Teaching horseback riding this summer and want to have a national association behind you? The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) has over 100 program member equine facilities across North America that host CHA certification clinics. To find one in your area visit http://www.CHA-ahse.org
Most CHA certification clinics take place in May and June. Find the one you want to attend and contact the host site directly to enroll. Most of them are five days in length and once an instructor is certified there is no need to attend another clinic, the instructor just has to recertify by turning in 25 hours of continuing education credit, such as attending a nutrition talk at a local feed store, attending an equine trade show, attending horsemanship clinics, etc.
As certification clinics are added to the CHA website daily, think about signing up for the CHA free monthly eblasts at www.CHA-ahse.org right on the home page. This complimentary educational monthly e-newsletter contains articles from equine lawyers, vets, trainers and instructors on a variety of topics and will list CHA news including all upcoming certification clinics.
The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors, recreational vaulting coaches, barn managers, college coaches, drivers and trail guides; accredits equestrian facilities; publishes educational manuals and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA-ahse.org or call toll free 1-800-399-0138. To find a certified riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you visit www.CHAinstructors.com