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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).
The 2010 Region 11 Conference
June 26-28, 2010 at Giant Steps Therapeutic
Equestrian Center in Petaluma, California.
for a listing of nearby hotels.
Attention NARHA Instructors: Continuing Education Credit
Through CHA Conference
Earn 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.
Fundraising Expert to Speak at Conference General Session
live and die, rise and fall by the effectiveness of
their fundraising. No one understands this better than
Kim Klein, internationally known fundraising trainer,
who is the general session speaker at the 2010 NARHA
National Conference and Annual Meeting on November 4.
Kim has worked in all aspects of fundraising, as
staff, volunteer, board member and now consultant with
Klein & Roth Consulting. She is best known for
adapting traditional fundraising techniques, including
major donor campaigns, to the needs of smaller
Kim is the author of five books, including
Fundraising for Social Change, which is widely
used in the field and in university degree programs.
Her most recent book is Reliable Fundraising in
Kim is also featured in the fundraising video
"Ready, Set, Raise," produced by Grassroots Institute
for Fundraising Training, where she also writes a
column answering readers' questions. Find out more
about Kim's consulting business at
Goodnight to Headline 2010 Horse Expo at Conference
Colorado's own Horse Master Julie Goodnight is scheduled
to present at the NARHA 2010 National Conference and
Annual Meeting. Goodnight will headline the 2010 Horse
Expo at the National Conference Saturday, November 6,
2010, in the Stadium Hall and Stadium Arena at the
National Western Complex in Denver.
Goodnight is the International Spokesperson for the
Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). She has more
than a quarter-century of horse training experience. Her
varied background ranges from dressage and jumping to
racing, reining, colt-starting and wilderness riding. She
teaches "Classic Skills for a Natural Ride" and travels
coast-to-coast and beyond to film her award-winning
television show Horse Master, as well as to appear at
horse expos, conferences and clinics. In 2008, she was
named Equine Affaire's Exceptional Equestrian Educator-one
of only three awards ever given.
Contest: We Have a Winner!
you to all who played our "Guess the National Conference
Luncheon Speaker" contest, and congratulations to Robin
Bosten of Thornton, Colorado, who guessed it correctly. Our
luncheon speaker is Burton "Bubba" Gilliam, who played the
doo-dah singing, campfire bean-eating Lyle in Blazing
Award Nominations Deadline Extended!
Is there a horse that seems to know exactly what you need at any
given moment? What about an instructor who has drawn out the
best in your child? How about the volunteer whose attitude
pushes you to strive even harder? Be sure to nominate your
favorite horses and humans for NARHA's 2010 Awards Program.
We've had a great number of nominations so far, but we would
like a few more in certain categories, so
we have extended the deadline to Wednesday, June 2. Click
here to download the 2010 criteria and nomination forms.
Please send all nominations to NARHA,
Attn: Tara McChesney, PO Box 33150, Denver, CO 80233 or email
Early Registration for NARHA National Conference
is only $450 if you register before the end of June. After that,
the regular early bird rate will apply. This year's
education session tracks are filled with some of the most
sophisticated sessions ever! Tracks will be: Research, Practical
Applications, Integrative Programming and two Administrative
tracks. All of this in beautiful Denver. Click
here to register.
to check out the conference web page and check
back often to view conference updates as they're unveiled.
Sponsored by: Purina Mills, Markel Insurance Company, American
Quarter Horse Association, Triple Crown Nutrition, Adequan,
Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)
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.
NARHA Driving Certification Subcommittee Seeks Members
The NARHA Driving Certification Subcommittee seeks enthusiastic
new members to join the committee. Applicants should have a strong
interest in therapeutic riding and driving and a desire to
continue the development and improve the NARHA Driving Instructor
Interested individuals must meet the following criteria:
- NARHA Certified Driving Instructor Level 1 or higher in good
standing, although we may consider NARHA Advanced Instructors with
a very strong background in driving
- Attend scheduled conference calls and communicate with the
committee chair and members in a timely manner
- Responsibilities and activities vary but generally require 10
hours a month. Accessibility to email is a must
- Attend the NARHA National Conference and participate in the
committee forums and Evaluator Update
- Accept the responsibility of tasks and provide valuable
information to the committee in a timely fashion
- NARHA lead or associate faculty is a plus!
The two-year term would begin January 1, 2011.
To express your interest in this exciting opportunity to serve
NARHA and the field of equine-assisted activities, please submit a
letter/email of interest and a resume to NARHA, Attn: Tara
McChesney or email
submission deadline is September 15, 2010
Please review the NARHA Driving
Certification Subcommittee Purpose and Description below
To help NARHA develop and maintain standards in driving for
individuals with special needs at NARHA Centers; to promote
instructor certification opportunities in the area of driving; to
generate interest in driving for individuals with special needs
and develop and share educational information regarding driving
for the disabled.
Responsibilities of the Subcommittee
- Work closely with the NARHA staff
- Periodically review and update materials for the Workshop and
- Offer periodic opportunities to train Evaluators for On-Site
Workshops and Certifications
- Develop and periodically review training materials for
Evaluators to carry out the work of the subcommittee
- Ensure that the Certification Oversight Committee is kept
informed of subcommittee decisions
- Provide material to Oversight Committee for the Instructor
Voice three times a year
- Consider and respond to appeals of examination results
- Consider and respond to requests for exceptions and
accommodations to the On-Site certification testing requirements
Subcommittee Membership Requirements
- Must have access to e-mail
- Must work effectively as part of a team and adhere to
- Must maintain individual NARHA membership and meet
- Ability to travel to specified meetings at NARHA's expense
- Ability to attend the annual conference at own expense
Removal from Subcommittee
Members of the Driving Instructor Certification Subcommittee can
be removed from the committee for failure to adhere to the NARHA
Evaluator/Instructor Code of Ethics in addition to inability to
meet the above requirements.
First ParaWebathon for World Equestrian Games
The United States Para-Equestrian team is competing in the
Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games, June 8, and the first
ever ParaWebathon will live-stream in a "Jerry Lewis-like"
telethon to raise money for the athletes.
The 2010 WEG is the first WEG to offer Para-Equestrian
competition, which will bring it to the forefront of the horse
The live event will be broadcast from the studios of Alltech.
The broadcast will highlight the stories of these
inspirational athletes and will have drop-in visitors from
Olympic competitions and other celebrities. If your center
would like to stream the event,
at the Horse Radio Network for more details or
call (443) 553-5063.
A Note From Our Intern
this note from our temporary events assistant Leah Hoeboerer of
the Colorado State University Equine Sciences program. Leah helped
this year's NARHA Region Conference schedule run smoothly. We
thank and will miss her. Good luck, Leah!
Dear Kaye and Jaime,
I wanted to take a minute to say thank you for the wonderful
opportunity you have given me over the past few months. I have
learned so much and I wouldn't trade this opportunity for anything
else. I sincerely appreciate how kind you and everyone else at
NARHA have been. NARHA is being run by the best group of women
(and man) that I could imagine! Thank you again for everything.
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
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.
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
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
Runnin WJ Ranch in Texaricana, TX
July 31-Aug 1
Therapeutic Riding at Centenary in Hackettstown, NJ
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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