PATH Intl. Driving Workshop and Certification

at Touchstone Farm

  • Dates

    Workshop: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. through Friday, May 10, 2024 at 4 p.m.

    Certification: Friday, May 10, 2024 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, May 12 (End time TBD)

  • Host SIte

    Touchstone Farm, Home of Horse Power Therapeutic Riding
    233 Old Temple Rd, Lyndeborough, NH 03084

    *Touchstone Farm is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center

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Workshop and Certification Details

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This workshop is for any PATH Intl. member who is considering becoming a PATH Intl. Driving Instructor, or who would simply like to improve their therapeutic driving instruction skills. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with knowledge of the basic skills and information utilized by successful therapeutic driving instructors. The two-and-a-half-day workshop will cover such topics as teaching techniques, task analysis, class structure, lesson plans, various types of disabilities, horse analysis, equipment, mounting and dismounting, putting to and volunteers. The instructor workshop provides participants the opportunity to synthesize and apply the knowledge in role-play situations and hands-on sessions. The workshop may be audited, but please note that auditing will not fulfill the requirements for instructor certification eligibility.

Is it imperative to stress that certification is open ONLY to candidates who have completed all the following:

  1. Current PATH Intl. Professional Membership.
  2. Purchase and submit the PATH Intl. Driving Certification Application (either digitally via the portal or via the application in the handbook).
  3. Complete and submit the Driving Instructor Equine Management Skills Checklist.
  4. Current adult & child CPR and basic first aid certifications.
  5. PATH Intl. Standards course and exam.
  6. At least ONE of the below within the last 2 years:
    • 2 public driving clinics
    • 6 hours of private lessons
    • Competed in 1 sanctioned Arena Driving Trial at the preliminary level
    • Competed in 1 sanctioned Combined Driving Event at the preliminary level
    • Competed in 1 sanctioned pleasure or breed show in the driving division
    • Competed in harness racing or distance driving
  7. A minimum of 25 hours teaching driving to able-bodied students.
  8. A minimum of 200 hours experience driving 2 or more different equines in a turnout, including 25 hours of receiving lessons (private, group or clinic) or being directly supervised by a driving instructor while driving.
  9. A minimum of 25 hours working with individuals with disabilities IF the candidate is not already a current PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor.
  10. Professional and personal references

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