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Veterans and Caisson Platoon in the News
CAT Course in Ohio 1/25/2010
Center Memberships Due
Certification Dept. Updates
Staff-Member Connection
CA$H for Your Center
Show your Support
New Insurance offered by Markel
Purina Mills Renews Sponsorship
Gypsy Vanner Angel
Instructor Workbook Prices
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Horses for Heroes in the Washington Post  
NARHA Certified Master-Level Instructor Mary Jo Beckman, Caisson Platoon horses and veteran participants were featured in the Washington Post on Christmas day. Click here, wait for the commercial, then view the wonderful photos and story! 
Center Accreditation Training (CAT) Course  
January 25, 2010
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fieldstone Farm TRC
16497 Snyder Road
PO Box 23129
Chagrin Falls, OH  44023 708-0013, ext. 128


NARHA Instructors-in-Training, center administrators and those interested in starting a center are invited to a free NARHA Center Accreditation Training Course. Read more...

Center Memberships Due  
Renew Before January 15
and Save
Online center renewal is now available. Online membership renewal makes it especially easy to renew your center membership before it expires. With the elimination of paper, you'll end any worry about losing your form on the desk or in the mail. Of course if you prefer to send in a paper renewal, that is still an option. Download the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice from the NARHA website, complete and mail. Click here for more information.
Certification Updates  
NARHA On-site Workshop and Certification (OSWC) Update
  • Expanded schedule
    (2 1/2 days)
  • Enriched content 
    Read more...  
Current OSWC and Workshops:
Click here for the NARHA Calendar of Workshops, Certifications, Conferences and more! 
January 5, 2010
NARHA Staff-Member Connection  
Winter snow at EquestCheers! 
Hope you had a nice holiday and my wish for you is that 2010 is filled with love, peace and good health.  The staff at NARHA realizes that a lot of exciting things and changes are in the future for us but we look forward to making it all happen in the best interest of NARHA and our members. Happy New Year!
Bev Reed

Photo by Sarah Armentrout, courtesy of Equest Therapeutic Riding Center, a Premier Accredited Center in Kennebunk, Maine.
Ca$H For Your Center  
NARHA knows that in these tough times, even the most deserving and efficient NARHA member centers need extra revenue sources. To this end, NARHA is launched a new program that can bring your center an ongoing CA$H income to help you now and in better economic times to come. This is a totally NO COST program to you! 

Take advantage of the collective buying power of NARHA participants and their families, instructors, centers, volunteers, friends and extended equestrian family. For the first time, we can now effectively harness that immense horse power to benefit each NARHA member center - and that includes yours! Read on...
Show Your Support for NARHA  
With your new NARHA Visa card Image of a sample NARHA Card
You are invited to apply for our special VisaŽ Platinum credit card through Capital One Card Lab Connect. As a valued supporter,1% of every purchase you make is automatically donated to NARHA. Plus, Capital One will donate $25 after you make your first purchase. Apply now and you can make supporting our important work a simple everyday event.
Read on... 
New Insurance for Instructors  
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News from Markel
Markel has rolled out new insurance for instructors.
Independent Instructor Insurance
Markel is now able to offer Commercial General Liability (GL) insurance to NARHA Certified Instructors. This program is designed for independent instructors providing EAAT who do not operate their own facility. The policy will provide up to $1M GL protection for the instructor against Bodily Injury and/or Property Damage law suits allegedly arising out of the independent's instruction and will follow the individual working at different locations throughout the US and Canada. Owners of premises on which the EAAT activities are carried out may be added as Additional Insured. Proof of NARHA Certification is required. 
Volunteer Suit Buy-Back
NARHA Centers insured with Markel are able to expand their General Liability (GL) coverage by purchasing 'Volunteer Suit Buy-Back'. When this coverage is added to the NARHA Center's Markel GL policy, the GL policy will protect the center, its staff and its volunteers against third party law suits (as it always has); and it will also protect the center against law suits brought by injured volunteers. The GL policy has a sub-limit of $250,000 for law suits brought by volunteers, and will pay defense costs in addition to the $250,000 available for judgements rendered against the center. The center must purchase Excess Accident Medical Plan C - $50,000 limit per volunteer - when Volunteer Suit Buy-Back is added to the center's GL policy. 
For rates and additional information, please contact Debi DeTurk Peloso at Markel 888-217-3657 or email about any of the above coverages.
Purina Mills Renews Corporate Sponsorship  
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Purina Mills, LLC has renewed their NARHA Corporate Sponsorship through July 31, 2011.  
As a part of the sponsorship, Purina Mills will support NARHA's Instructor of the Year program and the publication of the NARHA activities booklet for children. In addition the sponsorship will support scholarships for the 2010 NARHA National Conference, next November in Denver, Colorado.
"Purina Mills has been such a good friend to NARHA over the years," said NARHA Marketing Director Kaye Marks. "We are thrilled and thankful that they have signed on again!"
Applications Open for Gypsy Horse Angel   
 Gypsy Vanner horse 
The American Gypsy Horse Angel Foundation, in partnership with the American Gypsy Horse Breed Association, is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the third Gypsy Angel, a horse which will be granted to one lucky and deserving NARHA member center 
Applications are open to any and all applicants, for all types of EAAT programs:
January 1, 2010 - February 15, 2010. 
NARHA Instructor Workbook and DVD  
workbook coverSpecial Prices for Bulk Purchases

The NARHA Instructor Workbook and DVD is a great educational tool for those studying to become NARHA Certified Instructors and a valuable resource for improving current skills by using the quizzes and interactive activities from the workbook which tie to the DVD chapter by chapter.  
Member Price          Non-Member Price
Single Copies                 $40                             $50
10 or more copies          $35/copy                     $45/copy
in one single shipment