There are 2 groups here in America that do trainer/riding instructor certifications. Nothing is standardized as of yet over here but it IS a start. http://www.riding-instructor.com/ http://www.cha-ahse.org/bydate.php My questions are: Which group do you think offers a better cert? Why? Which group do you feel is more recognizable? Why? If 2 instructors had equal experience and refrences but on had a certification, would that make a difference to you? Why/Why not? Do you feel that there should be some form of standardized testing/certifications system for trainers/instructors here in America? Why/Why not?