Interactive Vaulting Instructor
Dynamic gymnastic positions on the back of an equine.
Interactive Vaulting is an activity in which the students perform movements on and around the horse. These movements can be very simple such as sitting without holding onto the surcingle or a more elaborate vaulting position move, such as kneeling or standing on the horse. An Interactive Vaulting Instructor is able to create a safe, dynamic environment that offers educational, social, creative and movement opportunities to participants engaged in horsemanship activities.
Steps to Certification
- You must be 21 years of age or older
- You must be a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Advanced TRI, or Master TRI
- Read the PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor Certification Candidate Handbook in its entirety to be sure you understand the purpose, all the requirements, and all the fees before purchasing the application or registering for an event
- Have a current PATH Intl. Professional Level Membership ($100 annually)
- Purchase PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Application and Student Manual bundle ($175)
- Submit completed PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Application
- Submit proof of current adult & child CPR and first aid certifications (100% online courses are accepted)
- Complete online PATH Intl. Standards Course and Exam (valid for 1 year)
- Submit documentation of 20 hours instructing interactive vaulting lessons at a PATH Intl. center
- Submit documentation of 30 hours of lungeing equines
- Submit completed reference forms
- Attend a PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting On-site Workshop ($750) and Certification Testing ($650) Event
- Successfully complete the online, timed, and proctored PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor certification exam (exam score valid for two years)
PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor Certification Candidate Handbook
PATH Intl. Professional Code of Ethics
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