Certified Horsemanship Association


CHA Region 5 Conference

Date: March 28 – 29, 2020 – This event has been canceled

Miracle Mountain Ranch is hosting a two day conference filled with learning, riding, and connecting. (Ground and Mounted Classes)

We will also hold a Region 5 meeting during the conference to discuss CHA business and 2020 awards.  Housing and meals will be available right on the camp property with a special event and dessert Saturday evening.

Many workshops are already in the works, but we are still accepting proposals from those who would like to teach or present.  Please email proposals to [email protected] and they will be shared with the planning committee.

Cost: $125 per person (includes: Saturday lunch/dinner, room Saturday night, Ice Cream Social and Message from the Mount Saturday night, Sunday Breakfast / lunch)
Additional Meals and Lodging Available:
Breakfast $6, Lunch $7, Supper $8, Extra Night Stay $30

If you have questions concerning this conference please contact:

Kristin Thompson – MMR
[email protected]


Kathie Hilsher – New York
[email protected]

For more information on CHA, visit the Certified Horsemanship Association website.



Tentative Schedule

9:30-10:30 Trail Maintenance
10:45-12:15 Introduction to Side Saddle Riding (with opportunities to try)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:45-3:00 Improving and Controlling Your Voice Projection
3:15-4:30 Introduction to Using Vaulting in a Lesson Program (opportunities to try)
4:30-5:45 Sample Lessons & Building the Toolbox (English level 3 & 4 riding opportunities)
6:00-6:45 Dinner
7:00 Message From the Mount
8:30 Ice Cream Social (eat, laugh, connect)

8:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Region 5 Meeting
9:45-11:15 How to Ride When No One’s Looking (riding opportunities)
11:30-12:30 Leather Care & Mending
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:45-3:15 Introduction to Using Driving in a Lesson Program (opportunities to try)
3:30-5:00 Sample Lessons & Building the Toolbox (Western levels 3 & 4 riding opportunities)



CHA Certification Clinic

All Discipline Standard Instructor Certification

Dates: May 17-22, 2020 – This event has been canceled

CHA is nationally recognized for their horsemanship instructor certifications. The clinics are available to those age 18 and older hoping to obtain instructor certification with CHA. The clinics include both Western and English certification. MMR will be hosting a CHA certification clinic May 17 – 22, 2020.

Visit the CHA Certifications page for more details on what the course includes.

Cost: $750 (Includes Lodging and Meals)