ESMHL Workshop

ESMHL Workshop

Join Dream Catchers for the

Equine Specialist inMental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test

Stay Tuned for 2021 Dates

This three-day workshop is offered to:

  • Equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who are interested in working with individuals with mental health and/or learning issues
  • Mental Health or Education Professionals who are interested in gaining experience in incorporating EAAT into their current treatment protocols
  • Provide an overview of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) standards, core values, EAL and EAP programs, and examples of what EAL and EAP programs may look like
  • Define the role of the equine specialist
  • Educate individuals on safe equine handling practices, equine body language, and equine communication
  • Offers roleplay and hands-on experience
  • Collaborative discussions regarding the therapy and education teams and their roles
  • Prepare individuals who are seeking the PATH Intl. ESMHL Certification


Dates:  Stay Tuned for 2021 Dates

Location:  Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center

Address:  10120 Fire Tower Rd, Toano, VA 23168


  • Workshop & Horsemanship Skills Test: $650 (Includes continental breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks)
  • Workshop Only: $475
  • Horsemanship Skills Test Only:  $175
  • Audit Only: $250

Registration Deadline:  TBD

(Payment must be received with your registration forms in order to secure your spot)

PATH Intl. Faculty: Dr. Marilyn Sokoloff and Memree Stuart

Click Here to read the PATH Intl. ESMHL FAQ Page

Please Note:  Completing this workshop does not certify nor license you to conduct psychotherapy.


Additional Information

How to Register:

·Complete the Dream Catchers workshop registration forms as well as the PATH Intl. required forms and send to Dream Catchers by mail or email to:
  • Forms can be found on our website:
  • Download Certification Booklet & Application Booklet from the PATH Intl. Website
  • Include your check with mailed registration forms or contact Beth Yurkovac 757-566-1775, ext 215 and pay with credit card over the phone
  • Mailing address:

      Dream Catchers

      P.O. Box 1261

      Williamsburg, VA 23187

Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center reserves the right to cancel the workshop & skills test on or before January 13, 2020 if registration is not likely to cover expenses.  Dream Catchers will refund all registration fees in full should we cancel the workshop. Dream Catchers will NOT be responsible for any travel or other expenses incurred.

Participants choosing to cancel after January 13, 2020 will receive a refund minus a non-refundable $150.00 processing fee.

Late Registrations:  Registrations may be accepted after the January 13, 2020 deadline if there is still space available, however additional fees will apply.  Please contact Beth Yurkovac at the email address listed below for a detailed list of additional fees that will be required.


Richmond International-Byrd Field (RIC) Richmond, VA (45 minutes)

Newport News (PHF) Newport News, VA (45 minutes)

Transportation: There is no public transportation available.  A rental car will be required.


Holiday Inn Express

720 Lightfoot Road, Williamsburg, VA

Phone: 757-220-0062

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Please call or e-mail Beth Yurkovac, Operations Manager with any questions:

E-Mail:          Phone Number: (757) 566-1775, Ext 215

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