Registered PATH Intl. On-Site Workshop and Certification (OSWC)

This 3 day workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about therapeutic riding and PATH Intl. It provides hands-on learning and instruction on lesson plan development, tack and equipment use, volunteer management, demo lessons, information about disabilities and therapeutic approaches. Attendance is also prerequisite to becoming a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor. Candidates demonstrate their riding and instructional abilities during the 1 day On-Site Certification. See the certification page for more information.

GAIT also offers Mentoring for Instructors in Training to provide guidance and practical, hands- on experience to those working to become Therapeutic Riding Instructors. 

Dates:   April 20- April 23, 2017; October 5- October 8, 2017  CANCELED                Evaluators:   Sue Radcliffe & Martha Dubensky

Must be a current PATH Intl. Member to apply. Contact Gigi Kratzke at to register.


PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning Workshop & Skills Test (ESMHL)

This 3 day workshop offered for equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues. Also benefits those who would like to enhance their ability to work with mental health or educational professionals to provide a more complete experience. It provides an overview of  EAL and EFP programs, hands-on experience, and details the role of the Equine Specialist within the therapy and education teams- particularly in maintaining safety of all, including the equine partner. Both the workshop and skills test are prerequisites to becoming certified as an Equine Specialist. See the Equine Specialist page for more information.

 Dates:   June 15- June 18, 2017                                                                                                Evaluators:   Memree Stuart & Susanne Haseman

Must be a current PATH Intl. Member and over 21 to apply. Contact Gigi Kratzke at to register.