EQST 2210 CHA Standard Certification

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Standard Certification is a certification from CHA, the International Association for Safety and Education in Group Riding. This course will evaluate the student's teaching riding skills through written tests, safety practices, skills demonstrations, lesson teaching, and interviews with clinic staff. Officials from CHA issue the Standard Certification. A fee for certification is required. Prerequisites: Completion of EQST 2800. (3 lect.)


3 credits

Major Topics

  • Safety
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Lesson Planning
  • Group Control
  • Group Riding Lessons
  • Horsemanship
  • Risk Management
  • Professionalism


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Demonstrate safety on and around horses, in a group setting, in teaching practices, and in reactions to problem situations.

2. Perform correct horsemanship through personal riding ability, horse handling skills, use of tack and equipment, and during discussions through the use of correct terminology and theory.

3. Model horsemanship teaching techniques when teaching group riding lessons.

4. Demonstrate group control of horsemanship students while mounted and unmounted.

5. Practice using an assistant while teaching lessons.

6. Exhibit professionalism in dress, language, personal integrity and character, implementation of CHA standards, interpersonal relationships, peer evaluations, and respect and empathy for horses.