Ren Bannerman,

Director of Equine Ministries and Canyonview Equestrian

College President

Phone: 503-931-0901

Email: info@canyonview.us

 

CANYONVIEW EQUESTRIAN CENTER & COLLEGE

CHA EFM CLINIC DATE: February 27-March 1, 2018

 

HOW TO SIGN UP: If you would like to sign up for the EFM Clinic hosted by Canyonview, please contact Katelan Kamstra at: 971-239-1347 or email info@canyonview.us

 

CLINIC COST: $585.00 (includes lodging and meals from Tuesday lunch-Thursday breakfast)​

Deposit: $200.00 (non-refundable)

Please make checks out to: Canyonview Equestrian Center

LEVELS OF (EFM) CERTIFICATION

There are four levels of certification and participants must advance through the levels by taking a written test and doing skills demonstration at each level. Candidates for certification must have the knowledge and skills at any given level prior to the clinic; CHA will not certify newfound knowledge or skills.

 

These four levels of certification are available:

 

  • Level 1 - Stable Worker: Qualified to work in a barn under the supervision of a manager. Minimum age is 16.

  • Level 2 - Stable Manager: Qualified to manage a small private stable of up to 10 head and 1-2 employees. Minimum age is 18.

  • Level 3 - Herd Manager: Qualified to manage a public equine facility of up to 35 head and 3-4 employees. Minimum age is 21.

  • Level 4 - Equine Facility Manager: Qualified as general manger of a commercial equine operation greater than 35 head and with five or more employees. Minimum age is 21.

  • See expanded content in each level below.

 

MINIMUM COMPETENCY

For Level One EFM Certification, minimum competency requires the ability to safely catch, halter, lead and secure horses without assistance; safely execute feeding and stable chores; basic horse knowledge including parts of the horse, signs of health and basic behavior.

 

AREAS OF EVALUATION:

Participants will be evaluated on skills and knowledge by two CHA Certified EFM Clinicians, in five areas:

 

  1. Safety

  2. Horse Handling

  3. Horse Husbandry

  4. Facilities and Equipment

  5. Professionalism

  6. The standard clinic staff certification process will apply to EFM.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • In order to receive any certification, the EFM candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum age requirements apply

  • Complete a certification clinic of at least twenty (20) hours

  • Attain a score of 31 or higher on the EFM Evaluation form, with a minimum average score of seven (7) in the safety category

  • An EFM candidate is evaluated on the ability to work safely and effectively in a stable and is evaluated by written tests, oral examination, and skills demonstration.

  • Candidates must pass each level consecutively to attain level-4 certification.

  • Certification is valid for three years from the date of certification and individuals must maintain membership in CHA.

  • Recertification is possible by application and proof of continued activity in the horse industry and at least 25 hours of continuing education.

  • The only way to raise the level of EFM certification is to attend another certification clinic. Participants must wait a minimum of six months after an EFM clinic to attend another EFM certification clinic.

PROGRAM CONTENT

The following skills/knowledge will be demonstrated at each level, by either a written test or a hands-on skills demonstration, oral examination.

 

  • Stable Worker: safe horse handling, stall cleaning, turn out, feeding, parts of the horse, signs of wellness and sickness, securing horses.

  • Stable Manager: basic equine nutrition, horse first-aid and wound care; vital signs; routine health maintenance; grooming and bathing; bedding and manure management; hoof care; bandaging and protective boots; animal welfare.

  • Herd Manager: resource management (facility, equipment, supplies); scheduling staff and programs; risk management; stallion/broodmare care; pasture management; infectious disease control; record keeping; medications and supplements; personnel management; environmental impact; communication skills; herd nutrition; saddle fit; emergency procedures.

  • Equine Facility Manager: business and personnel development; budgeting commercial operations; strategic planning; policies and procedures; employment law and payroll; insurance; communication skills; people skills; conflict resolution; federal regulations; animal welfare; show grooming and clipping; horse selection and evaluation; staff training; disaster planning.

 

For more information about CHA, please check out their website.

CHA WEBSITE: www.cha-ahse.org

Mailing Address:

P. O. BOX 128

Silverton, OR  97381

Physical Address:

13000 Finlay Rd. NE​

Silverton, OR 97381

(DO NOT send mail to our Physical

Address unless using UPS or FedEx)

ADDRESS
Main Office
Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm
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Email us at:

info@canyonview.us

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