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Certification Dept. Updates
Center Memberships Due
Hosting NARHA Workshops and Certifications
Standards Modification
2010 NARHA National Conference
From Kay Green
Purina's HOW Webinars
NARHA's New Webmaster
New Position with a Familiar Face
HHRF Call for Research Proposals
Corporate and Individual Partnerships
Region Conference Dates
Show your Support
Instructor Workbook Prices
Quick Links
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Official NARHA Events
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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! 
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 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.
NARHA Standards  
Recent Modification
A modification to the 2009 NARHA Standards for Certification and Accreditation A12 and
A14 was recently added to the members only page of the website. Click here for the new information
March 2, 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.
Click here
to check out the conference web page and check back often to view conference updates as they're unveiled.
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From Kay Green  
Dear NARHA Members,

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful winter. We hear that a lot of you are getting heavy snow in places where it normally does not accumulate as much.
It recently came to my attention that my email address on the NARHA website was incorrect.  A nice man who never heard of NARHA was getting those e-mails.
You can always reach me by e-mail at .

If you sent me an e-mail at that incorrect address and never got an answer it's because I never got it.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Purina's Horse Owner's Workshop Webinars  
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Meet Cher!  
 Cher SmithNARHA Communications Coordinator/Webmaster
Cher Smith (not "the" Cher, but  certainly "a" Cher) is the new Communications Coordinator/Webmaster at NARHA. She has worked in the past as a web designer, an editor, a writer, a college professor and at one time was a donut maker. Cher and her husband, Steve, have two children: Becky, who is working on her Ph.D. in climatology at Colorado State University, and Joshua, who plays harmonica with his dad in nursing homes. Cher was interested in a job at NARHA because of its emphasis on changing the lives of disabled people through equine activities. Joshua is blind and has autism, and so Cher knows what it means to have a great support system and people working in various fields to improve the lives of disabled people and their families. Cher is tremendously excited to be working with NARHA and is intrigued to learn about the equine industry.
A New Position with a Familiar Face  
Nicole Pepper
The newly created NARHA Communities Coordinator position, held by Nicole Pepper, is designed to support the association's growth and member satisfaction by developing and implementing programs that tie members more closely to the NARHA general community and special interest groups within the association. These goals will be obtained through the development of electronic tools and opportunities for face-to-face community networking. 
As NARHA researches the benefits of creating an electronic community, we welcome your valued input. Please click on the following link to fill out a survey and let your voice be heard. 
HHRF 2010 Call for Research Proposals  
Due May 15, 2010
Research funding available to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans: accepting applications for up to $50,000.
Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) invites proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and the quality of life for participants in equine-assisted activities and therapies.
Click here to read more on the HHRF website.
Show Her the Money!  
New Duties for Barbara YostBarbara Yost
Barbara Yost accepted a new position with NARHA in January. As Corporate and Individual Partnerships Coordinator, she will support NARHA's work with funders, sponsors, exhibitors and corporate partners.
Barbara has served NARHA for nearly three years as Communications Coordinator and Webmaster, adding support of national conference exhibitors and silent auction to her duties in 2009.

Before joining the NARHA staff, Barbara served as Marketing Director and Executive Director for several nonprofit organizations and directed the marketing of a large urban library system. Her work dramatically increased the funding and viability of each organization that employed her.
Don't Miss Your NARHA Region Conference
NARHA Region Conference page is now on the web! 
Stonewall Jackson Resort
 site of Region 3 Conference
 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 Click here to register online 
*Region 7 members please be aware that the Region 7 conference dates listed in the recent issue of NARHA's Strides magazine have been changed to April 16-18th. The Region 7 conference will take place in 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
On-site Workshops and Certifications

Following is a list of scheduled NARHA On-site Workshops and Certifications. If you are thinking about attending, please register early as space is limited in some instances.

CTRC (Co) March 4-7
Hearts Desire (MS) March 10-13
Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped (NJ) March 18-21 
MANE (AL) March 20-23
Ride On (CA) March 25-28
STAR (TN) March 28, 2010
Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii (HI) March 31-April 3
CHEFF (MI) April 8-11
Heritage Christian (NY)  April 16-19
UNH Therapeutic Riding (NH) April 22-25
Calvin Center (GA) April 30-May 3
Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped (NJ) May 13-16
Equest (MI) May 20-23
Hearts and Horses (CO) May 26-29
Hearts Adaptive (Ca) May 28-31
Storm Harbor (PA) June 2-5
Texas Tech (TX) June 2-5
Ray Graham (IL) June 2-5
Three Gaits (WI) June 3-6
Mississippi State 4H Team (MS) June 22-25
MANE (AL) June 23-26
Riding to the Top (ME) June 25-28
Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped (NJ) July 8-11
Brave Hearts (IL) July 21-24
High Hopes (CT)  July 22-25
R.O.C.K. (TX) Aug 11-14
Fieldstone Farm (OH) Aug 19-22
CTRC (Co) Aug 19-22
Eagle Mount (MI) Aug 26-29
Little Bit (WA) Sept1-4
Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped (NJ) Oct. 7-10
High Hopes (CT)  Dec 4-7
Riding to the Top (ME) June 25-28
Three Gaits (WI) June 3-6
Little Bit (WA) Sept 1-4


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NARHA Instructor Workbook and DVD  
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