Unlike Europe, there is no requirement for instructors to be licensed or certified in the US. Most instructors have completed no formal training program, although many have worked with well-known and accomplished trainers. However, there are several organizations that offer formal training and certification programs:
The Certified Horsemanship Association (FB: Certified Horsemanship Association) www.cha.horse
American Riding Instructors Association (FB: American Riding Instructors Association) www.riding-instructor.com
US Hunter Jumper Association (FB: United States Hunter Jumper Association – USHJA) www.ushja.org
Centered Riding (FB: Centered Riding) www.centeredriding.org
US Dressage Federation www.usdf.org
British Horse Society (FB: The British Horse Society) www.bhs.org.uk
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