Christy Landwehr has been active in the horse industry for over 30 years. Hunter/jumper, dressage, native costume, side saddle, western pleasure, hunter pleasure, barrel racing, endurance riding and saddle seat equitation are just some of the disciplines Christy has competed in at the local, regional and national levels. She has been teaching children and adults how to ride for over 25 years. Christy is a Master Level Riding Instructor and Equine Facility Manager through the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) www.CHA-ahse.org and has taught students in 4-H and Pony Club. She is a Past President of the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) www.AYHC.com and an AQHA Professional Horseman www.AQHA.com. She also founded, competed on and coached the University of Colorado at Boulder Intercollegiate Horse Show Association equestrian team. She is a member of the Aurora Horsemen’s Association and has been show manager for the club and is the current Secretary for the Colorado Horse Council (www.ColoradoHorseCouncil.com). Christy is also very active with the Denver Harmony Equine Center project.
With an undergraduate degree in public relations and speech communication from California State University Fullerton and a graduate degree in mass communication and journalism from University of Colorado at Boulder, Christy has vast experience in marketing and business. She was the Sponsorship and Youth Programs Manager for the Arabian Horse Association, a trainer for Skill Path Seminars, and the Development Director for The Urban Farm that works with at-risk youth in Denver. Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer for the Certified Horsemanship Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 association whose purpose is to promote excellence in safety throughout the horse industry. She is also a clinic instructor and site accreditor for the organization. Christy is available for riding lessons and also to present at equine events on a variety of topics including: risk management, teaching techniques for riding instructors, working with at-risk youth in a riding program, careers in the horse industry, event planning, exercises on horseback, feeling leads and diagonals and many more. You can reach Christy at Christy@CJLTraininginc.com.