Professional Certifications


Become a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI)

PATH Intl. is the organization that certifies professionals and accredits centers in the Equine Assisted Services (EAS) Industry. PATH Intl. offers three levels of therapeutic riding instructor certification:

Work towards your PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) Certification through attending the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Curriculum at High Hopes.

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Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning (ESMHL)

The Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop is a three-day workshop which provides specialized training for equestrians who are interested in equine-facilitated mental health and/or equine-assisted learning programs.  This workshop is not designed to train educators or mental health professionals how to preform their role in equine-facilitated psychotherapy or equine-assisted learning sessions.

This workshop will be taught by some of the most experienced people in the field of equine-facilitated mental health and learning and will give the participants a chance to see what is current in the field.  Each course will be team taught by an equine professional in collaboration with a mental health professional working with several equines.  The workshop is a requirement of the ESMHL certification. It is beneficial to have horsemanship skills and experience when attending the workshop but it is not required. Horsemanship Skills Test: The skills test is held on day 4 following the ESMHL workshop.

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