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2014 CHA International Conference

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY and the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel

October 23 - 26, 2014

See list of 2013 speakers and their bios here to see what great education happens each year. Thank you so much for a great 2013 Conference!

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ATTENTION RIDING INSTRUCTORS AND EQUINE FACILITY MANAGERS:

WANT TO GET CERTIFIED?

Click here for upcoming CHA riding instructor certification clinics for riding instructors, barn managers and others.

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What folks have to say about CHA!

"In an effort to make riding safe, effective and fun as a CHA certified riding instructor, I focus on perfecting the fundamentals.  I want the fundamentals to get better and better with each level as the students advance."

"CHA, you have a winning educational format and a team of clinicians with professionalism and integrity."

"Leaving the CHA clinic, I am walking away with confidence, knowledge and an educational foundation that I will continue to build on in the years to come, not to mention a certification!"

"CHA is one of the outstanding organizations
in the horse industry!"

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Attention Riding Students – Want to Find a Certified Riding Instructor or Accredited Stable Near You? Click here to search by location.

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Safety First!

Some things to think about before, during and after you ride your horse for riders of all ages

  1. Make sure to wear an ASTM-SEI approved riding helmet, not a bike or ski helmet, and that you have it fitted correctly. You can visit CHA Channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/chainstructor to see many safety videos about horses produced by CHA – one of which is how to fit a riding helmet.
  2. Wear your boots when you groom, tack and ride your horse. This keeps your toes safe and your foot from going through the stirrup when you ride.
  3. Wear pants!  Shorts can cause all kinds of sores on your legs and you want that extra protection if you trail ride through brush.
  4. Wear your gloves while you lead, groom and ride your horse. These will keep you from getting any blisters or burns and you get a better grip.
  5. Make sure not to duck under the lead rope or in front of your horse if he is in cross ties. This can get you hurt if the horse comes forward on top of you.
  6. Lead the bridled horse with the reins over his/her head and with them in a figure 8 and not wrapped around your hand.
  7. Put up the irons on an English saddle when your horse is not being ridden so that he/she cannot get a hind leg or his mouth caught in them or so the stirrups do not get stuck on a fence as you lead your horse by.
  8. Dismount by sliding down on your right hip facing the head of your horse and not by facing the saddle. You could get your shirt caught on the saddle horn or scrap your saddle leather with your belt buckle or jeans button.
  9. Feed your horse treats out of a bucket. Feeding by hand can get you nipped and also teaches your horse to disrespect you and try to push you for treats even when you don’t have any.
  10.  Pulling back while tied. If your horse does this, don’t try to stop him!  Just move away from him until the lead rope or halter breaks or until he stops pulling. Then you can go and untie him afterwards.  If you have a horse that pulls in your lesson program think about just wrapping the lead rope to tie him if you have your students groom and saddle as part of your lesson program.  Enjoy the ride!

 

 

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CHA CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS FOR RIDING INSTRUCTORS, EQUINE FACILITY MANAGERS AND MORE:

Standard Riding Instructor Certifications - English/Western & Trail Guides| Trail Guide Combined Instructor Certifications | Instructors of Riders with Disabilities Certification | Equine Facility Manager Certification | Vaulting Certification | Equine Facility Site Accreditation | Seasonal Equestrian Staff Certification | College & University Certification Clinics | Driving Instructor & Driving Certification

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