The following organizations provide training and certification for horseback riding programs. 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. Certification as well as documented experience and training gained through entities not listed below may also meet some of the requirements for the horseback riding supervisor (PD.14/ST.10).
AAHS - American Association for Horsemanship Safety
Fentress, TX 78622
Web Site: www.horsemanshipsafety.com
Certified Riding Instructor
American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA)
P.O. Box 366
Alton, NH 03809
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
1795 Alysheba Way Ste 7102
Lexington, KY 40509
Web site: www.CHA.horse
"Level 1" or higher instructor certification
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.
PATH International Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
P.O. Box 33150
Denver, CO 80233
800-369-RIDE or 303-452-1212
Web site: www.narha.org
"Registered," "Advanced," or "Master Instructor"
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 a 'H-A' level pony clubber.