It’s now just a few weeks away until the Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference, and it’s not too late to register for the event. Both full conference registration and daily registration is available. Set for October 20-23 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, conference sessions will be split between the Holiday Inn Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Miller Coliseum.
Veterinarian and animal welfare advocate Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, Senior Director of Equine Veterinary Services for Zoetis, will kick off the Thursday keynote address. The keynote for Friday’s lunch and for Saturday evening will be the internationally recognized trainer, clinician, and TV show host Julie Goodnight. Goodnight is a former CHA Program Director and the current CHA International Spokesperson.
Additional sessions include topics such as teaching horsemanship skills, how to teach new students, jumping exercises and releases, applications for the turn back, saddle fit for women vs. men, western horsemanship exercises, hoof care, exercises to teach multiple students at different levels, how to choose a lesson horse, business solutions for equine professionals, HorseIQ, lateral movements, Centered Riding, effective groundwork, dealing with clientele, saddle fit for various breeds, and so much more. There will also be a Real Colors Personality Style Assessment, a Schleese Saddle Fit Workshop, and the National Reining Horse Association Ride a Reiner for an additional nominal cost. Attendees won’t want to miss the CHA Awards Banquet on Saturday night, which promises fun, food, and networking with like-minded horse professionals and enthusiasts.
For a complete list of sessions and their descriptions, along with speaker bios, please visit http://cha-ahse.org/store/pages/322/2016_CHA_International_Conference_Speakers.html.
Mounted sessions will be on horses that are generously on loan from the MTSU Horse Science Program and Equestrian Team. Meetings are scheduled for the CHA Board of Directors on Wednesday and for CHA Regional Directors and State/Provincial Representatives and CHA Clinic Staff on Thursday. Training for those who want to become CHA Site Visitors will take place on Thursday and Sunday mornings. Attendees can find out complete information and/or register online at www.cha-ahse.org/store/pages/47/International_Conference.html.
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