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Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/18/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Kelsey Gallagher

Employees:   Full-Time:  4  Part-Time:  10  Volunteers:  250

Does your organization utilize a management company for management and administration? No

Describe your training process for employees and volunteers and the types of human resource documents used in your organization including job descriptions, evaluations, etc. NVTRP takes seriously its commitment to on-going training for its volunteers and employees, as evidenced by its status as a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International)premier accredited site. All volunteers complete an introductory training that covers safety procedures, horse care, and an overview of the populations of riders served. Volunteers who serve as leaders complete additional training, and are qualified by NVTRP staff to volunteer at one of three levels, which allows them to be matched with a rider/horse that is appropriate for their level of training. Volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in continuing education workshops conducted by our staff members. All NVTRP staff are certified PATH instructors, and are encouraged to continually upgrade their level of certification.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  7

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 Relationships:

Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. Our full-time Development Assistant, Tessa Hassett, is the daughter of the Vice-Chair, Jeff Wilklow.

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


II. PROGRAMS

1. What percent of your total programs and services are horse-related? 100

2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
     The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has provided equine assisted therapy to children and adults living with physical, intellectual, or emotional disabilities, youth-at-risk, military service personnel and their families for the past 36 years.

Our services include:

A. Traditional Therapeutic Horsemanship: including weekly group riding lessons and summer camps. Lessons focus on riding skills, exercise, field rides, games, and horsemanship skills, including the grooming and tacking of horses.

B. Community Outreach Program: Since 2009 we have been working in partnership with non-profit organizations that serve low-income youth who could benefit from therapeutic riding but who would not normally be able to participate. NVTRP provides the lessons at no cost to the partner organization, thanks to the generosity of funders like the Equus Foundation, and the partner organization recruits and enrolls the riders, leveraging the strengths of each participating organization.

C. Private Hippotherapy Sessions: one-on-one therapy with a licensed physical, occupational, or speech therapist who uses the horse's movement as a treatment tool.

D. Community Lessons: In 2011, NVTRP began collaborating with Fairfax County Park Authority to open a limited number of riding lessons to County residents. The revenue from this partnership helps offset the costs of our therapeutic programs.

E. Supported Employment Program: As an extension of our Community Outreach Partnership with Service Source, we employ Service Source riders to help maintain our farm.

3. Enter the total number of facilities/locations where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for: 1

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. Not applicable.

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  No



III. POLICIES

1. Describe your equine management philosophies, practices, policies and operations with respect to the use of the horses in your program, including the rehabilitation and retraining (if applicable), ongoing training, schooling and exercising plan for each horse and your policy as to the number and condition of the horses accepted by your organization. 
     As a long-standing PATH Premier Accredited Program, NVTRP has high standards for the care of all of our horses. We are deeply committed to doing whatever is necessary to keep our animals healthy and happy.

As described below, our extensive trial process is designed to make sure that the horse is comfortable with what we're going to ask them to do before we accept him or her into the program.

We base the number of horses in our program on the number of riders, aligning our ratios with PATH's guidelines about the amount of time each horse should work vs. rest.

Our overall philosophy towards the horses is to treat them as individuals, with unique needs, likes, and dislikes, etc. and do what it takes to get each horse what he or she needs. This might include, for example, supplements, special sheltering arrangements, special grain, hay, medications, additional schooling, or extended vacation time.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Most of our horses are donated or free leased, while some are purchased as appropriate. In order to ensure the best experience possible for both the horses and our riders, we have developed highly refined, multi-tiered donation acceptance procedures.

3. Describe under what circumstances horses leave your organization. Please describe in detail your horse adoption/fostering practices and procedures including any recruitment initiatives you have to attract potential adopters. Please include your policies and practices with respect to horses that are no longer useful or manageable and horses that need to be retired. 
     Our goal is always for our horses to be healthy and live comfortable, rewarding lives. When this is no longer possible at NVTRP, we find him/her a suitable home, typically by returning it to its previous owner or by selling it to a carefully vetted buyer.

4. For new horses, describe your initial assessment process for each horse (i.e. physical examination, test ride, health record, Coggins test, quarantine, veterinary consult, etc.). 
     The primary steps for assessing new horses include: 1) the owner completes a horse donation form, submits it, along with two photos and a video of the horse being lunged and ridden at the walk, trot, and canter; 2) staff complete a phone interview with the owner; 3) if the horse (or pony) fits NVTRP's current needs and facility space, two staff members will go interview the horse; 4) if the horse seems to meet the program's needs, it will be brought on-site for a minimum 60 day trial period and the owner enters into a Horse Trial Agreement with NVTRP; 5)during the trial period, staff continue to evaluate the horse for suitability for therapeutic riding and hippotherapy; 6)a vet check is performed before the end of trial period.

The on-site evaluation and training of the horses includes three phases: 1) staff ride and work with the horses to get them in shape for therapeutic riding; 2) staff conduct mock therapeutic riding lessons to get the horses accustomed to the experience; and finally, 3) horses begin to be used for lessons as they show signs that they are ready for the physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging job of being a therapeutic riding horse.

As a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), NVTRP goes above and beyond both the letter and spirit of PATH's high standards for the compassionate care of all of its horses.

5. Describe your overall horse health care plan and how you assess and monitor the health of your horses on an ongoing basis. Include a description of your vaccination and worming schedule. Include a description of your health/veterinary care plan for at-risk animals, geriatric horses and horses with serious issues. 
     Each horse has an individual vaccination and deworming schedule based on our veterinarian's recommendations. We use fecal testing to monitor for worms and keep detailed health records for each horse.

At NVTRP, we handle our horses a lot and are very in tune with their personalities, body conditions, and normal behavior. Thus, it's readily apparent when something is not right, and we seek treatment immediately. All horses are groomed at least once a day, including a daily foot check. As a Premier Accredited PATH Center, NVTRP goes above and beyond both the letter and the spirit of PATH's high standards for the compassionate care of all horses.

6. What is the euthanasia policy? Please include specifically under what circumstances your organization will euthanize a horse and whether your organization will euthanize a healthy but difficult horse for space: 
     We would euthanize a horse only if it was deemed absolutely necessary for the best interest of the horse, as determined in careful consultation with our vet. If a horse is still healthy, but is no longer a good fit for our program, we will do everything possible to
find it a suitable home.

7. What is the breeding policy? Please include specifically if horses become pregnant while in your care, and if there is a no-breeding clause in the documentation your organization uses to adopt, donate, sell, etc. a horse: 
     We have no stallions on the farm and do not breed horses.

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

9. If your answer to Question 8 is 'Yes', please explain where and for what purpose horses are provided to use in research or medical training?  NA

10. Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No

11. If your answer to Question 10 is 'Yes', 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. NA

12. Does your organization place horses in foster care? 
     No

13. If your answer to Question 12 is 'Yes', describe how foster homes are selected, screened, and monitored and address all the questions below for each foster home in the space provided: NA

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: Not applicable; None received

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Not applicable; Fees are not collected; Horses are not offered for adoption.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Our organization has never considered this concept.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed:



IV. FACILITIES

This section must be completed for each facility/location where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for. For example, if the applicant is involved with horse rescue and utilizes foster care facilities, the applicant must complete this section for each foster care facility. If the applicant provides equine assisted activities/services to the public at more than one location, the applicant must complete this section for each location that horse-related services are provided. If your organization uses the facility of another organization, please enlist the aid of that organization in answering the questions.

Total facilities at which our organization operates horse-related programs: 1

.

Location 1 of 1
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

6429 Clifton Rd. Clifton VA 20124

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Kelsey Gallagher

2. Contact's Phone: 703-764-0269

3. Contact's Email: office@nvtrp.org

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

5-8. Not Applicable.

9. 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

10. Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 10.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 17

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Our fences are made of oak. We have seven pastures, three all weather paddocks, three different barns that allow for a total of nine stalls, and seven different run-in sheds for the horses that do not have stalls.

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     An agricultural extension agent provided by Fairfax County developed a pasture/paddock maintenance plan for us and works with us to ensure its proper implementation. The plan addresses issues such as seeding and fertilizing, the pasture rotation schedule, and the care of our all weather paddocks. Each horse's turnout schedule is based on his or her specific needs to ensure optimum health. For example, heavier horses go out to grass just a couple of hours a day to control their caloric intake.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 9

5. Describe the area where your training, riding and equine related activities are conducted, including what type of footing/surface is utilized and what factors were considered to determine the suitability and condition of the area for the activities conducted.
     Lessons are held in a fenced in sand arena designed to ensure the safety of our riders and horses. We also have a metal round pen that we use for training and private lessons. The arena and pen are dragged and leveled as needed to maintain the correct footing for the horses.

6. 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)? No

7. If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant.
     We are not involved with horse rescue, so this does not apply to NVTRP.

8. 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.
     NVTRP is a long-standing premier accredited program by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     NVTRP has its own truck and trailer for emergencies and a list of volunteers with trucks and trailers to call upon in times of additional need.

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? Yes

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc.
     A saddle fitter comes out as needed and prior to lessons all tack assignments are prepared by the head instructor to ensure proper fit to both the horse and rider.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     We have a turn-out board prominently displayed in the barn that has figures painted to match each horse's coloring that are placed on the board to show where each horse is located. We also have pictures of each horse taped on their feed bowl to ensure the correct feed is given to the correct horse.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Each horse's housing and turnout plan is developed to meet its individual needs and might include any combination of the following options: stalls, pastures with run-in sheds, and gravel dry lot areas for horses that cannot be on grass.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     In consultation with our veterinarian, we offer each horse the amount and type of grain that best meets its needs, from basic grains to more specialized ones. Each horse has a wellness visit with the veterinarian each spring, at which time its feeding plan is reviewed and adjusted as needed in order to maintain optimum health.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We use this score as part of our on-going efforts to develop our feeding/exercise use practices for each horse. We consider not just the animal's height and weight, but also it's overall muscle tone and general knowledge of the horse's personality and behavior. At NVTRP, we take great care to get to know each animal, so that we can detect any developments that are not characteristic.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     We are very proactive in our disease prevention measures. We use fecal testing to monitor for worms, and, in consultation with our vet, deworm all of our horses each spring and fall, regardless if their fecal tests test negative for worms. We muck the stalls and gravel, all-weather pastures twice daily, and, as needed. Our pastures are mucked and dragged as needed. Manure is hauled away once a week on average.

17. Please describe your emergency preparedness plans that address weather related issues, fire safety procedures and/or any additional hazardous scenarios your facility could potentially experience.
     As part of our PATH accreditation, we have an emergency preparedness plan that addresses each of these potential threats.

18. Please describe the security in place at the facility or facilities to restrict public access and to keep horses safe. Do you have a security system and/or on-premises caretaker?
     Our full time Equine and Facilities Manager lives on site. In addition, we have electric fences around the tops of our fences and an electric gate at the entrance through which cars and other vehicles pass. We conduct monthly inspections of all of our fences to monitor for loose boards or other potential threats to the horses' safety. Each tack room, tool shed and supplies shed is padlocked each night and reopened when business hours begin.

19. 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.
     Fairfax County Animal Control, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 830-1100

20. 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.
     As a therapeutic riding facility, we have never had to address any horse welfare issues. Should one arise, we would contact Fairfax County Animal Control, listed in question 19.


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/18/2017

Veterinarian: Jessica Williamson, DVM

Clinic Name: Haymarket Veterinary Service    Street: P.O. Box 1005    City: Haymarket  State: VA    Zip: 20168

Phone: 703-754-3309    Email: haymarketvet@aol.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Anna Schwiebert

     2. Instructor: Brittany Kosters

     3. Instructor: Christina Duffy

     4. Instructor: Kelsey Gallagher

     5. Instructor: Linda Aikey

     6. Instructor: Maryrose Bornhorst

     7. Instructor: Nicole Bass

     8. Instructor: Olivia Taylor

     9. Instructor: Sarah Maceyak

     10. Instructor: Tessa Hassett


3. Facility Horse-Related Inventory Questions

1-a. Enter the total number of horses involved with your organization's programs that are currently housed at this facility: 10.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 16

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 22

2016 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2016? Please select Yes or No. Yes

16 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 2 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + N/A 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

18 = Total of 2a-2c

           - N/A 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 2 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 0 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

2 = Total of 2d-2f

16 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            15 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            1 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$5143     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$2986     Bedding.

$18858     Veterinarian.

$11115     Farrier.

$1918     Dentist.

$5942     Manure Removal.

$4545     Medications & Supplements.

$1136     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$14908     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$66551     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

5840     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2016.

Average cost per day per horse: $11
Question 3 ($66,551 ) divided by Question 4 (5840).

Average length of stay for an equine: 324 days
Question 4 (5840) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (18).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

     1. Signage: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     3. Emergency Contacts: Are emergency contacts posted in easily accessible locations for staff members if only cell phones are available or by each phone if landlines are available? All of the time

      4. First Aid Kits: Are human and equine first aid kits up-to-date and easily accessible? All of the time

B. Structural

      1. Condition of surface: Are horses provided a clean, dry area on which to stand & lay? All of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? All of the time

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? All of the time

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? All of the time

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? All of the time

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? Yes

      7. Ill/injured containment: If horses live outside, is there a designated and separate area (stall or enclosure) to house ill/injured horses?

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-Half of the time

      8-a. If yes, Stall/enclosure size: Do structures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around? All

      8-b. If yes, Stall/enclosure cleanliness: How often are stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 days a week

      8-c. If yes, Adequate ceiling & beam height: Is there a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear when standing? All of the time

C. Paddocks/Yard/Pastures/Turnout

      1. Turnout/Exercise Space & opportunity: Is there space and opportunity for horses to exercise or be turned out? All of the time

      2. Fencing - type, height, safety: Are these spaces appropriately fenced? All

      3. Use of electric wire or tape fence: Are electric wires or tape fence visibly marked? Please select 'All or NA' if electric wire or tape fence is not used. All or NA

      4. Condition of fences & gates: Are fences and gates functioning properly by being maintained and repaired when needed? All

      5. Condition of paddock/yard: Are these spaces free from equipment and debris? All

      6. Availability of shelter: Are natural or man-made shelters available to horses for protections from elements? All of the time

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? Daily or 6 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 1-2 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually

      3. Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually

      4. Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? 6-7 days a week

      5. Food & Water Storage: Are all hay, feed, grain and water sources clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals? All of the time

      6. Drinking water: How often do horses have access to clean drinking water? All of the time



6. Public-Related Questions
(required if programs serve individuals with special needs)

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 120

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 29

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 44

4. What is the average wait list time? 6 Months(Weeks/Months/Years)

5. How many hours per day does each horse work? (Estimate or Average)

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 3

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 6

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 95%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Anna Schwiebert

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2013

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2016

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Advanced Instructor


     2. *Instructor: Brittany Kosters

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2014

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Instructor


     3. *Instructor: Christina Duffy

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2016

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     4. *Instructor: Kelsey Gallagher

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2002

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Instructor


     5. *Instructor: Linda Aikey

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2005

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Instructor


     6. *Instructor: Maryrose Bornhorst

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2006

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Instructor


     7. *Instructor: Nicole Bass

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2016

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     8. *Instructor: Olivia Taylor

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2011

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Instructor


     9. *Instructor: Sarah Maceyak

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2015

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     10. *Instructor: Tessa Hassett

         *Facility Participation:

         Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

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. (yyyy)2015

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered level therapeutic riding instructor