PHONE:         757.566.1775


Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center enriches the lives of children, adults, and families through equine assisted services offering education, empowerment, healing, and hope.

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ESMHL Workshop

Join us for the Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test!

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 of Education Professionals who are interested in gaining experience in incorporating EAAT into their current treatment protocols
What’s involved?
  • An overview of PATH Intl. standards, core values, EAL and Psychotherapy With Equines programs, and examples of what those programs may look like
  • Defining the role of the equine specialist
  • Roleplay scenarios and hands-on experience
  • Collaborative discussions regarding the mental health professionals and educations teams and their roles
  • Preparation for the PATH Intl. ESMHL Certification

Dates: November 10, 2023 to November 13, 2023 (Workshop: 11/10/23 – 11/12/23 ~ Skills Test: 11/13/23)

Time: 8am to 5:30pm all three days of the workshop. Skills Test Day will start at 8am. All participants taking the skills test must be on-site one hour from the time your test is scheduled.

Location: Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center

Address: 10120 Fire Tower Rd, Toano, VA 23168


  • Workshop & Horsemanship Skills Test: $675 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snacks)
  • Workshop Only: $550
  • Horsemanship Skills Test Only: $125
  • Audit Only: $250

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2023 – Payment must be received with your registration forms to secure your spot.

Dream Catchers has extended the registration deadline to October 6, 2023

Contact: Kathy McGraw, Program Coordinator

  • Office Phone: 757-566-1775
  • Email: