Sharing our passion

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.

PATH Workshop and Certification, Aug. 8-11, 2019

Are you ready to become a PATH Certified Instructor? Fieldstone Farm will host a PATH International Registered Level Workshop and Certification on Aug. 8-11.

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. 8 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 Aug. 10 and 11. It will begin with candidate riding demonstrations and lesson assignments on the evening of Aug. 10. The next day, candidates’ teaching skills are evaluated.  Candidates receive their results in a private interview the evening of Aug. 11.

Note, it is not a requirement to attend both the workshop and the certification. You may attend the workshop and later decide to attend certification. The workshop makes you eligible for certification for up to two years. You may also attend the certification if you have already attended a PATH Workshop within the last two years.

For more information, click here. For a registration form, click here. Or contact Tonya Zimmer at 440-708-0013 ext. 128, tzimmer@fieldstonefarmtrc.com

Educational Series

Each year we offer instructional training sessions in February, March and April. Topics range from lesson planning to volunteer management to horse selection. Other aspects of equine-assisted activities and therapies such as mental health programming and carriage driving are also covered. Participants will receive hands-on experiential learning and classroom instruction from our PATH Certified team. All workshops will count towards PATH continuing education hours. Check back in late fall to see our 2020 lineup. Or for more information contact Tonya Zimmer at 440-708-0013 ext. 128 or tzimmer@fieldstonefarmtrc.com.