Instructor Certification Prep Courses


These Prep Courses are designed specifically for those individuals planning on going through the PATH International certification process at the Registered or Advanced levels.  All courses are led by PATH Certified Evaluators.



Registered Level instructor prep clinic

The Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center has fine tuned a "Prep Course" designed specifically for those individuals planning on going through the PATH International certification process.

This TWO DAY long instructional course is taught by a PATH International certified Advanced level evaluator / advanced level instructor, Kim Brggeren and advanced level instructor, Emily Kalin, and gives participants a realistic idea of what the process is like and how they may score in an actual test setting.   The majority of the course is spent in the barn doing hands on activities including individual teaching evaluations and riding tests which simulate actual testing.

This course has been re-tooled in response to participants’ feedback.  The new TWO DAY course will look in depth at lesson planning, disabilities, “What’s, How’s, and Why’s,” riding skills, and horse assessment. 

Attendees will be evaluated on teaching a lesson on Saturday and performing the riding pattern* on Sunday.  Everyone will walk away with a report card detailing their strengths and areas that need improvement along with the confidence of knowing where they stand with the testing process.  

Feedback from this course has been overwhelmingly positive, and to date, over 95% of those who have gone through the program and decided to attend the OSWC at Cheff have passed.  Participation is strongly recommended.  Limited seating available.

** Cheff has set a candidate weight limit of 225 lbs. - If you are over 225 lbs. please complete our horse experience form, including a short video of your riding; demonstrating walk, trot, and canter in your preferred seat.  We may be able to accommodate you. 


January 18 (mini one day)

Feb 1 (mini one day)

March 7-8

June 13-14

September 19-20

“This gave me a better understanding of all the parts to teaching and riding and how to explain them. It really shows weaknesses in a constructive format. I feel much more prepared for the final certification.”
— Jenny Sue, Instructor Candidate


advanced level instructor prep clinic

Cheff is proud to offer Advanced Level Instructor Prep Courses designed to benchmark skills prior to testing.  The courses are taught by both PATH Lead and Associate Advanced Level Evaluators.  

Course availability varies from year to year. Give us a call if you’re interested!