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NARHA National Conference On-site Registration

Denver, CO— Whether or not you tend to plan in advance, you will be welcome at the 2008 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut October 29 through November 1. Although pre-registration is closed, on-site registration will be open at the Connecticut Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m Wednesday, October 29 through Friday, October 30, and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 31. Full conference registration is the only registration available on site.

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.

This year NARHA will present three wonderful keynote speakers. Deborah Lipinsky, who has high functioning autism and Dr. Will Richards will speak about autism and a unique training program they have developed to handle “autistic meltdowns”. Michael Ganey will focus on how to strategically plan for change. Ganey is the Vice President of Worldwide Pharmaceutical Sciences Supply Chain for Pfizer, Inc. The Saturday Horse Expo will be held at the University of Connecticut’s top-notch equestrian facilities. For more information please call (800) 369-7433.

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 24,000 volunteers, 2000 instructors, 5,700 therapy horses and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at NARHA centers.


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