Annual Conference & Volunteer Award Winners

Julie Goodnight, Jill Montgomery, Beth Powers

CHA International Conference

Save the Date for CHA Conference!

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Oct 30th - Nov 1st, 2020

Texas A&M
College Station, TX

CHA’s Annual international Conference is open to the public and full conference participants get to ride on well trained school horses in the sessions! Special day rates are available! There are great press discounts available as well.

The conference includes mounted workshops for participants, lessons from master level certified instructors, top veterinarians, horse trainers and much more.

Conference Flyers & Registration Info

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CHA Volunteer Award Winners

Volunteer Award Winners

  • 2019 Aimee Edwards
  • 2018 Dr. Bob Coleman
  • 2017 Jill Montgomery
  • 2016 Sanna Roling
  • 2015 Terry Williams
  • 2014 Laura Jones
  • 2013 Tara Gamble
  • 2012 Lori Maciulewicz
  • 2011 Tammi Gainer
  • 2010 Ann Streett-Joslin
  • 2009 Tim Alderson
  • 2008 Jack Breaks
  • 2007 Lynn O’Brien
  • 2006 Beth Powers
  • 2005 Bill Enns
  • 2004 Lynn Squire
  • 2003 Christine Guenther
  • 2002 Dodi Stacey
  • 2001 Jo-Anne Young
  • 2000 Michal Kays
  • 1999 Susanne Valla
  • 1998 Barbara Christian
  • 1997 Lew Sterrett
  • 1996 Susan Harris

PARTNERSHIP IN SAFETY AWARD WINNERS

  • 2019 Pegasus Farm
  • 2018 Suzi Carragher
  • 2017 Houghton College
  • 2016 Camp Berachah
  • 2015 Blue Star Camps
  • 2014 North American Trail Ride Conference
  • 2013 Julie Goodnight
  • 2012 Riders4Helmets
  • 2011 SaddeUp Safely – University of Kentucky HealthCare
  • 2010 Troxel
  • 2009 Equisure, Inc.
  • 2008 Kentucky Horse Park
  • 2007 American Quarter Horse Association
  • 2006 American Vaulting Association
  • 2005 NARHA
  • 2004 North American Horsemen’s Association
  • 2003 American Camping Association
  • 2002 Markel Insurance Company
  • 2001 American Youth Horse Council
  • 2000 Washington State 4-H Foundation
  • 1999 Horse Council of British Columbia
  • 1998 Hadley Stacey
  • 1997 Julie Fershtman of counsel
  • 1996 Lexington Helmets

CHA STONE SCHOOL HORSE OF THE YEAR

  • 2019 Smut from Dream Catcher Stable in Texas
  • 2018 Romeo from Fox Mask Horsemanship in Arizona
  • 2017 Matthew from Camp Hebron in Pennsylvania
  • 2016 Ida Liked a Dun from Cloud 9 in Manitoba
  • 2015 Sir Dar from Experience Equus in Texas
  • 2014 Pumpkin from Houghton College in New York
  • 2013 Brady Who from Star T Ranch in Texas
  • 2012 Shawnee from PLA Horse Play in Georgia
  • 2011 Chewy from Living Water Ranch in Alaska
  • 2010 Cinder from Center Lake Bible Camp in Michigan
  • 2009 BoJangles from Paradise Ranch in Tennessee
  • 2008 Smokey of Dream Catcher Stables in Texas
  • 2007 Doc Golden Gate Vaulters in Colorado
  • 2006 Domino´s Crescent Moon Eagle Creek Equestrian Center in Georgia
  • 2005 Mr. Peach Emigrant Springs Horsemanship in California
  • 2004 Woody – Woodloch Stables in Minnesota
  • 2003 Shotgun Jetta TLC Stables in New Hampshire
  • 2002 Yeller Rancho Vista Therapy Center in Colorado

CHA INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

  • 2019 Celia Bunge of Miami, Florida
  • 2018 Katie Purdy of Beaverton, Oregon
  • 2017 Jenn Gay of Pinckney, Michigan
  • 2016 Gerrie Barnes of Conroe, Texas
  • 2015 Anne Brzezicki of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • 2014 Teresa Kackert of Menifee, California
  • 2013 Tara Reimer of Steinbach, Manitoba
  • 2012 Patti Stalley of Riverton, Wyoming
  • 2011 Megan-Rai Ferguson of Saint Andrews, Manitoba
  • 2010 Mitzi Summers of Fort Plain, New York
  • 2009 Steven Lantvit from La Porte, Indiana
  • 2008 Tanya Cody of Tallahasee, Florida
  • 2007 Jennifer Willey of White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • 2006 Karen Pikovsky of Irwin, Pennsylvania
  • 2005 Lori Hall-McNary of Escondido, California
  • 2004 Rathel Gincig of Aurora, Colorado
  • 2003 Cydney Adler of Burien, Washington

CHA CLINIC INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

  • 2019 Andrea Richardson of Brantford, Ontario
  • 2018 Julia Hershey of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2017 Shellie Hensley of Mackburg, Iowa
  • 2016 Betsy Chandler of Trinton, Georgia
  • 2015 Pat Leach of Burleson, Texas
  • 2014 Kristi Harris of Pryor, Oklahoma
  • 2013 Delena Jennings of Utterson, Ontario
  • 2012 Michal Kays of Rochester, Washington
  • 2011 Terry Williams of Blanchester, Ohio
  • 2010 Heidi Potter of Guilford, Vermont
  • 2009 Stan Loewen from Mead, Kansas
  • 2008 Millie Binkley of New Johnsonville, Tenessee
  • 2007 JoAnne Young of Houghton, New York
  • 2006 Tara Gamble of Edmonton, Alberta
  • 2005 Polly Haselton Barger of Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2004 Barbara Klatt of Lancaster, Ohio
  • 2003 Darla Ryder of Weatherford, Texas

CHA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

  • 2019 Susanne Valla of Mocksville, North Carolina
  • 2018 Bo and Laurie Winslow of New Castle, Colorado
  • 2017 Ward Stutz of Amarillo, Texas
  • 2016 Peggy Adams of Greensboro, Georgia
  • 2015 Marcie Stimmel of Menifee, California
  • 2014 Jim Glunt of Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 2013 Susan Harris of Cortland, New York
  • 2012 Phil Peterson of Ritzville, Washington
  • 2010 Patrick Mullins of Bumpass, Virginia
  • 2009 Fred Bruce from Crandall, Georgia

HOW TO NOMINATE:

  • Submissions: Nomination forms, letters of support, and photos can all be attached to one email, and sent to office@CHAinstructors.com
  • Nomination Deadlines: Please download and read nomination forms for deadlines.

CHA Instructor
of the Year

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CHA School Horse
of the Year

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CHA Certifier
of the Year

If you went through a CHA certification clinic this year and just loved your certifier, let us know about the person and what you liked and why he/she should win this award.

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