Licensed Parelli Instructors
WHAT IS A PARELLI INSTRUCTOR?
Parelli Instructors (officially known as Parelli Professionals) are talented, dedicated Parelli students who have been certified to teach the Parelli Program out in the field. Instructors can give one-on-one horsemanship lessons, lead group lessons and clinics, and more. As an Instructor gains experience and skill, their “star rating” increases, which allows them to teach more Savvys at higher levels.
Instructors are an excellent resource for students all over the world. They offer support, advice, education, and guidance for anyone looking to develop their own horsemanship.
FIND AN INSTRUCTOR
If you are seeking hands-on, in-person help from natural horse trainers in your area, you’ll be happy to know that there are Parelli instructors available throughout the world offering natural horsemanship training in a number of different formats. Educational formats include coaching, private lessons, group lessons, half-day or full-day clinics, workshops focusing on a particular skill (or “savvy”) and multi-day camps.
If you are interested in a small group or individual coaching, personally tailored to your needs and requests, you might want to consider a private lesson with a licensed Parelli instructor. These lessons are typically one to three hours, depending on the needs of the student(s) and are ideal for getting coaching specific to the topics you are most interested in. Visit instructor.parelli.com to find an instructor in your area and schedule a private lesson!
Clinics are typically two to five days and are group sized determined by star-rating and preference of the instructing Parelli instructor. Clinics are ideal for in-depth, extended study of a wider variety of subjects appropriate to a certain Level of the Parelli program.
Additionally, as an introductory experience, some Parelli trained instructors allow students (only the human, not the horse) to observe or “audit” a lesson or a clinic. Availability for audits depends on the individual instructors, their auditing policies and their Parelli rating level.
Please visit instructor.parelli.com to find a clinic to either participate in or audit!
HORSE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS
Licensed Parelli Horse Development Specialists are those instructors who have spent time personally with Pat Parelli, and have earned his confidence to “Teach Horses” for Parelli Members.
Visit instructor.parelli.com to find a Parelli Horse Development Specialist near you.
HOW TO BECOME A LICENSED PARELLI INSTRUCTOR
The Parelli Licensing Program spans over a period of up to four years and is ideal for those students who cannot make a large on-campus time commitment. The 1-Star Instructor Training Course lasts for one week on-campus, while the 2-Star Course lasts for two weeks and the 3-Star Course lasts for four weeks.
In between each course is a required time period, in which instructors must gain experience in the field before progressing to the next course. If you are interested in becoming a licensed Parelli instructor, please go to How to Become a Parelli Instructor.