advanced Written Exam:  This is the exam candidates must take to complete their certification.  The exam can be taken on-site at the certification or it can be taken prior to the on-site certification online with a proctor.  Contact PATH Int’l for details.


Accommodations to Requirements

An accommodation is an adjustment or an adaption of a component or components of the Advanced Instructor Certification Process in order to meet the special needs of the candidate. Requests for an accommodation to any part of the process must be made in writing and submitted to the PATH Intl. office 60 days prior to your On-Site Certification date. All requests for accommodation will be reviewed by the PATH Intl. Riding Certification Subcommittee on an individual basis and applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision. For more information please contact the PATH Int’l. office. For example, if you are over the hosts site’s weight limit and they cannot accommodate outside horses you will need to ask the PATH Intl. office for an accommodation.


Advanced Certification Registration Deadline: April 18, 2017

To register for this certification, please complete the information requested in this form, and send the required fee, a copy of  your CPR and First Aid Certifications, and documentation of teaching hours. Recertification candidates must also send the “Re-test” letter which has the resubmission deadline.

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. 36 Town Woods Road Old Lyme, CT 06371

Make checks payable to: High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. High Hopes does not accept credit card as a form of payment. Upon receipt of the forms and fee payment, High Hopes will send you all additional forms and releases. In addition to the required forms, the packet will contain information about housing accommodations as well as other logistics. All forms must be completed and submitted to High Hopes by May 6, 2016. For questions regarding the High Hopes Advanced Certification program contact Patti Coyle at (860) 434-1974 ext. 124 or

  • High Hopes horses have a weight limit of 180 lbs. If you exceed this weight limit, you will need to contact PATH Intl. for accommodation requirements of the riding portion
  • Please register me for the following

    Reimbursement policy: Cancellations prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund minus a $150 service fee. No reimbursements will be granted after the registration deadline.