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Equestrian Facilities

Equestrian facilities includes barns, arenas, pastures, stables, riding facilities, riding camps, breeding farms, horse trails, trail-riding facilities, lesson barns, competition grounds, racetracks, equestrian parks and recreational places, etc. The Certified Horsemanship Association values safety for all involved with horses at equestrian facilities, from children to high-level professionals, from riders and instructors to bystanders.

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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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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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7 Key Benefits to CHA Site Accreditation

Posted on January 21, 2015 09:48 pm

The Certified Horsemanship Association Site Accreditation Program allows equine facilities to get a designation from CHA that states they have met certain standards for quality, effectiveness, and safety set forth within the CHA Standards for Equestrian Programs manual. Learn more about why Site Accreditation is important to both equine facilities and those who are seeking an equine program...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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Safety Standards for Managing Equines Important for Equine Programs and Clients

Posted on June 20, 2014 10:57 pm

It’s our final post in the three-part series discussing safety guidelines published by the Certified Horsemanship Association in their Standards for Equestrian Programs. And this week’s topic, Management of Equines Standards, is important, not only for business owners, but also for anyone considering using an equine business. Knowing that horses are healthy and fit and that equipment is safe and well-cared-for should be a concern on both sides...Click on the headline to read the full post.

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Three More Important Standards for Equestrian Programs

Posted on May 28, 2014 11:13 pm

Learn about three Standards for Equestrian Programs as published by the Certified Horsemanship Association. These standards are key for horsemanship directors and riding staff, who are obligated to ensure the safety of all staff and clients...Click on the headline to read the full post.

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Three Must-See Safety Guidelines for Equestrian Facilities

Posted on May 13, 2014 11:08 pm

If you are considering building, renovating, or adding to your equestrian facility, you will want to read the "Certified Horsemanship Association's Standards for Equestrian Programs" manual, which was published to provide the horse industry with safety standards for any equestrian facility. This post takes a look at arena safety, making facilities safe for the horses, and emergency equipment. These topics can be found in the "Site Standards" section in the manual...Click on the headline to read the full post.

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The Top 15 Benefits of Horseback Riding

Posted on April 10, 2014 09:25 pm

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to learn how to ride. The benefits of horseback riding are innumerable and are shared among all horseback riders. The benefits are life enriching, and CHA explores the top benefits that horseback riders enjoy.

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