Tuition for the three month program is $5,000. The paymentfee schedule will include a $1000 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance. Asecond payment of $2,000 is due upon arrival and the final payment of$2,000 will be due mid course. All checks for tuition must be payable toTouchstone Farm. Credit card payments are accepted on our website. Touchstonereserves the right to withhold a candidate’s paperwork from PATH for anycandidate who has not paid in full.
Additional fees will include PATH Intl. Membership (prior to your arrival) and PATHinstructor certification fee that will be due mid course with your finalpayment. Optional additional expenses will be conference fees, travel, andlodging for events that you may wish to attend while you’re at the farm excludingCentered Riding Clinic that is included with your tuition. Candidates areexpected to pay for their transportation to and from Horse Power. A moredetailed account of payment schedule and cost is also listed on theapplication.
During the first month, should a candidate or the Horse Power Instructor TrainingSchool staff decide that a candidate is either not ready to participate in theschool, or that the school does not meet the requirements of the candidate, thecandidate may withdraw at that time with no additional tuition or housing costdue. No refunds are availableafter the first month of the school.
On-site housing will be furnished if desired at anadditional cost. Instructor candidates are not required to live on site. Wewelcome you to find your own housing in the area if you so desire.
The Homestead or Stepping Stone Lodge located on-site havebeen converted into comfortable, pleasant housing for Instructor Trainingcandidates. Lodging costs $1,500.00 for the full session including furnitureand utilities, with a $200 deposit. ITC's may be housed in single, double, ortriple accommodations depending on enrollment.
Housing also comes with a full kitchen with refrigerator,stove, microwave, and oven. Candidates cook their own meals and at their ownexpense. An outgoing phone for local calls, and internet access are availableat no expense for use by the ITCs.
Rental agreements with Touchstone Farm will be made and required. ITCs are encouragedto bring a cell phone for long distance calls. Email access is available but itis expected that ITCs bring their own computers. The rental agreement will beincluded with your acceptance package if you indicate housing on yourapplication.
Candidates may not bring pets ofany kind. Candidates may choose to bring their own horse but will be requiredto pay full board of $450 a month for their personal horse. Personal vehiclesare strongly recommended and parking is available on-site. Smoking is not allowed on the premises.