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Get to Know the Partners of the Certified Horsemanship Association
(June 2019) – The Certified Horsemanship Association believes in unification of the horse industry and less fragmentation and reinventing of the wheel. So with that mindset, CHA is proud to have created two levels of sponsorship, Corporate and Educational Alliance, and both levels play key roles in helping CHA with its mission of promoting excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry and helping the partner in return with their business plan. CHA would like to express its appreciation to the various organizations who are serving in partnership to help CHA members change lives through safe experiences with horses.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is one of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, and it produces consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, films, and TV shows. The Equine Network serves as the horse industry branch with magazines that include Dressage Today, EquiManagement, EQUUS, Horse & Rider, Practical Horseman, Stable Management, The Team Roping Journal, and websites, such as Equine.com, Equisearch, American Cowboy Digital, A Home for Every Horse, and Hope in the Saddle. In addition, the Ariat World Series of Team Roping, which is the richest team roping event in the world, and USRider Equestrian Motor Plan fall under the AIM brand. For more information, visit www.aimmedia.com/equine-network.
Equisure provides specialty insurance coverage for both horse owners and equine professionals, such as riding instructor/trainer insurance, horse mortality and major medical, horse club insurance, horse show/special event insurance, personal excess insurance, and more. Riding instructors and equine facility managers find insurance coverage a great way to prepare for the unexpected. For more information, visit www.equisure-inc.com.
With more than 4 million of their helmets in the equestrian market, Troxel is a leading provider of ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmets. Troxel focus has been on providing products with innovative design and being the only physician-developed equestrian helmet line. Troxel was the first company to offer helmets for trail and Western riders, and the company supports all equestrian disciplines with helmets and accessories designed for both English and Western riders. For more information, visit www.troxelhelmets.com.
Educational Alliance Partners
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) promotes, preserves, and provides meaningful experiences with the American Paint Horse breed. Registrations have exceeded 1 million American Paints. APHA sanctions horse shows and races and holds several world championship events. APHA’s recognition programs reflect its membership’s wide range of interests with the American Paint. APHA also provides educational materials and collects official breed data, such as performance records, progeny records, honor rolls, show results, etc. For more information, visit www.apha.com.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization with more than 5 million registered American Quarter Horses and more than 250,000 members. AQHA is dedicated to recording and preserving the American Quarter Horse breed and encouraging ownership and participation with American Quarter Horses. It also processes approved show and race results, catalogs performances, and produces data on the breed. AQHA’s various championships feature barrel racing, pole bending, roping, western pleasure, jumping, halter, reining, cutting, and more. For more information, visit www.aqha.com.
The Appaloosa Horse Club of America (ApHC) is the international breed registry for Appaloosa horses. Members benefit from services that encourage Appaloosa ownership and participation with their horses, especially in ApHC’s regional, national, and international network of clubs and associations. Many of the 118 regional clubs offer local shows, pleasure rides, and year-end awards. For more information, visit www.appaloosa.com.
The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) is the official breed registry of the Arabian horse in the United States and Canada, and it has more than 1 million registered Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian horses. This organization brings together like-minded Arabian horse enthusiasts and provides a focal point for breeding and ownership programs and recreational and competitive activities. With almost 350 events and competitions across 18 geographical regions and its five national events, members can earn around $1 million in annual prize money. For more information, visit www.arabianhorses.org.
The mission of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sports. With more than 13,500 members in 42 states, IEA supports the disciplines of hunt seat, western, and dressage. IEA’s guidance for the creation of school- and/or barn-associated equestrian programs and organized student competitions has helped expand exposure to equestrian sports to those who may not own a horse. For more information, visit www.rideiea.org.
The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) is the premier competitive trail riding organization in six regions across North America. NATRC sanctions long distance competitive trail rides and clinics for riders of all equine breeds and disciplines. There is an emphasis on safety, sportsmanship, education, and trail horse care through qualified evaluation of horse and rider by veterinarians and horsemanship judges. Events provide fun for the whole family and build horse-and-rider partnerships, provide comradery among participants, and educate riders about horse care. For more information, visit www.natrc.org.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) promotes equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. With 4,800 certified instructors and equine specialists, 873 member centers, and almost 8,000 members around the world helping close to 69,000 individuals, PATH Intl. is making the difference in those with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges to find independence thanks to horses. Additional activities provided by centers include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, competition, ground work, and stable management. For more information, visit www.pathintl.org.
The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. People looking to adopt a horse, share their story about a previous horse in transition, or become an advocate can all benefit from The Right Horse, which is hoping to increase equine adoption numbers nationwide. The organization also hopes to support horses in transition by reframing the conversation around equine adoption. For more information, visit www.therighthorse.org.
Time to Ride is dedicated to introducing people to horses through its Time to Ride Challenge and its latest initiative that introduces people to horses through a series of lessons at Time to Ride Program Facilities. Created by the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance, the goal is to sustain and grow the horse industry by creating the next generation of knowledgeable and dedicated horse enthusiasts and owners. The organization’s main objective is to connect parents and children with local barns, riding centers, and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.timetoride.org.
Companies wishing to reach the CHA audience can do so in a number of ways: as a Corporate Sponsor or an Educational Alliance Sponsor, as an event sponsor or vendor (e.g., at the CHA International Conference or a Regional Conference), or as an advertiser in CHA’s print publications, e-newsletter, radio show, or through CHA’s sponsored educational videos.
For those wishing to become a Corporate Sponsor or an Educational Alliance Sponsor, please contact clandwehr@CHAinstructors.com. For more information on becoming a CHA International Conference Sponsor or for a vendor booth, please visit https://cha-ahse.netlou-secure.com/product_images/uploaded_files/0519-conf-sponsorshipsbooths.pdf. For more information on advertising, please visit CHAinstructors.com/advertise or contact SarahConrad@CHAinstructors.com.
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, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and YouTube Safety shorts, 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 horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit www.CHAinstructors.com.