TQA Certificates 

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TQA Certificates

In training horse for the public, I was always amazed when someone would bring a horse that claimed had 90 days of “professional training” and didn’t have what some trainers would have expected at the end of the first week. With TQA’s Training Quality Assurance program I have taken the research from my masters, twenty years’ experience training horses for the public and have sought the advice of other experts in the industry to:


              1) Set an industry quality standard for training horses for the public

              2) Offer a certification process to certify people to train horses for                        the public.


The goal of TQA’s industry certificates is to certify students that Wade Black and experts in the industry deem qualified to train horses for the public. TQA offers three industry certificates (shown below) and students that earn all three will earn the TQA “Triple Crown”. Students who receive individual certificates will be posted on both the Training for the Cross and TVCC Horse Production websites. Students who receive the Colt Starting Certificate will have their Colt Starting Test video posted on the websites. Students who receive the Triple Crown will have their Facebook link posted on the websites showcasing the 11 horses started and trained while at TVCC.


  •                            - TVCC Pathway Certificate
  •                            - Work Experience Certificate
  •                            - Colt Starting Certificate

The degrees and certificates offered at TVCC are focused on giving students the knowledge and skills to be successful in the equine industry.  TQA's industry certificates are focused on certifying the student's work ethic and integrity to help these students get a job after graduation.  

Certified Public Horse Trainer


         TQA Triple Crown Winners 


        - Students who receive the TQA Triple Crown are students that have                had their work ethic and integrity tested in three different ways.                      They have maintained a 4.0 through the horse training pathway                      certificate and have met Wade Black's expectation if they were                        working for his horse training business.  They have met the livestock              coordinators expectation in not only taking care or their own horse                for two years, but have a held a management position as well.                          Finally and most importantly they have worked for at least two                        months for a full time horse trainer going through a "horse training                  boot camp".  In this boot camp students work ethic and integrity was              tested not only training horses, but putting in horse trainer                                hours picking pens, saddling horses, irrigating, fixing fence, driving                  tractor and all the other fun jobs that go with the business.  If you are              an employer looking for an employee, whether training horses or  

         not.  The TQA Tripple Crown is TVCC's attempt to present you with 

         the best we have to offer.  This certificate puts the spot light on 

         students that not only have the skill to get the job one, but most                      importantly the character and core values to help make your business 

         be successful.                              


  •        A) Maintain a 4.0 GPA through pathway certificate

    •                  1)  Performance Horse Production Training and Marketing
    •                  2) Must score 90% or better on student horse trainer score sheets                       each term
    •                  3) Students earning this certificate will get their TVCC horse                                 training portfolio Facebook page posted (11 horses started                                 while at TVCC)


  •        B) Meet TQA’s Industry Quality Standards for “Starting a Horse”
    •                  1)  Colts started on TVCC campus 
  •                  2)  Score a 90% or better on TQA test
  •                  3)  Judged by professional horse trainers in the industry
  •                  4)  Students will get their industry certificate video posted with                           temperament assessment and client education. 

                 - Horse Training Test Score Sheets 
                         - Basic Foundation 
                         - Outside Riding and Roping Dummy
                         - Arena Task Completion 

  •        C) Work Experience
    •                 1) Horse Training Boot Camp- Work a minimum of two months for                     a horse training business and score 90% or better on task                                 completion and temperament score sheets.
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TQA Triple Crown Winners
- Joel Wilson  
- Cami Ortloff
- Isabelle Dusseault 
- Kylee Sparks 










TVCC Horse Training Certificate
- Joel Wilson 
- Val James 
- Cami Ortloff
- Isabelle Dusseault 
- Kylee Sparks 











Work Experience Certificate

- Joel Wilson
- Cami Ortloff
- Isabelle Dusseault 
- Kylee Sparks 













Colt Starting Certificate 
- Joel Wilson 
- Brock Wolfe 
- Cami Ortloff
- Isabelle Dusseault 
- Kylee Sparks