Sharing our passion

 

To help contain the coronavirus, we are reviewing all of our public events this spring and will update this page as well as send email notifications. Thanks so much for your patience as we continue to monitor this situation.  

Watching the successes of our students with our horses is one of our greatest joys. We’ve seen students come on crutches and learn to walk after riding our horses. Children who could barely speak, start to string together full sentences and ultimately, conversations. And people with little confidence begin to believe in themselves and have hope again after interacting with our horses. It is inspiring to see the transformations.

These accomplishments are only possible with a highly trained herd of horses and experienced team of instructors and equine specialists. Our instructors are some of the best in the business. Many have worked with horses their entire lives, riding, training and showing. And the majority of our team has been teaching therapeutic riding for 10 years, and many 20 years and more.

2020 Fieldstone Farm Educational Series
Are you interested in advancing your knowledge of therapeutic horsemanship? Is it your dream to become a therapeutic riding instructor? Are you a volunteer committed to deepening your understanding of equine-assisted activities? If so, the experienced instructional team at Fieldstone Farm has developed an all-new information-packed series designed to improve PATH Certified Instructors’ skills, and to provide guidance for those interested in stating the process to become certified therapeutic riding and driving instructors. Topics range from lesson planning to volunteer management to horse selection.

Participants will receive hands-on, experiential learning and classroom instruction from our PATH Certified team. The hands-on teaching portion will be divided into two tracks: Track A is geared toward those who are inexperienced teaching in the arena. Track B is geared toward those who have started their teaching mentorship, or who are currently Certified Instructors.

All workshops will count towards PATH continuing education hours. This year we will also host a full-day workshop with sessions led by content experts and community practitioners. This one day will fulfill the annual requirement for Disability Continuing Education hours required by PATH Intl.

Commit to all four workshops and receive the opportunity to teach two Fieldstone Farm classes under the mentorship of our instructors. For more information, please contact Tonya Zimmer at 440-708-0013 ex 128 or tzimmer@fieldstonefarmtrc.com. For a registration form, please click here.

Dates and Topics
All workshops are held on Mondays, starting at 9:00am.

January 20th
• Social-emotional disabilities
• Physical disabilities
• Adult trauma
• Aging with Alzheimer/Dementia
• What’s New with Assistive Technology

February 24th
• Transitioning to the CTRI process. Understanding the CTRI process
• Lesson observation
• Mounting and dismounting
• Helmet fitting

March 23rd (Postponed)
• Role of Instructor- Successful teaching strategies
• Lesson structure – Lesson planning
• Creating an exciting lesson plan
• Mock lesson – Track A and Track B
• Selecting the right horse for your student

April 20th
• Volunteer management
• Tack selection for your riders
• Creating intentional lesson plans
• Mock lesson – Track A and Track B
• Problem solving
*Topics subject to change.

PATH Workshop and Certification, Aug. 6-9, 2020

Are you ready to become a PATH Certified Instructor? Fieldstone Farm will host a PATH International Registered Level Workshop and Certification on Aug. 6-9, 2020. To register, click here.

All PATH certification candidates are required to complete a PATH Workshop (either this one or a previous one) before becoming eligible to test for certification. The two-and-a-half-day workshop beginning on Aug. 6 will highlight topics key to therapeutic riding instruction and includes classroom instruction, role play and observation. It is an excellent source of information for all those involved with therapeutic riding and counts toward continuing education requirements.

Following the workshop, Fieldstone Farm will host a PATH Registered Instructor Certification on August 8 and 9. It will begin with candidate riding demonstrations and lesson assignments on the evening of August 8. The next day, candidates’ teaching skills are evaluated.  Candidates receive their results in a private interview the evening of August 9.

For more information contact Tonya Zimmer at 440-708-0013 ext. 128 or tzimmer@fieldstonefarmtrc.com.