ARIA supports wearing of a properly fitted ASTM/SEI certified equestrian
helmet with the harness secured during equestrian activities.
The Summer 2014 issue of Riding Instructor Magazine
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ARIA has been certifying riding instructors and stable managers since 1984, and offers certification at three different 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.
Nationally recognized and meaningful, the ARIA Certification Program uses a carefully designed and thought-out system of checks and balances to determine the earning of certification. A team of evaluators, located in various parts of the country, assess all aspects of each candidate's demonstrated knowledge of the discipline he/she wishes to teach, attention to professionalism and safety, and business and personal integrity. Even at Level 1, ARIA certification is hard-earned, which makes it respected and important. Major insurance companies recognize ARIA Certification, and offer those instructors a substantial discount on their insurance needs.