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All Discipline Certified Horsemanship Standard Instructor Certification Clinic

May 11 @ 9:00 am - May 15 @ 6:00 pm


This clinic is designed for group riding instructors of all levels of riders in a arena setting and on the trail. Certification may be earned in English and/or Western disciplines; minimum age for assistant certification is 16, minimum age for instructor certification is 18. There are four levels of certification that may be earned in both disciplines that range from assistant instructor to CHA clinician. The level of certification earned is at the sole discretion of the Clinic Staff and no certification of any kind is guaranteed.

The CHA Certification Clinic process involves evaluation by two CHA Certified Clinicians, in a 5 day certification clinic held at approved CHA Program Member host site facilities. Instructor candidates are expected to teach at least four practice lessons, a riding evaluation, a written test and participation in workshops on risk management, teaching techniques, professionalism and herd management. Certification is awarded at the end of the clinic and the level of certification attained, if any.

Instructor Candidates must be able to mount, dismount and ride at the walk, trot and canter/lope on the correct lead, with good form and control in a group, in the arena and in the open. They must be able to ride above the level that they will be certified to teach. (Exceptional circumstances are addressed in the “Special Considerations” section  under “Instructor Competency Guidelines” in the CHA Clinic Instructor’s Manual.

Contact host Sarah Quain if you have any questions. 845-985-2291 Ext 240 or squain@frostvalley.org

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May 11 @ 9:00 am
May 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Frost Valley YMCA
21 Straus Lane
Claryville, NY 12725 United States
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845-985-2291 x 240