ACHA Chapter Spotlights
One of the most valuable things about national convention is networking and sharing ideas about how each chapter gets involved in the horse industry, networks with industry professionals, raises funds for club travel, and impacts their local community. Each month we will feature local chapters on the website and on social media so this valuable sharing of information goes on year round.
November Chapter Spotlight
West Virginia University
You can find West Virginia University nestled among the rolling hills of Morgantown, WV. Their chapter, WVUCHA, was established in 2011 and has been thriving ever since. With the help of their advisor, Dr. Crystal Smith and their amazing members, they have been able to provide learning opportunities about the equine world to not only their members, but the community as well. Each year their signature event "Halloween with the Horses" is put on to welcome and teach the community about their program and chapter mission, while also fundraising for local non-profits. Throughout the year WVUCHA actively facilitates guest speakers, horse shows, raffles, and local farm tours as well as club bonding activities such as trail rides, team dinners, and game nights. This upcoming semester, the club hopes to host their annual "Valentines Day Dinner" where the guests participate in an up-scale dinning experience with members as their servers and a silent auction to join. Along with this, they are hoping to continue providing volunteer activities, demonstrations, and guest speakers during their biweekly meetings. The club is looking forward to being all together and attending National Convention this Spring.