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ARIA Sponsors Instructor Certification Test Centers

Press Release

The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) will be holding 20 Test Centers nationwide for Instructor Certification in the coming months. Dates and locations are: Saturday, March 27 - Columbus, OH Sunday, March 28 - Bristol, VA Saturday, April 3 - Alpharetta, GA Saturday, April 3 - Charlotte Hall, MD Wednesday, April 7 - Barre, VT Saturday, April 17 - Springfield, IL Saturday, April 24 - Syracuse, NY Monday, May 3 - Conroe, TX Saturday, May 8 - Oshkosh, WI Saturday, May 8 - Jamesburg, NJ Saturday, June 5 - Scottsdale, AZ Sunday, June 6 - Mt. Pleasant, MI Saturday, June 12 - Kent, CT Monday, July 12 - Concord, NH Saturday, July 31 - Baltimore, MD Saturday, August 28 - San Jose Airport, CA Saturday, October 16 - Bozeman, MT Monday, November 1 - Orlando, FL Saturday, November 6 - Durham, NC Saturday, November 13 - West Springfield, MA

The National Riding Instructors Convention, sponsored by ARIA, will be held in Orlando, Florida on October 28-31, with a Test Center following the Convention on Monday, November 1st.

ARIA Instructor Certification is offered at three levels, and in 14 disciplines. ARIA is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2004, and its instructor certification program is recognized nationally. Integrity and quality are stressed, along with knowledge, safety and professionalism, both in the Association itself and in its member instructors. Discounts from many leading insurance companies are offered to instructors who achieve ARIA certification.

Past speakers at ARIA's National Convention include George H. Morris, Jack LeGoff, Anne Kursinski, Robert Dover, Michael Page, Helen Crabtree, Michael Plumb, Denny Emerson, Susan Harris, Linda Tellington-Jones, Richard Shrake, Bruce Davidson, Tad Coffin, and Carol Lavell. The Keynote Speaker for the 2004 Convention is Lendon Gray, noted dressage rider, instructor and author. Space is limited, and applicants should register as early as possible to assure themselves of a place.

For further information, contact ARIA at 239-948-3232 or e-mail Registration may also be done on-line at