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Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) Job Description

Job Title:                                 Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI)

Salary:                                     $39/lesson and $13/hour (for volunteer training)

Pay period:                              Per Contract Workers Calendar

Medical reimbursement:       None

Position Category:                  Contracted and Scheduled

Position Details: EATSF is seeking an energetic and educated individual to teach mounted and unmounted programming to children and adults with special needs.

Scope of Work: Plan, deliver, document, and maintain reports for effective, professional, and high- quality therapeutic riding lessons and/or unmounted horsemanship lessons.

Reports to: Program Operations Director (POD)


  • Attend prescheduled orientation and training on EATSF lesson standards
  • Attend instructor meetings and/or programmatic meetings, as needed or assigned.
  • Instruct assigned participants to the highest standards of PATH International and EATSF.
  • Oversee cleanup of arena, tack room, teaching props, and office area after lessons are completed.
  • Maintain lesson plans, weekly progress notes, and an annual rubric for each participant taught, as well as a horse usage log.
  • Manage and educate lesson volunteers assigned on safety and best practices.
  • Assist in the provision of volunteer training when needed.
  • Read, sign, and adhere to EATSF Code of Conduct.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.


  • Current and appropriate certification by PATH International.
  • Current CPR/First Aid.
  • Experience teaching beginner group lessons, both mounted and unmounted.
  • Working knowledge of horses and horse behavior.
  • Ability to ride and instruct at all gaits.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to program@equineatsf.org. Add "CTRI" to the subject line. No phone calls, please.