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Nominations are in Progress for NARHA’s Prestigious 2009 Regional and National Awards
All participants at NARHA centers are unique and deserve recognition, but as we all know, some just shine. So every year NARHA celebrates some especially outstanding equestrians, equines, instructors and volunteers. Right now NARHA centers all over North America and beyond are nominating their own special equines and people. Since nominations close on June 15th, members, and participants alike are working with center leaders to make sure their sp ... Read the full article

LA Photos to Dedicate Portion of Sales to Bay State Equine Rescue
Northampton, MA—February 1, 2008—L.A. Photos, the equestrian photography service of American Horse Publications member, L.A. Pomeroy, of Northampton, Massachusetts, is launching Make a Memory, Make a Difference, a commitment to donating one dollar from every reprint ordered in 2008 to the Bay State Equine Rescue of Oakham, Massachusetts.“The question is not why I chose to do this,” explains Pomeroy, “but how could I not? If those of us fortunate ... Read the full article

NARHA Launches Online Shopping Mall
DENVER, CO - The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) launched a new online store with over 1800 horse-related items to choose from and a powerful search option to make online shopping simple and convenient. Now horse lovers can shop for hundreds of equine books, audio and video tapes, as well as games and specialty gifts. Book and tape topics include alternative health, breeding and foaling, conformation, horse care, gr ... Read the full article

2009 NARHA Name Evolves
Denver, CO— NARHA is excited to announce the evolution of its name from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to simply NARHA. This decision is probably not a surprise to many. For the past several years NARHA members have been asking for a name that better reflects the mission of NARHA and the work of NARHA member centers. In response to this persistent demand from its membership and others involved with the organization, th ... Read the full article

2007 NARHA National Conference Speakers Receive 10% Off Full Conference Fee
DENVER, CO - All presenters whose abstracts are accepted for the 2007 North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc. (NARHA) National Conference by the NARHA Health and Education Committee will receive 10% off the full conference registration fee. Individuals interested in speaking at the 2007 NARHA National Conference November 14-17, 2007, are invited to submit the completed electronic Abstract Submission Form (go to www.narha.org ... Read the full article

2010 National Equestrian Award Winners Announced by NARHA
Denver— NARHA’s National Award Winners were honored November 6 at the Annual NARHA Awards Banquet, the highlight of NARHA’s 2010 National Conference, Annual Meeting and Horse Expo, in the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Denver, CO. The banquet featured an excellent dinner, punctuated by cheers and happy tears for the people who exemplify the best of the wonderful population of participants, instructors, volunt eers and equines who work ... Read the full article

NARHA Seeking Presenter Abstracts for National Conference in Fort Worth
Denver, CO— April 3 is the deadline for prospective presenters to submit abstracts for their proposed presentations at the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, November 18-21. Each year the NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting offers valuable learning opportunities for everyone involved in equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), including instructors, program administrators, trainers, volunteers ... Read the full article

NARHA Improves Driving Instructor Certification at NARHA
This year the NARHA instructor certification for driving has been updated and improved, according to Sddita Fradette, NARHA’s manager of certification. “The new format for completing the NARHA driving instructor certification process includes a three-day NARHA driving workshop as a prerequisite for the traditional two-day NARHA driving instructor certification—better preparing instructors for the rigorous certification process,” said Fradette. I ... Read the full article

NARHA offers scholarships to the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting
Denver—NARHA announced today that it has opened the application process for scholarships to the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting, November 18-21 in Fort Worth, Texas. Targeted at the ever-growing field of equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting features an impressive array of educational sessions presented by industry experts. It culminates with the annual awards banq ... Read the full article

NARHA’s Regional Conferences Provide Educational Experiences Close to Home
Denver, CO— With its membership dispersed across the North American continent and beyond, NARHA provides an organizational and educational opportunity in each of its 11 regions each year. In February and March of 2009 alone, NARHA regions convened region conferences in Willowbrook, Illinois, Hackettstown, New Jersey; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Brainerd, Minnesota. Each of NARHA’s modestly priced region conferences offers an opportunity for NAR ... Read the full article

NARHA Announces Next CEO
Green 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 Accredite ... Read the full article

Kerrits Equestrian Apparel donates $390,000 to NARHA
Hood River, OR—Kerrits Equestrian Apparel recently donated nearly $390,000 in riding apparel to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). One of the reasons they chose NARHA was due to their broad scope and ability to distribute products both nationally and in Canada to riders who would benefit.“During times of economic cutbacks and challenges, organizations like NARHA need our support now more than ever,” said Kent. “I’m ... Read the full article

Become a NARHA Certified Instructor
Denver— NARHA, formerly the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, was formed to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. With over 3,500 certified instructors, more than 42,000 children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse each year. NARHA offers three levels of certification for therapeutic riding ... Read the full article

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 add ... Read the full article

NARHA Holds Horse Fair Nov. 11 in Indianapolis
DENVER, CO - November 11, 2006, the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association will hold an all-day NARHA Horse Fair with demonstrations and hands-on sessions at the new Hendricks County 4-H Fair Grounds and Conference Complex in Danville, Indiana. The fair is part of the four-day 2006 NARHA Conference and Annual Meeting at the Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis. A special one-day pass is available for only $125.As NARHA’s premier ed ... Read the full article

NARHA and the Power of the Horse at the World Equestrian Games
Denver—The healing power of the horse was front and center during two demonstrations by NARHA and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, October 2 and 3, in Lexington, KY. These demonstrations, which took place in the John Deere Reining Arena, enabled thousands of equ ine enthusiasts to see how horses improve the lives every day of individuals with special needs. Participants and attendees of the World ... Read the full article

Sign on Now to Exhibit at the 2009 NARHA National Conference
Denver, CO—Sign on now to exhibit at the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting celebrating NARHA’s 40th anniversary November 18–21, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. It is expected to draw over 700 NARHA members and industry professionals from throughout the nation, in addition to a growing international contingent. The conference offers high-value exposure to a diverse and savvy audience of equine enthusiasts and health care professionals. ... Read the full article

NARHA Distributes $14,000 in Disaster Relief Funds to NARHA Member Centers
NARHA is delighted to announce the disbursement of over $14,000 in disaster relief funds to NARHA member centers in need. NARHA’s nearly 800 member centers offer any number of equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) including therapeutic equitation, hippotherapy, equine facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management.In response to the California wildfire season of 200 ... Read the full article

Purina Presents the 2010 NARHA National Conference in Denver
Denver, Colorado–NARHA, formerly the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, announced today that Purina has been named the official title sponsor of NARHA’s 2010 National Conference in Denver November 3-6. http://www.narha.org/narha-conferences/national Purina has been a good friend and sponsor of NARHA for many years. This marks the first time Purina has honored NARHA by becoming the title sponsor of NARHA’s na ... Read the full article

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Raises Nearly $50,000 to Assist Its Centers Affected by This Year’s Hurricanes
DENVER, CO–North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is proud to announce that nearly $50,000 has been raised for a fund to assist NARHA Centers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida which were affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Seventy pound arena lights toppled, flooded barns and several equine deaths are just a sampling of the devastation NARHA Centers faced in the wake of this year’s hurrican ... Read the full article




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