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Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 07/09/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Murray S. Neale

Employees:   Full-Time:  2  Part-Time:  7  Volunteers:  90

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. Regular, direct service volunteers go through a volunteer orientation and training before beginning volunteer work in our therapeutic riding programs. This training is typically done in a group and involves an introduction to Equine Assisted Activities as well as policies, procedures, and hands on work with the equine including grooming and side-walking. Horse leaders are required to participate in an additional leader-specific training. Volunteers are equipped with a volunteer handbook and receive on-going feedback and training on site as they come back to participate.

Volunteers that come for workdays are not involved in the direct service of our participants or equines, and as a result do not receive a formalized training.

Staff members typically have college degrees and are required to have a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification. The staff is also required to attend a volunteer training session to become familiar with the facility and the horses. Each staff member receives a job description outlining their responsibilities and duties. Annual evaluations are performed by the Executive Director.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  11

Number of Board Members:  11  Number of Voting Board Members:  11

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board 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


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:
     Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) provides therapeutic horseback riding opportunities through three different programs: Individual Therapeutic Riding Instruction, Public School Outreach Program, and Veterans Program.
Individual Therapeutic Riding Instruction is open to children and adults with a disability. We serve a wide range of disabilities including: Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Prader-Willi syndrome, multiple neurodegenerative diseases, amputations, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and more.
The Public School Outreach Program provides therapeutic riding to students from self-contained special education classrooms from public schools in Charleston, Dorchester, or Berkeley County. Students participate in specific horse care and riding activities and interact with instructors, volunteers and other students in order to maximize the benefits of the therapeutic riding experience.
CATR's Veterans Program delivers horsemanship skills and therapeutic riding to veterans in the tri-county area in partnership with the Ralph H. Johnshon VA Medical Center and Crisis Ministries. We are very grateful to our veterans for their service to our country, and are excited for the opportunity to provide them with equine assisted activities and therapies.

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. N/A

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. 
     CATR accepts only sound, healthy and well-trained horses into the program, so there is little need for rehabilitation. The number of horses is also limited based on available stalls, pasture space and staff abilities. CATR horses are ridden and groomed regularly by staff and Brickhouse Equestrian Center (BEC) lesson students. Staff members are assigned specific horses to work with on a regular basis to ensure ongoing training and to monitor health and attitude. Any unsoundness, injury or uncharacteristic behavior is immediately reported to the Barn Manager of BEC. If a horse retains an injury while in our program, a veterinarian is consulted for treatment and a rehabilitation plan. All horse exercise and schooling is recorded daily and is analyzed weekly by the executive director and adjustments are made if necessary.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     CATR horses are acquired by donation or purchase.

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. 
     A horse may be removed from the CATR program for the following reasons: the horse is deemed unsound by qualified professionals; the horse exhibits a marked change in temperament that is contraindicated to the mission of our program; the horse becomes too old to be beneficial to the students we serve. The Executive Director makes the final decisions regarding the continuation of any horse in the program. Horses that are removed from the therapeutic riding program are either retired at BEC or returned to the owners.

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.). 
     A current negative Coggins test is required for any horse to come to BEC. All horses are also checked for soundness and overall health before being considered for CATR's program. Once the horse comes to BEC, they are given a 30 day trial period. During this time, the horse is assessed by a PATH International certified instructor to determine level of training, general personality, physical fitness and tolerance of therapeutic riding students and activities. Horses are introduced to a variety of equipment and situations that are typical in a therapeutic riding program. A full veterinarian health check is also conducted during this time. After the trial period the Executive Director and instructors decide if the horse is suitable for the program.

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. 
     Horses used in the therapeutic riding program are leased from BEC. BEC is responsible for ongoing horse care and facility maintenance. All horses are given spring and fall vaccinations and rotational wormer monthly as well as a power pack once a year. As a general rule, only sound, healthy and relatively young horses are brought into CATR’s program. If a medical condition arises, a veterinarian is consulted and care is adjusted on an individual basis.

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: 
     Euthanasia is only an option when all other methods to make a horse comfortable have been exhausted. A healthy horse would not be euthanized under any circumstances.

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: 
     BEC has a no stallion policy, so there is no breeding at our facility.

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: Brickhouse Equestrian Center (BEC) is the regular boarding and lesson facility that manages the care of the horses and houses CATR, the therapeutic riding program. BEC is a for profit entity that exists solely for the support of the non-profit, CATR. CATR leases the use of all horses used in the therapeutic riding program from BEC.



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
Brickhouse Equestrian Center

2669 Hamilton Road Johns Island SC 29455

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Rebecca Carmody

2. Contact's Phone: 843-830-4384

3. Contact's Email: barn@brickhouseec.com

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: 9.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 43

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Brickhouse Equestrian Center is comprised of five large pastures, two small paddocks and three barns containing nineteen stalls in total. Each pasture has natural shade and/or a well ventilated shelter. The fences are two wooden rails with electric wiring on the top rail.

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.
     There are five large pastures that usually have 2-3 horses in them at one time. BEC also has small turn out areas for horses that need to be turned out alone and/or be in a more confined space. All horses spend half of the day, either day or night, in a pasture if appropriate.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 8

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.
     The therapeutic riding arena is a grass ring, and is maintained regularly to keep the surface level. The grass ring is a harder surface than sand, which is easier for the horses to walk and/or trot when carrying a rider with low muscle tone or impaired balance. The grass is also easy for volunteers to walk on. In addition, the grass surface has very little dust which is good for riders with allergies and/or respiratory issues.

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)? Yes

7. If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

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.
     CATR is a PATH International premier accredited therapeutic riding center and is compliant with all PATH International mandatory standards.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     CATR is equipped with a horse trailer for emergency transportation. The barn manager and several other staff members have trucks that are capable of pulling the trailer. One or more of these staff members are at the barn a minimum of seventy hours per week and all live within close proximity to the barn.

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.
     Each horse has an individual bridle with a nametag and a labeled hook in the tack room. All saddles are labeled with a number and the size of the saddle. A chart is hanging in the tack room that shows each horse with corresponding girth size, appropriate saddles in a variety of seat sizes and notes for special adaptations. All horses have been fitted by Karen Brittle, a PATH International advanced level therapeutic riding instructor. To insure the safety and care of all tack each instructor is assigned bridles and saddles that are to be cleaned and checked weekly.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     All stalls are labeled with the horse's name for staff and volunteers. Pictures and descriptions of each horse are also displayed on our website. In addition, volunteers are given a brief introduction to each horse at volunteer orientation.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     All CATR horses get at least 8 hours of turn out per day if appropriate. If horses are stall bound because of an injury, illness or allergy, they are hand-walked, given grazing time, and/or are turned out for a tolerable amount of time.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     All CATR horses are fed Banks Mill and Triple Crown grain at least twice daily along with quality timothy alfalfa blend hay and have constant access to fresh water. The horses receive extra meals and/or supplements depending on their individual needs. In addition, horses have access to a grass pasture at least eight hours per day.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     BEC does not use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score. All horses are checked monthly by a veterinarian for changes in weight and body fat. Amount of exercise and feed are adjusted as needed based on the veterinarian's suggestions.

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.
     After stalls are cleaned, manure is spread with a manure spreader in a 30 acre field at BEC on a daily basis. An exterminator treats and checks the farm four times per year, fly predator is distributed in the stalls and horses are given Simplify, a fly control supplement. Carcasses are buried on the property according to state regulations.

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.
     In case of a hurricane, CATR horses will be transported inland to Jumping Branch Farm in Aiken, SC. All precautions are taken to prevent fire, such as turning fans off in the barn when the property is unattended. The fire marshall also checks the facility two times per year for working fire extinguishers and possible fire hazards.

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?
     Doors to the office and tack rooms are locked, and all gates are closed and locked when BEC is unattended. There is no security system or caretaker, but there is someone at the farm a minimum of seventy hours per week.

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.
     Sergeant D. Willis 3505 Pinehaven Drive Charleston Heights, SC 29405 843-329-1551 dwillis@charlestoncounty.org

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.
     Charleston County Animal Control: (843) 743-7200 80 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401-0304 bridgesd@charleston-sc.gov Berkeley County Animal Control: (843) 723-7603 1003 Highway 52 Moncks Corner, SC 29461 webcdeac@berkeleycountysc.gov Dorchester County Animal Control: (843) 832-0070 Mailing Address & Office Location 500 N. Main St., Box 3 Summerville, South Carolina 29483 animalcontrol@dorchestercounty.net


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/15/2017

Veterinarian: Sally Baner, DVM

Clinic Name: Edisto Equine Clinic    Street: 7796 White Point Road    City: Yonges Island  State: SC    Zip: 29449

Phone: 843-696-4973    Email: edistoequine@yahoo.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Amanda Gerald

     2. Instructor: Andrea Smith

     3. Instructor: Anja Cain

     4. Instructor: Colleen Kimener

     5. Instructor: Kimberly Gleason

     6. Instructor: Meggett Lavin

     7. Instructor: Melissa Weir

     8. Instructor: Mira Kraft

     9. Instructor: Murray S. Neale


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: 12.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 12

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 27

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

Additional explanation:The Brickhouse Equestrian Center (BEC) barn staff spreads the manure in an open field on the facility. The cost of manure removal is included in the barn staff salaries. BEC's veterinarian handles dental care unless a horse has an issue that needs to be examined by a dentist.

12 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + 0 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

12 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 0 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

12 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            12 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            0 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$22110     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$3384     Bedding.

$12072     Veterinarian.

$9525     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$10000     Medications & Supplements.

$4100     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$23895     Horse Care Staff.

$8107     Horse Training.

$2500     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$95693     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

4380     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: $22
Question 3 ($95,693 ) divided by Question 4 (4380).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (4380) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (12).


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? Yes

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-Some 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? 4-5 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? 150

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 30

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 34

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: 3.00  Un-Mounted: 0.00  Total: 3

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 5

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 80%

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


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Amanda Gerald

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2009

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

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.Interactive Vaulting Instructor

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Master of Science, Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas. Bachelor of Science, Biology, Wofford College.


     2. *Instructor: Andrea Smith

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1992

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

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


     3. *Instructor: Anja Cain

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2008

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified therapeutic riding instructor and certified interactive vaulting instructor.

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. M. Ed. in Music Education from the Universitaet der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany. Member of the PATH International Interactive Vaulting Committee.


     4. *Instructor: Colleen Kimener

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2008

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Master of Science in Management, Southern Wesleyan University. Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati.


     5. *Instructor: Kimberly Gleason

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2007

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Bachelor of Science, Anthropology, College of Charleston. Five years non-profit management experience,


     6. *Instructor: Meggett Lavin

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2008

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Bachelor of Arts, Writing and Literature, Wheaton College. CATR founding board member.


     7. *Instructor: Melissa Weir

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2008

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Bachelor of Science, College of Charleston. Certification in three areas of Special Education.


     8. *Instructor: Mira Kraft

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

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.Certified therapeutic riding instructor

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina. Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.


     9. *Instructor: Murray S. Neale

         *Facility Participation:

         Brickhouse Equestrian 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1997

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Master of Science, Physical Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Bachelor of Science, Skidmore College. CATR Executive Director since 1997.