Which is a better certification, ARIA, or USDF certification? FOR RIDING INSTRUCTORS!?
I am 18 and getting ready to start seeking certification to teach riding. I've been teaching for about 2 1/2 years, but would like to be certified to do it!
- MrsKatLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Horseback Riding Instructor Certifications
The following organizations currently are approved by ACA to certify instructors for camp horseback riding programs (standard PH-2). Links, contact information, and course titles are provided for your convenience. If you have a question about an organization that is not on the list, please contact the standards department at the ACA National Office.
AAHS - American Association for Horsemanship Safety
Fentress, TX 78622
Web Site: www.horsemanshipsafety.com
Certified Riding Instructor
American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA)
28801 Trenton Court
Bonita Springs, FL 34134-3337
Web site: www.riding-instructor.com
Nationally Recognized Certification
BHS - British Horse Society
Stoneleigh Deer Park Kenilworth
Warwickshire CV8 2XZ England
Web site: www.bhs.org.uk
CHA - Certified Horsemanship Association
5318 Old Bullard Rd.
Tyler, TX 75703
800-399-0138 or 903-509-AHSE
Web site: www.cha-ahse.org
"Level 1" or higher instructor certification
CCHI - Christian Camping Horsemanship International
P.O. Box 364
Jewett, OH 43986
Web site: www.instructors4christ.org
Equestrian Management Workshops
1479 Coffman Bend Dr
Climax Springs, MO 65324
HSA - Horsemanship Safety Association, Inc.
120 Ohio Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
Meredith Manor Int'l Equestrian Centre
Rt. 1 Box E
Waverly, WV 26184
Web site: www.meredithmanor.com
Instructor certification on 3 levels.
NARHA - North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
P.O. Box 33150
Denver, CO 80233
800-369-RIDE or 303-452-1212
Web site: www.narha.org
"Registered," "Advanced," or "Master Instructor"
USDF - United States Dressage Federation
P.O. Box 6669
Lincoln, NE 68506-0669
Web site: www.usdf.org
USPC - United States Pony Club
4041 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Web site: www.ponyclub.org
Doesn't specifically certify instructors. However, ACA accepts accept a 'AH' level pony clubber.
- 6 years ago
Complete an USDF preparing project.
Select from an USDF preparing system at a nearby USDF preparing school. You can generally finish these projects in under 2 years. A few schools may even recompense you with a partner degree the whole time.
- 1 decade ago
Doesn't USDF stand for United States Dairy Farmers? It would also help if you added what you were teaching people to ride, horses?
have a coolio day!