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IHA Professional applicants must demonstrate a minimum degree of skill in one or more areas of horsemanship. To evaluate these skills, we ask that you film yourself performing certain movements in the Grades of Horsemanship Skill Sets of your choice. If you have already submitted the video to the IHA or if we have indicated that we do not require a video submission, please state as much in the text box below. General Requirements: Please submit one video per Skill Set that you are applying for. Videos should be between 5 and 10 minutes in length and should not include cuts unless changing locations, tack, etc. Audio and visual quality should allow your assessors to see and understand what is being taught. Please refrain from using music to allow your assessors to hear your verbal cues and commands. Video Submission Instructions: Upload your video to YouTube, Facebook, or any other platform you feel comfortable with. Be sure to have the skill assessment being demonstrated in the Title of the Video. You can post your video as 'unlisted' on YouTube or 'secret' on Facebook if you do not wish to make the video public. Afterwards, you can paste the URL link for any completed video here. Instructors & Trainers: To become an IHA Instructor or Trainer in a particular Skill Set, please submit a Ground Skills assessment video that demonstrates at least Grade 6 competency. If you wish to become recognized in any other Skill Sets (Bridle Riding, Liberty, Free Riding, In-Hand, and Long Lining), your application must include an additional assessment video for each (additional submission fees apply, free for the first 30 applicants). Please note that the Ground Skills assessment video must be submitted first. All other Skill Set assessments are optional and may be completed at any time. However, if the applicant’s Ground Skills video does not meet the required degree of skill, the other Skill Sets will not be assessed until the Ground Skill assessment is passed.' Ground Skills Video Assessment Bridle Riding Video Assessment Free Riding Video Assessment Liberty Video Assessment In-Hand Video Assessment Long Lining Video Assessment Practitioners: To become a IHA Practitioner, please submit a Ground Skills assessment video that demonstrates at least Grade 2 competency. Videos of other Skill Sets are not required. Ground Skills Video Assessment
Facilities or Other Businesses: At this time there is no skill assessment required to be listed on the IHA website. If you wish to become part of the IHA Academy however, we may require you to submit examples of your skill sets and will inform you of the necessary levels that would be required.