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Palm Partnership Training featuring Lynn Palm Aug. 29-30

Apr 7, 2015 11:26 AM
Ohio Horse Park

Dressage and Western Dressage
Ohio Horse Park
August 29-30
Contact: Bradie Chapman 740-354-9347

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Certification

Apr 7, 2015 2:14 PM
Ohio Horse Park

Graduates of the Equine Studies Degree Program are eligible to test for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) certification for therapeutic riding instructors. There are three levels:  Registered, Advanced and Master. PATH Intl. The Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship is a Premier Accredited PATH center and also a PATH Higher Education Member.  Ohio University Southern is one of three universities who can offer on site certifications.  
The Riding Instructor Track focuses on riding and equestrian instruction.   Courses related specifically to equestrian teaching, including therapeutic horsemanship, are:
  • EQU 2080 Therapeutic Horsemanship Overview
  • EQU 2081  Administrative Aspects of Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • EQU 1062  Equestrian Teaching Techniques
  • EQU 2062  Equestrian Teaching Practicum
  • EQU 2063  Evaluation and Training of the Program Horse
In addition to the Equine Studies courses, instructors in training must complete twenty five hours of supervised instruction of equestrian lessons.
PATH evaluators travel to the Ohio Horse Park to evaluate the instructors in training by watching them ride and teach.
For additional information, email or call 740-354-9347.  

Community Horse Riding Lesson Program

Apr 7, 2015 2:16 PM
Ohio Horse Park

Children, teens, and adults who want to be introduced to horseback riding or improve their current skills can enroll in riding lessons at the Ohio Horse Park. 
Lessons are taught by Ohio Horse Park staff and instructors-in-training.  All instructor have been certified by the Certified Horsemanship Association and/or the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.
Sign up today for Horse Riding Lessons at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.
Call: (740) 354-9347 to schedule lessons!
Sign up today!
Horseback riding levels:
Our lessons offer riding at the beginner and intermediate levels. Those seeking advanced instruction may call for additional information.

Riding lesson details:
″ Lessons must be scheduled in advance.
″ Cancelations must be made 12 hours in advance. Cancelation fee may apply
Requirements for riding:
″ Long, sturdy pants or correct riding attire is required. (no workout clothing allowed)

″ Boots with at least a 1-inch heel, but no higher than two inches.

″ Helmets are required and are available at OHP.

″ An application is required.

″ Our horses can safely accommodate riders up to 225 lbs.
Entries are open for the first Bobcat Dressage Show of 2014.  Classes are offered in traditional dressage and western dressage. 


Contact:  Bradie Chapman at 740-354-9347 or email her at

ACTHA CTC and AOC at Elkins Creek Horse Camp

Apr 13, 2015 8:49 AM
Elkins Creek Horse Camp in Pedro, Ohio. JUne 14 and Sept. 13

This is an Equestrian team fundraiser. The CTC is a 6-8 mile trail ride that will include 6 judged obstacles. The AOC with be an arena obstacle challenge that will have up to 14 obstacles that will be judged. The event is being hosted at Elkins Creek Horse Camp in Pedro, Ohio. All registration is online. Visit to register.  Event at 10:00 AM, awards at 1:00 PM.
Click here for 2015 AOC flyer (PDF)
For more information contact: Bradie Chapman 740-354-9347

April 18 Ohio Horse Park Fun Show

Apr 13, 2015 9:02 AM
Ohio Horse Park

The fun show is a team fundraiser. It starts at 2:00 on Saturday, April 18 at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.
April 18th at 2:00PM
Ohio Horse Park Franklin Furnace, Ohio
- No Pre-Entry
- Entry Fees: Youth (17 and under)$3 per class and Open (18 and over) $5 per class unless    marked otherwise. Classes can be divided if there are at least five riders per division.
- All proceeds go to the Ohio University Southern Equestrian Teams
Contact: Bradie Chapman 740-354-9347
Ribbons will be awarded to top 6 competitors in each class
- Concessions will be available on the grounds
- Must be entered at the start of the class before
- Must have negative coggins to enter the grounds
- Homemade horse and dog treats will be available for purchase

If you would like to bring tack or horse related items to sell let us know ahead of time and we will provide a table for you for $5
The Ohio Horse Park, Ohio University Southern, and sponsors or anyone working with the show assumes no responsibility for any loss or injury to horse, rider, equipment, or spectators. You ride at your own risk.

May 9 Bobcat Dressage and Combined Training

Apr 13, 2015 9:05 AM
Ohio Horse Park

We are hosting this at the Ohio Horse Park.
Contact: Bradie Chapman 740-354-9347