PO Box 206, Elmira, NY 14902


PATH Intl. Certi ed Instructor for Reins of Hope Recreational Riding Program
Elmira, NY (training opportunity, paid positions)

Reins of Hope is seeking quali ed candidates to work with our clients providing recreational riding opportunities to children and adults with various mental and physical challenges. It is highly desirable that candidates be competent in basic levels of equine management, horsemanship, riding instruction, teaching methodologies and various physical and mental challenges. Successful candidates will have PATH International instructor training or successfully obtain PATH Intl. instructor certi cation within a year. Reins of Hope provides training stipends and tuition for PATH certi cation, in return for a commitment of at least two years instructing with our program.

Nature and Scope: The primary duty of the instructor is to develop and implement the curriculum of the therapeutic program. The instructor will ensure and maintain the highest level of safety standards set forth by the organization. The instructor is expected to communicate recommendations for identi ed issues or problems regarding the program to the executive director and or board. These principal duties include, but are not limited to the following:

• Maintain current therapeutic equestrian program • Help develop and train a corps of volunteers
• Be able to identify suitable program horses
• Follow safety procedures

• Maintain program documentation on client progression and ability
• Evaluate program participants
• Communicate effectively with all program participants, volunteers and families ensuring a positive recreational experience as well as provide an open line of communication with Board of Directors as to program status


The program runs April to November with lessons two nights a week. Pay commensurate with experience.

• Demonstrate stable and horsemanship skills as proscribed by PATH intl.
• Demonstrate ability to teach riding skills
• Be willing to become a PATH Intl. Certi ed instructor.
• Be con dent and comfortable teaching group lessons to two or more riders with disabilities. • Be comfortable working with children and adults who have various disabilities
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Obtain Adult & Child CPR and rst aid certi cations as required by PATH Intl.
• Able to lift 40 Lbs.
• Commit to at least two years instructing for Reins of Hope, Elmira
• Periodically update the Board of Directors with program status

Please send cover letter and resume detailing relevant skills to:
Reins of Hope,
2077 Grand Central Ave
Horseheads, NY 14845 

Our instructors are certified through PATH International to become Therapeutic Riding Instructors (TRIs). To earn this certification, they must acquire the skills, knowledge and the ability to teach riding skills to individuals with physical and mental challenges.

To learn more about becoming an instructor, check out the Therapeutic Riding Instructor guidelines,

or contact Reins of Hope at 607-562-8000.

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