Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019

Hearts & Horses
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Last Updated: 04/09/2019

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

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Our organization provides equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs using instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, independent contractors, and/or service providers) who have certified training applicable for people with special needs and specific to the program offerings - either on staff or accompanying clients when participating in our programs.
Our organization 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. Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
Hearts & Horses mission is to promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being of people with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies.
     
     Hearts & Horses is a well-respected PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center with an outstanding record serving those with physical, mental and emotional needs since 1997. From youth at risk, to individuals with Alzheimer's, to children with Autism, Hearts & Horses impacts every life we touch.
     
     In all of our programs, the horse is viewed as a therapy partner, teaching our young riders valuable lessons in communication, teamwork, respect, trust, and independence. Our four-legged therapists act as gentle teachers in this "hands on," experiential learning environment, providing an abundance of love, respect, and patience to an often fragile and vulnerable population.

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:
Hearts & Horses 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 where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful.
     
     Hearts & Horses developed its strategic plan chiefly as an organizational management guide to:
     •set priorities,
     •focus energy and resources,
     •strengthen operations,
     •ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals,
     •establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and
     •assess and adjust the organization's direction in response to a changing environment.
     
     Below are the strategies within our 2016-2021 strategic plan. The goals for each strategy are evaluated twice a year for progress within the plan.
     
     Strategy 1: Achieve Sustainable Funding
     Develop a comprehensive fund raising effort to diversify our income stream, provide opportunities for expanding services, and build and maintain adequate facilities.
     Goal 1 - Create Donor Relations Task Force
     Goal 2 - Develop & implement comprehensive fund raising plan
     Goal 3 - Expand endowment fund opportunities
     Goal 4 - Diversify income stream
     
     Strategy 2: Attain Program Excellence
     Ensure that all programs and services reflect high standards and evidence-based practices, meet the needs of its participants, and conform to PATH Intl. Premier Accreditation Standards.
     Goal 1 - Ensure that the program has enough qualified volunteers, staff, and horses to ensure program excellence
     Goal 2 - Identify evidence-based practices to serve as the basis for effective decision-making and program development
     Goal 3 - Grow the number of riders and increase herd size by 20%. Plan for growth in number of riders is dependent on replacement of current indoor arena with larger steel indoor arena building.
     Goal 4 - Maintain PATH International Premier Accreditation (next by 6/1/18)
     
     Strategy 3: Accomplish Facilities Excellence
     Ensure that all facilities comply with all safety guidelines for participants and employees, are kept in good repair, meet the needs of caregivers and service providers, and provide the environment necessary to help clients thrive.
     Goal 1 - Construct a maintenance shop by 6/30/17
     Goal 2 - Review and revise Site Plan by 9/30/17
     Goal 3 - Replace the McKee Arena by 12/31/18
     Goal 4 - Construct a veterinary/farrier area by 12/31/18
     
     Strategy 4: Develop Organizational Marketing Plan
     Create focused marketing plans that (a) assist in achieving sustainable funding; (b) ensure that H&H
     continues to be recognized as a premier therapeutic riding center; and (c) that local, state, and national organizations are knowledgeable about the services, facilities, and therapeutic benefits and outcomes of H&H clients.
     Goal 1 - Target marketing on donor, volunteer and participant retention
     Goal 2 - Develop appropriate methods to share the stories of riders to external community members
     Goal 3 - Expand educational collaborations, such as tours and works, to further the reputation of H&H in the community
     Goal 4 - Create new H&H website
     Goal 5 - Create new H&H database and digital form system
     Goal 6 - Create social media strategy and improve other forms of digital media (e.g., HeartBeats) to support volunteerism, program development, events and fundraising
     Goal 7 - Explore additional marketing avenues that are currently not being utilized
     Goal 8 - Streamline print marketing

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT):
Our organization provides the following equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT):
    Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL)
    Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology
    Vaulting
    Riding
Not Checked:
    Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    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)
Elderly (80 & Over)
Veterans
Homeless
Racial Minorities
Ethnic Minorities
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
At-Risk Youth

Our organization provides services to individuals with:
Alzheimers/Dementia, Arthritis, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Behavioral disorders, Cerebral palsy, Chronic illness, Cognitive disabilities, 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, Juvenile delinquency, Language impairment, Learning disabilities, Life-threatening illness, Mental health disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Orthopedic issues, Paralysis, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Physical disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Speech impairment, Spina bifida, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Terminal illness, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Visual impairment

Overview of our programs involved with providing EAAT to individuals with special needs:
     In our 22nd year, Hearts & Horses serves 190 participants weekly in our mission to promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Within our programs, we work with children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities, youth at-risk, senior citizens with Alzheimer’s and our greatest heroes, our military Veterans.
     
     Below are the programs that we offer to our community:
     
     Therapeutic Riding - Children and adults with disabilities work with certified instructors in equestrian skill-based lessons to develop independent skills that carry over to their everyday lives.
     
     Therapy Services (Hippotherapy) - Physical, occupational and speech-language therapists partner with a horse to provide a powerful therapy team. The horse’s movement can improve balance, strength and coordination for individuals with disabilities.
     
     Changing Leads: Youth-at-risk find friendship, develop trust and form a deep connection when partnered with a horse. Emotions and behaviors are explored in a safe setting to reflect, learn and grow in order to improve the development of trust, respect, empathy, self-respect and confidence, accountability and conflict resolution.
     
     Hearts & Horses for Heroes: Wounded service personnel and Veterans interact with a horse to nurture self-awareness, trust, coping skills and relationship skills, contributing to improved quality of life and hope for the future.
     
     Riding in the Moment: This program helps facilitate individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in finding joy in equine related activities. For some it is a chance to experience past memories and for others it is a new adventure.

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 Hearts & Horses, 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 excellent routine and emergency veterinary and farrier care available to each of our horses. This care is specific to each individual and can include: maintenance of joints (Adequan, Legend) various supplements, and corrective shoeing as necessary.
     
     2. Trained massage therapists, equine chiropractors and acupuncturists volunteer their time to work with our herd.
     
     3. We have an Equine Team who manages the care of our herd. This team is comprised of a full time, professional Equine Manager (dressage trainer), an Assistant Equine Manager, and an Equine Caretaker who lives 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.
     
     4. Our Training Team Volunteers work directly with our equines daily, performing stretches and massage, lunging using side reins, therabands and vienna reins, 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 Manager. 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 in happy herds.
     
     6. The equine team works to determine a specific diet for each animal which includes being fed up to four times a day. Our property is also equipped with heated waters that are regularly cleaned.
     
     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. Our program offers advanced lessons giving the equine team a chance to school horses in advance of program requirements.
     
     9. When an equine comes on trial, care is taken to train them to all adaptive equipment they may encounter.
     10. Our center offers an interactive vaulting program. This is beneficial to the horse as it takes away the horse leader and puts the horse to work under a skilled lunger.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     We provide a lecture series to our community annually. Our most popular topics for this series revolve around the public education of equine care and training, fitness, and veterinary practices including complimentary medicine to support the health and well-being of equines.

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

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disability or impairment) that require or benefit from instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators who have certified training for their scope of practice applicable to the people participating in the programs and specific to the program offerings. 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 or situation and/or a lack of resources, including economic resources, placing them at risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes.

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


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Jan Pollema
Employees:   Full-Time:  8  Part-Time:  12  Volunteers:  1600

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 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 has a written job description
    Every member of the staff is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every member of the staff is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every member of the staff receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every member of the staff has a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides an Employee Handbook to every member of the staff
    The Employee Handbook includes employee-related information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Employee Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Every member of the staff is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance

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 has a written job description
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance

Please provide any additional explanation regarding your governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of your answers above.
Every volunteer undergoes a background check. We are not doing random drug screening at this time.

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  11
Number of Board Members:  8  Number of Voting Board Members:  7

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

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? No

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

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

Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines

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

Additional Comments:
Every volunteer undergoes a background check. We are not doing random drug screening at this time.
Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 06
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Review
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2018? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES

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

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

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

Not Checked:
    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
    Icelandic Horse
    Haflinger
    Norwegian Fjord
    Gypsy Vanner
    Paso Fino
    Pinto
    Appendix Quarter Horse
    Rocky Mountain Horse
    Missouri Fox Trotter

Not Checked
    Feral/Wild

Intake, Assessment & Training
Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    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 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:
    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.
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:

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
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    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 financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
Not Checked:
    Horses are not taken on trial
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
    Horses are on trial up to 60 days
    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

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)

The typical length of quarantine is:   10 to 20 days

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
During our trial period, which is typically 90 days, Hearts & Horses is responsible for care, feed and board, while the owner is responsible for routine/emergency veterinary and farrier needs.


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


Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    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.
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    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:
Its rare for us to euthanize a horse, but it has been done in cases of severe colic, when there are no other options. We rely on the veterinarian on the case to euthanize the equine based upon their professional opinion, and its typically done via IV.

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 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 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
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits to see the horse within the first year of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years 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
    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 the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness
Not Checked:
    Not applicable
    All equines have one set fee
    Fees may vary depending on species
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Horses may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be sent to auction
    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
Describe under the circumstances where you have sold, donated, or given a horse to an auction, or where you would sell, donate, or give a horse to an auction. 
     n/a

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
At Hearts & Horses, many of our horses are leased from their owners, and when/if the time comes for them to be retired from our programs, they would return to their owner. It is very rare for us to re-home a horse that we own, but should the need arise, typically because the horse no longer enjoys their job, we ask for prospective homes to provide information to us that helps us determine the best home for the horse. We ask about financial stability to be able to provide veterinary care as needed, a description of where the horse will live, horse experience level of prospective owner(s), and the type of job the horse will have. Over the past 5 years, we have always had several choices for our horses to go to, as our horses are sought after by many. We also have a resource of Colorado Horse Rescue Network here in our area for any horses that may become unmanageable or dangerous for us. This has never happened, but we are fortunate to have this local resource, as they would always step in to take over ownership of a horse should the need arise. All of our owners keep in touch with us and send us updates and photos. Some owners have paid up to $2,500 for a young, sound and well-trained horse that no longer loves the job of therapeutic riding. In many other situations, we have not required any adoption fee.
View Re-homing Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center
Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center
163 North County Road 29 Loveland CO 80537
Contact: Jan Pollema
Contact's Phone: 970-663-4200
Contact's Email: jan@heartsandhorses.org

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

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

If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     As a Premier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl), we are accredited every five years and must stay compliant with their high standards as well. On our last accreditation visit in 2018, we are proud of the fact that we scored 100% even through we needed to meet 85% of the standards!

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.
     Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 3501 E 72st St., Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 226-3647 We also have another veterinarian who jointly works with our herd. His name is Dr. JD Leclair, Leclair Equine Medicine and Surgery. leclairequine@gmail.com, 970-578-9090. Dr. Leclair is a member of AAEP.

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.
     Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital 300 W Drake Rd Fort Collins, CO 80525 970) 297-5000 Colorado Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Protection 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 Phone: (303) 869-9000

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: 16

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: Alex Whittey
     2. Instructor: Amy Coen
     3. Instructor: Brenda Thompson
     4. Instructor: Christina Ecker
     5. Instructor: Deborah Linne
     6. Instructor: Jan Pollema
     7. Instructor: Jessie Butler
     8. Instructor: Lauren McClave
     9. Instructor: Liz Ampe
     10. Instructor: Liz De Kock
     11. Instructor: Megan McEachron
     12. Instructor: Michele Kane
     13. Instructor: Nicolette Ahrens
     14. Instructor: Rachel Karneffel
     15. Instructor: Rose Walsh
     16. Instructor: Tamara Merritt

Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 8
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 2
Pastures: 2  Paddocks/Pens: 3
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 2







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

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

Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 02/09/2019
Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Suit
Clinic Name: Michael J. Suit, DVM, LLC    Street: PO Box 1261    City: Loveland  State: CO    Zip: 80539
Phone: 970-218-7947  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    Our organization utilizes a software application 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
✔    Horses are fed in individual stalls
✔    Horses are fed in groups
✔    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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

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

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
✔    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
✔    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
✔    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
✔    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:
    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
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
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities

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

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
✔    Saddles are shared
✔    Saddle pads are shared
✔    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
✔    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
✔    Tack is cleaned weekly
✔    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
✔    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
✔    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
✔    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
✔    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:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use


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

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

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

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

Horse Transportion
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  2 Access onsite but not owned  12 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  6 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  6 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  3 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: 998
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week: 2
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week: 178
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility: 28
Number of horses aged 3-8: 1
Number of horses aged 9-14: 7
Number of horses aged 15-20: 13
Number of horses aged over 20: 7
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works: 2
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works: 2
Total number: 4
Total number of mounted horse hours per week: 178
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week: 2
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 6
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 48
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: 48
Additional explanation: We serve between 165 to 200 participants weekly depending on the time of year. We operate Monday through Saturday from 9am-7pm Spring through Fall; with fewer hours through the winter months. We have four - 8 week sessions and one - 6 week session annually; additionally we offer day camps 5-6 times per year on Sundays. During session breaks we also host PATH Intl. and American Hippotherapy Association workshops/certifications to open up our center for education and training for individuals around the country. Each horse works at most 10 hours per week and we strive for no more than 2 hours per day; 4-5 days per week (maximum). Generally all of our participants ride, however we do have components of our programs which include ground work (at risk youth and veterans). Additionally we have 3-4 clients per session who don't ride but still work with the horses on the ground.






FACILITY CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

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

Summary: 26 on 1/1/2018+ 5 Intakes - 3 Departures = 28 on 12/31/2018

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




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Actual Horse Care Costs
$13247     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$5830     Bedding
$17290     Veterinarian
$5001     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$3164     Manure Removal
$14888     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$6879     Horse/Barn Supplies
$44506     Horse Care Staff
$19369     Horse Training
$1822     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$131996     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$2880     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$2538     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$1250     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$1560     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$8228     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $14




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Alex Whittey

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification

     2. Amy Coen

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

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 Intl.
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: Registered Instructor

     3. Brenda Thompson

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

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

     4. Christina Ecker

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

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 Intl.
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2000
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor Certification

     5. Deborah Linne

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

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

     6. Jan Pollema

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2000
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certifincation

     7. Jessie Butler

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2011
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Certified Horsemanship Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2017
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Level 4 English/Jumping and Level 2 Western

     8. Lauren McClave

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 1998
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH Intl.
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 1998
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Registered Therapist
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.State Physical Therapy Board - State of Colorado
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 1988
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Physical Therapist License for the State of Colorado

     9. Liz Ampe

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2009
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2006
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Occupational Therapist Registered OTR
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Hippotherapy Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2008
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: AHA Level 1

     10. Liz De Kock

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2011
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Certified Horsemanship Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2012
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Vaulting Coach
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Interactive Vaulting

     11. Megan McEachron

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

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

     12. Michele Kane

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor

     13. Nicolette Ahrens

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2017
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor

     14. Rachel Karneffel

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2007
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor

     15. Rose Walsh

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2005
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2000
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Occupational Therapist Registered, OTR
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Hippotherapy Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2004
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: AHA Level 1

     16. Tamara Merritt

         Facility Participation:

         Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 1994
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2012
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning