CHA Driving Certification Clinic at the Phoenix Zoo in November 2017

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) is pleased to announce the first CHA Driving Instructor and Driver Certification Clinic will be held at the Thunderbirds Charities Equine Facility at the Phoenix Zoo. The clinic will be held November 6-10, 2017, at 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85008. The facility has been accredited by CHA since 2009 and is the host site for other CHA certification clinics as well. Participants must be 16 years old or older for assistant certification and 18 years old or older for driver/driving instructor certification. The cost is $875.00, and all equipment and horses are provided, along with a daily lunch.

The CHA Driving Instructor and Driver Certification (DIDC) program is designed for recreational and commercial drivers and driving instructors who teach group lessons in a camp or commercial driving school setting. Certification includes single and team driving with multiple driving vehicles, and the clinic addresses both breast collars and collar harnesses.

There are seven workshops included within the five-day clinic, including: Teaching Techniques for Driving, Risk Reduction, Passenger Safety in Loading and Unloading, Harness Fit and Adjustment, Road Driving, Emergency Procedures and Professionalism.

Participants will be certified at one of the following levels: Assistant Driver/Instructor, Level 1 Driver, Level 1 Driving Instructor, Level 2 Driver, Level 2 Driving Instructor, Assistant DIDC Clinic Instructor, or Clinic Instructor. 

To learn more about the CHA DIDC program and what the various levels mean, please visit

Those interested in the clinic should contact Becky Manning at 602-286-3800, ext. 7630. If you need further information about where to find other CHA certification clinics around the continent, such as the Equine Facility Manager and English/Western and Day Ride Trail Guide, visit

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 largest certifying body of riding instructors and barn managers in North America, Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit or call 859-259-3399. To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit



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