Instructor Certification

Instructor-In-Training Program

Heartland offers an Instructor-in-Training (IT) program with Bonnie Bruns as the PATH Intl. Mentor. The Instructor-in-Training program will prepare instructors for the  PATH Intl Certification. 

Not sure if you're ready?

Applicants should: 

  • have a strong base in English or Western arena riding
  • feel comfortable working in a quickly changing environment
  • be able to manage a crowd of people
  • be able to handle a variety of breeds, sizes and temperaments of horse
  • have experience working with people with disabilities
  • be at least 18 years of age


Those interested in Heartland’s IT program should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to bonnie@htrmail.org


Click here for more information about PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification

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Heartland is a PATH Intl Premier Accredited Center

PATH Intl Mission

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.


PATH Intl Vision

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is a global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies and the equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit.

 The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.