EQUUS Foundation Establishes Instructor Certification Scholarships Thanks to Partner Ariat International


Westport, CT - November 5, 2013 - Thanks to Ariat International, sponsor of the EQUUS Foundation CHAMPIONS Equine Service program, the EQUUS Foundation will award two scholarships in 2014 baed on volunteer service in 2013 to assist prospective instructors in obtaining instructor certification.

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Certification Scholarship
The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Champion of Equine Service Certification Scholarship to financially assist prospective instructors who achieve CHAMPION status with obtaining a CHA Standard Instructor Certification.

The EQUUS Foundation will award one scholarship to cover the registration fee up to $1,000 for the recipient to attend any CHA Standard English Western clinic.

Prospective instructors who achieve CHAMPION status by December 31, 2013 will be eligible for the scholarship to be awarded in 2014. 

PATH International Certification Scholarship
The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce the PATH Intl. Champion of Equine Service Certification Scholarship to assist prospective instructors with the cost of obtaining the PATH Intl. Registered Level Instructor Certification.

The EQUUS Foundation will award one scholarship to cover the registration fee up to $1,000 for the recipient to attend a PATH Intl. Registered Level Instructor Certification Workshop.

Prospective instructors who achieve CHAMPION status by December 31, 2013 will be eligible for the scholarship to be awarded in 2014.

CHAMPIONS is the EQUUS Foundation's incentive-based equine service volunteer program sponsored by Ariat International to recognize and reward individuals and organizations on the Foundation's Equine Welfare Network.

You can become a CHAMPION by volunteering a minimum of 24 hours for an organization or organizations on the Equine Welfare Network between January 1 and December 31.

For more information about the Champions program and the CHA & PATH Intl. Certification Scholarships, visit http://www.equusfoundation.org/champions.php.

About EQUUS Foundation
The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: equus@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org. 

About Ariat International
Ariat International, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel and belts. Featuring a patented technology designed to deliver stability, durability and comfort, Ariat pioneered the application of advanced athletic shoe technology into English riding boots and authentic Western boots. Ariat products are sold in a network of retail outlets throughout the world. For more information about Ariat products or for the Ariat retailer nearest you, contact Ariat at 800.899.8141 or visit www.ariat.com.




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