Joining us on HunkyHanoverian today is Kelsey Marcus, a h/j trainer local to DFW, TX who trains out of Cedar Haven Stables. Kelsey has recently completed the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, and as a somewhat budding program I asked her to share her experience with us today. Enjoy!
The USHJA Trainer Certification Program has been a major topic of discussion for the past few years. Back in October of 2017, I was taking a clinic with the famous, Bernie Traurig, where upon sign in, there was a separate section for TCP participants, and that is where it all began for me. Before this clinic, I often thought about there needing to be some sort of exam for horse trainers to take and pass in order to call yourself a horse trainer. I mean, lets face it, anyone can call themselves a horse trainer so how do the first-time riders and their parents differentiate between an educated horse trainer and a horse person that wants to teach horse back riding lessons?