TEAM CHA – Youth Program for Future Riding Instructors and Barn Managers

TEAM CHA – Youth Program for Future Riding Instructors and Barn Managers

(August 2009) – The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) has a TEAM CHA youth Horse Connection Reward Program for kids 15 years and younger. The participants keep track of their hours working with horses whether they have them or not! They can count activities such as taking riding lessons, watching non-fiction videos and reading non-fiction books about horses, grooming, cleaning stalls, cleaning tack, feeding and so on.

As part of this membership, the youth also receive a quarterly newsletter full of information about horses, riding and great games and puzzles. Click here to see a sample of the online version.

Membership is only $15 a year and many barns around the country are including this fee with their lesson programs so that their students can earn great prizes in the Horse Connection Reward Program and keep on learning year round through the quarterly TEAM CHA newsletter. Click here to find out more about this youth membership

The TEAM CHA Horse Connection Reward Program Top Ten Winners are:

Natalie Gould of Coldstream, BC

Breanna Riley of Staunton, VA

Daria Hawkins of Staunton, VA

Tiffany Couture of Colchester, VT

Evangeline Windmill of Coldstream, BC

Erika Breeden of Staunton, VA

Samantha Mercer of Millington, TN

Maddie Mugnola of Canandaigua, NY

Sydney Vinther of Paso Robles, CA

Logan Marie Shortridge of Corte Madera, CA

Natalie will receive a model horse from the Stone Company, great CHA merchandise and a plaque. Thank you to Stone Horses and Blaze Magazine for providing awards for all the Horse Connection Reward Program winners!

The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors, recreational vaulting coaches, barn managers, college coaches, drivers and trail guides; accredits equestrian facilities; publishes educational manuals and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit or call toll free 1-800-399-0138. To find a certified riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you visit