(August 2018) – Those attending the Certified Horsemanship Association’s (CHA) International Conference in September are in for a treat thanks to the return of the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Ride a Reiner program. The conference is set for September 28-30, 2018 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. The NRHA Ride a Reiner program will run during the lunch break at noon on Saturday, September 29, in the Bill Pickett Arena. There is an extra $55 fee, payable at the CHA registration desk on site. It is on a first-come, first-serve basis; and at past conferences, the spots fill up fast for this highly anticipated event.
NRHA Professional Ryan Rushing will run the event. Rushing owns Ryan Rushing Performance Horses, LLC, in Eaton, Colorado, with his wife, Amy. Operating out of Spicer Arena, the NRHA Professional specializes in training and showing aged event reining horses and coaching non pros, as well as hosting clinics, sales, and lessons. With NRHA Lifetime Earnings in excess of $122,000, Rushing has earned top finishes in the NRHA Open Derby, the NRHA Open Futurity, and the National Reining Breeders Classic.
The NRHA Ride a Reiner program has been featured at equine events across the country, including at past CHA International Conferences. “NRHA is excited to have the opportunity to give conference attendees the slide of their life by offering Ride A Reiner again,” said Hayley Eberle, NRHA’s Manager of Marketing and Outreach. “Ride A Reiner gives people from different disciplines and skill levels the chance to experience just how skilled and talented reining horses are.”
CHA is thrilled to welcome NRHA’s popular program back and to have support from this discipline organization as a sponsor. Eberle, who is also a CHA Board Member, has seen first-hand the excitement Ride a Reiner generates at events across the country.
In addition to Ride a Reiner, the CHA International Conference will feature presentations, workshops, entertainment, tips for business owners and equine program managers, networking, a large silent auction, vendors, the awards banquet for the annual CHA awards, and the ever-popular hands-on riding sessions. Conference registration is available on CHA’s website at www.chainstructors.com/conference. For additional questions, contact the CHA office at 859-259-3399 or email office@CHAinstructors.com
CHA Instructors Change Lives Through Safe Experiences with Horses. The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors and trail guides, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and YouTube Safety shorts, and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the largest certifying body of riding instructors and barn managers in North America, Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA.horse or call 859-259-3399. To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit www.CHAinstructors.com.
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