PATH Intl. Registered Instructor On-Site Workshop & Certification

PATH Intl. offers three levels of Instructor Certification for therapeutic riding: Registered, Advanced, & Master. Each level has specific criteria included with the application materials. These workshop/certifications are for the Registered Level only. 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 email: »

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 participants will
be required to:

For a complete description of the Phase Two process and requirements contact PATH Intl. at (800) 369-7433.
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Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Successfully complete a Registered Instructor On-Site Certification.


To register for this workshop and/or certification, 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 from PATH Intl. to:

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 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 three weeks prior to the start of the On-Site Workshop and Certification sessions. For questions regarding the High Hopes Phase Two program contact Sarah Carlson at (860) 434-1974 ext. 115, or email Sarah Carlson


PATH Intl. Registered Instructor On-Site Workshop & Certification

  • High Hopes horses have a weight limit of 180 lbs. We do require a submission of a riding video prior to confirmation from candidates at or over 165 lbs. Submission of the video is for the center to ensure we can accommodate all candidates during their mounted ride for certification. This video will be reviewed by our center representative and will not be utilized for evaluation. 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:

  • Registration Confirmation

  • Registration confirmed upon receipt of payment.

    Send Check made payable to High Hopes,
    36 Town Woods Road,
    Old Lyme, CT 06371.