Beth and Dillon

2017 Instructor Workshops Set

Nov. 3, 2016 — Join our Instructor Education Workshop Series to build a strong foundation for therapeutic riding instruction. Participants receive classroom instruction as well as hands on learning opportunities in our comfortable, climate-controlled facility. Workshops are held once per month January through May from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The first workshop will be on Jan. 23.  For a full list of workshop topics, see below.

Fieldstone Farm Workshops are not a mandatory requirement to become a PATH certified instructor.  For registration information please click here. If you have questions, contact Tonya Zimmer at

January 23th

  • Barn Tour – Intro to Certification Process
  • What Good Instruction Looks Like
  • Lesson structure/ Lesson Plans
  • Teaching Observation/Real Simulation

February 27nd

  • Mounting and Dismounting
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology
  • Cognitive, Sensory and Physical Disabilities

March 27st

  • Skill Progression
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Precautions and Contraindications
  • Lesson Plans
  • Role Play/Teach Real Simulation

April 24th

  • Selecting the Therapy Horse
  • Fitting Tack to the Horse
  • How Tack Affects Rider
  • Role Play/Teach Real Simulation

May 15th

  • Volunteer Recruitment/Management
  • Games and Activities
  • How to Assess a Potential Student
  • Review for PATH Registered Instructor Certification