The American Morgan Horse Association is hosting a “live” US Center for Safe Sport Training in conjunction with its upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting and Convention being held in San Antonio, Texas. The training, led by US Center for Safe Sport Training and Technical Assistance Manager Dan Mills will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. local Central time on Wednesday, February 6 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, located at 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78251. This training can be completed in lieu of the online course with the US Center for Safe Sport and will satisfy the training requirement for US Equestrian members. If you attend this live training presentation, your safe sport training requirement with US Equestrian will be fulfilled for the following 12-month period.
AMHA invites all US Equestrian members to participate regardless of your breed or discipline affiliation with USEF. This training is NOT limited to AMHA members or convention participants. Just like the online course offered by the US Center for Safe Sport, the training is free to any US Equestrian member. The only requirement is that you register in advance, as we are limited to the first 35 participants that reserve a spot. In order to register to attend, please contact AMHA Executive Director Carrie J. Mortensen (by email ONLY at firstname.lastname@example.org). Reservations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and confirmations will be emailed back to confirm your spot as properly reserved. Participants are encouraged to arrive a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes before the official start time as once the door closes and training begins, no further participants (registered or not) will be allowed to enter the training room. (You must be present for the entire training to receive the proper credit.)
AMHA leaders attended the first "live" Safe Sport Training held January 8 at the recent US Equestrian Annual Meeting and Convention. Having already completed the online training, AMHA leadership felt compelled to understand all training options available. Of the four AMHA representatives participating, all held the strong consensus that the “live” training provided an added value aspect and was a positive experience. Therefore, we encourage those that have already taken the online training to feel free to participate and experience the added benefit of this live training.
AMHA encourages the sharing of this notice to all groups and affiliates. AMHA fully supports the Safe Sport Initiatives aimed at providing a competition environment free from sexual abuse, harassment and bullying. We believe that these goals are in the best interest of the sport, our youth and the entire equine industry. We hope this live training will be a positive alternative for those having challenges completing the online training.
-- via AMHA