(March 2022) Certified Horsemanship Association Region 1 just wrapped up another incredible conference! It was an awesome time of learning and fellowship. CHA Region 1 includes: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and the Yukon Territory.
CHA Region 1 honored Sherilyn Sander for her dedicated service to not only CHA Region 1, but to the entire CHA family. Sherilyn graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Animal Science and Canyonview Equestrian College where she went on to serve as the Dean of Students for 16 years. She has been a certified CHA riding instructor since 1989. In 1997, she earned her Master Instructor and Assistant Certifier designation. From 2002-2006 Sherilyn served on the Board of Directors for CHA and was CHA Vice President for a term. She is dual certified in Pack & Trail and is a Combined Arena/Trail Certifier as well as a CHA Accredited Site Visitor. Sherilyn has been very active in CHA Region 1 since the early 90’s when the first Region 1 Conference was held at Pioneer Chehalis in British Columbia.
Other noteworthy conference highlights include the CHA Region 1 volunteer of the year, Jennifer Mayberry. Jennifer was certified at Camp Berachah in 2001 and earned her CHA Certifier status in 2010. She joined the CHA Region 1 leadership team in 2017. She will be stepping away from her leadership role to focus on the next adventure coming into her life! She will be missed!
The CHA Region 1 School Horse of the Year is Kahraba Nazem who is a 34-year-old purebred registered Arabian mare who serves riders at Royal Ridges Retreat in Yacolt, WA. CHA Region 1 is so honored to have these exceptional individuals in the CHA family!
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