PATH Intl. Registered on Demand Certification or Re-Certification Application

High Hopes offers workshop/certification for the Registered Level twice a year. In addition, High Hopes offers “Certification on Demand” for “first time” participants who are unable to attend on either of those dates, and for those who need to take the certification a second time (“recertification”).

In order to become a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor, you must successfully complete two phases of the certification process.


For additional information about the High Hopes Phase Two program contact Sarah Carlson (860) 434-1974 ext. 115 or

Phase One (PATH Intl.)

A complete description and application form are contained in the Registered Certification Application Booklet available through PATH Intl. at or (800) 369-7433. Any questions that you have regarding Phase One should be directed to the PATH Intl. office.


Phase Two (Host Site—High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.)

Upon successful completion of Phase One you will receive a confirmation letter from the PATH Intl. office. At this point you are considered an Instructor-In-Training (IT). You may retain this designation for twelve months from the date of your confirmation letter. At the end of the twelve months, you must have completed all components of Phase Two.

Phase Two “first time” participant requirements:


Complete 25 hours of teaching mounted therapeutic riding lessons under the supervision/mentorship of a PATH Intl. Certified  Instructor.


Attend a Registered Instructor On-Site Workshop. You must attend a workshop PRIOR to the certification component. Please  note that the workshops are valid for 2 years


Successfully complete a Registered Instructor On-Site Certification

Phase Two “recertification” participant requirements:


Attend a workshop within two years of the certification and provide proof to the host site


Complete teaching hours within two years of the certification


Submit an extra 10 hours of mentored teaching for those who did not pass both components


Fill out a new phase two packet (this can include the same references). Must include CPR, First Aid, etc.


Submit the “re-test” letter which has the resubmission deadline on it. It is one year from the date the letter was sent. This letter replaces the IT letter

PATH Intl. Registered Instructor on site certification on demand program

To register for Certification on Demand, please complete the information requested in this form, and send the required fee and a copy of your Confirmation of Instructor-in-Training status letter for PATH Intl. To:

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
36 Town Wood Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Attn: Sarah Carlson

*Make checks payable to: High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.*

Recertification candidates must ALSO send the “Re-test” Letter which has the resubmission deadline.

Upon receipt of the forms and fee payment, High Hopes will send you a Phase Two Packet. In addition to the required forms, the packet will contain information about housing accommodations as well as other logistics. All Phase Two forms must be completed and submitted to High Hopes two weeks prior to your certification on demand date.

For questions regarding the High Hopes Phase Two certification on demand program contact Sarah Carlson at (860) 434-1974 ext. 115, 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 of Phase Two.
  • Please register me for the following:

    Reimbursement policy: Because dates are scheduled “on demand” there is no refund for cancellation