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2009 NARHA National Conference to be in Fort Worth, Texas

Denver, CO— Save the date now; the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting will celebrate NARHA’s 40th anniversary November 18–21, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The NARHA National Conference is a wonderful place to get a sense of the people and horses who make equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) such a challenging and rewarding industry. For people who wonder if this profession is for them, this is a perfect introduction. In addition the NARHA National Conference is simply the best opportunity for EAAT professionals from all over the world to renew friendships and update their skills and knowledge.

According to the Fort Worth Visitors and Convention Bureau, “Fort Worth is filled with a unique mix of attractions for visitors — from cowboys to culture, from sports to shopping. Explore the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards, the world-class Cultural District, downtown’s dazzling Sundance Square, the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Motor Speedway, and so much more.”

The Conference Hotel will be the elegant Renaissance Worthington Hotel,"The Star of Texas" ™, which is centrally located in historic Sundance Square and is Fort Worth's original 4-Diamond hotel.

About NARHA:

NARHA was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. At almost 800 member centers, a total of 42,000 children and adults find a sense of independence through involvement with horses. These member centers range from small, one-person programs to large operations with several certified instructors and licensed therapists. In addition to therapeutic riding, a center may offer any number of equine assisted activities including hippotherapy, equine facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work, or stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. There are more than 30,000 volunteers, 3,500 instructors, 6,300 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at NARHA centers.


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