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Region Conference Updates
CE Credit for NARHA Instructors
General Session Speaker
Horse Expo Presenter
Guess the Luncheon Speaker
Award Nominations Deadline Extended
Early Registration for Conference
NARHA Scholarship Application
NARHA Driving Certification Subcommittee
First ParaWebathon
A Note from Our Intern
The NARHAbar 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). 
The 2010 Region 11 Conference is June 26-28, 2010 at Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Petaluma, California. Click here for a listing of nearby hotels.
Attention NARHA Instructors: Continuing Education Credit Through CHA Conference  
Earn continuing education credit hours October 21-24 at the CHA International Conference at The Oaks Equestrian Center in Lake City, FL. Visit the CHA website to view the current flyer, tentative schedule of speakers and sessions and registration form. Cost is only $350 for the entire conference, not including lodging. This is the CHA member rate but is extended to all NARHA members as well.
May 18, 2010
Fundraising Expert to Speak at Conference General Session  
Kim KleinNonprofits live and die, rise and fall by the effectiveness of their fundraising. No one understands this better than Kim Klein, internationally known fundraising trainer, who is the general session speaker at the 2010 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting on November 4. Kim has worked in all aspects of fundraising, as staff, volunteer, board member and now consultant with Klein & Roth Consulting. She is best known for adapting traditional fundraising techniques, including major donor campaigns, to the needs of smaller organizations.

Kim is the author of five books, including Fundraising for Social Change, which is widely used in the field and in university degree programs. Her most recent book is Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times.


Kim is also featured in the fundraising video "Ready, Set, Raise," produced by Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, where she also writes a column answering readers' questions. Find out more about Kim's consulting business at

Goodnight to Headline 2010 Horse Expo at Conference  
Colorado's own Horse Master Julie Goodnight is scheduled to present at the NARHA 2010 National Conference and Annual Meeting. Goodnight will headline the 2010 Horse Expo at the National Conference Saturday, November 6, 2010, in the Stadium Hall and Stadium Arena at the National Western Complex in Denver.
Goodnight is the International Spokesperson for the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). She has more than a quarter-century of horse training experience. Her varied background ranges from dressage and jumping to racing, reining, colt-starting and wilderness riding. She teaches "Classic Skills for a Natural Ride" and travels coast-to-coast and beyond to film her award-winning television show Horse Master, as well as to appear at horse expos, conferences and clinics. In 2008, she was named Equine Affaire's Exceptional Equestrian Educator-one of only three awards ever given.
Contest: We Have a Winner!  
Burton "Bubba" GilliamThank you to all who played our "Guess the National Conference Luncheon Speaker" contest, and congratulations to Robin Bosten of Thornton, Colorado, who guessed it correctly. Our luncheon speaker is Burton "Bubba" Gilliam, who played the doo-dah singing, campfire bean-eating Lyle in Blazing Saddles.
Award Nominations Deadline Extended!  
Is there a horse that seems to know exactly what you need at any given moment? What about an instructor who has drawn out the best in your child? How about the volunteer whose attitude pushes you to strive even harder? Be sure to nominate your favorite horses and humans for NARHA's 2010 Awards Program. We've had a great number of nominations so far, but we would like a few more in certain categories, so we have extended the deadline to Wednesday, June 2Click here to download the 2010 criteria and nomination forms.

Please send all nominations to NARHA, Attn: Tara McChesney, PO Box 33150, Denver, CO 80233 or email them to

Early Registration for NARHA National Conference  
2010 conference logoRegistration is only $450 if you register before the end of June. After that, the regular early bird rate will apply. This year's education session tracks are filled with some of the most sophisticated sessions ever! Tracks will be: Research, Practical Applications, Integrative Programming and two Administrative tracks. All of this in beautiful Denver. Click here to register
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, Adequan, Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)
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.
NARHA Driving Certification Subcommittee Seeks Members  
The NARHA Driving Certification Subcommittee seeks enthusiastic new members to join the committee. Applicants should have a strong interest in therapeutic riding and driving and a desire to continue the development and improve the NARHA Driving Instructor Certification process.  

Interested individuals must meet the following criteria:
  • NARHA Certified Driving Instructor Level 1 or higher in good standing, although we may consider NARHA Advanced Instructors with a very strong background in driving
  • Attend scheduled conference calls and communicate with the committee chair and members in a timely manner
  • Responsibilities and activities vary but generally require 10 hours a month. Accessibility to email is a must
  • Attend the NARHA National Conference and participate in the committee forums and Evaluator Update 
  • Accept the responsibility of tasks and provide valuable information to the committee in a timely fashion
  • NARHA lead or associate faculty is a plus!
The two-year term would begin January 1, 2011. 
To express your interest in this exciting opportunity to serve NARHA and the field of equine-assisted activities, please submit a letter/email of interest and a resume to NARHA, Attn: Tara McChesney or email The submission deadline is September 15, 2010.
Please review the NARHA Driving Certification Subcommittee Purpose and Description below
To help NARHA develop and maintain standards in driving for individuals with special needs at NARHA Centers; to promote instructor certification opportunities in the area of driving; to generate interest in driving for individuals with special needs and develop and share educational information regarding driving for the disabled.
Responsibilities of the Subcommittee
  • Work closely with the NARHA staff
  • Periodically review and update materials for the Workshop and Certification process
  • Offer periodic opportunities to train Evaluators for On-Site Workshops and Certifications
  • Develop and periodically review training materials for Evaluators to carry out the work of the subcommittee
  • Ensure that the Certification Oversight Committee is kept informed of subcommittee decisions
  • Provide material to Oversight Committee for the Instructor Voice three times a year
  • Consider and respond to appeals of examination results
  • Consider and respond to requests for exceptions and accommodations to the On-Site certification testing requirements
Subcommittee Membership Requirements
  • Must have access to e-mail
  • Must work effectively as part of a team and adhere to deadlines
  • Must maintain individual NARHA membership and meet certification requirements
  • Ability to travel to specified meetings at NARHA's expense
  • Ability to attend the annual conference at own expense
Removal from Subcommittee
Members of the Driving Instructor Certification Subcommittee can be removed from the committee for failure to adhere to the NARHA Evaluator/Instructor Code of Ethics in addition to inability to meet the above requirements. 
First ParaWebathon for World Equestrian Games  
The United States Para-Equestrian team is competing in the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games, June 8, and the first ever ParaWebathon will live-stream in a "Jerry Lewis-like" telethon to raise money for the athletes.
The 2010 WEG is the first WEG to offer Para-Equestrian competition, which will bring it to the forefront of the horse world.
The live event will be broadcast from the studios of Alltech. The broadcast will highlight the stories of these inspirational athletes and will have drop-in visitors from Olympic competitions and other celebrities. If your center would like to stream the event, email Glenn at the Horse Radio Network for more details or call (443) 553-5063.
A Note From Our Intern  
NARHA received this note from our temporary events assistant Leah Hoeboerer of the Colorado State University Equine Sciences program. Leah helped this year's NARHA Region Conference schedule run smoothly. We thank and will miss her. Good luck, Leah!
Dear Kaye and Jaime,
I wanted to take a minute to say thank you for the wonderful opportunity you have given me over the past few months. I have learned so much and I wouldn't trade this opportunity for anything else. I sincerely appreciate how kind you and everyone else at NARHA have been. NARHA is being run by the best group of women (and man) that I could imagine! Thank you again for everything.
Best wishes, 
Join NARHA's Click4Cash  
click4cash logoWe are having a lot of fun and generating public interest for the EAAT industry through NARHA's partnership with Equestrian Collections. Nearly 100 NARHA centers are enjoying receiving their proceeds checks in the mail for the purchases their communities have made through their websites. To keep the fun rolling, Equestrian Collections will give one lucky center a $100 gift certificate for joining the NO COST program. They will announce the recipient in the June 2nd edition of NARHA News. Click here and follow the steps to join. 
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. 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.
The NARHAbar Program: Delicious Chocolate 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.
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
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
July 29-30
Runnin WJ Ranch in Texaricana, TX
July 31-Aug 1
Therapeutic Riding at Centenary in Hackettstown, NJ
Evaluator Training
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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