AMERICAN RIDING INSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION (ARIA)

 

image00A national association for horseback riding instructors, ARIA’s purpose is to promote excellence in the profession of horseback riding instruction based on the principles of Safety, Knowledge, and Integrity. The health, happiness and well-being of students and horses are ARIA’s primary concern for 31 years. ARIA offers nationally-recognized instructor certification testing through its American Riding Instructor Certification Program. Certification is offered for 3 experience levels and in 15 disciplines: Hunt Seat over Fences, Hunt Seat on the Flat, Dressage, Show Jumping, Driving, Eventing, Western Pleasure & Equitation, Reining, Mounted Patrol Training Officer, Stable Management, Recreational Riding, Saddle Seat, Distance Riding, Riding to Hounds, and Side-Saddle.

Educational and informative articles are published in their quarterly magazine ‘Riding Instructor’ (also in monthly digital format) and in ARIA E-News.  Membership to ARIA is open to all.

As ARIA’s Official Education Partner, Jochen Schleese writes monthly educational articles for the Riding Instructor on the Importance and How To’s of achieving optimal saddle fit to ensure comfort, back health and freedom for both horse and rider.

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Jochen has supported the positive continuing development of my horses. His saddle fit evaluations are a lesson in anatomy – about the functionality and cooperation of the bones and muscles of horse and rider. My horses now have more freedom in all the gaits. Saddlefit 4 Life® improves comminucation between horse and rider. My aids to the horse translate much faster so we can go forward with a really good ride. My horse Bonaparte did a super job over the three tests (at the Beijing Olympics). He was very fluent, I had good connection to his mouth, and we were working together. I was very pleased! Heike’s Video Testimony HK testimonial

— Heike Kemmer, 2008 Olympic Team Gold and Individual Bronze Dressage Medalist

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