Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Last Updated: 04/29/2019

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. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
The Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy program partners with horses, utilizing their movement and the important bond between horse and rider, to promote improved physical and emotional well-being and independence for individuals with disabilities. At Pegasus we provide therapeutic exercise in various forms always emphasizing ability and maintaining an environment of respect and trust for our riders, volunteers and horses.

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:
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy has worked hard through the years to continually develop a well-conceived strategic plan which is the result of a disciplined effort with a focus on the future. Such an effort generates core decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it. Strategic planning defines not only an organization’s strengths and weaknesses, but also where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress and the measurements to know if it is successful.
     
      Below are the goals and objectives within our 2016-2020 strategic plan. The goals for each objective are evaluated once a year for progress within the plan.
     
     Goals and Objectives 2016-2020:
     1) Revise Pegasus Mission and Vision Statements
     a) Objective: The mission of Pegasus is compelling particularly when viewed internally to the organization; however, work is required to update the vision and mission statements to better communicate to those less familiar with Pegasus.
     b) Action: The strategy sub-committee recommends setting aside dedicated time for the Board of Directors to update the mission and vision statements for Pegasus.
     i) Goal: Revise Vision and Mission Statements
     
     2) Succession Planning
     a) Objective: Although Pegasus is very fortunate to have a very committed and qualified staff and Board of Directors, we must prepare for inevitable changes in staffing that will occur.
     b) Action: The Board agreed that the Executive Director will create an organization chart defining specific roles, responsibilities and tasks within the organization. This information will be utilized for development of staff, better balance of workload to allow for better focus on priorities, and more defined structure of the executive director role.
     i) Goal (1): Define organization responsibilities for staff planning & create a succession plan
     ii) Goal (2): Create Executive Director Transition Plan
     
     3) Develop Capital Plan with annual spending and funding plan
     a) Objective: Develop capital spending and funding plans that will increase awareness and proactive spending for critical infrastructure requirements of Pegasus.
     b) Action: Capital Planning Sub-committee will identify critical infrastructure inventory, prioritize projects and present priority spending items to the Board of Directors on an annual basis.
     i) Goal: Anticipate Capital Spending and Fund accordingly
     
     4) Increase special event fundraising
     a) Objective: Increase attendance and fundraising for the annual gala.
     b) Action: Create a paid fundraising coordinator role, potentially starting as a project based role for the annual gala, rather than a full time position. Candidates could be sourced from friends or extended family members of riders that are able to devote a certain number of hours in the months prior to the gala. The subcommittee recommends piloting a fundraising coordinator.
     i) Goal (1): Hire/place fundraising coordinator for annual gala
     ii) Goal (2): New CRM system for fundraising & donor management
     iii) Goal (3): Create fundraising Board of Director and staffing functions - Establish Give/Get Goals for Board of Directors
     
     5) Improved Crowd Sourcing and Social Media fundraising
     a) Objective: Pegasus has been successful in building a multi-channel presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as a communication vehicle. We would like to utilize social media as a fundraising tool that would include identifying and communicating specific projects, or needs for fundraising, and better target likely donors.
     b) Action: The subcommittee discussed tapping into local university programs that offer communications majors for assistance in creating a social media plan for fundraising.
     i) Goal (1): Find university student to develop marketing and social media fundraising plan
     ii) Goal (2): Implement marketing and social media fundraising plan
     
     6) Align program development with community needs
     a) Objective: Discussion was held on challenges we have had with starting new programs beyond our existing riding programs: unmounted programs for “at risk” youth was funded, but participants did not attend; wounded warriors project has challenges in that we could not handle large/ heavy riders, and there are other logistical issues. The subcommittee discussed the fact that many of our current riders came to the program through awareness of Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists, and that we may be better served by collaborating with various therapy groups to help us find riders for existing classes or potentially create new programs.
     b) Action: Explore interest in therapy community for having an in-service program to raise awareness of Pegasus services. Bob will explore interest at Easter Seals, Jonathan to reach out to Lenape Valley. Teresa will talk to OT, PT from Moss who does Summer Program, Leigh Ann to contact CHOP.
     i) Goal: Create sustainable partnership with OTs and PTs that provides both awareness of Pegasus programs and understanding of community needs to assist with Pegasus program development

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-Assisted Learning (EAL)
    Therapeutic Riding (Adaptive Riding)
Not Checked:
    Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)
    Hippotherapy
    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)
Foreign-born (Immigrants)
Racial Minorities
Ethnic Minorities
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
At-Risk Youth

Our organization provides services to individuals with:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Behavioral disorders, Cerebral palsy, Cognitive disabilities, Cystic Fibrosis, Development delay or disability, Down Syndrome, Economic disadvantages, Emotional disabilities, Epilepsy, Genetic conditions/disorders, Grief, Head Trauma/Brain Injury, Hearing impairment, Intellectual disability, Joint abnormalities, Language impairment, Learning disabilities, 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, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Violence, abuse or trauma, Visual impairment

Overview of our programs involved with providing EAAT to individuals with special needs:
     Therapeutic riding for children and adults;
     Specialized autism program;
     Specialized program incorporating therapeutic riding and Equine Assisted Learning for children with hearing impairments;
     Equine Assisted Learning program;
     Senior Saddles program for riders 55+
     Equine Assisted Learning program for children of first responders;

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:
     At Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, our team takes great pride in ensuring that our equines benefit from their daily interactions with people who have special needs. Below are examples of steps we take to keep our herd happy, healthy and interested in working with our participants.
     
      1. We have created an Equine Strategic Plan that identifies and implements the needs of our horses. Included in the plan are excellent routine and emergency veterinary and farrier care. Additional specific care to each individual and can include: maintenance of joints, various supplements, and corrective shoeing as necessary.
     
      2. Trained massage therapists and equine chiropractors are scheduled to treat our herd.
     
      3. We have an Equine Director and Barn Manager who manage the care of our herd. Additionally, an Equine Trainer works with the horses on a regular basis. The Equine Director, as well as an additional staff member, live on site. This team is able to provide 24 hour care and surveillance to our herd. We also have a video surveillance system so that the barns can be viewed at night on cell phones.
     
      4. Our training consists of working directly with our equines daily, performing stretches and massage, lunging, long lining, hand walking, conditioning over ground poles and through various obstacles, doing dressage work and on property trail exercises under the direct supervision of our Equine Director. Our volunteers each go through a specific Horse Handler and Horse Leader training to ensure that they know how to safely and successfully work with our herd in training sessions, and lessons.
     
      5. Each equine enjoys daily turnout.
     
      6. The Equine Director determines a specific diet for each animal.
     
      7. Each equines work load and carrying weight limit is closely monitored. The horses are placed in programs according to their ability and enjoyment.
     
      8. A specific exercise schedule is created for each equine.
     
      9. When an equine comes on trial, care is taken to train them to all adaptive equipment they may encounter.


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:
     Appearances at schools and public functions to talk about the benefits of EAAT and the Pegasus program; Inclusive 4-H program for Pegasus riders and other children.

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Barbara Wertheimer
Employees:   Full-Time:  2  Part-Time:  12  Volunteers:  150

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

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

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:
    Volunteer Handbook

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    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? No
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    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:
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
We have limited turn out area and therefore have determined that it is best to limit our herd to geldings.


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

The organization has the following policies in place prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility:
✔    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
✔    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
✔    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
✔    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
✔    Horses are on trial up to 60 days
✔    Horses are on trial for 60 or more days
✔    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
✔    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
✔    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
✔    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
    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
✔    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:
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

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

The typical length of quarantine is:   10 to 20 days

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   2-3 times per week

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
We provide prospective donors/sellers with a list of skills the horse must be able to perform by the end of the trial period. These skills are evaluated, with written documentation, weekly by Equine Director and Equine Trainer.

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

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
Before receiving the barbiturate, the horse is given IV sedation.

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
✔    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
✔    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
✔    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of 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.
Not Checked:
    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 free of charge
    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 if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    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
✔    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    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:
$501 to $750

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
✔    Horses may be returned to their owners
✔    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 sent to auction
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized

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

Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No
View Rehoming Application/Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy
8297 Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia PA 19152
Contact: Alexandra Manwarren
Contact's Phone: 2157421500
Contact's Email: alexandra@pegasusphilly.org

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:
City of Philadelphia
Department of Parks and Recreation
Barry Bessler, Director of Compliance and Special Projects
One Parkway, 10th Floor
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-683-0203
fax 215-683-0205
barry.bessler@phila.gov

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? 
     Current ten year lease started (retroactively) from December 2016 and will end on December 2026.

If not owned, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated. 
     The City of Philadelphia is paid $1 per year pursuant to the terms of the lease. Pegasus is responsible for the maintenance of the premises.

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.
     Pegasus is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center.

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.
     Pennsylvania SPCA 350 Erie Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19134 215-426-6300 info@pspca.org

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.
     PATH International P.O.Box 33150 Denver, CO 80221 800-369-7433 kalm@pathintl.org Council for Education and Certification in Therapeutic Horsemanship (formerly PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship) 9794 Hawn Road Huntingdon, PA 16652 info@cecth.org

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: 11

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: Alexandra Manwarren
     2. Instructor: Casondra Kennedy
     3. Instructor: Elysia Rodriguez
     4. Instructor: Emily Wilmot
     5. Instructor: Haley Flagg
     6. Instructor: Katherine Haber
     7. Instructor: Olivia Slocum
     8. Instructor: Ryan Frech
     9. Instructor: Sara Hertzel
     10. Instructor: Taylor Adams
     11. Instructor: Teresa Doherty

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 11
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 8  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? 9-12
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
✔    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
✔    Pastures are rotated
✔    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
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
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

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
✔    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

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
✔    No Trespassing signs are posted
✔    Hold Harmless signs are posted
✔    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
✔    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
✔    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)
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 04/26/2019
Veterinarian: Dr. Jennifer Buchholz
Clinic Name: Blauner, Vecchione, Buchholz and Associates    Street: 2955 Skippack Pike    City: Lansdale  State: PA    Zip: 19446
Phone: 610-584-6000  
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 cloud-based backup storage system
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

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

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
✔    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
✔    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated 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 annually 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 massage therapist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records
    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
    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 parasites
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    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 stored in dumpster(s)
✔    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 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::
✔    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
✔    Name plates are located on the stall
✔    Horses wear halters with nametags
✔    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
✔    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
✔    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
✔    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
    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:
✔     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
✔    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
✔    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
✔    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
✔    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
✔    Helmets are shared
✔    Helmets are replaced after a fall
✔    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
    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
    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 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 facility owns or has access to a generator

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
Not Checked:
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used

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: Weekly
Turnout Areas are checked: Weekly
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Annually
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:
    1 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: 160
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week: 8
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week: 10
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility: 15
Number of horses aged 3-8: 1
Number of horses aged 9-14: 1
Number of horses aged 15-20: 11
Number of horses aged over 20: 2
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works: 3
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works: 1
Total number: 4
Total number of mounted horse hours per week: 50
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week: 4
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: 46
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 1
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 46

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs
Actual Horse Care Costs
$21392     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$4200     Bedding
$11300     Veterinarian
$7345     Farrier
$4625     Dentist
$1175     Other Therapies
$1200     Manure Removal
$1875     Medications & Supplements
$975     Horse Transportation
$3200     Maintenance
$13188     Horse/Barn Supplies
$27500     Horse Care Staff
$4500     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$102475     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$     Bedding
$     Veterinarian
$     Farrier
$     Dentist
$     Other Therapies
$     Manure Removal
$     Medications & Supplements
$     Horse Transportation
$     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$     Horse Care Staff
$     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$0     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $19
Average length of stay for an equine: 322 days
Based on a total of 5475 days equines were in the care of this facility during 2018

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

Summary: 15 on 1/1/2018+ 2 Intakes - 2 Departures = 15 on 12/31/2018

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

Additional Explanation:
Two of the horses are miniature horses that do not participate in mounted lessons.



2 Detail Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
1 Free Leased
1Warm Blood
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings

1 Purchased from Owner
1Paint
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings

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


Re-homing Detail during 2018:
1 Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & intended use:
1Draft
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
1 Aged Over 20 for Pasture Mate  







FACILITY INVENTORY SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

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

Summary: 15 on 1/1/2018+ 2 Intakes - 2 Departures = 15 on 12/31/2018

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




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

Actual Horse Care Costs
$21392     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$4200     Bedding
$11300     Veterinarian
$7345     Farrier
$4625     Dentist
$1175     Other Therapies
$1200     Manure Removal
$1875     Medications & Supplements
$975     Horse Transportation
$3200     Maintenance
$13188     Horse/Barn Supplies
$27500     Horse Care Staff
$4500     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$102475     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$0     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $19




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Alexandra Manwarren

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH Int'l
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: Therapeutic Riding Instructor

     2. Casondra Kennedy

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH International
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: Therapeutic riding instructor
Additional information about this instructor: This instructor in training will be doing the PATH registered instruction certification in June, 2018.

     3. Elysia Rodriguez

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

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: This instructor in training will be doing the PATH registered instruction certification in June, 2019. Elysia also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator.

     4. Emily Wilmot

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

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: This instructor in training will be doing the PATH registered instruction certification in June, 2019. She is a master's candidate in education at Delaware Valley University.

     5. Haley Flagg

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH Int'l
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: Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Additional information about this instructor: Haley also serves at Asst. Program Director and works with the training and care of the horses. She is a former A level hunter/jumper competitor.

     6. Katherine Haber

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

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: This instructor teaches the Senior Saddles program and has extensive experience in the Hunter/Jumper show circuit. This instructor in training for EAAT will be doing the PATH registered instruction certification in June, 2019.

     7. Olivia Slocum

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

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: This instructor in training will be doing the PATH registered instruction certification in June, 2019.

     8. Ryan Frech

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH International
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: Therapeutic riding instructor

     9. Sara Hertzel

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

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: This instructor in training will be doing the PATH registered instruction certification in June, 2019. She is also a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Widener University.

     10. Taylor Adams

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Therapeutic riding instructor
Additional information about this instructor: Taylor is also the Equine Trainer. She is also Adjunct Faculty at Delaware Valley University teaching Equine Practicum.

     11. Teresa Doherty

         Facility Participation:

         Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH 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: Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH Int'l
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: Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2019
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH International mentor
Additional information about this instructor: Teresa also serves as the Program/Equine Director. She has her BS in Equine Studies and Psychology from Rocky Mountain College.