Certified Horsemanship Association Members Become Time to Ride Pilot Program Members

The Certified Horsemanship Association would like to congratulate the list of CHA individual and program members below that have been added to the new Time to Ride Pilot Program. Time to Ride is dedicated to introducing people to horses in a safe and welcoming environment. Its latest initiative introduces people to horses through a series of lessons at Time to Ride Program Facilities. The following CHA members had to meet certain requirements at their facilities to be added to the program:

  • Juliette Thompson, Bush, LA
  • Schellie Blochberger, Russellville, MO
  • James Rickner and Camp Chippewa, Ottawa, KS
  • Teddy Franke and Camp Morrow, Wamic, OR
  • High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT
  • Gwen Roberts, Raleigh, NC
  • Wendy Konichek, Eagle, WI
  • Amanda Reardon and the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
  • Lisa Capp, Hershey, PA
  • Kristi May, Stewart, TN
  • Polly Grammer and Peachtree Farms, Arrington, TN
  • Kathy Richardson, Roy, WA
  • Avery Sinclair, Cocoa, FL
  • Dorothy Crosby, Guliford, VT
  • Stacey Husman, Little Rock, AR
  • Corey Valenzuela, Martindale, TX

“The primary goal of Time To Ride is to introduce children to horseback riding and horse care in a safe, welcoming environment,” said Molly O’Brien, Time To Ride Program Manager. “To ensure this, we require that instructors in the program be professional members of a national equine organization or be certified or licensed as a riding instructor. CHA, with their instructor training and requirements, is a natural fit. In fact, CHA was kind enough to join the program as a Time To Ride Educational Sponsor and provide materials that helped form the foundation of Time To Ride Program Facility requirements.”

These facilities met requirements involving barn and property safety and regarding their staff/horsemanship program, including background checks, Safe Sport training, participant orientation to go over safety guidelines, provision of emergency equipment, etc. For more details on the requirements of Time to Ride Program Facilities, please visit https://timetoride.org/requirements/.

Now that these CHA members and facilities have met the Time to Ride program’s standards and are designated Time to Ride Program Facilities, they will receive marketing tools, techniques, and assistance to help them reach out to local schools, youth groups, recreational departments, and similar organizations. In addition, they also receive discounts to Marketing Alliance member companies and organizations, including discounts on CHA products.

For more information on Time to Ride, please visit www.timetoride.org.

 CHA Instructors Change Lives Through Safe Experiences with Horses. 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, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and YouTube Safety shorts, and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the largest certifying body of riding instructors and barn managers in North America, Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA.horse or call 859-259-3399.  To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit www.CHAinstructors.com

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