CATR is proud to offer a variety of PATH Intl. workshops and certifications, professional clinics and other educational opportunities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

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PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Workshop

February 1 - 3,  2019 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

CATR is hosting a three-day Interactive Vaulting Workshop. PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting is an Equine Assisted Learning Activity that can be described as a dynamic process that engages participants in horsemanship activities that occur both on and off the vaulting horse or barrel. It makes use of core vaulting positions as well as games and group activities.

This workshop is for any PATH Intl. member who wants to learn about Interactive Vaulting or who is considering becoming a PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor. The purpose of this three-day workshop is to provide participants with knowledge of the basic components utilized by successful, entry-level PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructors. The workshop will cover such topics as:

Horse Selection and Training
Vaulting positions and Exercises
Mounted and Unmounted Games
Lesson Plans
PATH Intl. Vaulting Standards

The workshop will be taught by Gisela Heimsath-Rhodes. Gisela developed PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting based on her own experience as a participant in vaulting programs in Germany. Gisela is a PATH Intl. Evaluator for the Registered Level Riding Instructor Certification and Interactive Vaulting Certification. She is the author of Hello Bob!, a collection of games for the Interactive Vaulting setting.

CATR is home of The Circular Classroom, an Interactive Vaulting program for Public School Groups.

Cost for the workshop is $500

Please contact Anja Cain at to register! Registration deadline is December 15th, 2018.


AHA Level 1 Treatment Principles

May 31 - June 2, 2019 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

This course is 4 days total with 3 days of in person instruction and 8 hours of online study. It is an overview of the principles of hippotherapy, designed for therapists (PT, OT, SLP, PTA, COTA, SLPA) interested in utilizing hippotherapy in their practice.

During the in- person portion of the course the attendee will explore the dynamic system of therapist, patient, horse handler and horse as it is applied in Hippotherapy. Topics include: the history and development of hippotherapy in the US, understanding the biomechanical and sensory interaction of horse/human, horse selection, safety principles, patient and horse selection, precautions and contraindications, patient evaluation, maximizing the effects of equine movement including use of school figures and movement progression, the role of the therapy team members, documentation, business aspects and current research in the effects of equine movement. Adaptive riding instructors, horse handlers, administrators and others interested in hippotherapy treatment principles are welcome to attend, teamed with their therapist. Graduate occupational, physical and speech therapy students must be in their last semester of graduate school to be eligible to attend this course for credit.

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