NARHA News — August 3, 2010
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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.
NARHA Standards for Certification and Accreditation
The 2010 edition of the NARHA Standards for Certification
and Accreditation is up on the NARHA website. You can access
it through the
page. Or you can purchase a hard copy or
DVD by visiting the
and searching for "standards."
Seniors Find Job Help With Experience Works
Or if your center is looking for
volunteers, Experience Works may be able to
help you locate great people for your
Whether you need to update your job skills
or find a worker, Experience Works may be
what you are looking for. For information,
click on the link above or call (866)
Three Exciting Pre-Conference Workshops!
year's workshops and sessions at NARHA's 2010 National
Conference (presented by Purina Mills) promise to be
some of the most exciting ever. In the upcoming weeks,
we will feature in NARHA News
a few of the
sessions and workshops that will be presented.
Today we are pleased to highlight three special
pre-conference workshops. First, on Tuesday, November
2, in the NARHA Horses for Heroes,
you will learn through sessions and panels how to
develop financial sustainability in your program
and about planning and partnerships. You will find new
ways to train and new directions in mental health. The
NARHA Horses for Heroes pre-conference workshop is 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Two workshops are offered on November 3. The
EFMHA workshop's theme is Wellness and
Welfare: International Perspectives on Ethical
Horse-Human Partnerships. The workshop is 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Topics from world-class presenters range from the
ethics of human-animal interaction to crisis
prevention to promote animal safety and horse-human
communication. The workshop finishes with a group
discussion, "Finding Your Own Way."
The American Hippotherapy Association
workshop is also on November 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This
workshop is for facilities and therapists who want to
grow an exisiting hippotherapy (HPOT) program or
start a new one. You will be presented with sample
business plans and handouts on the benefits of HPOT
for specific disabilities as well as discussing ways
to use marketing tools for your program.
For other pre-conference education opportunities as
well as all the exciting sessions that occur during
the week, visit the
The Registration Booklet Is Online
If you happened to miss the 2010 NARHA National Conference &
Annual Meeting Registration Booklet in the summer issue of
NARHA STRIDES, you can still see the
registration book online. This interactive booklet allows
you to flip through the pages to see what is offered. It even
allows you to zoom in on specific sessions or click through to
websites mentioned in the booklet. See you in November!
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,
Adequan, Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), EquuSpeak
LLC, American Paint Horse Association (APHA), Farnam,
Conference Schedule Updates
We noticed a pricing inconsistency in the registration
booklet for the mentor training, which could cause some
confusion. In light of this, we are honoring the lower
registration fee of $175 for members and $225 for
non-members for mentor training registration.
Members will be able to complete two requirements needed
to become a NARHA Evaluator at this year's national
conference. You will now be able to attend both the
Mentor Training and the Evaluator Training in one
location, so please note the following schedule change:
Monday, November 1, noon to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 2, 7 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, November 2, 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 3, 7 to 11 a.m.
United Airlines the Official Airline of NARHA's
help with arranging travel to Denver, consider calling
to get a quote for your airfare.
Denver is a United hub, and United Airlines is the
official airline of NARHA's 2010 National Conference and
Annual Meeting. United will give NARHA members a 5%
reduction in airfare. NARHA members will earn Mileage
Plus miles and will be entitled to special discounts (up
to 20%) on car rentals with Hertz when their reservation
is made in conjunction with their airline tickets.
Use Tour Code 585WX when getting your quote. This is
the special NARHA discount code.
To make reservations by phone, call (800) 521-4041.
Be sure to mention that you would like the NARHA
discount fare when getting your quote.
Ribbon Recycling a Great Way to Award Riders
you need award ribbons or have ribbons that you would
like to donate, remember that NARHA works with Ribbon
to provide facilities with ribbons.
Sue Copeland receives donations of ribbons from all over the
country and works with NARHA to locate facilities in need.
at (281) 217-0386. Or you can send ribbons
to Sue at Ribbon Recycling, 4802 Hunterwood Circle, Richmond, TX
At right: Volunteers at SIRE Therapeutic Riding Center, a
NARHA Premier Accredited Center in Hockley, TX, award a ribbon
to Philip Rust, age 31.
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.
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 Your Center
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.
NARHA Advanced Level Certifications
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
NARHA Driving Workshops and Certifications
Workshop is held the first 3 days, certification held
the last 2 days
There are no workshops or certifications scheduled for 2010
at this time. Watch for updates for the 2011 schedule.
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, ME
Mentor Training Workshop
NARHA National Pre-Conference event in Denver, CO
Please note that the Mentor Training Workshops, July 29-30
at the Runnin' WJ Ranch in Texarcana, TX, and August 5-6 at
Special Equestrians in Indian Springs, AL, have been
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 NARHA Registered
OSWC events added in 2010.
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NARHA News coordinator
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