2012 Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference will be held October 11 – 14, 2012 at the Canyonview Equestrian Center and College in Silverton, Oregon.

This event is open to the public and participants get to ride on school horses in the sessions!  The Early Bird Deadline of August 31st is approaching fast to save $70!  Click here to register today

As part of this event, CHA does a silent auction to raise money for a scholarship fund that helps riding instructors just starting out be able to attend a certification clinic. In exchange for your donation, CHA will list you in our conference program and on signage at the event. If you donate an item that retails for over $150, you will also get a free quarter page ad in our conference program.

Please visit to download the form today and get your product/service in front of many riding instructors and equine facility managers!  

Thank you for your generous support.  CHA also has booth spaces available for vendors wanting to share their products/services with riding instructors and equine facility managers at the event.

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The CHA International Conference is for riding instructors, barn managers, trainers, horse professionals and general horse owners and enthusiasts. The CHA Conference will include mounted workshops, ground lessons and lectures from top instructors, trainers, veterinarians, equine dentists, leather craftsmen, equine chiropractors, business professionals, saddle fitters and many others including:

— Julie Goodnight with HorseMaster TV

— Ren Bannerman from Canyonview with Working Cow Classes

— Patti Skipton from America Vaulting Association with Vaulting and Roman Riding

— Susan Xanthopoulos – The Research on Rider Biomechanics

— Anne Brzezicki from Middle Tennessee State on Lengthening and Collecting Exercises

— Dawn Ross from Oregon State on Western Horsemanship Patterns

— Kim Meeder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch

— Donna Hawkins – Osteopathy: A Holistic Approach

— Scott Depaolo from Boy Scouts of America with Trail Skills

— JoAnne Young from Houghton College with Exercises to Improve Responsiveness/Balance

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 and hosts regional and international conferences.

For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit  or call toll free 1-800-399-0138.  

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