'Part-Time Instructor'

Part-Time Instructor

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. in Old Lyme, CT seeks an individual with strong horsemanship, instructional, and communication skills to teach mounted and unmounted Equine Assisted Services up to 20 hours per week. Current PATH International Therapeutic Riding Certification (CTRI), or ability to become certified readily is required.   Additional desired qualifications include effective interpersonal skills, comfort with technology, and a working knowledge of Equine Assisted Services.

Founded in 1974, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is a PATH International Premier Accredited center that weekly serves approximately 150 children and adults with diverse backgrounds, diagnoses, and life circumstances.  Staff members are integral to a team that works cohesively to provide the highest quality programs for participants and instructor candidates from all over the world in its PATH International Approved Training Curriculum.

This part-time (up to 20 hours per week) hourly position provides generous professional development opportunities and the ability to work with a diverse group of participants.  For a PATH International Professional, this is an excellent opportunity to work with a dedicated team committed to “fostering a vibrant community where horse and human interactions improve lives”.  For additional information or to submit a resume, please contact Chelsea Bourn, or 860-434-1974 ext. 116.



Typically, intern candidates are enrolled in a degree program at a college or university and the internship is designed to fulfill coursework requirements. Because of the professionalism and diversity of our staff and services, we are able to meet the needs of students with a wide range of interests.

Some recent examples of areas of study include: Animal Science, Child Development, Non-profit and Social Work, Occupational & Physical Therapy Field Work, Recreational Therapy Field Work. Internship opportunities are also available in these and similar areas for those looking for on-the-job training not necessarily associated with a degree program.

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High Hopes Therapeutic Riding is located at 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT.

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The people who come to High Hopes represent all ages & backgrounds.The majority of our participants are between the ages of 3 and 14, some are in their 70’s. Most participants have varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavioral, psychological or sensory disabilities.

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