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Need a Roommate for the Conference?
There has recently been a large addition to the rooming list for the conference. If you are interested in sharing a room with someone, please check the roommate list.
Continuous Chest Compression CPR
All of us hope that we will never have to use it, but knowing the new guidelines for CPR can save someone's life. Watch this video
to get tips on the procedure and to see it demonstrated.
Register Now for the 2010 NARHA National Conference
The early bird registration for the 2010 NARHA
National Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by
Purina, has closed, but that doesn't mean you
can't still register! From October 1-18, members
will be able to register for $600 and non-members
for $660. After October 18, you will only be able to
register at the door. Onsite registration will then
Workshops and sessions are filling up fast. Register
now so you can get in on the sessions you most want
to check out the conference web page
and check back often to view conference updates as
Sponsored by: Purina Mills, Markel Insurance
Company, American Quarter Horse Association, Triple
Crown Nutrition, Adequan, Certified Horsemanship
Association (CHA), EquuSpeak LLC, American Paint
Horse Association (APHA), Farnam, Platinum
Performance, Equine Network, Fortis Fine All
Company, AAEP Foundation, WESA, Craig Hospital,
Show-me Animal Products
Meal Tickets and Name Badge Required
Remember: This year, you will need to show your name badge to get into sessions and to get on the bus for the horse expo. You will also need meal tickets for every meal. These will be in your registration packet when you register at the hotel. This policy will ensure that everyone who registered gets the full benefit of the conference. So please don't forget them!
NARHA National Conference Session Highlight
This year's workshops and sessions at the 2010 NARHA
National Conference, presented by Purina, promise to
Rugari, an assistant professor at Texas Christian
University's Harris College of Nursing & Health
"The Process of EFP and EAP: An Ethnographic
By describing and
recording patterns, processes, behaviors and
interactions among the therapist, horse, horse
professional and client team during EFP/EAP sessions,
this workshop looks at how to research the
intervention's perceived emotional, communicative and
Elizabeth Adams, the program director at Pegasus
Therapeutic Riding, Inc., a NARHA Premier Center in
Brewster, NY, will give practical knowledge and tools
to participants on
Interactive Valuting Program." Topics
include how to select participants, select and train
horses, and promote the idea to staff, board members
Come join us in November! For all the scheduled
sessions, see the
online registration book
NARHA's Disaster Relief Fund
With all of the flooding and fires going on around the country right now, we wanted to remind you that 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.
Find the Disaster Relief Fund guidelines and application here.
An Important Message to All Riding Certification Candidates and
Congratulations to NARHA's riding certification candidates on
your accomplishments thus far. NARHA certification takes work
and determination to achieve and we commend you for making
this goal a priority and working hard to achieve it.
NARHA is implementing a new procedure, effective November 1,
2010, that addresses the situations in which a candidate
planning to attend a certification does not have an
Instructor in Training (IT) letter in hand at the time of
NARHA has long had a procedure that required all
certification candidates to have an IT letter and produce it
for the center hosting the certification test 32 days in
advance of the certification they plan to attend. The NARHA
office does not rush an IT letter to any candidate nor can
we email an IT letter directly to a center. Should a
candidate sign up for a certification without the
requirements in hand, he/she risks not completing the
requirements, thus being unable to test and the possibility
of losing the certification fee. Please remember to confirm
the host site's refund policy in case you do not receive
your IT letter in time for the certification.
If any candidate chooses to test without an IT letter the
candidates and host sites should be aware of the following
processing fees that will be assessed effective November 1,
2010, by the NARHA office prior to his/her certification
1. If the candidate does not have an IT letter by the time
the candidate presents him/herself for certification testing
and the evaluator allows the candidate to test because they
have reviewed the candidate's paperwork and feel the
candidate has completed the required materials and can move
forward, the candidate will be invoiced an additional
processing fee of $150 to be paid to the NARHA office prior
to his/her certification results being released.
2. A fee will also be assessed to the host site of $75 per
candidate who tested without an IT letter.
Ultimately, it is every candidate's responsibility to ensure all
requirements have been met by the appropriate deadlines and that
his/her IT letter is in hand in order to test for certification.
All candidates who have signed up to test for certification are
emailed about 30 days prior to their selected certification by
the NARHA office with an update on their status as it relates to
their IT letter. If the candidate is missing an item and does
not have an IT letter in hand, he/she is notified.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (800)
369-7433. Kelly Sullivan (ext. 104) or Tara McChesney (ext.
114) are happy to assist you in your certification process.
Good luck in achieving NARHA certification!
NARHA Is Looking for Additional Members to Subcommittees
Three NARHA subcommittees are seeking enthusiastic new members to join the committees. To download a full description and information on how to apply, click on the links below.
Join one of these committees and help make a difference in your membership organization!
Small Business Stimulus Bill Benefits Horse Industry
The American Horse Council reported that President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 into law recently. The bill is intended to help small businesses and to create new jobs. The bill continues the bigger write-off for horses and other property purchased and placed in service by a horse business that was originally included in earlier stimulus bills. Read the full press release here
to find out if you qualify for any of the incentives.
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.
NARHA Driving Workshops and Certifications
Workshop is held the first 3 days, certification held
the last 2 days
April 26-29, 2011
WindRidge Therapeutic Equestrian Center
NARHA Vaulting Workshop and Certification
Workshop is held first 3 days and certification is held
on the last day
Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida
Boca Raton, FL
Mentor Training Workshop
Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program
NARHA National Pre-Conference event
NARHA National Pre-Conference event
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 NARHA Registered
OSWC events added in 2010.
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