PA Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation & Rescue
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Last Updated: 07/26/2018

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation 2018 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Our organization provides programs involved with equine rescue, adoption & retirement
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. PARR Home Farm

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
Our efforts focus on the well being, re-homing, and education and support of ex-racehorses and finding them new careers after their racing careers have ended. We also support at-risk shelter dogs and occasional at-risk horses that end up neglected or in auction/slaughter situations when finances and abilities allow us to help.

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:
*Missing

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     The main program is re-training the horses and getting them ready for their new forever homes.

Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     We have had open houses for people to come to our farm, and learn about the horses and be educated on some of the injuries that they are or have suffered.
     
     We also had a tack swap even where we had multiple speakers. Some of the topics were "ask the vet"- by the vet of our organization, "therapeutic shoeing" - by a well known farrier

Our Programs/Activities involving animals other than horses:
 We will provide presentations at birthday parties and other functions and speak about canine safety as well as talk about the basic husbandry and interesting facts about dogs, cats, horses, goats, cows and more.

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Kathryn Papp, DVM
Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  10

Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Not applicable; We do not have paid staff

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 provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    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
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
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 provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    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 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 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

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  12
Number of Board Members:  8  Number of Voting Board Members:  8

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.
treasurer and a voting board member

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? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization.
President/Founder is also the Vet. Farm manager (not a board member) is also employed by individual leaser of property to care for additional horses on the property that are not associated with the non-profit program, and also to farm/house sit when owners must be away.

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:
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Bylaws

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Volunteer Handbook

Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: *Missing
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): *Missing
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): *Missing
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2018? *Missing
IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990 has not been uploaded for this facility.

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
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    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.
Transferred In: The custody and/or ownership of the horse is transferred within an organization or from one organization to another non-profit or foster organization to provide retirement, retraining, rehabilitation and/or adoption services.

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
    Mustang
    Friesian
    Hackney
    Miniature Horse
    Morgan
    National Show Horse
    Paint
    Quarter Horse
    Standardbred
    Tennessee Walking Horse
    Thoroughbred
    Warm Blood
    Mixed Breed
    Other
    Andalusian/Lusitano*Missing
    Icelandic Horse*Missing
    Haflinger*Missing
    Norwegian Fjord*Missing
    Gypsy Vanner*Missing
    Feral/Wild*Missing
    Paso Fino*Missing
    Pinto*Missing
    Appendix Quarter Horse*Missing
    Rocky Mountain Horse*Missing
    Missouri Fox Trotter*Missing

Intake, Assessment & Training
Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    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:
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    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:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    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.

The organization has the following policies in place prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility:
    Horses are not taken on trial
Not Checked:
    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
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization

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)

The typical length of quarantine is:   20 to 30 days

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


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    Our organization does NOT breed 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
Not Checked:
    Our organization 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 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
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not euthanize horses under any circumstances.
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances

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

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
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    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 visit the horse at any time.
    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
    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
    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 cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years of adoption
    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:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    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:   After one year

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
$751 to $1,000

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    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
Not Checked:
    Not applicable
    All equines have one set fee

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
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    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 be returned to their owners
    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
View Re-homing Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
PARR Home Farm
PARR Home Farm
1008 Piketown Rd. Harrisburg PA 17112
Contact: Kathryn Papp, DVM
Contact's Phone: 802-238-0094
Contact's Email: kpapp@hotmail.com

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

If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility:
This facility is leased by our organization's President and Co-founder, Kathryn Papp, DVM.

The owner of the property is:

Gladys Wills
Sandy View Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717-545-2491

If not owned, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

If not owned, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     The start date of written agreement was 01/01/2014 and it is an ongoing contract with no end date, with the ability to revise if this property is purchased by Dr. Papp or if new or additional facility is purchased or leased by Dr. Papp or the organization.

If not owned, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated. 
     There is no fee or payment by the organization for use of facility or the full care of the horses currently, as these expenses have up to currently been funded in the majority (>90%) by Dr. Papp directly. As the organization grows and is better able to attract new sponsors, grants and supporters and becomes closer to being self-sufficient, the agreed next step would be to move PARR animals and program to a different nearby location or renovate this property and attempt to purchase.

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.
     Homes for Horses Coalition - http://homesforhorses.org/ 4017 Bunch Walnuts Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322 cindy@homesforhorses.org 757-932-0394 Veterinarians for Equine Welfare - http://www.vetsforequinewelfare.org/ info@vetsforequinewelfare.org Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) - currently finalizing acceptance once/if we remove allowance for adopters of mares to eventually breed from by-laws, HOWEVER, we do currently meet their on-site sanctuary and care standards - http://www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas/about-gfas/ robin@sanctuaryfederation.org 623-252-5122. Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries PO Box 32294 Washington, DC 20007 As well, we are always in compliance with local district and state rules and recommendations for care and facilities for our animals

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.
     Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Charlotte Hassman - charlotteh@humanesocietyhbg.org Director of Animal Care or any of the SPCA Humane Animal Officers that service West Hanover Township from this center. 7790 Grayson Road | Harrisburg, PA 17111 www.humanesocietyhbg.org | p: 717-564-3320 Ext. 110 | f: 717-564-1867 http://pda.state.pa.us/BAHDS/HSPO/HSPOSearch.aspx Officer Name Non-Profit Corp Name Counties Exp Date BENNY, DANIEL CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ANIMAL ALLIANCE 1802 SILVER PINE CIRCLE MECHANICSBURG PA 17050 (P) 717-732-0611 DAUPHIN 05/06/2018 HOLLISTER, RONALD L THE PHOENIX RESCUE GROUP P.O. BOX 833 CARLISLE PA 17013 (P) 717-226-1575 CENTRE CUMBERLAND DAUPHIN LEBANON NORTHUMBERLAND PERRY YORK 05/06/2018 NOLL, PATRICK D HUMANE SOCIETY OF HARRISBURG 7790 GRAYSON RD HARRISBURG PA 17111 (P) 717-564-3320 (F) 717-564-1867 CUMBERLAND DAUPHIN PERRY 05/06/2018

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.
     1: State Horse Council - Pennsylvania Horse Council - http://pennsylvaniaequinecouncil.org/ Pennsylvania Equine Council. | Post Office Box 303 | Windsor, PA 17366-0303 | 1.888.304.0281 | info@pennsylvaniaequinecouncil.org. 2: Unwanted Horse Coalition - http://www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org/ Jennifer Purcell Director, Unwanted Horse Coalition American Horse Council 1616 H Street, NW 7th Floor Washington, DC 20006 202.296.4031 202.296.1970 (fax) www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org www.horsecouncil.org 3: American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) - http://www.aaep.org/ American Association of Equine Practitioners American Association of Equine Practitioners 4033 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 (859)233-0147 (Phone) (859)233-1968 (Fax) aaepoffice@aaep.org 4. Homes For Horses Coalition - http://homesforhorses.org/ Homes for Horses Coalition 4017 Bunch Walnuts Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322 cindy@homesforhorses.org 757-932-0394 5. Large Animal Protection Services (LAPS) - PA - http://largeanimalprotectionsociety.org/_LAPS/contact/ Large Animal Protection Society P. O. Box 243 West Grove, PA 19390 ph: 610-869-9880 6. Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) - currently working towards accreditation, first time applying - http://www.thoroughbredaftercare.org/ Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance c/o The Jockey Club 821 Corporate Dr. Lexington, KY 40503 859-224-2756 info@thoroughbredaftercare.org 7. CANTER PA - https://canterusa.org/pennsylvania/ CANTER Pennsylvania 445 Spangler Road New Oxford, PA 17350 8. After The Finish Line - http://www.afterthefinishline.org/ After the Finish Line 10153 Riverside Drive, Suite 397 Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Email: dawn@afterthefinishline.org 9. Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) - http://www.tca.org/ PO Box 910668 Lexington, Kentucky 40591 E-mail: ecrady@tca.org Phone: (859) 276-4989 10. Veterinarians for Equine Welfare - http://www.vetsforequinewelfare.org/ info@vetsforequinewelfare.org 11. Retired Racehorse Program (RRP) https://www.retiredracehorseproject.org/ info@retiredracehorseproject.org (410) 798-5140 440 Dodon Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035 12. World Horse Expo - http://wordpress1.horseworldexpo.com/ Equestrian Promotions, Inc. P O Box 924 Bel Air, MD 21014 301-916-0852 fax:301-916-0853 info@horseworldexpo.com As well as with State USDA/APHIS Veterinarians: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Services https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/importexport (717) 540-2770 2301 NORTH CAMERON STREET, HARRISBURG, PA 17110

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? No

Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 2

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: Kathryn Papp
     2. Instructor: Monti N. Sims

PARR Home Farm

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 13
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 4
Pastures: 2  Paddocks/Pens: 3
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 0

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? 4-8
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
✔    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 have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    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
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
✔    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
    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
    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
✔    Hold Harmless signs are posted
✔    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    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)
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced

PARR Home Farm

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Kathryn Papp, DVM
Clinic Name: Hillcrest Meadow Equine    Street: 1008 Piketown Road    City: Harrisburg  State: PA    Zip: 17112
Phone: 8022380094  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records

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
✔    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
Not Checked:
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Horses are fed in groups
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

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
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
Not Checked:
    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
    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 nutritionist

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 Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
✔    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
✔    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
✔    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
Not Checked:
    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
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
✔    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
✔    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 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::
✔    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
✔    Name plates are located on the stall
✔    Horses wear halters with nametags
✔    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:
    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

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
✔    Saddles are shared
✔    Saddle pads are shared
✔    Bridles are shared
✔    Bits are shared
✔    Blankets are shared
✔    Sheets are shared
✔    Turnout apparel is 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
✔     Halters are shared
✔    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
✔    Helmets are shared
Not Checked:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    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 cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.


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 phone numbers are posted prominently
✔    The facility owns or has access to a generator
✔    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:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications

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

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
✔    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:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Not at all/NA
Electrical Systems are checked: Annually
Fencelines are checked: Weekly
Turnout Areas are checked: Weekly
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Not at all/NA
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:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 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:
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week:
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week:
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility:
Number of horses aged 3-8:
Number of horses aged 9-14:
Number of horses aged 15-20:
Number of horses aged over 20:
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works:
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works:
Total number:
Total number of mounted horse hours per week:
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week:
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:






FACILITY CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
The horse inventory numbers are incorrect.

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

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

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




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1

Actual 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.
*Missing     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.
$     2018 Total Donated Costs





INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Kathryn Papp

         Facility Participation:

         PARR Home Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No
Additional information about this instructor: Kathryn Papp got her first experience with horseback riding at a summer camp as a young girl in her home state of NJ. Her first horse was a registered QH named Buddy whom she rode, competed and showed on the National AQHA circuit. She was even named to the Youth Zone 2 Congress Team. Eventually, Kathryn made a switch to competing Buddy in USEF competitions in the hunter divisions. Throughout high school, once Buddy was retired and became her mother's pleasure horse, she trained with Olympian Carol Thompson, deceased wife of TB trainer Willard J. Thompson. Her imported DWB showhunter Jade and Kathryn competed throughout the entire east coast on the AA USEF circuit collecting many ribbons and titles. During college Kathryn trained with grand prix rider and Carol Thompson protege, Callan Solem, before moving full-time with her horse to Vermont and training for the remainder of her college years with successful internationally-known trainer, Missy Clark and Northrun Farm. Kathryn and Jade, as well as Bon Vivant, purchased from Laura and Frank Chapot, competed and placed consistently in the top rankings in both hunters and jumpers at the HITS shows, WEF, Lake Placid, The Hampton Classic, Vermont Manchester Summer Festival, The National Horse Show, and many others. Kathryn and Bon Vivant qualified for and placed in multiple NAL and Marshall and Sterling Jumper Finals. Kathryn also spent a year living abroad in Melbourne, Australia where she went to school, worked and rode with Olympian showjumpers Russell and Melanie Johnston. Kathryn went to veterinary school in Guelph, Ontario. For her first year in Canada she trained and competed internationally with Erynn Ballard. For the remainder or her time in Canada she trained and competed her horses, Bon Vivant and Leandro, sucessfully at the highest levels of competition, with Olympian showjumper and mentor, Beth Underhill. Following her internship, Kathryn boarded and trained with Sally McKechnie Lofting, Australian 4 star eventer. While living near and working at Fair Hill Training Center Dr. Papp began exercising thoroughbred racehorses in the early am. She adopted her first OTTB, Calcutta Clipper, from a client at Fair Hill. Once leaving Fair Hill, Kathryn continued to exercise thoroughbreds on racetracks where she practiced, such as Delaware Park, Parx Racing and Penn National Racetrack. Finally settling her veterinary practice outside of Grantville, PA, where Penn National racetrack is located, Kathryn married a third generation TB trainer, Monti N. Sims and developed an equine rescue focusing on OTTBs with her long-time friend and office manager, Amanda. She currently rides and works on many of the racehorses both on and off the racetrack so she is familiar with their personalities and infirmities prior to the retraining process transitioning them to their new riding careers. Her and Monti cross-train many of the racing trainees and those TBs are ahead of the curve already knowing the basics of good equitation and balanced gaits by the time they are retired from racing. Dr. Papp is mainly based in Harrisburg, PA where she lives with her Husband Monti Neal Sims, a long time Trainer at Penn National, where generations of his family have also trained. His charm won over Dr. Papp in 2013, when she agreed to marry him (after asking ALL her animal's permission, we can assume). Neal is an avid horseman, animal lover, and accepts the fact that their bed will always have numerous pets squeezing in the middle at night.

     2. Monti N. Sims

         Facility Participation:

         PARR Home Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No
Additional information about this instructor: Monti Neal Sims is our Co-Founder's husband and also a 3rd generation horseman. His grandfather and father were both steeplechase jockeys as well as racehorse trainers. His father, also Monti, spent most of his career after training, managing large well-known breeding and training operations such as Spendthrift in Kentucky. Monti Neal Sims spent his entire childhood in Maryland on horse farms and on horseback; riding and galloping every day before school, as well as completing all barn chores and horse-related activities during any spare time. He learned from and worked under his father and grandfather to eventually become a thoroughbred horse trainer, after a short-lived steeplechase jockey career (he grew too tall!). Under mostly his father's watchful and discriminating eye, Monti helped train an extremely famous and successful small TB filly named, The Very One. He spent many years as general manager of Pottinger farm and then another 8 years pin-hooking and buying/selling/advising at prominent TB sales, along with breaking and training young thoroughbreds. He returned to active racehorse training in 2012, met his wife soon after and quickly began helping to ride and train, not only the on-track horses, but showjumpers, Warmbloods and OTTBs as well. He now is a permanent fixture at the PARR farm and has at least at one time ridden or worked with almost every horse that has ever come through our program. He is also our "go to" trainer for difficult or quirky horses.