(October 2020) – The Certified Horsemanship Association Online Silent Auction is open for bidding now at https://cha.horse/advertise/#donate-silent-auction-items. It is truly an All-Breed, All-Discipline Auction thanks to our wonderful donors!
Please share this event with everyone. Great horse owner supplies, travel, gift baskets, books, household items, gift certificates, clothing, art, jewelry and much more is up for bid.
The auction will be live until November 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Any items you win will be shipped to you after the closing of the auction for FREE. Funds will go towards CHA Scholarships for those in financial need due to hardship to support attendance at a CHA Certification to jump start their careers as a riding instructor or equine facility manager.
CHA is also holding its first ever Virtual Conference on Friday, October 30, 2020. This event will be open to all horse enthusiasts with a CHA member and non-member rate for the educational horsemanship day.
This conference will not just be your typical Zoom call with talking heads and Powerpoint presentations. The sessions will be very interactive and some speakers will be doing videos ahead of time with riders up on horses to showcase what they are teaching during their presentations. They will then be online to answer any questions after the video sessions. Here is the schedule for the day and for the recording you can receive after the event if you can’t join us live.
Friday, October 30, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
CHA Virtual Conference – $95 for CHA Members and $155 for non-members
9:30 a.m. Gabrielle Diakon – Yoga for the Virtual Equestrian Conference Attendee
10 a.m. Dr. Bob Coleman – 4H Resources Ready for You and Your Youth
10:30 a.m. – Jochen Schleese – The 8 Myths of Saddle Fit
11:30 a.m. – Julie Goodnight – Simple and Flying Lead Changes (video with horses)
12:30 – Lunch break
1 p.m. – Shawna Karrasch – Positive Reinforcement Training (video with horses)
2 p.m. – Tara Reimer – Turnbacks and Rollbacks (video with horses)
3 p.m. – Julie Fischer – Grant Writing and Fundraising
3:30 p.m. – Susan Garside – Ways to Help Your Lesson Horses Succeed with Their Students (video with horses)
4:30 p.m. Jo-Anne Young – Understanding and Developing the Half Pass (video with horses)
5:30 p.m. – Courtney Smith – How to Teach the Boring Stuff in a Fun Way
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, has an educational horsemanship streaming video channel, 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 www.CHA.horse or call 859-259-3399. To find a certified equine professional or accredited equine facility near you, visit www.CHA.horse