Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019

Mane Stream, 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 certified 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 provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

100% 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. Mane Stream

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
It is the mission of Mane Stream to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, equine assisted therapy and educational initiatives.

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:
Mane Stream's main goal is to provide high quality and meaningful programs using horses to special needs children and adults. Strategies to meet this goal include: specially trained and experienced staff, healthy and appropriate horses, safe and specific equipment, dedicated and trained volunteers, and well-maintained grounds and facilities. We achieve financial sustainability through a combination of earned and contributed income. In addition, we have an active and vibrant volunteer training and retention program and long-time staff members, all of whom create a thriving environment for our programs.

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT):
Our organization provides the following equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT):
    Equine-Assisted Activities (EAA)
    Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT)
    Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)
    Hippotherapy
    Therapeutic Riding (Adaptive Riding)
Not Checked:
    Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL)
    Interactive Vaulting
    Therapeutic Driving

Our organization provides services for the following specific populations:
Children (10 & Under)
Tweens (11-12)
Teens (13-18)
Young Adults (19-21)
Adults (Over 21)
Seniors (65-79)
Veterans

Our organization provides services to individuals with:
Alzheimers/Dementia, Amputation, Arthritis, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Behavioral disorders, Cerebral palsy, Chronic illness, Cognitive disabilities, Cystic Fibrosis, Development delay or disability, Down Syndrome, Emotional disabilities, Epilepsy, Genetic conditions/disorders, Grief, Head Trauma/Brain Injury, Hearing impairment, Intellectual disability, Joint abnormalities, Language impairment, Learning disabilities, Life-threatening illness, Mental health disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Orthopedic issues, Paralysis, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Physical disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Speech impairment, Spina bifida, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Substance abuse/addiction, Terminal illness, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Violence, abuse or trauma, Visual impairment

Overview of our programs involved with providing EAAT to individuals with special needs:
     Mane Stream offers therapy services including occupational, physical and speech-language therapies as well as mental health counseling. All of our therapists are licensed and have completed or are working to complete their coursework with the American Hippotherapy Association. Clients in OT, PT and SLP are mounted and using the horse for 30 minutes of their session and spend 15 minutes in our on-site clinic. Mental health clients follow the EAGALA model which utilizes a team approach with a counselor and a specially trained equine specialist. All of the work is done on the ground with the horses.
     
     In addition to therapy services, Mane Stream also offers adaptive riding lessons for children, adolescents and adults with special needs. Our adaptive riding program is designed to teach basic horsemanship and riding skills. Lessons are available in private and semi-private formats. Riders are grouped and lessons customized according to age and skill level. All riders are paired with leaders and sidewalkers, if needed, to ensure safety. All of our instructors are registered with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Int'l (PATH Int'l) and have been specifically trained to work with our rider population.
     
     We host an inclusive summer camp open to children with disabilities and their typically developing peers. The camp runs in one week sessions for nine weeks from June through August and is appropriate for beginning and experienced riders. Campers receive daily riding lessons, learn horsemanship and enjoy trail rides along with "typical" summer camp activities like games, arts and crafts and water play.
     
     Mane Stream has adaptive riding and EAAT programs for individuals living with cancer, veterans, school groups, older adults scout troops, grief support groups and other community groups.

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:
     As a Premier Accredited Center of PATH, Intl., Mane Stream must adhere to the standards set forth by PATH for horse use. Mane Stream feels that the standard allows for more use than is good for our horses so we keep our number of hours of use per horse lower. Each horse may be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day of mounted use and, when possible, these uses are not back to back.
     
     During both therapy sessions and riding lessons, therapists and instructors direct participants in the proper way to interact with the horses and bad behavior towards the animals is not tolerated.
     
     In addition, our Equine Manager monitors horse behavior during lessons and therapy sessions to ensure that the horses are healthy and behaving appropriately. Other than when they come in to work, our horses live outside 365 days per year provided that the weather cooperates. This keeps our horses happy and healthy.
     
     The vet, farrier and equine dentist visit regularly for routine appointments and to take care of any health issues that arise.
     
     We are confident that our horses are well taken care of so they can perform their jobs to the best of their abilities.


DEFINITIONS:
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT): Any equine-assisted activity or therapy, mounted or ground-based, including but not limited to treatments that incorporate equine activities and/or the equine environment and/or experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. Equine assisted activities include but are not limited to therapeutic riding, therapeutic driving, interactive vaulting, grooming and/or stable management.

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.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Mane Stream has programs for veterans, individuals living with cancer, school groups and community groups. Our Take the Reins program for veterans runs in 6-week sessions and incorporates ground activities like horse handling, grooming and herd observation. We also offer individual counseling with a licensed professional counselor.
     
     Horses for Healing is an equine assisted activities program for individuals living with, recovering from and living life after cancer. The goal of the program is to help participants rebuild their physical, emotional and mental well-being so that participants have the potential to better recover their health and remain healthy.
     
     We host school groups of children of all abilities for field trips. They learn all about horses, including grooming, feeding, tacking and exercising. Activities include making treats, leading horses through an obstacle course and farm chores. Community groups, like Girl Scouts, visit Mane Stream to work on badges that require learning about horses, horse care and riding.

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Trish Hegeman
Employees:   Full-Time:  7  Part-Time:  15  Volunteers:  275

Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
✔    Prospective staff complete a written application
✔    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 sign a Photo Release
✔    Every member of the staff provides parent/guardian information if applicable
✔    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:
    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 undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
✔    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
✔    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 sign a Photo Release
✔    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
✔    Every volunteer has a written job description
✔    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:
    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 undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    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

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  12
Number of Board Members:  12  Number of Voting Board Members:  11

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? No

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:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Volunteer Handbook

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: 12
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  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Free Lease  
    Purchase from auction, kill pen or feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    
    

Not Checked:
    
    
    
    
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:
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Other breeds:
Welsh pony, Dartmoor


Not Checked
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
Mane Stream will purchase horses in limited and very specific situations.


Intake, Assessment & Training
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, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations

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 for up to 30 days
✔    Horses are on trial up to 60 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
✔    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
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 60 or more days
    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

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
✔    Lunging
✔    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
✔    Jumping
✔    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:
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

Following arrival at the facility, the following is performed:
✔    Physical examination by a veterinarian
✔    Physical examination by trained barn staff
✔    Coggins test
✔    Vaccinations
✔    De-worming
Not Checked:
    Photographs are taken
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    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 at the facility for a prescribed period of time
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time

The typical length of quarantine is:   Horses are not quarantined

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   As needed; no set schedule

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
Responsibility for veterinarian care while the horse is on trial at Mane Stream is dependent on the specific health situation. Shoeing is the responsibility of the owner during the trial period.

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
✔    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 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.
    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
    Intravenous administration of a solution of concentrated potassium chloride (KCl) with the horse in a surgical plane of general anesthesia

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
Policy for Disposition of Retiring or Unsound Mane Stream Program Horses It is the mission of Mane Stream to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, equine assisted therapy and educational initiatives. These initiatives are executed by our highly skilled team of professional staff and equine partners, whose exacting task it is to perform its duties with precision and extreme care. Unfortunately, when a horse demonstrates either physically or behaviorally that it is no longer able to perform the strenuous tasks demanded, whether temporarily or permanently, Mane Stream must make a determination whether the horse is appropriate for future program work or permanent retirement. Often a prolonged rest or change of environment is sufficient to allow a horse to resume its work. However, there are circumstances that may deem it necessary to retire the horse from service. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to, the following: the horse is incurably or chronically lame or blind, it has become behaviorally unsound, or it has developed serious medical conditions that are recurring and/or incurable (including but not limited to: heaves, colic, laminitis). It is the ethical standard in the equine veterinary industry, as well as with Mane Stream, that all horses must be treated humanely under all circumstances. More importantly, all horses have the right to live a life that is relatively pain and stress free. Therefore, under these extreme health and medical circumstances, it is the policy of Mane Stream to execute the following measures: 1. Mane Stream will consult a veterinarian whose professional expertise will determine the condition and prognosis of the horse. 2. Allow the former owner of the horse the right of first refusal to take back and assume all responsibility for the horse. The former owner will be given one month to reclaim the horse. 3. If the veterinarian opines that the horse is suitable for placement, Mane Stream will make a pro-active search for an adoptive home for the horse. This will be achieved using personal contacts of our staff, Board and volunteers as well as through a wide variety of equine-related print, electronic and social networking media (Mane Stream website, Facebook, advertisements in local equestrian list serves and flyers). As of 5.23.18

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
✔    All potential adopters/purchasers complete an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
✔    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
✔    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
✔    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
✔    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits to see the horse within the first year of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first year of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    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 requires references from the following:
✔    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    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.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
Not applicable; None received

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
✔    Not applicable
Not Checked:
    All equines have one set fee
    Fees may vary depending on species
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness

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 be found suitable homes by our organization
✔    Horses may be returned to their owners
✔    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
Not Checked:
    Horses may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be sent to auction
    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

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
Mane Stream re-homes horses with their previous owners when possible. In every case our horses are re-homed with someone known to our staff and/or Board of Directors. Often our veterinarians will make recommendations for re-homing placements. If horses are placed and the placement does not work, Mane Stream will take the horse back.
View Rehoming Application/Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Mane Stream
Mane Stream
83 Old Turnpike Road Oldwick NJ 08858
Contact: Trish Hegeman
Contact's Phone: 9084399636
Contact's Email: trish@manestreamnj.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.
     Mane Stream is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Premier Accredited Center. We renew our membership with PATH annually and go through a formal re-accreditation with PATH every 5 years, which includes an extensive site visit. Mane Stream's therapists are all currently AHA Level I or Level II trained. In addition two or our therapists are Hippotherapy Clinical Specialists.

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.
     Hunterdon County - NJ State SPCA 1119 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 800-582-5979

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.
     Tewksbury Township Police Department Police/Adminstrative Building 167 Old Turnpike Road Oldwick, NJ 08858 908-439-2503 jmduhamel@tewksburytwp.net

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: 14

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: Alissa Lanahan
     2. Instructor: Casey McMahon
     3. Instructor: Evelyn Cameron
     4. Instructor: Gina Taylor
     5. Instructor: Holland Kochanski
     6. Instructor: Ivy Kessler
     7. Instructor: Jane Banta
     8. Instructor: Jen Dermody
     9. Instructor: Katrina Low-Beer
     10. Instructor: Kelly Champion Tambasco
     11. Instructor: Kelly Shoenberger
     12. Instructor: Marla Guariglia
     13. Instructor: Melanie Dominko Richards
     14. Instructor: Shannon Croasdale

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 10
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 6
Pastures: 5  Paddocks/Pens: 1
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  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 to feed
    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
✔    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
✔    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

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
✔    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
✔    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

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
✔    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.
✔    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 perimeter of the property is fully fenced
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 05/16/2019
Veterinarian: Greg Staller
Clinic Name: Running S Equine Veterinary Services    Street: 118 Fairmount Road W.    City: Califon  State: NJ    Zip: 07830
Phone: 908-832-5484  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    Our organization utilizes a software application 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:
✔    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:
    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 annually
    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 monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually 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

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
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    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
✔    All staff 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 organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity

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

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
✔    Name plates are located on the stall
✔    Photos are located on the stall
✔    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
✔    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
✔    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:
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Horses wear halters with nametags

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
✔    Saddles are shared
✔    Saddle pads are 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 weekly
✔    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
✔    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
✔    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
✔    Helmets are shared
✔    Helmets are replaced after a fall
✔    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use


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
✔    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
✔    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:
    Terrorist attacks

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: Annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Annually
Electrical Systems are checked: Annually
Fencelines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Monthly
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Annually
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Horse Transportion
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 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:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 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: 147
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week: 7
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week: 122
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility: 13
Number of horses aged 3-8: 0
Number of horses aged 9-14: 1
Number of horses aged 15-20: 6
Number of horses aged over 20: 6
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works: 1
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works: .5
Total number: 1.5
Total number of mounted horse hours per week: 6
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week: 2
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 6
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 43
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 6
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 43
Additional explanation: Each horse works a maximum of 2 hours per day. On Saturday our program runs for 6 hours.

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs
Actual Horse Care Costs
$13948     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$6307     Bedding
$4189     Veterinarian
$9740     Farrier
$3310     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$3414     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$10366     Maintenance
$786     Horse/Barn Supplies
$60228     Horse Care Staff
$250     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$112538     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$     Bedding
$2882     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.
$2882     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $22
Average length of stay for an equine: 341 days
Based on a total of 5110 days equines were in the care of this facility during 2018

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

Summary: 14 on 1/1/2018+ 1 Intakes - 2 Departures = 13 on 12/31/2018

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


1 Detail Horse Intake during 2018
1 Donated
1Warm Blood
1 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings

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


Re-homing Detail during 2018:
2 Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & intended use:
2Warm Blood
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
1 Aged 15-20 for EAAT/Therapy  
1 Aged Over 20 for Recreation  







FACILITY INVENTORY SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Mane Stream

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

Summary: 14 on 1/1/2018+ 1 Intakes - 2 Departures = 13 on 12/31/2018

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




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Mane Stream

Actual Horse Care Costs
$13948     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$6307     Bedding
$4189     Veterinarian
$9740     Farrier
$3310     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$3414     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$10366     Maintenance
$786     Horse/Barn Supplies
$60228     Horse Care Staff
$250     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$112538     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$2882     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.
$2882     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $22




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Alissa Lanahan

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: State of NJ, Office of the Attorney General, Div Consumer Affairs, Physical Therapy Adv. Comm
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Alissa is a PT working in a clinic setting.
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: American Hippotherapy Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Level I

     2. Casey McMahon

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
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: Registered level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: American Heart 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: First Aid & CPR

     3. Evelyn Cameron

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: NJ Office of the Attorney General, Div. Consumer Affairs, OT Adv Council
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2017
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Evelyn is a certified Occupational Therapist
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: American Hippotherapy Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Level I
Additional information about this instructor: Evelyn has over 25 years experience working with children with special needs in a school setting.

     4. Gina Taylor

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2001
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Register level riding instructor for individuals with special needs. 2013 advanced level riding instructor, 2003 certified driving instructor, 2007 certified vaulting instructor and 2016 equine specialist mental health and learning
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: American Hippotherapy Certification Board
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2009
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS)
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Heart Asscociation
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2001
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: First Aid and CPR certified
Additional information about this instructor: Graduated from Averett University with a degree in equestrian studies and graduated Philadelphia University with a masters degree in Occupational Therapy. Gina is also a faculty member of American Hippotherapy Association.

     5. Holland Kochanski

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2006
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Registered level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs.
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: American Heart Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2006
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: First Aid and CPR certified
Additional information about this instructor: Holland has a degree from University of Minnesota in Sociology with an emphasis on law, criminology and deviance. Holland is also our Barn Manager and Summer Camp Director.

     6. Ivy Kessler

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2015
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Ivy is a registered instructor with PATH Int'l
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: American Heart Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: CPR and First Aid certified

     7. Jane Banta

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2017
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Registered level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs

     8. Jen Dermody

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2002
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Register level riding certified instructor, to teach individuals with special needs horseback riding
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2013
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Advanced certified riding instructor
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Heart Asscociation
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2002
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Certified in first aid and cpr
Additional information about this instructor: Jen has an extensive background in riding and horse showing. She grew up showing in the hunters and equitation. Once becoming an amateur she competed in the adult hunters/equitation and amateur owner hunters at A shows.

     9. Katrina Low-Beer

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: American Hippotherapy Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Level I certification
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
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: License to practice physical therapy - #40QA01683600

     10. Kelly Champion Tambasco

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
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 level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: American Heart Association
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: First Aid & CPR
Additional information about this instructor: Kelly has an extensive background in horses. She has ridden and shown for many years. Kelly has successfully shown in the adult and amateur owner hunters competing at A shows including Pennsylvania National Horse Show, National Horse Show and Washington Horse Show. Kelly is also the program director for our Horses for Healing program for individuals living with cancer.

     11. Kelly Shoenberger

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: NJ Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Kelly is a licensed counselor. NJ Professional Counselor Examiners Committee- #37AC00451500

     12. Marla Guariglia

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: State of NJ, Office of the Attorney General, Div Consumer Affairs, Audio and SP Lang Path Adv. Comm
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: Marla is a licensed Speech -Language Pathologist and has over 25 years experience in a school setting. #41YS00172200
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: American Hippotherapy Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Level I
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2013
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CCC)

     13. Melanie Dominko Richards

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2013
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Registered level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs.
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: NJ Department of Consumer Affairs Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee
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: License for Speech Language Pathologists - #41YS00785000
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2015
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Equine specialist in mental health and learning
Additional information about this instructor: Graduated from Seton Hall University with a masters in speech language pathology. Melanie is one of only a handful of SLPs in the country with a Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist credential from the American Hippotherapy Certification Board. Melanie also has her certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CCC)

     14. Shannon Croasdale

         Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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: NJ Department of Consumer Affairs Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Shannon is a Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow (MS, SLP-CF) NJ Department of Consumer Affairs Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee- #TL-3183