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Region Conference Updates
The 2010 Region 5 Conference in
Indian Springs, Alabama, will be August 6-8. The
spring issue of NARHA's Strides Magazine ran
an incorrect date.
The 2010 Region 9 Conference has been
moved to July 9-11, 2010. The conference will remain
at Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center (4680
Highway 12, Yakima, WA 98908). Please look for online
registration to open back up in the next few days,
once all of the speaker details are confirmed.
The 2010 Region 11 Conference
June 26-28, 2010 at Giant Steps Therapeutic
Equestrian Center in Petaluma, California. Look
for more details to come soon. Click
for a listing of nearby hotels.
Congratulations to CIRT Executive Director
We at NARHA congratulate Judith Kruse, executive director of
Central Illinois Riding Therapy, who was recently featured
by Hediger & Meyers in The Marketeer, Central
Illinois' business-to-business journal. Judith began as a
volunteer with CIRT and has held numerous state and national
positions with NARHA. Congratulations, Judith, on this
Disaster Relief for NARHA Centers
NARHA has a disaster relief fund to
assist NARHA centers with an immediate need in funding
expenses not normally covered by operating insurance after
natural or man-made catastrophic disasters. This includes
disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, floods,
fires and drought.
You can find the Disaster Relief Fund guidelines and
Join NARHA's Click4Cash
are having a lot of fun and generating public interest for
the EAAT industry through NARHA's partnership with
Equestrian Collections. Nearly 100 NARHA centers are
enjoying receiving their proceeds checks in the mail for the
purchases their communities have made through their
websites. To keep the fun rolling, Equestrian Collections
will give one lucky center a $100 gift certificate for
joining the NO COST program. They will announce the
recipient in the June 2nd edition of NARHA News.
Click here and follow the steps to join.
We have created
a shopping area on Equestrian Collections
products, but your shoppers can shop the entire site,
maximizing the potential revenue for your center. All you
have to do is get shoppers to click on your Shop &
Change a Life
button before they do the regular
shopping they would do anyway. Once you have signed up,
you will receive an email with step-by-step instructions
for how to retrieve the Shop & Change a Life banner to
place on your center's website.
Any questions? Please email
and reference CLICK4CASH in the subject line.
Contest: Guess the National Conference Luncheon Speaker!
you to all who have participated so far in our "Guess the
National Conference Luncheon Speaker" contest. We've had
some great guesses, but no one has guessed correctly yet.
We will be giving you hints in NARHA
News over the next several weeks or until someone guesses
correctly. The first person to correctly guess who our
luncheon speaker is will win a $25 gift certificate to
Equestrian Collections. Email your guesses to
This issue's hint: While he is
best known for movies and television (and one character in
particular), he was also a boxer and boxed with the Coast
Guard's team, posting 201 wins out of 217 matches.
Deadlines Approaching for NARHA National Conference
- Nominations for NARHA's 2010 Awards Program are due by
May 14, 2010.
Click here to download the 2010 criteria and nomination
Please send all nominations to NARHA,
Attn: Tara McChesney, PO Box 33150, Denver, CO 80233 or
email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There is still time to register early for the 2010 NARHA
National Conference and Annual Meeting and save! Click
here to register.
to check out the conference web page and
check back often to view conference updates as they're
Sponsored by: Purina Mills, Markel Insurance Company,
American Quarter Horse Association, Triple Crown Nutrition
NARHA 2010 National Conference Scholarship Application
continues to work diligently to grow the number of
sponsors underwriting scholarships for NARHA's National
Conference and Annual Meeting. As leaders in the EAAT
industry, we are committed to providing our members
educational opportunities for professional growth and
to download the scholarship application. Applications
are due by June 28
. Submit completed
applications via email to
, via fax to (303) 252-4610, or
via mail to NARHA, P.O. Box 33150, Denver, CO 80233,
attn: Sandy Artichoker.
Attention NARHA Instructors: Continuing Education Credit Through
Get continuing education credit hours October 21-24 at the CHA
International Conference at The Oaks Equestrian Center in Lake
City, FL. Visit the
to view the current flyer, tentative schedule of
speakers and sessions and registration form. Cost is only $350
for the entire conference, not including lodging.
This is the CHA member rate but is
extended to all NARHA members as well.
EAAT Community Loses a Friend
The American Hippotherapy Association asked NARHA to inform
its members of the death of Barbara Heine, physical therapist,
on March 30, 2010. Barb had been diagnosed with mantle cell
cancer in August 2009 and has been battling the disease since
Heine also served as education chair for AHA and for three
years as AHA's President. She developed a manual for
Australian therapists on hippotherapy and is credited with
training, establishing and credentialing Australian
Heine was one of the founding members of the American
Hippotherapy Certification Board. In honor of her superior and
vast equine skills, AHA had established the Barb Heine Horse
of the Year award.
For the hippotherapy and the EAAT community, the loss of Barb
will be a void impossible to fill. Our condolences to her
New Book Offers Parents a Guide to Riding Lessons
October, Storey Publishing released its latest equine volume,
A Parent's Guide to Riding Lessons: Everything You Need to
Know to Survive and Thrive with a Horse Loving Kid
Elise Gaston Chand. The book starts with the basics, giving
parents a solid foundation of horse knowledge. Of particular
interest to NARHA members is chapter four on finding a
therapeutic riding center for children with special needs and
the section about NARHA. An expansive list of resources
concludes the guide, giving parents a realistic way to nurture
their children's dreams of horseback riding.
A Parent's Guide to Riding Lessons retails for $14.95
and can be ordered from most major bookstores or ordered
Impending Tax Changes Will Affect Nonprofits
On May 16, 2010, the IRS will begin revoking tax-exempt status
from nonprofits that failed to file three consecutive annual
returns (Form 990-N, 990-EZ, 990, or 990-PF).
, the leading source of nonprofit information and
the source of
, which verifies charitable status, estimates
that 350,000 to 400,000 nonprofits are in danger of losing
their exemptions. A large number of these organizations are
smaller nonprofits that previously were not required to file
an annual return because their gross revenues were $25,000 or
less. These nonprofits now must file Form 990-N, which the IRS
created in response to the Pension Protection Act.
Purina Horse Owner Workshops Near You
Is there an upcoming Purina Mills Horse Owner Workshop or
Horse Health Fair in your area? What hot new Purina Mills
product is being featured at your dealer? Is there a coupon?
Don't miss out. Visit the
and click on the map for updates on events
and promotions in your area.
for a coupon worth $10 off the workshop for you
and a friend.
Monty Roberts Back in US for Several Teachable Moments
Monty Roberts, who revolutionized the way many horses are
trained today worldwide, has announced several upcoming clinics
in California. On May 24-26, Roberts will teach a three-day
clinic, "Riding with Respect," striving for performance from
your horse through non-violent training. August 16-20, Roberts
will teach and demonstrate such training challenges as bucking,
bolting and biting.
The NARHAbar Program: Delicious Chocolate Bars to Raise Money for
The NARHA staff can attest to the
delicious quality of this chocolate. It comes in a variety of
flavors and is packaged beautifully. We love this chocolate!
Afraid to take on one more thing but looking for a quick revenue
boost? The NARHAbar Program is simple and actively engages your
center's families in your success. It's easy because pride in
participation is the key! Your best ambassadors are your riders,
so let them help you put the fun back into fundraising.
Workshops and Certifications
Unless otherwise noted, contact Tara McChesney at
800-369-7433, ext. 114, or
for further information. All dates
are subject to change.
Equine Specialist Workshop
Strides to Success in Plainfield, Indiana
Advanced Prep Courses
Sagebrush Equine Training Center in Hailey, Idaho
NARHA Advanced Level Certifications
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville,
NARHA Driving Workshops and Certifications
Workshop is held the first 3 days, certification held the
last 2 days
Horsepower, Inc., in Temple, New Hampshire
NARHA Vaulting Workshop and Certification
Workshop is held first 3 days and certification is held on
the last day
Riding to the Top in Windham, Maine
Mentor Training Workshop
NARHA National Pre-Conference event in Denver, CO
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association, Inc in Ocala, Florida
NARHA National Pre-Conference event in Denver, CO
NARHA will also hold driving evaluator training at this time
Please visit the NARHA calendar for a list of 2010
Registered on-site workshops and certifications. Please note
the list is not complete, there will be more Registered OSWC
events added in 2010.
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