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Region Conference Updates
Results of Autism Study
Kudos to NARHA Marketing
The NARHAbar Program
Guess the Luncheon Speaker
Early Registration for Conference
Awards Program Nominations Due
NARHA Scholarship Application
Equi-Spot Contest
Click4Cash Program
Workshops and Certifications
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Region Conference Updates
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.
The 2010 Region 9 Conference has been moved to July 9-11, 2010. The conference will remain at Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center (4680 Highway 12, Yakima, WA 98908). Please look for online registration to open back up in the next few days, once all of the speaker details are confirmed.
The 2010 Region 11 Conference is June 26-28, 2010 at Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Petaluma, California. Look for more details to come soon. Click here for a listing of nearby hotels.
HHRF-Funded Autism Study Results Available
The results of the Horses and Humans Research Foundation's autism study are available. You can read the report here or on the Horses and Humans Research Foundation website.
Kudos to NARHA Marketing  
Jessie Shanklin, an FFA Advisor in Opheim, MT, emailed NARHA to let us know that our marketing department had helped her find some statistics for an FFA student. Melissa Dighans was delivering a speech on equine-assisted therapy, and the stats she received helped her win her competition. Melissa will represent the Montana FFA at the National FFA Convention in October 2010. "Thank you for the help you gave us," Jessie writes. 
April 20, 2010
The NARHAbar Program: Delicious Chcocolate 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.
Contest: Guess the National Conference Luncheon Speaker!  
silhouette of keynote speakerThe NARHA staff is working ceaselessly these days to bring you the best national conference and annual meeting to date. We are working on lining up presentations that will stimulate you, workshops that will educate you and speakers who will also entertain you.
This year, we are particularly excited about our luncheon speaker. We will be giving you hints in NARHA News over the next several weeks. The first person to correctly guess who our luncheon speaker is will win a $25 gift certificate to Equestrian Collections. Email your guesses to Cher Smith.
This issue's hint: He has appeared in numerous movies and television shows, and he is known for being full of hot air.
Limited Time Offer for Early Conference Registration  
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Register early for the 2010 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting and save! Participants who register at this limited time offer rate will not yet be able to select their sessions. However, they will receive significant savings on this year's excellent conference. In July, an early bird registration price will be announced as always, and sessions will also be available at that time. 
This is a way for NARHA for say thank you to the individuals who trust that NARHA will continue to provide an exceptional level of educational content.
Click here to register.
Click here for hotel reservations.
Click here to check out the conference web page and check back often to view conference updates as they're unveiled.

Sponsored by: Purina Mills, Markel Insurance Company, American Quarter Horse Association, Triple Crown Nutrition

NARHA 2010 Awards Program  
Nominations Due by May 14, 2010
Every year riders, instructors, volunteers and equines invest time and energy to continue developing the EAAT industry. So many people and equines spend hours in the sun and cold weather, in dusty barns and arenas to participate in this wonderful industry. The dedication of all these individuals and equines is outstanding, and NARHA takes this opportunity to honor those people with our 2010 awards program.
This year NARHA is excited to offer a new award to recognize those who have served their country for the benefit of many. The newly created NARHA Horses for Heroes award has been established to recognize active military and veteran riders at NARHA centers. 

Click here to download the 2010 criteria and nomination forms for the new NARHA Horses for Heroes award as well as for our Volunteer, Equine, Instructor, Equestrian, Sis Gould, Veteran or James Brady Professional Achievement awards to help us honor all those dedicated to this amazing industry.

Some guidelines for 2010 have changed, so please read all criteria for each award carefully and submit a complete application for the award of your choice. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Award nominations are due by May 14, 2010. Please have them postmarked by this date or submitted via email by May 14, 2010.
Please send all nominations to NARHA, Attn: Tara McChesney, PO Box 33150, Denver, CO 80233 or email them to
Late nominations will not be accepted.
NARHA 2010 National Conference Scholarship Application  
NARHA continues to work diligently to grow the number of sponsors underwriting scholarships for NARHA's National Conference and Annual Meeting. As leaders in the EAAT industry, we are committed to providing our members educational opportunities for professional growth and center sustainability.
Click here to download the scholarship application. Applications are due by June 28. Submit completed applications via email to, via fax to (303) 252-4610, or via mail to NARHA, P.O. Box 33150, Denver, CO 80233, attn: Sandy Artichoker.
Contest to Win 6-Week Supply of Equi-Spot Fly Control  
Whether your horse is roaming free in the pasture or out on a trail ride, one of the most annoying creatures confronting your horse are ticks. Ticks are often found on tall grasses and in wooded areas just waiting for your horse to pass by so they can move onto him. Not only are tick bites irritating and painful, but ticks also may carry diseases as well as causing anemia due to the loss of blood. 
Farnam Horse Products wants to help protect your horse from biting, blood-sucking ticks as well as flies, gnats and mosquitoes this summer with the Equi-Spot®:  Ticked Off About Ticks contest.  Eighty winners will be drawn at random -- 10 winners every other week beginning April 27, 2010 -- to win a six-week supply of Equi-Spot® Spot-on Fly Control for Horses.
There is still time to enter the contest. Click here to enter or visit the Farnam Horse website. Official contest rules are posted on the Farnam website under the "promotions" tab.
CLICK4CASH Program  
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Free Program Offers Centers Extra Revenue

As you've probably read, Equestrian Collections has partnered with NARHA to bring every NARHA center the ability to get CASH based on the buying power of your centers, membership, friends, family and volunteers.
NARHA recognizes that in these tough times, even the most deserving and efficient NARHA member centers need extra revenue sources. To this end, NARHA has launched the CLICK4CASH program in conjunction with Equestrian Collections.
The CLICK4CASH program is a FREE, NO COST program that can bring your center an ongoing CASH income. Your center will receive 8 percent of every order that originates from your website. This is a WIN-WIN - NO COST, and UNLIMITED potential earnings for your center.
We have created a shopping area on Equestrian Collections for EAAT-focused 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.  
Sign up today for the CLICK4CASH program. You cannot lose with this FREE, NO COST program!  Click here and follow the steps to join. 
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 center's website.
Any questions? Please email Nina and reference CLICK4CASH in the subject line.
Participating centers report having already received their first checks from ShareASale,
some totaling nearly $200!
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.
Equine Specialist Workshop
August 20-22
Strides to Success in Plainfield, Indiana
Advanced Prep Courses
May 7-9
Sagebrush Equine Training Center in Hailey, Idaho
NARHA Advanced Level Certifications
September 5-6
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville, Washington
NARHA Driving Workshops and Certifications
Workshop is held the first 3 days, certification held the last 2 days
June 1-5
Horsepower, Inc., in Temple, New Hampshire

NARHA Vaulting Workshop and Certification
Workshop is held first 3 days and certification is held on the last day
August 26-29
Riding to the Top in Windham, Maine
Mentor Training Workshop
November 2-3
NARHA National Pre-Conference event in Denver, CO
Evaluator Training
May 15-16
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association, Inc in Ocala, Florida
November 1-2
NARHA National Pre-Conference event in Denver, CO

NARHA will also hold driving evaluator training at this time
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 Registered OSWC events added in 2010.
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