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CHA Instructor Clinic

CHA Instructor Clinic

CHA Clinic Information
CHA Registration Form

We’re gearing up for another great season and we, at Teen Ranch would like to invite you to our CHA Instructor Certification Clinic. This program has proven to be incredibly valuable to our program and the improvement of our instructors and we’d love for you to be able to share in the excitement! Whether you are a past clinic participant and would like to renew or upgrade your certification OR you are brand new to CHA, we would love to have you join us! This is a fantastic way to get certification to allow you to get your Instructor License with OE as well!

Teen Ranch’s clinic will start with registration at 4pm on Friday May 15 and conclude in the afternoon of Tuesday May 19, 2020. The cost will be $900.00 Cdn. This will include the clinic fees, a year’s membership to CHA, manuals, meals, lodging at the Ranch and use of Ranch facilities, horses and equipment. If you are interested in attending this year’s clinic, please fill out the Registration Form included and mail or email them in as soon as possible so that I can send you the necessary literature. A deposit of $100 payable by etransfer to [email protected], cheque, visa or mastercard is also required to hold a spot. Note that only 30 participants can take part so please respond ASAP if you wish to participate.

CHA, an association dedicated to safety and education in horsemanship, offers highly respected clinics that provide credibility and knowledge to any program. It would be valuable to add it to yours. CHA has been in operation for over 50 years, training and certifying instructors in both English and Western disciplines from the US and Canada and now world-wide. CHA brings together many different disciplines, clubs, colleges, riding schools, training facilities and camps. For more information on CHA, please visit their website at cha-ahse.org

Over the course of the 5 days, you will definitely gain more skills; learning to improve your teaching through better organization, clarity and of course SAFETY. Certifications can range from Assistant Instructor to Master Instructor (Level 4 in both English & Western). You can certify at a different level in English and Western or just aim for one discipline. All ages are welcome, but participants must be at least 16 yrs. old by the end of the clinic to be certified as an Assistant Instructor and at least 18 yrs. old to receive full Instructor Certification. If you would like to join us as an auditor, that is also an option. All levels of experience are welcome. Whatever your age or experience, this clinic will make you a safer, more organized teacher.

TEACHING YOUR LESSONS: During the clinic, you will be required to teach at least 1 ground lesson and 3 mounted lessons (a list of lessons as well as a grading sheet are included for your information). You will have approximately 15 minutes to teach your lesson, which should include a safety check (and begin with a safe set-up), Explanation of your lesson topic (what, how, when you use which aids, etc.), a Demonstration and then a period where you will put the riders into Application of these skills. This is where your Instructors want to see you Correct. I know, it seems like a lot to fit into 15 minutes, so make sure you are well organized and focus on the MEAT of your lesson. While you are not teaching, you will be role playing for the other clinicians. You will then be asked to evaluate your lesson as well as the other clinicians. This is a hectic certification schedule, but it is an awesome way to improve your safety awareness and teaching ability to group lesson situations. Remember to teach what you know! The manuals offer some great information and even teaching ideas, but we want to know the full span of your knowledge…do not limit your lessons to the CHA literature.

We are looking forward to having you to share knowledge, teaching ideas and a fun time. Hope to hear from you soon,

Corrie Ensom
Clinic Coordinator

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