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Continuing Education

The Certified Horsemanship Association offers a variety of ways for continuing education so that riding instructors, equine program managers, and other equine industry professionals can stay up-to-date on the latest teaching techniques, horse health care, stable management, and other horsemanship topics.

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Previewing the CHA International Conference

Posted on September 15, 2017 07:51 pm

With the 2017 Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference right around the corner, several of the speakers offered up a preview of what attendees can learn from their presentations. To see the schedule of all presentations and to read the bios for all of the speakers and descriptions of each presentation, please visit www.chainstructors.com/conference.

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How to Get Youth Involved with Horses

Posted on May 24, 2016 05:47 pm

Kids and horses are a magical combination. Seeing the joy that washes over a child’s face while they ride for the first time is truly inspiring. If you are a parent, grandparent, or other guardian looking for ways for a special young person in your life to get into riding, rest assured that there are plenty of options. Each option has different time and financial commitments, which could also differ based on the local club or group you become involved with within a national organization...Click on the headline above to read the full post.

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Evolution of Certified Horsemanship Association: Beginnings to Today’s Programs and Accomplishments

Posted on December 1, 2015 07:58 pm

The Certified Horsemanship Association’s 50th Anniversary will be in 2017, and even though we are just a little over a year out, we can celebrate what CHA has accomplished in its amazing history to-date. CHA has a long history of involvement with certifying riding instructors and has certified over 25,000 individuals since its beginning in 1967. The organization currently serves around 3,500 active members, which include individual members and equine facility members such as universities, colleges, trail ride operations, breed and discipline barns, non-profits, and others in the horse industry...Click on the headline above to read the full post.

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11 Tips from the Experts on Developing an Equestrian Camp Program

Posted on July 31, 2015 08:00 pm

This week we have two Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) certified instructors and equestrian camp experts sharing tips with professionals wishing to start a camp program. Teddy Franke, a CHA Level 4 Certified Instructor in English and Western and a Level 3 Packing Guide, currently manages Morrow Ranch Camp in Wamic, OR. Corinne Lettau, a CHA Level 4 English and Level 2 Western Certified Instructor, owns Denver Equestrians, LLC, and the Colorado Equestrian Center in Littleton, CO. Franke and Lettau shared 11 great suggestions with CHA for those who want to plan a riding camp, and CHA has multiple programs and certifications that can help camp managers develop and run their programs...Click on the headline above to read the full post.

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What to Expect During a CHA Certification Clinic

Posted on May 27, 2015 05:06 pm

The Certified Horsemanship Association’s Certification Clinic season is currently under way for those who want to get certified or renew a certification as a riding instructor, camp staff, equestrian program staff, a vaulting or driving instructor, equine facility manager, and/or a therapeutic riding instructor. Learn more about what a CHA Certification Clinic involves and how an instructor is certified...Click on the headline above to read the full post.

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Colleges and Universities Can Be Involved with CHA in a Big Way

Posted on March 11, 2015 09:51 pm

If you are a college and university looking to be involved with CHA these are the reasons to do so: 1. Can host a CHA certification clinic for your graduating students 2. Great networking and job opportunities for your students 3. Can become CHA Site Accredited for insurance discounts, etc. 4. Can purchase CHA manuals, DVDs, webinars and other educational tools at a greatly reduced cost. 5. Can have your college/university be chosen to host our CHA International Conference ...Click on the headline to read the entire post.

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12 Benefits for Equine Businesses That Join the Certified Horsemanship Association

Posted on December 5, 2014 10:33 pm

This is the second-part of our two part series on the benefits offered by the Certified Horsemanship Association to its members. Business/Program Members receive their own set of benefits. This membership group is for equine businesses or associations; stables, camps, and schools; as well as equine suppliers and producers. Here are 12 great benefits for Business/Program Members...Click on the headline to read the entire post.

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2014 CHA International Conference Preview: The Countdown is On

Posted on September 16, 2014 05:39 pm

It’s that time of year again when the Certified Horsemanship Association finishes planning its big annual event, the CHA International Conference. Attendees are getting ready for several days of presentations from top horse trainers, instructors, veterinarians, farriers, and equine behaviorists. This year’s event will be held in Lexington, KY, October 23-October 26. It’s an event not to be missed, and there is still time to register to attend. The conference offers over 50 top-notch speakers, multiple social events and chances to network, hands-on demonstrations and riding opportunities, along with great food, lodging, and attractions in a beautiful horsey-locale, and more...Click on the headline to read the entire post.

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How to Find a Riding Instructor

Posted on February 10, 2014 06:30 pm

Finding your first riding instructor, or a new riding instructor if you already ride, will take time and effort to find the right one for you and your situation. After all, you, or your child that wants to ride, should learn basic horsemanship skills before moving on to more advanced riding, competitions, or horse ownership. Everyone will have different factors that will direct the rider to their final choice. This article discusses what a new rider, or a parent, should look for in a riding instructor and lesson program...Click on the headline to read the full post.

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Why You Should Find a Certified Riding Instructor

Posted on January 14, 2014 09:48 pm

So has it finally started? Has your child started asking for a horse? Or at least some riding lessons? Or maybe you are the one who dreams of galloping across an open field on your trusty steed. But how do you get started? Perhaps your first thought is to open up the Yellow Pages, or more often these days, run to the Internet to Google it. The problem with this is that anyone can advertise themselves as a riding instructor. Click on the headline to read the full post.

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