American Riding Instructors Association Prepares for National Convention


Certified instructors will recieve a 25th anniversary helmet from the ARIAIn celebration of The American Riding Instructors Association’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. Instructors who become certified at the convention will be sent their Charles Owen helmet gift certificate with their test results.

The ARIA offers three levels of riding instructor certification in 15 specialty areas: Endurance and competitive trail; dressage; driving; eventing; hunt seat; hunt seat on the flat; mounted patrol training officer; recreational riding; reining; riding to hounds; saddle seat; show jumping; side saddle; stable management and western.

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, Roy Burek, and many others. The speakers will cover a broad range of topics including safety, legal issues and effective riding instruction.

A Test Center will be held for ARIA 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 palm trees.

Call 239-948-3232 or visit for further information.



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