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Region Conference Updates
The 2010 Region 8 conference
through Thursday, July 22nd. The conference is July
30-August 1 in Texarkana, TX.
Click here to register
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.
Wild Mustang Nevada Joe Does It Again
Nevada Joe, a wild mustang and the official
horse ambassador for NARHA, served as the
mount for all students to ride and complete
shooting patterns at the Cowboy Mounted
Shooting Association (CMSA) Nationals and WAHL
"Dare to Dream" shootout. CSMA's cowboys and
cowgirls from across the country partner with
riders from Heart's Desire, a NARHA Premier
Accredited Center in Senatobia, MS. The next
CMSA and Wahl "Dare to Dream Shootout" will be
at the World Finals In Amarillo, TX, in
Nevada Joe is on the road every month, serving
as NARHA's ambassador, while Diane and Ernie
Purcelli, NARHA Certified Registered Level
Instructors, educate the public about NARHA
CMSA recently featured this event in the
June/July 2010 issue of its magazine CMSA
Rundown. Read the article here. Visit
for Nevada Joe's story
Act Now and Make Your Vote Count !
doesn't matter whether you're a red or a blue.
NARHA needs the votes of its
members! Please vote for the 2011 NARHA Board
as well as the Membership Oversight Committee
Representatives for Regions 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.
The deadline for
voting is August 1.
Welcome to NARHA's New Website and Database
By now you have no doubt seen and interacted with
NARHA's new website and database at
. We love our new design and hope
you do too! There were a few glitches when we
launched, and everyone in the NARHA office is
working hard to make sure you can log in, update
your information, renew your membership and find
all the information you need. If you encountered
any obstacles, thank you for your patience.
Here are some of the great comments we've
received about the website:
"The new center and member directories are
"The new website is SLAMMING! Great job!"
"Nice work on the new website!"
"Great job on the new website. It's beautiful."
"I am enjoying exploring your new site. Keep up
the awesome work!"
"I can't log in, help!"
If you are experiencing any trouble with the
website or database, please visit the
contact page to let us know. Thanks to all of
the individuals, committee members and task force
who helped build the site. Remember, it's a work
in progress, and we're open to feedback!
Look for Registration Booklet in Strides Magazine
Don't miss the insert of the registration booklet for
the 2010 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting in the
summer issue of NARHA's Strides. It has
detailed information about the conference, including session
descriptions, a tentative schedule and, of course, a hard copy
registration form for those who do not wish to register
You will be delighted when you see the session line-up! It
is exceptional and fresh, and there is something for every
interest. NARHA and the host committee are very proud to
present this event in our beautiful hometown. See you
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, Platinum Performance
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
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 Conference
help with arranging travel to Denver, consider calling
United Airlines 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
Code 585WX when getting your quote. This is the
special NARHA discount code.
reservations by phone, call
Be sure to mention that you would like the NARHA
discount fare when getting your quote.
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
page. Or you can purchase a hard copy or DVD
by visiting the
and searching for "standards."
1st Annual All Veterans Horseshow a Success
Gunnar of BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and
Educational Center in Illinois recently
reported about the 1st Annual All Veterans
Horseshow on June 21. "It was an astonishing
success," Marge said. "All four of the VA
Hospitals that participate with us were
represented. Over 150 spectators watched 36
Veterans compete in 12 classes. As one might
expect, the fiercely competitive nature of
these veterans was very evident."
Officers and other dignitaries from various
Veteran support organizations, including the
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, were
present. They were all extremely impressed,
and several promised increased levels of
"As the enrollment in our Veterans program
continues to grow, we expect the 2nd Annual
All Veterans Horseshow to be even larger,"
International Hippotherapeutic Conference
The International Hippotherapeutic Conference
"Horse Which Heals, Teaches and Motivates" will be
November 13-14 in Krakow, Poland, and is for
everyone interested in hippotherapy. The
conference is organized under the Polish
Hippotherapeutic Association. The conference
abstracts for papers should be sent to
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
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
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
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
July 29-30 -- PENDING
Runnin WJ Ranch in Texaricana, TX
July 31-Aug 1
Therapeutic Riding at Centenary in Hackettstown, NJ
November 1-2 -- DATE CHANGE
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 canceled.
November 2-3 -- DATE CHANGE
NARHA National Pre-Conference event in Denver, CO
NARHA will also hold driving evaluator training at this
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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