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Equestrian News Roundup: CHA Posts New Videos; NJ Horse Park Updates

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Certified Horsemanship Association Produces More Videos on Horsemanship Safety for Use by the Equine Industry

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) recently finished more “free to the public” three to 10 minute safety videos in its Safety Shorts series that can be added to the many that have been produced so far.

They can be found on YouTube at or at http://cha-ahse.org/store/pages/212/CHA-Horsemanship-Videos.html

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The topics of the new videos include:

Grooming a Horse with CHA CEO Christy Landwehr, thanks to HandsOn Gloves

How to Pick Hooves Safely with Christy Landwehr

Truck and Trailer Safety Check with Donovan Dobbs

How to Trailer Load a Horse Safely with Donovan Dobbs

How to Saddle English with Julie Goodnight

How to Bridle English with Julie Goodnight

How to Saddle Western with Julie Goodnight

How to Bridle Western with Julie Goodnight

How to Fit a Horseback Riding Helmet with Julie Goodnight

Some of the ones produced in past years are:

1.    How to Introduce Your Horse to Fly Spray Safely – thanks to Pyranha, Inc.

2.    Exercises on Horseback to Improve Rider Position

3.    How to Introduce Your Horse to a Fly Mask

4.    How to Pony a Horse

5.    How to Lead Safely

6.    How to Safely Paste Deworm Your Horse – thanks to Bimeda

7.    Two Point, Half Seat, and Light Seat Explained

8.    How to Safely Hold Your Horse for the Vet or Farrier

9.    Counting Jump Strides in a Line of Fences on a Course Walk

10.  How to Safely Adjust Your English Stirrups and Girth While Mounted

11.  How to Perform a Safety Tack Check

12.  How to Mount

13.  Fitting the Breast Collar and Back Cinch Correctly

14.  Fitting Boots – Sports Medicine Boots, Split Boots and Bell Boots

15.  Correct Riding Position

16.  Martingale Fit on Horses

17.  The Emergency Stop

18.  Danger Zones around the Horse

19.  The Emergency Dismount

20.  Equine Vital Signs and How to Take Them

21.  Blanketing Your Horse

22.  Horseback Riding Rein Holds – Split rein hold, Romel rein hold, Direct rein hold and more!

23.  How to Use a Mounting Block Safely and an Alternate “Leg up”

24.  How to Correctly Put On a Rope Halter

25.  Catching and Leading a Horse in a Herd

26.  Catching a Horse in a Stall

27.  How to Safely Put Up a Highline for Your Horses

28.  Bowline Knots with Horses

29.  Catching a Horse in a Paddock

30.  Releasing a Horse in a Paddock

31.  How to Put on Polo and Standing Wraps

32.  Showmanship Tips

33.  Long Lining a Horse

34.  How to Longe a Horse Correctly

35.  Bit Adjustment for Direct and Leverage Bits

36.  Reading Horse Behavior

37.  Lengthening and Shortening of Strides

CHA encourages the horse industry and the public to make use of these videos and to embed them on websites free of charge. These safety videos help spread CHA’s mission of safe, effective, and fun horsemanship.

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

New Jersey Horse Park Ready To Celebrate 30th Anniversary

The Horse Park of New Jersey will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year.

Looking back on 2017, the horses park successfully raised $60,000 for the Arena Development Campaign to improve footing in the show arenas.
The Gwen Stableford Winners Circle was completed to honor a long-time supporter of the Horse Park. Stableford, of Summit, N.J., died on June 16, 2014 at age 96. She was an avid horsewoman and international traveler, known for her financial acumen, which resulted in her serving as treasurer for the New Jersey Horse Council, American Saddlebred Horse Association of New Jersey and the Middlesex Horse Show for decades. She was named the 2007 "New Jersey Horseperson of the Year."

Other improvements include replacing aging Bradford Pear Trees with sugar maples. The gazebos next to the rings were repaired and painted by volunteers. Overgrown brush has been cleared. New fencing will be installed in the areas between the East and West rings. Stall panels will also be replaced and stall floors were improved.

The Jersey Fresh International 3-Day Event will be a World Equestrian Games qualifier when it returns May 9 to 13.

See www.horseparkofnewjersey.com for park information and to become a member. See http://www.jfi3d.com/ for more information on the Jersey Fresh International.

EQUUS Foundation Announces Results of 2017 #RideForHorses Competition

#RideForHorses is the nationwide effort of the EQUUS Foundation to inspire and engage everyone who cares about horses to help ensure the welfare of all of America's horses. The $25 membership helps protect America's horses at risk of abuse, neglect and slaughter - and provide opportunities for horses to change peoples' lives, especially people with special needs.

For US Equestrian members, participation also includes the opportunity for recognition in the EQUUS Foundation/US Equestrian Best Performance Competition. What sets this competition apart from other competitive awards programs is that it is uniquely designed to recognize consistency in performance.

The EQUUS Foundation wishes to thank all who participated in the competition ending on Nov. 30 and congratulate the winners.

The Overall Junior, Amateur, and Professional winners will have grants awarded in their names in August 2018 to deserving charities operating at the highest standards of horse care.

2017 #RideForHorses Competition Results

Junior 11 & Under

National: Stella Wasserman - Benetton

Regional: Sophie Whidden - Champlain Celebration

Junior 12-14

National: Sophie Gochman - Wirina

Regional: Caroline Blake - Lewis Hamilton

Junior 15-17

*National: Coco Fath - Class Action

Regional: Michaela Pritchett - Adriano

Amateur 35 & Under

National: Samantha Karp - Zentina B

Amateur 36 & Over

*National: Becky Gochman - Catch Me

Professional

*National: Havens Schatt - Bacardi

*Overall winners. National includes AA and A competitions; Regional includes B and C competitions. See www.equusfoundation.org/bestperformance/bestperformance-standings-usef.php for standings.

Local participating Horse Shows included American Gold Cup; Baymar Farms Inc.;

Buffalo International Horse Show; Devon Horse Show & Country Fair; Hampton Classic Horse Show; HITS, Inc.; Lake Placid Horse Show Association; Old Salem Farm; Pennsylvania National; Skidmore College and Woodedge.

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses — everyone can do something to ensure that America's horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. Help protect America's horses and inspire all horse lovers to become horse protectors!

Be A Star For America’s Horses

All it takes is $25 to help make sure that America's horses are safe and live in comfort with purpose and dignity.

Join now at www.equusfoundation.org/star

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