Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019

Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Last Updated: 06/04/2019

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation 2019 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Our organization provides equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs using instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, independent contractors, and/or service providers) who have certified training applicable for people with special needs and specific to the program offerings - either on staff or accompanying clients when participating in our programs.
Our organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

25% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED for:
     1. Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
Green Chimneys is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical, and recreational services in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals, and nature.

Summary of organization's goals, strategies to achieve the goals, accomplishments, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
Founded in 1947 and headquartered on a farm and wildlife center in Brewster, NY, with a second campus in nearby Carmel, Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs.
     
     Green Chimneys programs include an accredited special education school on two campuses; a residential treatment center; animal-assisted and nature-based therapeutic programs; community-based support for local youth and families; nursery school and summer camp programs; and public education and recreational opportunities for all ages.
     
     Our programs celebrate the dignity and worth of all living things. We are pioneers in animal and nature-based therapy, striving to create a harmonious relationship among children, animals, and the environment through an array of educational, residential, recreational, and mental health services.
     
     Through innovative therapies and tools to teach critical life skills, Green Chimneys helps youth reclaim their childhoods, discover their self-worth, and create futures for themselves as independent, contributing adults.
     
     Meeting Special Needs
     Our goal is to help our special needs students reach their maximum potential so they may return to their home school districts and communities with the best chance of success. Green Chimneys offers day and residential programs for students who have been unsuccessful in traditional education environments and who require a small, structured, and supportive setting. Natural surroundings create a safe, therapeutic environment for students with special needs, incorporating innovative animal-assisted and nature-based activities. A nurturing approach features small class sizes, high staff-to-student ratio, and certified teaching staff to provide full academic, behavioral, and emotional support for grades K-12.
     
     Partnering with Animals
     Green Chimneys is home to over 200 farm animals, horses, and wildlife. The main criteria for animals in the program is that they play a supportive role with the children. Domesticated animals, such as sheep, goats, chickens, and dogs make up the majority of our farm residents and provide close contact with the children on a daily basis.
     
     Non-domesticated species such as eagles, hawks, and owls live in our wildlife center. The children do not handle them in the same way that they work with the farm animals and dogs; the philosophy behind working with wildlife is to teach that not all animals are comfortable with being touched and hugged.
     
     Some of our animals come to Green Chimneys with a difficult history, which allows for productive metaphors with children who are overcoming challenges in their own lives.
     
     Safeguarding the Environment
     We believe that children thrive in an outdoor environment and are committed to teaching them how to preserve it. We collaborate with local and regional schools to provide ‘hands-on’ environmental learning through student trips to our 350-acre Clearpool campus in Carmel which contains a Model Forest that promotes learning and best practices in forest management and water conservation. Our farm and wildlife rehabilitation programs teach about the care of rescued animals while our organic farm and gardens incorporate nature study and sustainable practices.
     
     Reaching Out to Underserved Youth
     We provide comprehensive support services to
     at-risk, runaway, homeless, and foster care youth and families in crisis within Putnam County. An array of programs promote positive development, healthy choices, and effective family communication, along with social supports and service coordination for youth in need of higher level interventions.
     
     Supporting the Community
     Nature’s Nursery provides year-round preschool and high-quality after-school programming on our Brewster Campus. We also offer accredited day camp programs for children and teens at our Hillside Brewster) and Clearpool Summer Campsites. Family-friendly events and activities are held throughout the year, and our Farm & Wildlife Center is open to the public on weekends. At our Boni-Bel Farm and Country Store in Brewster, visitors can bring home fresh produce, organic products, and local crafts.

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT):
Our organization provides the following equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT):
    Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology
Not Checked:
    Equine Experiential Learning
    Interactive Vaulting
    Therapeutic Driving
    Therapeutic Riding (Adaptive Riding)

Our organization provides services for the following specific populations:
Children (10 & Under)
Tweens (11-12)
Teens (13-18)
Young Adults (19-21)
At-Risk Youth

Our organization provides services to individuals with:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Behavioral disorders, Development delay or disability, Economic disadvantages, Emotional disabilities, Learning disabilities, Mental health disabilities, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Violence, abuse or trauma

Overview of our programs involved with providing EAAT to individuals with special needs:
     All of Green Chimneys' students have the opportunity to participate in therapeutic riding, which consists of year-round, weekly, equine-assisted activity classes. The therapeutic riding program is divided into two equally important components:
     
     1)The care of horses, which involves practical instruction in grooming, feeding, and time for bonding.
     
     2)riding and driving, with an emphasis on the development of those physical and psychological skills and strengths required to be free and in control of one’s horse and oneself.
     
     We find that equine activities teach children with challenges a variety of skills and coping behaviors including psycho-motor, language, social, academic, and emotional skills. When a child develops a healthy relationship with a horse, the child is often able to translate those positive feelings into his/her relationships with peers, teachers, and/or families. Our herd of 22 equines serves approximately 240 students each year through various activities.
     
     We also offer riding during after-school hours, as well as on holidays and weekends. We have indoor and outdoor riding facilities that allow us to offer our program year-round regardless of the weather.

At a time when equestrian sports are under pressure to protect horses while making those sports more accessible, so too must all equine organizations ensure that horses are treated humanely when interacting with people with and without special needs. Our organization takes the following steps to ensure that horses are benefiting from their interactions with people:
     Our focus is on maintaining a robust equine-assisted activities program that meets the therapeutic needs of our students, while at the same time ensuring that our equines receive the utmost in care. We aim to acquire new horses each year in order to maintain a healthy herd that can participate fully and safely in therapeutic programming. Our senior horses still take part in activities with students, but we limit the number and size of the riders as they age in order to ensure their comfort.
     
     The story below provides a good example of how our students and equines benefit from our program:
     
     Therapeutic Equine Program: Britt and Luca
     In 2013, an eight-year-old pony mule named Britt joined the Green Chimneys family. She had already lived on several New England farms and horse rescues, and as a result, she was fearful and anxious and found it hard to adjust to new situations. With the patience of our equine staff, she slowly started coming out of her shell and began to respond positively to her handlers and caretakers. Britt also developed strong bonds with several other horses in the barn. Most importantly, Britt is now an active participant in therapeutic programming. You may find her in
     a riding class with Green Chimneys School students, in an after-school horsemanship club, or as the subject of study in a vocational education class.
     
     Britt has a special bond with an 11-year-old student named Luca. Not unlike Britt, some of Luca’s behaviors pushed people away and he’d been labeled as a “bad kid” at his previous school. Luca felt the effects of this stigmatization, and he began to believe that the label might be true. Recognizing the similarities in their behavior, our equine program staff partnered Britt and Luca with one another in therapy sessions. Luca gained Britt’s trust by being respectful, kind, and calm. Their weekly sessions provide the opportunity for them to “read” each other’s behavior; for example, by anticipating Britt’s triggers during their walks, Luca can practice general emotional regulation skills, deep breathing, and positive self-talk.
     
     Luca’s self-esteem is growing and he’s drawn parallels between Britt and himself since their very first session. With the support of Green Chimneys staff, Luca is beginning to shed the negative labels about himself. He’s learned that Britt’s labels are inaccurate, too. He accepts her and understands that she works/thinks a little differently than some of the other horses. Feeling safe at Green Chimneys, Luca has become trusting of staff, revealing the smart, kind, funny, and emotionally intelligent boy he is. And thanks to this progress, he’s helping Britt feel safe and comfortable, too.


Our Programs/Activities involving animals other than horses:
 Programs
     
     Green Chimneys Therapeutic Day School: Brewster and Carmel:
     Green Chimneys Therapeutic Day School serves approximately 250 students each year who are facing emotional, social, and behavioral challenges. The population we serve includes boys and girls ages 5-20 who are bused to our school from neighboring districts or who live in our residence. More than 80% of our students have multiple psychiatric diagnoses and 75% have had at least one psychiatric hospital stay prior to coming to Green Chimneys. Students arrive at Green Chimneys with poor self-image and the feeling that they have failed at their home school districts and in their family relationships. To meet the diverse needs of our students, we have developed a non-traditional program to help them achieve NYS education standards according to their Individual Education Plans.
     
     Residential Treatment Center - Brewster, NY
     In our Residential Treatment Center we provide a home with intensive structure and emotional support to approximately 100 boys and girls ages 5-20, who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Aspergers Disorder, Depression, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Anxiety and Social Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or Reactive Attachment Disorder.
     Green Chimneys offers an array of support services to help these children succeed, take care of themselves and those around them, live healthy and productive lives, and cope with their challenges. The program includes individual, group and family counseling, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medical, dental, and psychological services.
     
     Farm and Wildlife Center
     Animal Assisted Activities Programs - Brewster and Carmel Through our world renowned nature-based farm and garden activities, children begin to reconnect with other living beings, nurture, develop self-esteem, and reestablish the basis for healthy relationships with other children and adults. Domesticated animals, such as horses, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs, and other farm animals provide close contact with our children. Animal welfare is at the core of our mission and great lengths are taken so each animal receives the utmost nutrition, housing and veterinary care.
     
     Equine Program - Brewster and Carmel:
     All students have the opportunity to participate in our therapeutic riding program which consists of year-round, weekly, equine-assisted activity classes on: 1)the care of horses (grooming, feeding and bonding) and 2)riding and driving, with an emphasis on the development of the physical and psychological skills and strength required to be in control of one's horse and oneself. When a child develops a healthy relationship with a horse, it often becomes easier for the child to translate those positive feelings into relationships with peers, teachers, and/or families.
     
     Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation - Brewster, NY - The Center is dedicated to caring for injured and orphaned Birds of Prey (including falcons, eagles, and owls), fowl, reptiles, and wild animals while teaching children that not all animals are there to be handled, but should be treated with respect. Whenever possible, rehabilitated wildlife is released back into the wild by the children who assisted with the animal's care. This release is often timed to coincide with the child's discharge from Green Chimneys and serves as a wonderful parallel between the animal and child's healing during their time with us.
     
     Boni-Bel Farm and Country Store - Brewster, NY
     Boni-Bel Farm is a working organic farm which produces vegetables, fruit, maple syrup, and honey for use in our kitchen, life skills classroom, and to be sold at our Country Store. Boni-Bel provides learning opportunities for all of our youth, particularly for our high school students enrolled in our Vocational Education Program.
     
     The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys - Brewster and Carmel, NY - Dedicated to education and research on the human connection to animals and the natural world, the Institute researches, implements, and promotes a model for effective animal- and nature-based programming and treatment for children with special needs. Our Farm Internship Program provides 20 interns, 21 years of age and older, with an introduction to the theoretical and practical principles of incorporating animals, plants, and the natural world into the re-education, socialization, and treatment of children experiencing crisis in their lives.
     
     Dog Interaction Program - Brewster, NY
     The Green Chimneys Dog Interaction Program allows students and residents to be actively involved in the everyday care, socialization, and training of shelter dogs to help them become accustomed to human interaction, learn basic commands and become ready for adoption into loving homes. An interdepartmental team of therapists, teachers, dorm and recreation staff, and farm staff supervises children in daily care and recreation activities with the dogs during school hours, as well as interaction in the dorms in the evening.
     
     Clearpool Environmental Education Center - Carmel, NY
     Clearpool is an ideal nature-filled campus located on more than 250 acres of pristine woodland 60 miles north of New York City. In October 2011, Clearpool became the fourth Model Forest site established in the New York City Water Supply region, setting aside privately-owned forestland to support environmental education and encourage stewardship of the Croton Watershed.
     Green Chimneys runs the Partner School Program (8,600 students participate each year) at Clearpool, in which we partner with public schools from throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley to implement a science curriculum aligned with NYS STEM standards and reinforced with hands-on learning. We also help teachers and students work on their communication, team building, and problem solving skills utilizing our adventure education program.
     
     Community Based Services - Putnam County, NY (Approximately 400 youth receive direct services and 1,500 youth provided with outreach services annually)
     CBS serves at-risk youth in Putnam County including runaway, homeless, street, foster care, seriously emotionally disturbed, and juvenile delinquent youth and their families by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, referrals to services, a community outreach center, street outreach, case management, therapeutic recreation, after-school programs, and other supportive services.
     
     Special Events open to the General Public (more than 4,000 community members attend events each year)--
     Green Chimneys hosts family-friendly events throughout the year, including Birds of Prey Day, 4H Presentations, Senior Day, Little Folk Farm Days, Harvest Festival, and nature-focused weekend programs at Clearpool. We encourage visitors to our Brewster campus on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     
     Nature's Nursery (130 children attend annually)-- Preschool, Kindergarten and before/after school programs for children ages 3-12. Enriching, age-appropriate activities are provided in a dynamic setting which supports social, physical, and emotional growth and a solid foundation for learning.
     
     Summer Day Camp Program at Brewster and Clearpool --
     (1,800 children ages 3-18 attend each year): We have 550 acres ideal for summer camp with lakes, rivers, forests, hiking trails, fields, climbing tower, playgrounds, indoor pool, ropes courses, gardens, and farm animals. Children swim, compete in games, play on the playground, engage in sports, do crafts, sing songs, kayak, canoe, and ride horses and ponies. We provide high-quality, affordable camp experiences to children from the surrounding communities and raise funds to offer scholarships for families in need.
     
     Governance
     Green Chimneys Children's Services (1974) and Green Chimneys School (1947) are separate 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations partially funded by contracts with public agencies. The Friends of Green Chimneys, incorporated as its own 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1996, was established to raise additional needed funds for Green Chimneys programs. Edward W. Placke, Ed.D.is the Executive Director of Green Chimneys. Green Chimneys was founded in 1947 by the late Dr. Samuel Ross, Jr.
     
     Green Chimneys is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), Council on Accreditation (COA), National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES), and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Premier Accredited Center. Green Chimneys is approved/licensed by NYS Board of Social Welfare, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Social Services, NYS Education Department, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Fish & Wildlife Service.

DEFINITIONS:
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT): Any activity that incorporates equine interactions and/or the equine environment, mounted or ground-based, including horsemanship instruction aimed at contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs, psychotherapy and/or mental health counseling aimed at achieving goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology treatment strategies that utilize equine movement, and experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals.

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or learning disability or impairment) that require or benefit from assistance and support from certified specialists, therapists, counselors, instructors, trainers and/or facilitators. The difficulty may not be limited to a health issue but may result from the interaction between the individual and the society in which he or she lives arising from an abusive or unhealthy environment and a lack of resources, including economic resources, which can impact an individual's ability to successfully transition into adulthood and being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes.

At-Risk: Refers to being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes. Youth are considered at-risk for a number of reasons, such as if they are homeless or transient, involved in drugs or alcohol, abused sexually, physically or emotionally, mentally ill, neglected at home or live in stressful family environments, lacking social or emotional supports, and involved with delinquent peers. At-Risk youth are likely to be involved in a number of risky behaviors, such as running away, skipping school, drinking under age, engaging in sexual behavior, displaying disruptive behavior, bullying/harassment, fighting, and committing acts of vandalism.


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Edward W. Placke, Ed.D
Employees:   Full-Time:  590  Part-Time:  24  Volunteers:  103

Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective staff complete a written application
    Prospective staff must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every member of the staff is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every member of the staff is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every member of the staff provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance
    Every member of the staff has a written job description
    Every member of the staff is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every member of the staff is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every member of the staff receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every member of the staff has a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides an Employee Handbook to every member of the staff
    The Employee Handbook includes employee-related information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Employee Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Every member of the staff is required to sign a Photo Release

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    Prospective volunteers must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  6
Number of Board Members:  24  Number of Voting Board Members:  24

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member.
Board Member Paul Kupchock, Jr. is the son of Paul Kupchock, Sr. who is the Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at Green Chimneys.

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? No

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes

Organization documents available on our website:
    None

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook
    Employee Handbook
    Bylaws

Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 06
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Audit
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2018? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Purchase from auction, kill pen or feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Foals

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated
Definitions:
Donated: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the horse is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the horse is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Purchased: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Surrendered: The ownership and custody of the horse is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent without the use of a donation document.
Seized: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandoned: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Returned: The horse was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the horse has been transferred back to the organization.

Feral/Wild Horse: Free-roaming horses that are descendants of the domesticated horse and have no or limited human contact.

Foal: An equine up to one year old; a colt is a male foal and a filly is a female foal.
Mare: A female equine.
Stallion: A male equine that has not been castrated.
Gelding: A castrated male equine.


Our organization will accept the following breeds:
    American Saddlebred
    Appaloosa
    Arabian
    Donkey/Mule/Burro
    Draft
    Friesian
    Hackney
    Miniature Horse
    Morgan
    National Show Horse
    Paint
    Quarter Horse
    Standardbred
    Tennessee Walking Horse
    Thoroughbred
    Warm Blood
    Mixed Breed
    Andalusian/Lusitano
    Icelandic Horse
    Haflinger
    Norwegian Fjord
    Gypsy Vanner
    Paso Fino
    Pinto
    Appendix Quarter Horse
    Rocky Mountain Horse
    Missouri Fox Trotter

Not Checked
    Mustang
    Other
    Feral/Wild

Intake, Assessment & Training
Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Blood work other than Coggins
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time

The organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse prior to acceptance and arrival at the organization:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.

The organization has the following policies in place prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility:
    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    Horses are on trial up to 60 days
Not Checked:
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
    Horses are on trial for 60 or more days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason

Horses are assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Lunging
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

The typical length of quarantine is:   10 to 20 days

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    Our organization does NOT breed horses.
Not Checked:
    Our organization breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed horses


Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not euthanize horses under any circumstances.
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
Euthanasia: Setting Some Guidelines Developed by Michael Kaufmann for Green Chimneys and a presentation for the Global Association of Sanctuaries 1. As a center team, discuss equine quality of life, orthopedic surgery, colic surgery, and other costly medical procedures from a philosophical, emotional, and economic perspective BEFORE there is a medical crisis with a horse. Having this conversation can give everyone a sense of where they stand. 2. Have a meeting with your veterinarian and discuss your center equine care budget before there is a medical emergency. Let your vet see the financial capacity and limitations you may have. This will help them in guiding you through an emergency with realistic options. 3. Anticipate and prevent medical problems through good stewardship. 4. Involve your center board. The board and Executive Director can prepare for the financial ramifications of a potentially expensive equine medical procedure during the budget process. Is there an equine emergency fund set aside or does the budget anticipate emergencies and costly procedures? 5. Have a separate equine care advisory group. This group should consist of three of four people who have deep equine backgrounds, but are not directly involved in your center. When an equine medical crisis present itself and there is dispute over what should be done, presenting the case to this group and allowing them to give you their thoughts can give a center impartial feedback. 6. Know when it is time to discuss and when it is time to act. Ultimately one person has to make a decision no matter what the team feels. This can be a lonely and difficult spot to be in. But it is critical that there is someone, either the executive director or the program director who is willing and able to consider all options and input, but then steps up and just makes a decision in an expedient way on behalf of the horse and the center. 7. Euthanasia of a horse confronts people with their own emotions. Death, dying and loss can be difficult to experience and must be processed by each individual at your center. Separating the human reaction to euthanasia from what the horse may actually need is helpful. Having a mental health professional in your team who can help guide and identify feelings can be a support.

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Horses may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
Not Checked:
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    Horses may be sent to auction
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized

Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     No

Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No
Rehoming Application/Agreement not applicable.

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
400 Doansburg Road, Box 719 Brewster NY 10509
Contact: Carol Grubman
Contact's Phone: 845-279-2995
Contact's Email: cgrubman@greenchimneys.org

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Own

Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes
If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     N/A

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Putnam County Sheriff's Department, 3 County Center, Carmel, NY 10512

Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     N/A

Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? Yes

Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 4

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: Aimee O'Brien
     2. Instructor: Michael Kaufmann
     3. Instructor: Miyako Kinoshita
     4. Instructor: Samantha Arevalo

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 25
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 10
Pastures: 2  Paddocks/Pens: 6
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 1




Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    Yes    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/encosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to insure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 0-3;
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
✔    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
✔    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
✔    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
✔    Pastures are rotated
✔    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
✔    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
✔    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
✔    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
✔    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
✔    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
✔    A security guard is present at night
✔    Horses are checked overnight
✔    No Trespassing signs are posted
✔    Hold Harmless signs are posted
✔    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
✔    Entrance gates are locked at night
✔    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
✔    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
✔    The property is fitted with motion lights
✔    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
Not Checked:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and horses
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 04/09/2019
Veterinarian: Dr. Jenn Engler, DVM
Clinic Name: Mid-Hudson Vet    Street: 394 Route 52    City: Carmel  State: NY    Zip: 10512
Phone: 845-225-3100  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
✔    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
✔    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
✔    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
✔    Horses are fed in individual stalls
✔    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
✔    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
✔    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
✔    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
✔    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
✔    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Horses are fed in groups

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
✔    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
✔    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
✔    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records
✔    A weight limit of no more than 20% of the horse’s weight is established for each horse and is kept with the horse’s records and updated when needed
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
✔    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
✔    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
✔    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
✔    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
✔    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
✔    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
✔    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
✔    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
✔    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
✔    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
✔    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
✔    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses
Not Checked:

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
✔    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
✔    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
✔    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
✔    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    Manure piles are covered

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
✔    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
✔    Name plates are located on the stall
✔    Photos are located on the stall
✔    Horses wear halters with nametags
✔    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
✔    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
✔    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
✔    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
✔    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
✔     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
✔    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
✔    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
✔    Tack is cleaned after each use
✔    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
✔    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
✔    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
✔    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
✔    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
✔    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
✔    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
✔    Helmets are shared
✔    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
✔    Helmets are replaced after a fall
✔    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is cleaned only when needed


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
✔    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
✔    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
✔    The facility owns or has access to a generator
✔    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
✔    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
✔    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
✔    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
✔    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:

The written EPP addresses the following areas:
✔    Local fire department and/or the state's emergency planning department procedures
✔    Medical emergencies for clients, staff, and volunteers
✔    Medical emergencies for horses
✔    Evacuation plans
✔    Power outages
✔    Fire
✔    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
✔    Terrorist attacks
✔    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
✔    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
✔    Smoking is strictly prohibited
✔    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
✔    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
✔    Permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
✔    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
✔    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Daily
Smoke detectors are checked: Daily
Electrical Systems are checked: Daily
Fencelines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Daily
Fire drills are conducted: Monthly
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Monthly
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Monthly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Quarterly

Horse Transportion
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  2 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;


Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually: 240
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week: 20
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week: 20
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility: 22
Number of horses aged 3-8: 4
Number of horses aged 9-14: 8
Number of horses aged 15-20: 5
Number of horses aged over 20: 5
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works: 2
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works: 2
Total number: 4
Total number of mounted horse hours per week: 220
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week: 220
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 5
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 48
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 5
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 48

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs
Actual Horse Care Costs
$28250     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$5100     Bedding
$10000     Veterinarian
$12000     Farrier
$21810     Dentist
$2000     Other Therapies
$4250     Manure Removal
$1600     Medications & Supplements
$1000     Horse Transportation
$500     Maintenance
$5000     Horse/Barn Supplies
$55000     Horse Care Staff
$28250     Horse Training
$750     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$175510     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$     Bedding
$     Veterinarian
$     Farrier
$     Dentist
$     Other Therapies
$     Manure Removal
$     Medications & Supplements
$     Horse Transportation
$     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$     Horse Care Staff
$     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$0     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $22
Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Based on a total of 8030 days equines were in the care of this facility during 2018

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Equine Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs

2018 Green Chimneys Brewster Campus Horse Inventory
20 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
2 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
2 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Total departures
22 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
22 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 20 on 1/1/2018+ 2 Intakes - 0 Departures = 22 on 12/31/2018

22 Total number of all horses at this facility on December 31, 2018
22 Maximum capacity of horses at this facility on December 31, 2018


2 Detail Horse Intake during 2018
2 Donated
2Draft
2 Aged 10-14
2 Geldings

0 Free Leased
0 Purchased from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned








FACILITY INVENTORY SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

20 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
2 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
2 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Total departures
22 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
22 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 20 on 1/1/2018+ 2 Intakes - 0 Departures = 22 on 12/31/2018

22 Total number of all horses on December 31, 2018
22 Maximum capacity of horses on December 31, 2018




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Actual Horse Care Costs
$28250     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$5100     Bedding
$10000     Veterinarian
$12000     Farrier
$21810     Dentist
$2000     Other Therapies
$4250     Manure Removal
$1600     Medications & Supplements
$1000     Horse Transportation
$500     Maintenance
$5000     Horse/Barn Supplies
$55000     Horse Care Staff
$28250     Horse Training
$750     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$175510     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$0     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $22




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Aimee O'Brien

         Facility Participation:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Certified Horsemanship Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Western Instructor Level 2
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Certified Horsemanship Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: English Instructor, Level 1
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? No
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification:
Additional information about this instructor: PATH Instructor in Training

     2. Michael Kaufmann

         Facility Participation:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 1989
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Renewed in 2008. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor. The Registered Instructor is the entry-level certification required for PATH International Centers. The PATH Intl. certification program focuses on education in a progression that culminates in a test of your successful application of that knowledge, including practical and hands-on skills. Registered Level Instructor is able to conduct a safe, basic equestrian lesson to individuals with disabilities.

     3. Miyako Kinoshita

         Facility Participation:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2000
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor. A PATH International Advanced Instructor is knowledgeable in horse mastership and understands disabilities and their relationships to therapeutic riding. He/she is able to demonstrate instruction that shows progression in riding skills in safe, challenging lessons. PATH Intl. has developed criteria which outline the skills and knowledge an instructor must possess in order to achieve certification at the PATH Intl. Advanced Level.

     4. Samantha Arevalo

         Facility Participation:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2016
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor