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Certification Dept. Updates
Committee and Task Force Chairs
Center Memberships Due
Hosting NARHA Workshops and Certifications
NARHA Mentor and Evaluator Training
National Western Stock Show
NARHA Website Updates
2010 NARHA National Conference
IRS Update for 2010
Driving Certification
NARHA Level 2 Driving Instructors
Region Conference Dates
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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
Click here for the NARHA Calendar of Workshops, Certifications, Conferences and more! 
2010 Committee and Task Force Chairs are on  
Many cheers and more thanks for our fabulous NARHA committee and task force chairs! Find them on the members only section of the website by clicking on the link in the NARHA Directory Lists. Or better yet, just click here!
Center Memberships Due  
If you have not yet done so, don't forget to renew online or download the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice from the NARHA website to complete and mail. 
Click here for more information.
Hosting NARHA Workshops and Onsite Certifications  
Click here to download from the NARHA website the intent to host forms for all NARHA workshops and onsite certification events. We hope the year of 2010 will be full of exciting events and the new hosting plan for our events will benefit NARHA centers. Please read through the intent to host packets for details concerning the new hosting format.
Also posted is the new 2010 registered workshop and certification intent to host form, which details our new 2 ˝ day registered on-site workshop. (Click here for details). Please consider hosting this new, expanded workshop this year. The NARHA office encourages centers to submit intent to host forms as soon as possible in order that we may help market the event by adding it to the NARHA calendar. 
Email Tara McChesney at or call (800) 369-RIDE (7433), ext. 114 with questions you may have regarding the 2010 on-site instructor workshop.
NARHA Mentor and Evaluator Training  
Click here for details, then contact Tara McChesney
February 2, 2010
Thank You National Stock Show Cowgirls and Cowboys  
A heartfelt thank you from the NARHA staff goes to the kind folks from Praying Hands Ranch in Parker, CO and The Right Step in Littleton, CO. They along with Diane and Ernie Purcelli who travelled from Arizona between storms with NARHA Horse Ambassador Nevada Joe and Doc Holliday, helped give a therapeutic riding demonstration at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Confident and competent 11 year old Jennifer Andalyn from Praying Hands Ranch was the participant in the demonstration. In addition to therapeutic riding Carl Hanson from Praying Hands also spoke to the audience about NARHA Horses for Heroes programs and the mental health benefits EAAT participants may enjoy. The great folks from The Right Step filled in as instructor, leaders, sidewalkers and arena set-up helpers. Thanks Nicole Pepper, NARHA Communities Coordinator for all of your hard work. We couldn't have done it with one less volunteer. So from all of us, THANK YOU!
Kaye Marks NARHA Demonstration at Stock Show in Denver
NARHA Director of Marketing and Communications
Thanks to:
Jennifer Andalyn and her parents Evan and Elizabeth
Will Hamilton
Ann Hamilton
Carl Hanson
Doc Holiday
Nevada Joe
Cheryl Klaussan
Sandy McMann
Diane and Ernie Purcelli
Paula Quillan
Update on the Search for a Permanent CEO  
Dear NARHA Members,
The dedicated Search Committee: Patti Coyle, Jody Enget, David Teresa MorrisFoley, Teresa Morris, Chris Sitz and Jimm Williams, have been charged by the NARHA Board of Trustees to consider contracting the services of a professional search firm experienced in placing executives in nonprofit, national, membership organizations. We are researching and interviewing several top-quality firms.The process that most firms employ includes an extensive discovery process on the front end to identify the necessary characteristics and skill set of an executive who will be the best fit for the long term. Professional search firms also have the advantage of a readily accessible network of potential candidates, which will hopefully expedite the timeline.
Our goal is to find for NARHA an exceptionally qualified professional who is excited by our mission and ready, willing and able to advance NARHA's promising future.
We will continue to keep you updated throughout this process. We are also ready to capture the opportunities that will inevitably present themselves.

Teresa Morris,
Search Committee Chair
NARHA Website  
New Website Updates 
The new and improved NARHA website is still on track for launching this spring! Programmers have been working diligently to keep the platform connectivity points with the new database moving along smoothly as the database has been built and also nears completion. Staff, committees and task forces have been approving copy and images for site content. The graphic design is complete and being loaded, copy will be edited, photos uploaded and the testing phase will begin. NARHA has been looking forward to this for quite some time and we are proud and really looking forward to unveiling it to the membership. Stay tuned!
2010 NARHA National Conference in Denver  
2010 conference logoWatch for special offers and announcements
The 2010 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting call for papers will be available soon! Keep an eye on your email for special online registration promotions, award nomination instructions and scholarship applications. 
This year the conference will be in Denver, Colorado, enjoying the hospitality of the Grand Hyatt, November 3-6, 2010. You won't want to miss this extraordinary event highlighted by the NARHA Horse Expo, the awards banquet, premier educational offerings and some fun surprises. We look forward to seeing you soon in the "mile high city!" Click here to check out the conference web page and check back often to view conference updates as they're unveiled.
IRS Updates, January 2010 from  
Due Dates, Governance Check Sheet and Spring Workshops
The IRS has published tables of the due dates for Form 990 and other returns nonprofit organizations must file, released the governance check sheet that agents will use in exempt organization examinations, and announced the schedule for its spring workshops for 501(c)(3) organizations. read more...
NARHA Driving Certification  
Driving logo2010 Driving On-Site Workshop and Certification Changes
NARHA invites our driving centers to inquire about hosting a driving workshop in 2010. The NARHA Driving Committee has scheduled one certification in 2010, to be held in June in New Hampshire. A workshop will be held prior to the certification. NARHA will not take applications to hold another certification unless the New Hampshire certification fills and a waiting list of certification candidates is developed.
We encourage you to download the host forms for workshops and certifications and review the requirements. We hope to hold more certifications in 2011 so we can grow our driving program! Please also consider your schedule for 2011. 
The new 2010 workshop and certification host packets are available on the NARHA website
Email Tara McChesney at or call (800) 369-RIDE (7433), ext.114 with questions regarding the 2010 changes. 
NARHA is Reaching out to all Driving Level Two Instructors  
Please help grow NARHA's Driving Certification program. If you are a Driving level two instructor and would like to become a Driving Evaluator, please contact Tara McChesney to learn more.
What a great opportunity to help lay the foundation for a NARHA program that is experiencing such a growth in demand. Contact or call (800) 369-RIDE (7433), ext. 114 for further information. 
Don't Miss Your NARHA Region Conference  
NARHA Region Conference page is now on the web! Stonewall Jackson Resort
Click here for more conference information.
Click here to find your region. 
Region 1 April 16 - 18 High Hopes, Lyme, CT  Click here to register online
Region 2 March 26 - 28 Carmel, NY
 Stonewall Jackson Resort 
Region 3 March 19 - 21 Stonewall Jackson Resort, Roanoke, WV  Click here to register online 

Region 4 March 12 - 14 Raddison Plaza, Kalamazoo, MI  Click here to register online. 

Region 5 August 6 - 8 AL
Region 6  March 26 - 28 HorseSense for Special Riders, Lacrosse, WI, Click here to register online 
Region 7 April 16 - 18 Overland Park, KS
Region 9 May 14 - 16 The Pegasus Project, Yakima, WA
Region 10  November 3-6 (NARHA National Conference) Denver, CO
Region 11 June 26-28 Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Petaluma, CA
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Show Your Support for NARHA  
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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
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