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We're excited about the launch of our new website
and database, scheduled for July. Are you ready to
hear about the next feature? With our new database
you will be able to easily renew your membership
online. The process is automated, so when you renew,
you don't have to wait for it to be processed. You
are immediately renewed. Now that's exciting!
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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
June 26-28, 2010 at Giant Steps Therapeutic
Equestrian Center in Petaluma, California.
for a listing of nearby hotels.
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
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.
Click here for a full description
of the Driving
Certification Subcommittee purpose and responsibilities.
NARHA Names Kay Green as Next CEO
With great pleasure, NARHA is pleased to announce Kay
Green as its next Chief Executive Officer. Kay has
served as NARHA's interim CEO since January 2010.
Kay comes to NARHA with over 30 years in fund raising
development and strategic planning with colleges,
universities, hospitals, medical and trade
associations and religious groups. In 1989, she became
a fund raising consultant, opening a regional office
in Dallas for a national fund raising firm. She has
five years experience in the equine-assisted
activities and therapies industry as an executive
director of Equest, a NARHA Premiere Accredited Center
in Wylie, Texas. She served for six years on the NARHA
Board of Trustees.
Kay's experience, coupled with her immense passion and
enthusiasm, will serve NARHA well. Kay, who currently
lives in Dallas, will be moving to Denver and will
start her full-time, permanent position on July 1.
Center Advancement Committee Survey
NARHA Center Advancement Committee (CAC) is seeking your
feedback. In an effort to better serve you, the members
of NARHA, we are asking you to complete this short
survey, which will help us better understand how NARHA
can support you. Whether that is through new resources,
more training or mentoring, we are working to help you
have the best center you desire. Your feedback is vital
to help us be a committee that provides the best
resources possible for NARHA members.
To participate in the survey, please go to our "Members
" section and click on the survey link.
Calling All Members With a World View!
Since 1969, NARHA has provided resources for
equine assisted activities and therapies
programs, developing and promoting the voluntary
standards that guide the industry. Each year
dozens of new centers initiate programs, and
more than 42,000 individuals with and without
special needs are served annually. With more and
more requests and questions about NARHA's
standards and credentialing programs coming from
countries outside the United States, the NARHA
Board of Trustees has asked that a task force be
formed to develop a plan for addressing
The purpose of the international task force is
to develop a strategy and identify specific
tactics and resources required to support the
tactics for sustainable and financially sound
growth and development in countries outside the
United States. The task force will consider
opportunities to build strategic alliances in
the industry, to enhance membership value and
benefits and to increase communications and
The association is recruiting members to serve
on the international task force. If you are
interested in NARHA's future internationally,
have experience in some capacity beyond U.S.
borders and are not currently serving on an
existing NARHA committee or task force,
to indicate your interest in
participating on this task force. Send the
application and all materials to Sandy
. All applications will
Center Advancement Committee Seeks Additional Members
The Center Advancement Committee's mission is to
strengthen and support the administrative function of
NARHA operating centers that provide equine assisted
activities to ensure sustainability and program
excellence. The potential committee member should have a
minimum of five years in non-profit leadership, currently
serve in a director level position at his or her NARHA
center and not currently serve on another NARHA committee
or task force. The committee has diverse representation
from small to large centers both in terms of budget and
participants. Members also represent various parts of the
It is the goal of the CAC to provide
a variety of educational and mentoring tools to centers in
order to promote viability of organizations in the NARHA
community. Current tasks include:
for further information or to apply. Send the
application and all materials to Sandy Artichoker at
. All applications will be
Special Limited Registration Deadline Approaching
special limited registration fee of $450 is winding down.
Remember to register for this special rate by the end of
June. Regular early registration begins July 5.
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.
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), EquuSpeak LLC,
American Paint Horse Association (APHA), Farnam, Platinum
NARHA 2010 National Conference Scholarship Application
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
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.
Vote for Your Favorite "Live From Lexington" Correspondent
friends at Purina have been hosting an online contest to pick
two "blog-o-spondents" to report live from the FEI World
Equestrian Games in Lexington. They have picked the finalists,
and now you can vote for your favorite! You may vote once a day
through July 12. Why should you vote?
Because for every five votes that Purina receives, they will
donate $1 to NARHA
. For more information or to vote
Purina is a Platinum level sponsor of the 2010 NARHA National
Conference and Annual Meeting in Denver November 3-6.
NSBA Invites Riders With Disabilities to World Championship Show
The National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) would like to
invite riders with disabilities to participate in the 2010
NSBA World Championship Show, August 18-22 in Tulsa, OK.
The show will offer the following classes:
Hunter Under Saddle - Walk Trot - Independent Rider
Western Pleasure - Walk Trot - Supported Rider
Western Pleasure - Walk Trot - Independent Rider
Trail - Walk Trot - Supported Rider
Trail - Walk Trot - Independent Rider
Last year, three independent and two supported riders won
World Championship titles. Email Rebecca Volkert at
or call her at 847-623-6722 for
information. Visit the
download a flyer
for information on the show.
RWJF Health & Society Scholars Releases Call for Applications
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society
Scholars is calling for applications to its "Building
Human Capital" program. The application deadline is
October 1, 2010. RWJF invests in preparing health
professionals for leadership; enhancing the skills and
careers of frontline health workers; training scholars
to conduct health policy research; and encouraging
youth to pursue health careers. The program provides
two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all
stages of their careers.
Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to:
- investigate the connections among biological,
genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic and
social determinants of health; and
- develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge,
interventions and policies that integrate and act on
these determinants to improve health.
Join NARHA's Click4Cash
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
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
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
and reference CLICK4CASH in the subject line.
The NARHAbar Program: Delicious Chocolate Bars to Raise Money for
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.
NARHA Advanced prep courses
Forward Stride in Beaverton, OR
NARHA Advanced Level Certifications
Forward Stride in Beaverton, OR
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
NARHA Driving Workshops and Certifications
Workshop is held the first 3 days, certification held
the last 2 days
There are no workshops or certifications scheduled for 2010
at this time. Watch for updates for the 2011 schedule.
NARHA Vaulting Workshop and Certification
Workshop is held first 3 days and certification is held
on the last day
Riding to the Top in Windham, ME
Mentor Training Workshop
Runnin WJ Ranch in Texaricana, TX
July 31-Aug 1
Therapeutic Riding at Centenary in Hackettstown, NJ
With Region 5 conference by Special Equestrians, Inc., in
Indian Springs, AL
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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