Registered Riding

horse-riding-treesDefinition: A PATH Intl. Registered Level Instructor is able to conduct a safe, basic equestrian lesson to individuals with special needs. 

Method 1:  Attend and successfully complete a PATH Intl. Approved Training course. For additional information please refer to the page on Approved Training courses. 

Method 2:  Complete a multi-step educational process that includes the following:

  • Apply for PATH Intl. membership.
  • Submit PATH Intl. instructor certification application to the PATH Intl. office.
  • Complete two online courses and exams.
  • Complete a Horsemanship Skills Checklist.
  • Obtain current CPR and First Aid certification (online not accepted).
  • Complete 25 hours teaching group lessons (two or more riders) with disabilities under the guidance or direct supervision of a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor
  • Attend and successfully complete an On-Site Workshop which includes two-and-a-half days of both classroom and hands-on learning. To find the dates and locations of upcoming On-Site Workshops, see the events calendar. The workshop is explained in detail in the Registered Booklet, located on the left side of your screen.
  • Attend and successfully complete an On-Site Certification in which candidates can complete their certification by demonstrating their riding ability and instruction to a class of at least two students with disabilities. To find the dates and locations of upcoming On-Site Certifications, see the events calendar

To find a detailed description of this method, please review the PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification Booklet.

New Procedure regarding Instructor in Training (IT) Letter

Method 3: Attend a PATH Intl. Higher Education Member college or university. Click here for additional information.


PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification Booklet (2018)

For information and forms, visit the TRI certification page




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