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August 17-22 Camp Ondessonk will host a CHA Standard Instructor Certification Clinic

August 17-22 Camp Ondessonk will host a CHA Standard Instructor Certification Clinic.August 17-22 Camp Ondessonk will host a CHA Standard Instructor Certification Clinic.

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) has developed a highly respected certification process where riding instructors are evaluated in five areas: safety, horsemanship knowledge and ability, teaching techniques, group control, and responsibility and professionalism.

The purpose of CHA clinics is to evaluate the existing knowledge and skill level of the clinic participants and to grant certification at the level that each participant is able to demonstrate during the clinic.

Certification is a validation of the individual’s knowledge and ability, and demonstrates to employers and customers that the certified individual has been proven against a respected standard, under independent evaluation.  Certification means the individual is committed to professional standards and is proven to be safe, knowledgeable and effective.

The CHA Certification process involves evaluation by two CHA Certified Clinicians, in our multi-day certification clinic. CHA certification clinics involve written tests, skills demonstrations and participation in workshops. The clinic fee of $795.00 includes lodging, meals, student manuals, instructor manuals, and CHA membership and certification fees.

Instructor candidates must be at least 16 to be certified as an Assistant Instructor and they are then qualified to assist in a lesson or trail ride, under the supervision of a certified instructor.  Candidates for instructor certification levels need to be at least 18 years old.

If you know anyone interested in becoming a certified CHA instructor, please spread the news and encourage individuals to attend!  For more information on CHA and the certifications, please visit www.cha-ahse.org.  If you have questions or would like more information on Camp Ondessonk?s August clinic, contact Meagan at stables@ondessonk.com.  Until then, Heepwah and Happy Trails!

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