Please add these to your event calendars and plan on attending The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Regional Conferences being held around the country this year. These educational events are open to the public and most provide horses for participants to ride with top instructors. Press is invited to attend. Please click here to find others near you as more are being added all the time.
Visit the CHA blog for more detailed information on each event.
CHA Region 1 (British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Western Montana, Oregon, and Alberta)
This conference is scheduled for March 5-8 at Canyonview Equestrian College in Silverton, Oregon. Speakers include Richard Shrake, Nathan Horsman, Stan Loewen, and many more. The presenters will speak on reining, dressage, cutting, jumping, pack and trail, and instructor training. Contact CHA Regional Director Teddy Franke in Oregon at [email protected] or 907-687-6047. Follow news from CHA Region 1 online at www.charegion1.com, and www.Facebook.com/groups/CHARegion1.
CHA Region 5 (New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland)
This conference is scheduled for March 20-21 at Houghton College in Houghton, New York. Topics include farrier care to optimize performance, saddle fitting to help the horse and rider, how to safely prepare kids for competitions, how to help at-risk youth with horses, teaching correct gaming techniques for barrel racing, pole bending, etc., and others. In addition, attendees can take 45-minute lessons with dressage schoolmasters for $50 as part of fundraiser for CHA. Pre-registration is required. Contact Larissa Strappello at [email protected] or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/783632741674604/ to find out more.
CHA Region 9 (Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming)
This conference is scheduled for March 13-15 in Denver, Colorado at the National Western Complex in concert with the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. Topics include teaching techniques for riding instructors, exercises on horseback riding for all levels, working with the very young rider, equine activity liability, and others. In addition to the conference, attendees will receive lunch on Saturday, parking passes, and tickets to all events for all three days of the Expo, including the Mane Event on Saturday evening. Since the Expo has seven venues running simultaneously in addition to the Region 9 Conference, it makes for a great family weekend. Contact CHA Regional Directors Jill Montgomery at [email protected] or Ashleigh Hamill at [email protected].
CHA Annual International Conference
October 22-25, 2015 at AQHA Hall of Fame & Museum and West Texas A&M University in Amarillo, Texas; contact the CHA Corporate Office at 859-259-3399, [email protected], or visit www.CHA-ahse.org.
CHA Instructors Change Lives Through Safe Experiences with Horses. The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors and trail guides, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and YouTube Safety shorts and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA-ahse.org or call 859-259-3399. To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you visit www.CHAinstructors.com.