NARHA News August 3, 2010

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In This Issue
Region Conference Updates
NARHA Standards Manual
Experience Works
Pre-Conference Workshops
Registration Booklet in Strides Magazine
Conference Schedule Update
United Airlines
Ribbon Recycling
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.
NARHA Standards for Certification and Accreditation
The 2010 edition of the NARHA Standards for Certification and Accreditation is up on the NARHA website. You can access it through the Members Only page. Or you can purchase a hard copy or DVD by visiting the NARHA store and searching for "standards."
Seniors Find Job Help With Experience Works
If you are 55 years of age or older, are unemployed with little or no income and are in urgent need of a job, you might qualify for the Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program, a program supported through a U.S. Department of Labor grant.
Or if your center is looking for volunteers, Experience Works may be able to help you locate great people for your center.
Whether you need to update your job skills or find a worker, Experience Works may be what you are looking for. For information, click on the link above or call (866) 976-5939.
August 3, 2010
Three Exciting Pre-Conference Workshops!
2010 conference logoThis year's workshops and sessions at NARHA's 2010 National Conference (presented by Purina Mills) promise to be some of the most exciting ever. In the upcoming weeks, we will feature in NARHA News a few of the sessions and workshops that will be presented.
Today we are pleased to highlight three special pre-conference workshops. First, on Tuesday, November 2, in the NARHA Horses for Heroes, you will learn through sessions and panels how to develop financial sustainability in your program and about planning and partnerships. You will find new ways to train and new directions in mental health. The NARHA Horses for Heroes pre-conference workshop is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Two workshops are offered on November 3. The EFMHA workshop's theme is Wellness and Welfare: International Perspectives on Ethical Horse-Human Partnerships. The workshop is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics from world-class presenters range from the ethics of human-animal interaction to crisis prevention to promote animal safety and horse-human communication. The workshop finishes with a group discussion, "Finding Your Own Way."
The American Hippotherapy Association workshop is also on November 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop is for facilities and therapists who want to grow an exisiting hippotherapy (HPOT)  program or start a new one. You will be presented with sample business plans and handouts on the benefits of HPOT for specific disabilities as well as discussing ways to use marketing tools for your program.
For other pre-conference education opportunities as well as all the exciting sessions that occur during the week, visit the NARHA website.
The Registration Booklet Is Online
If you happened to miss the 2010 NARHA National Conference & Annual Meeting Registration Booklet in the summer issue of NARHA STRIDES, you can still see the registration book online. This interactive booklet allows you to flip through the pages to see what is offered. It even allows you to zoom in on specific sessions or click through to websites mentioned in the booklet. See you in November!
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), EquuSpeak LLC, American Paint Horse Association (APHA), Farnam, Platinum Performance
Conference Schedule Updates
We noticed a pricing inconsistency in the registration booklet for the mentor training, which could cause some confusion. In light of this, we are honoring the lower registration fee of $175 for members and $225 for non-members for mentor training registration.
Members will be able to complete two requirements needed to become a NARHA Evaluator at this year's national conference. You will now be able to attend both the Mentor Training and the Evaluator Training in one location, so please note the following schedule change:

Mentor Training:
Monday, November 1, noon to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 2, 7 a.m. to noon
Evaluator Training:
Tuesday, November 2, 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 3, 7 to 11 a.m.
United Airlines the Official Airline of NARHA's Conference
United Airlines logoFor help with arranging travel to Denver, consider calling or emailing United Airlines to get a quote for your airfare. Denver is a United hub, and United Airlines is the official airline of NARHA's 2010 National Conference and Annual Meeting. United will give NARHA members a 5% reduction in airfare. NARHA members will earn Mileage Plus miles and will be entitled to special discounts (up to 20%) on car rentals with Hertz when their reservation is made in conjunction with their airline tickets.

Use Tour Code 585WX when getting your quote. This is the special NARHA discount code.

To make reservations by phone, call (800) 521-4041. Be sure to mention that you would like the NARHA discount fare when getting your quote.

Ribbon Recycling a Great Way to Award Riders
rider receives donated ribbonIf you need award ribbons or have ribbons that you would like to donate, remember that NARHA works with Ribbon Recycling to provide facilities with ribbons.
Sue Copeland receives donations of ribbons from all over the country and works with NARHA to locate facilities in need. Contact Ribbon Recycling at (281) 217-0386. Or you can send ribbons to Sue at Ribbon Recycling, 4802 Hunterwood Circle, Richmond, TX 77406.
At right: Volunteers at SIRE Therapeutic Riding Center, a NARHA Premier Accredited Center in Hockley, TX, award a ribbon to Philip Rust, age 31.
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 Stephanie 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.
NARHA Advanced Level Certifications
September 5-6
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Woodinville, WA

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
August 26-29
Riding to the Top in Windham, ME
Mentor Training Workshop
November 1-2
NARHA National Pre-Conference event in Denver, CO
Please note that the Mentor Training Workshops, July 29-30 at the Runnin' WJ Ranch in Texarcana, TX, and August 5-6 at Special Equestrians in Indian Springs, AL, have been canceled.
Evaluator Training
November 2-3
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 NARHA Registered OSWC events added in 2010.

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