Horseback Riding Risk Management and Teaching Techniques Available Online

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June 30, 2012 -- Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and American Camp Association (ACA) recently partnered to created new professional development opportunities for directors and frontline staff to promote the safety and quality of equine activities offered in camps and by other youth program providers. Two recorded webinars are available with individual and group pricing options.

To benefit from member pricing, take advantage of ACA’s free membership campaign. Learn more at www.acacamps.org/membership/free.

“Equine activities are some of the most beloved experiences children and youth have at camp, and CHA and ACA understand the importance of best practices for these developmental activities. To that end, ACA and CHA have created resources to help reinforce the safety, skill-development, and fun of quality youth program equine activities,” said Peg Smith, ACA’s chief executive officer.

ACA’s Professional Development Center (PDC) connects camp and youth professionals to quality lifelong learning experiences, including face-to-face conferences and events, live and recorded webinars, and a variety of online courses. Certificates of completion and continuing education credits are available for all courses and webinars. For more information about professional development opportunities available through ACA visit www.ACAcamps.org/einstitute.

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 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.

The American Camp Association (ACA) works to preserve, promote and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-Accredited camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities. There are over 2,400 ACA-accredited camps that meet up to 290 health and safety standards. For more information visit www.ACAcamps.org.