July 31, 2018 Solvang, CA: Monty Roberts and Flag Is Up Farms announce they are collaborating to hold a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Equine Facility Management Certification Clinic February 15,16,17 in Solvang, California, centrally located.


CHA clinics are directed by nationally recognized CHA Clinic Instructors and the Clinic Instructors for this clinic will be Jill Montgomery, Region  9 Director, CEO JRAM Enterprises and Christy Landwehr, CEO of CHA. Participants have the opportunity to receive feedback from the other participants and the clinic instructors; and to improve their safety, herd and program management skills.

Participants will be evaluated on their level of expertise coming into the clinic. Enrollment in this clinic is limited to 10 participants who must have prior horsemanship experience and may allow some auditors to participate but will not receive certification. Early registration is necessary to reserve a place.

The Equine Facility Management (EFM) program is a 2.5 days certification clinic to evaluate participants on their skills and knowledge of equine facility management. Participants will demonstrate skills and take a written test at each of four levels of certification. Each participant starts at level 1 and may proceed to the next level upon successful completion of each level and may receive up to Level 4 Certification over the weekend clinic.

CHA’s goals are to promote safety, education and quality in group horse programs and develop qualified instructors for stables, schools and other locations where equine instruction is given. The clinic is designed to certify instructors and improve teaching techniques. Nearly 1,000 instructors are certified by CHA each year.

CHA publishes manuals and materials especially designed for students and instructors. Prior to clinic arrival, and after receipt of registration and deposit, participants receive all necessary manuals. It is important that participants come prepared as there will be little time to study during the clinic.

Cost of this clinic will be $750 which includes lunch, manuals and certification fees all while at the beautiful Flag Is Up Farms in the horse country of the Santa Ynez Valley. For more information or to enroll, please contact Jill Montgomery by email:  jill.montgomery@yahoo.com

The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies group riding instructors, recreational vaulting coaches, barn managers, college coaches, drivers and trail guides; accredits equestrian facilities; publishes educational manuals and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA-ahse.org or call toll free 1-800-399-0138.  To find a certified riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you visit www.CHAinstructors.com



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The New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts is available for interviews.

MONTY ROBERTS first gained widespread fame with the release of his New York Times Best Selling book, The Man Who Listens To Horses; a chronicle of his life and development of his non-violent horse training methods called Join-Up®. Monty grew up on a working horse farm as a firsthand witness to traditional, often violent methods of horse training and breaking the spirit with an abusive hand. Rejecting that, he went on to win nine world’s championships in the show ring. Today, Monty’s goal is to share his message that “Violence is never the answer.” Roberts has been encouraged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the award of the Membership in The Royal Victorian Order, as well as becoming Patron of Join-Up International. Other honors received were the ASPCA “Founders” award and the MSPCA George T. Angell Humanitarian Award and FEI’s Man of the Year. Monty was recently included as Horse and Hound Magazine’s Top 50 Horsemen of All Time. Monty is credited with launching the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is the definitive learning tool for violence-free training.

JOIN-UP philosophies can be seen at work with both humans and horses across the world, from farms to major corporations. To learn more about Monty Roberts or the many applications of his Join-Up training methods, visit www.montyroberts.com . Horse Sense and Soldiers aired on Discovery Military highlighting the therapeutic effect that horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD. Roberts has teamed with The Corporate Learning Institute to help transfer the key learning’s from his work to the workplace.