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Certification Dept. Updates
Center Memberships Due
2010 NARHA National Conference
New NARHA Driving Email Group
New NARHA Interactive Vaulting Email Group
Standards Modification
"Green" Asphalt for Special Equestrians
Purina Schedules Workshops
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 
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Current OSWC and Workshops: Click here  
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for the NARHA Calendar of Workshops, Certifications, Conferences and more! 
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. NARHA hopes the year of 2010 will be full of exciting events. 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 NARHA's 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 add the event 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.
February 16, 2010
2010 NARHA National Conference Presentation Abstracts Due  
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March 31 is the deadline for prospective presenters to submit abstracts for their proposed presentations at the 2010 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 3-6.
In honor of NARHA's 41 years of service, the theme for the 2010 conference in Denver is Standards, Solutions, Sustainability!
For information on NARHA's Call for Papers and on crafting an abstract for submission, visit the 2010 conference page on the NARHA website,,  and use the "National Conference Call for Presentation Abstracts" and "Abstract Submission" links. Abstracts may be submitted electronically or as MS Word attachments to emails.
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to check out the conference web page and check back often to view conference updates as they're unveiled.
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New NARHA Driving Email Group  
Driving at EquestJoin Now
The NARHA staff and the Driving Certification Sub-Committee invite you to join the new Yahoo email group. If you are a current NARHA Driving Instructor, joining will help you to get involved with other instructors in the driving community. You can also join this group to learn more and share thoughts and ideas about about carriage driving and NARHA driving certification. To join, visit and search for NARHA driving. It will pull up the group and you can easily click "join group."
Photo by Sarah Armentrout, EQUEST, Kennebunk, ME
New NARHA Interactive Vaulting Email Group  
Interactive Vaulting at Saddle Up! Franklin, TNJoin Now 
If you are a current NARHA vaulting instructor and you'd like to get involved with other instructors in the vaulting community, please join NARHA's new Vaulting email group, recently announced by the NARHA staff and the Vaulting Certification Subcommittee.
Join this group to learn more about NARHA interactive vaulting and certification and to share ideas and thoughts. Visit and search for NARHA interactive vaulting. It will pull up the group and you can easily click on "join group." 
Photo by Steve Frederick, Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley. 
NARHA Standards  
Recent Modification
A modification to the 2009 NARHA Standards for Certification and Accreditation A12 and A 14 was recently added to the members only page of the website. Click here for the new information
Local Company Donates "Green" Asphalt  
Green asphalt at Special EquestriansNews From Special Equestrians
APAC Mid-South - along with one of its partners, Alabama Bridge Builders - donated the asphalt, labor and equipment for the project, providing 300 tons of green asphalt leading up to Special Equestrians, a NARHA Premier Accredited Center, located on the campus of Indian Springs School just south of Birmingham, Alabama. 

APAC Mid-South CFO, David South, has a special connection with Special Equestrians; his 12-year-old daughter has ridden in the program since 2005. Active in Special Equestrian events, South, along with Tim Mullendore, also of APAC, and Casey Mims of Alabama Bridge Builders - has been instrumental in bringing this project to fruition.
Traditional asphalt is made by cementing rock and sand particles with a gooey byproduct of crude oil production that must be heated to extremely high temperatures to be applied to roads and other surfaces, a process that creates greenhouse gas emissions. Green asphalt incorporates a large percentage of recycled asphalt that is broken into small bits and mixed with water and soap-like chemicals called surfactants. This kind of asphalt can be laid at much lower temperatures, which - combined with the recycled nature of the product - lessens the impact on the environment. This technology is new to the Birmingham area, having only been used in APAC Mid-South projects over the past few months, according to South.
A paved road will make a world of difference at Special Equestrians, where dust from the dirt road is a significant problem most of the year. 
Purina Brings Longview Equine Research Farm to Local HOW® Horse Owners Workshops  
Purina Mills LogoWorkshop will provide consumers with the latest in equine health and nutrition.
For more than 70 years, Purina's Longview Equine Research Farm in Gray Summit, Missouri. has been dedicated to defining and delivering the best in equine health and nutrition. This year, Purina is packing up the best of the research farm and taking it to local HOW® Horse Owner's Workshops where consumers will learn the latest in equine nutrition, health and maintenance care, veterinary issues, Purina research projects, training techniques, gear and more.
"We have brought hundreds of horse owners to our research farm to learn more about Purina equine research," said Brant Gilbert, marketing manager, Horse Business Group. "The positive feedback has been so overwhelming that we want to share the research farm with all horse owners and have decided to bring elements of our farm to each local Purina HOW® meeting." 
For more information, or to find the Purina HOW® Horse Owner's Workshop nearest you, please visit 
Purina Mills is a Platinum Sponsor of the 2010 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting in Denver, CO November 3-6 
Don't Miss Your NARHA Region Conference  
NARHA Region Conference page is now on the web! 
Stonewall Jackson Resort   
 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 Click here to register online 
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 Indian Springs, Indian Springs, 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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Apply now for NARHA's special Visa® 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.
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NARHA Instructor Workbook and DVD  
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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.  
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