CHA All Discipline Standard Clinic
Host Site: Canyonview Equestrian College & Center
SUMMER DATE: June 4-8, 2018
FALL DATE: September 17-21, 2018
HOW TO SIGN UP: If you would like to sign up for a CHA Clinic hosted by Canyonview, please contact Ren Bannerman, Director of Equine Ministries and Canyonview Equestrian College President at: 503-931-0901 or email
CLINIC COST: $850.00 - Includes: CHA Manuals, CHA membership, Certification fees, Insurance, 4 overnights (Monday-Thursday) and meals from Monday lunch-Friday lunch. A $300.00 non-refundable deposit is needed to secure your spot! Please make checks out to: Canyonview Equestrian Center.
CHA PURPOSE STATEMENT
To promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry. This is accomplished by certifying instructors, accrediting equine facilities and publishing educational resources.
Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) is a nationwide program aimed at standardizing riding instruction. The program is designed to teach both English and Western riding from beginner to advanced riders. The CHA program is available in summer camps, schools and stables throughout the country, teaching all aspects of excellence in horsemanship. Membership fees entitle use of CHA Riding Instruction Manuals and make available awards and certificates for riding skills. The purpose of this CHA clinic is to evaluate the participant’s teaching ability; not an emphasis on learning how to teach. All who meet certification standards will receive an Instructor’s Certification.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A CHA CLINIC:
Candidates will teach at least four 10 minute lessons on topics assigned by the clinic staff, according to the candidate's ability level. When not teaching, the candidates will ride in lessons role-playing as a student. All candidates will give oral evaluations of their own lessons, as well as the lessons given by other candidates. Clinic staff will also give oral and written evaluations of lessons for safety, group control and effectiveness. Candidates will also be evaluated throughout the clinic on their professionalism, including appropriate dress, attitude and demeanor. Expect long days and evening classroom sessions. Participants may also be expected to help with horse chores.
5 AREAS IN WHICH EACH PARTICIPANT IS EVALUATED:
* Horsemanship Skills
* Teaching Techniques
* Group Control
For more information about CHA, please check out their website.
CHA WEBSITE: www.cha-ahse.org
Director of Equine Ministries and Canyonview Equestrian