(February 2022) – Anyone who wants to further their career by earning a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Certification is encouraged to check out the CHA Certification Schedule online by Type of certification, by Location in the US and Canada, and by Date of when it is being held. CHA Certifications are intensive multi-day events in which attendees learn and demonstrate their skills so they can be certified at one of CHA’s various certification types and levels. They are currently available for 2022 are English/Western Instructor (EWI), Equine Facility Manager (EFM), and Instructor of Riders with Disabilities (IRD) certifications. Day Ride Trail Guide (DRTG), Driving (DID), and Vaulting (VTL) are going to be posted on our website soon. Many more will be added in the next few months for this year. Join more than 30,000 experts who have been certified by the largest equine professional certifying program in North America!
At this time, CHA Certifications are available in the following locations: Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Normally, CHA conducts over 80 certifications around the US and Canada each year. They are posted on the CHA website for 2022 at this time with more getting listed every day.
There is no CHA way to teach a rider or manage an equine facility. Certification is based on safety of humans and horses, proper animal welfare and care, professionalism, and effectiveness. Many insurance companies also recognize certification and will give discounts on premiums to those that are certified. Two CHA Certifiers evaluate each attendee, who must also pass written tests and competently demonstrate their skills during the hands-on certification. The cost of the certification includes the attendee’s CHA membership, fees for the event, and all educational materials, school horses that are provided by the host site, etc. Each host site will specify which meals are included and if a lodging option is available with the price.
For more information on attending a CHA Certification and what to expect, please visit https://cha.horse/cha-certifications/ to see the details of each type.
For anyone wishing to host a CHA Certification, the organization is taking applications to host now in the late spring of 2022 and beyond. Host sites must become a CHA Program Member that is pre-approved by CHA. If your facility would like to become a new host site for CHA, please visit https://cha.horse/how-to-host-a-cha-certification/ to find out more.
To keep up-to-date on all news from CHA, please subscribe for the CHA monthly e-newsletter on the home page at www.CHA.horse.
CHA Equine Professionals 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 equine professionals, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, produces an educational horsemanship streaming video channel, has educational webinars and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the largest certifying body of equine professionals in North America, Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA.horse or call 859-259-3399. To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit www.CHA.horse