FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Every year the Certified Horsemanship Association’s (CHA) International Conference features a wide range of experts from within the equine industry as speakers. Part of CHA’s mission is to provide quality continuing education for the horse industry.

CHA is currently seeking experts for the 2018 CHA International Conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Fort Collins Colo. The conference will be held at Colorado State University and the Hilton Hotel, which is one hour north of Denver.

Those wishing to attend the conference should Save the Dates. CHA certified instructors, horse trainers, equine behaviorists, barn managers, veterinarians, farriers, saddle fit specialists, representatives from equine associations, business and marketing professionals, and other horse industry experts have spoken at past conferences.

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The event is open to CHA members and non-members with registration. Attendees have included riding instructors of all kinds, trail guides, driving and vaulting coaches, barn managers, horse owners, riders, and general horse enthusiasts who have a desire to learn and network with like-minded equestrians. The focus of the conference is on horsemanship safety and effectiveness, and speakers cover all breeds and disciplines since CHA is an all-breed and all-discipline-based organization.

CHA is now accepting speaker applications for classroom-style lectures, hands-on horse demonstrations, and speakers that can run a mounted group riding session. Certain sessions at the conference allow attendees to sign up as riders on a first-come first-serve basis. The mounted educational sessions are always some of the most popular sessions.

Those wishing to speak should contact CHA’s CEO Christy Landwehr at 720-857-9550 or with a professional biography and a session title and description. In addition, please include any needs you may have for equipment for your session with your submission. The deadline for these materials is March 12, 2018. For examples of past speaker bios, session descriptions, and topics, visit

For more information on the CHA International Conference, please visit Additional information will be added online throughout the year, including the full line-up of speakers and sessions.

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, the Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit or call 859-259-3399.  To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit

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