Certification Clinics

 

Standards

Western and English (including jumping) four level instructor certification. Earn certification in a 40 hour clinic.

This certification is good for three years and can be maintained. There are numerous host sites across the country each year and clinics typically run $750 to $800 including CHA manuals.

Trail Guide

This is a four level instructor or pack guide certification. Clinics last three to five daysThis certification is good for three years and can be maintained. There are only a few host sites across the country each year and clinics typically run $750 to $800 including CHA  manuals.

Equine Facility Management

The Equine Facility Management (EFM) program is a twenty-hour certification clinic to evaluate participants on their skills and knowledge of equine facility management. Participants will demonstrate skills and take a written test at each of four levels of certification.

Driver and Driving Instructor 

 

For driving instructors who teach group lessons in the camp or commercial driving school setting, and for recreational or commercial drivers. Certification includes single and team driving with multiple vehicle types. Both breast collar and collar harness are addressed. 

Instructor for Riders with Dissabilities 

For instructors working in programs that provide recreational, instructional, or mainstream riding for persons with disabilities. The materials and curriculum of these certification clinics are specific to the various considerations, adaptations, applications, contraindications, adaptive equipment, and horses used in riding programs that serve persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities

Vaulting Coach 

A 24 hour certification clinic, conducted in three days, is held as a stand-alone clinic. Certification is available at three levels and qualifies the individual to coach vaulting through walk/ trot and up to canter in either a recreational and/or competition vaulting program.

DAY RIDE TRAIL GUIDE

For trail guides dealing with rides from very short up to day long. Day Ride Trail Guide Certification Clinics are similar in format and content to the Standard Clinic, but there is an emphasis on trail guiding skills displays rather than teaching lessons. 

COMBINED INSTRUCTOR/TRAIL GUIDE

For use in recreational programs, lower level instructional programs and programs that include both progressive skill building and trailriding. Combined Certification Clinics offer both Standard Instructor Certification and Trail Guide Certification, up to the second level in each program.

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