Horsemanship at Upper Columbia Academy – Growing Program for Youth at Spokane Area Boarding Academy

UCA Riding Students. Photo provided by UCA.

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. To visit CHA’s website, go to www.CHA.Horse for more information.   Horses in school? Yes! Upper Columbia Academy (UCA), a boarding school outside of Spokane, Washington (in …

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Creatives Join Forces to Support the Colorado Horse Community

Karen shoots pictures at a ranch sorting competition in Elbert, CO

The horse community at large comprises a tightly knit group with a shared lifestyle. Though smaller in scale, regional equine communities amplify that passion, interest, and dedication to a whole new level. Karen Pickering recognizes the valuable opportunity to serve these micro-audiences as the publisher and owner of the The Northwest Horse …

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Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT) – Unleashing the Potential of Those with Disabilities

Photo by TROT

Article by Cynthia MacFarlan Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources, go to www.CHA.Horse for more information. Our member programs are the heartbeat of the association, here is one story.   Cynthia MacFarlan, …

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Cow Work Foundations Workshop at Iron Legacy Ranch – Region 1 Event Represents New Approach to Education

Article by Phil Peterson and Rowanne Fairchild CHA Region 1 is taking a new approach to community and continued education in 2021. Region 1 is found in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, and Alberta. Every winter, they host a regional conference that exhibits some of the best instruction, …

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Stonewater Mustangs: Adventure in the Cascades – Horse Camps are One of Many Choices Available

Article by Tracey Hamilton Youth Dynamics Stonewater, our Washington State adventure base and retreat center, is tucked in the heart of the Cascades in Plain, WA on 158 acres. With Icicle Canyon and the Wenatchee River a short drive away, we have access to quiet backcountry settings, great whitewater rafting, …

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CHA Region One Conference March 3-6, 2022 – Conference Brings Outstanding Instructors, Educational Opportunities, and Fellowship

Photos from Phil Peterson

Article by Phil Peterson – Region 1 Director Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. For more information, visit CHA’s new website, www.CHA.Horse.   Region One covers the great Northwest, including Alaska, Alberta, British …

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CHA Region One Awards – Sapphire is Horse of the Year

Photo from Warm Beach Horsemanship

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources, go to www.CHA.Horse for more information. Each year we recognize an instructor and a school horse that have been nominated by the staff and students that …

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