Register for the National Riding Instructors Convention November 18-21, Naples, Florida


The 25th ARIA convention will be held in Naples, FloridaApplications for the 2009 American Riding Instructors Association convention continue to arrive from countries around the world, as well as throughout the United States.

To celebrate ARIA’s 25th Anniversary, Charles Owen and The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) have teamed up to present a custom-fit Charles Owen helmet to each ARIA Certified Instructor in attendance at the Convention.  Even those who earn their certification at the Convention will, if they pass, be sent their Charles Owen helmet gift certificate with their results!

The Convention will be held on November 18-21 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.  Featured speakers include George H. Morris, Denny Emerson, Jane Savoie, Susan Harris, Peggy Brown, Sgt. Jerry Mayo of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Atty. Julie Fershtman, Jochen Schleese and Roy Burek. 

A Test Center will be held for instructor certification testing; private mentoring and guidance will be offered, small networking sessions with speakers will be held, and there will still be time offered for quiet beach walks and poolside relaxing under the palms.

A limited number of Exhibitor Tables still remain, and Silent Auction items valued at $50 or more are currently being accepted.  A few Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. All Sponsors, Exhibitors and Silent Auction donors will be prominently announced and featured throughout the Convention, and will be listed in both the Convention Program and Riding Instructor  magazine – a full color, glossy publication distributed both in print and online to over 15,000 instructors, trainers, coaches, farm owners and stable managers. 

Contact ARIA at for further information, or call 239-948-3232. ARIA’s website is

The mission of the American Riding Instructors Association is to promote excellence in the profession of horseback riding instruction, based on the principles of Safety, Knowledge, and Integrity, with the health, happiness, and well-being of students and horses being of primary concern.



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