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Great and Small

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/20/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Rachel Neff

Employees:   Full-Time:  2  Part-Time:  6  Volunteers:  130

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. All staff members have written job descriptions. All full-time staff members do annual performance evaluations with a Board member or direct supervisor. Continuing education is prioritized for all staff.

Volunteers attend a two-hour orientation that covers policies, procedures, and safe practices in the barn and in lessons. There are additional opportunities for training, in both group and individual settings. When possible, inexperienced volunteers are assigned to a team with more experienced volunteers to provide opportunities for peer-to-peer mentoring.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  6

Number of Board Members:  7  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 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. The Treasurer is an employee of the Chairman's company.

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:
     Therapeutic riding: TR teaches horsemanship and riding skills to children and adults with special needs.

Hippotherapy: HPOT uses the motion of and interaction with the horse to reach therapy goals. In our program, a speech-language pathologist works with the client to achieve speech, language, and cognitive goals.

Summer Camp: We offer summer camps for children and teens. Camps incorporate therapeutic riding and/or hippotherapy.

Equine-facilitated psychotherapy: EFP allows clients to learn and implement coping skills for anger, grief, anxiety,and interpersonal conflict through the serene farm environment and interaction with the horses

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. 
     Great and Small therapy horses are treated as the valued team members that they are. Each horse receives comprehensive maintenance to include vaccinations, dental care, fecal egg counts & deworming, and hoof care. We make use of additional care professionals including massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncture, saddle fitters, etc. on an individual, as-needed basis.

Our horses average five to seven EAAT sessions (therapeutic riding and/or hippotherapy) per week and do not exceed ten sessions per week. The client load (size, physical and emotional needs, ability level) is tailored to meet each horse's strengths. Outside of therapy, each horse has an individualized schooling & conditioning program with one or more people assigned to execute that plan on a weekly basis. We place a high priority on getting the horses out of the arena for their mental and physical well-being.

Great and Small only accepts horses who are serviceably sound for our needs without requiring major medical intervention to maintain that soundness. We cannot accept stallions, cribbers, or horses with a history of dangerous behaviors, such as biting, kicking, or striking. The highest priority is placed on finding horses who will enjoy the mental stimulation of EAAT work. The number of horses is maintained so that horses continue to have a workload averaging 7-8 EAAT sessions per week, while also providing a spectrum of horses to accommodate different participant needs.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Horses come to Great and Small through donation or lease.

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. 
     Horse Outplacement
In the event that a horse can no longer participate in activities at Great and Small and the original donor is unable or unwilling to take the horse back, the following procedure will take place:
1. Every effort will be made to place serviceably sound horses in appropriate homes. Depending on the horse’s needs, this may include selling or giving away the horse.
2. Every effort will be made to place pasture sound horses in appropriate retirement homes. This may involve a local give-away or free-lease situation, or the horse may go to a retirement farm.
3. Horses that cannot remain pasture sound without significant intervention (medications, shoes, etc.) will be humanely euthanized.

Criteria for Exclusion from Center Activities
• Medical issues that cannot be managed while the horse is in work
• Soundness issues that cannot be managed while the horse is in work or that require extreme intervention to manage while in work
• Behavioral changes that are not remediated with time off & targeted retraining
• Staff consensus that the horse is unhappy doing EAAT & should be placed in a different situation

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.). 
     1. Initial contact
Screen for obvious red flags – soundness, size, age, medical issues

2. Receipt of Horse Donation Profile
Secondary screening for red flags. Identify anything requiring clarification.

3. Second contact
Discuss any topics requiring clarification. Obtain veterinary records if needed. Arrange an in-person evaluation.

4. Evaluation
Ideally with another staff member. Owner to ride horse w/t/c, then Great and Small staff to ride.

5. Trial period
90 days minimum trial at our farm. Owner must provide a current Coggins test and vaccination records prior to horse's arrival at farm.

6. Sign lease/donation agreement

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. 
     We work closely with our vet to best manage our horses' health, and she sees each horse at least four times each year for routine appointments. To reduce stress to our horses' immune systems and also to meet the needs of our location, our vaccinations are split into three appointments.

In early spring we give the first round of vaccines and draw Coggins tests. At this time we also run additional blood work as needed. (e.g. ACTH, thyroid, insulin levels for those with a known issue, baseline CBC/chemistry for the really elderly) In late spring we give the second round of vaccines. Annual dental work occurs in late spring as well. In the fall we give the third set of vaccines. Those horses requiring dental care every six months get a second float at this time.

Our horses' hoof care is maintained on a five-to-six week schedule. Most of our horses are able to be barefoot, but we use shoes as recommended by our vet & farrier to improve comfort and soundness for some individuals.

We employ strategic deworming on our farm. Horses are classified as high, medium, or low shedders and dewormed according to their needs. All horses are dewormed at least twice annually and have a fecal sample tested at least once annually. High and medium shedders are tested and dewormed more frequently. New horses and those who have an unexpected result have fecal samples tested on a regular basis until their baseline shedding status is known.

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: 
     Great and Small expects to be the final home for many of its horses. As described above, every effort is made to outplace horses that are serviceably sound or pasture sound but no longer appropriate for EAAT. These instances are few and far between thanks to our screening and trial protocols. Horses that cannot be maintained as pasture sound without significant intervention are humanely euthanized.

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: 
     Great and Small is strictly a therapeutic riding center. We do not accept stallions into our program and our mares, if any, are not bred.

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:
*Missing

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

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Location 1 of 1
Great and Small

17320 Moore Road Boyds MD 20841

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Rachel Neff

2. Contact's Phone: 3013490075

3. Contact's Email: info@greatandsmallride.org

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Park Property Managment
16641 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855

6. If your organization does not own this facility, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

7. If your organization does not own this facility, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     Great and Small has a five year lease with unlimited options to extend for additional five year periods. The lease is essentially permanent.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     As a part of our lease, Park Property Management provides mowing, snow removal, and major systems maintenance at no cost to Great and Small.

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: 5.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 25

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Turn-out areas: 9 grass pastures, 2 small grass paddocks, a one-acre dry lot, a round-pen. Six of the pastures and one small paddock have run in sheds. Fencing is three-board wood with some electric rope. Round pen is pipe panel. Barns: A ten stall barn attached to the indoor arena. An eight stall bank barn. An eight stall concrete block barn. Stalls range in size from 12'x11' to 12'x16'.

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.
     The horses residing in the main barn and bank barn receive daily turnout in one of the grass pastures or the dry lot. Horses on grass are rotated between fields to maintain pasture conditions. There are five horses field boarded. They are also rotated between the grass pastures. The concrete block barn is not used at this time, except for during weather emergencies.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 12

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.
     We have an 80' x 200' indoor sand arena where most EAAT sessions take place. We also have a 70' x 140' outdoor sand arena. The arenas are watered and dragged as required to maintain safe and beneficial footing. We also have access to over 60 acres for hacking, miles of trail, and an unfenced outdoor grass arena. Outside of EAAT sessions, our horses are exercised largely in these outdoor spaces whenever weather and footing permit.

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.
     Great and Small is currently a Premier Accredited Center in good standing with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International).

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Great and Small owns its own properly maintained truck and trailer. There is also a local emergency horse transportation company, should the need for their services arise.

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.
     Staff members fit tack & blankets as appropriate to horses as they arrive. Saddle fit is checked by a qualified professional. Staff conduct quarterly safety checks for all tack in use.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Each horse's stall & halter are marked with the horse's name. A chart of horse names and physical descriptions, as well as turnout locations, is available in the feed room.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     For as much of the year as possible, typically April through November, horses are turned out overnight (appx 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.) and stalled during the day. When weather no longer permits night turnout, the schedule is reversed and horses are stalled overnight and turned out during the day.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Forage is the basis of our feeding program. For those horses maintaining appropriate body condition on pasture and/or hay, they receive only a ration balancer (Triple Crown 30%) to supplement protein, vitamins, and minerals, and to serve as a carrier if they require additional medications or supplements. For those horses requiring additional calories, we are currently using Triple Crown Senior or Legends CarbCare Performance. A few horses receive added fat through the flax-based supplement Legends Omega Plus or a locally milled fixed-formula feed known as FCA High-Fat, Low-Carb. We have access to a wide variety of feed products. These are meeting our needs at the present time. We are minimalists when it comes to supplements. Outside of veterinarian prescribed medications, we have seen very little benefit from nutraceuticals.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We aim to maintain our horses at a BCS of 5 unless instructed otherwise by our veterinarian for medical reasons. Diet and exercise are both used to maintain body condition. Great and Small is not a rescue and does not accept horses who are not at least a BCS of 4.

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.
     Great and Small maintains a mostly closed herd but is located in an open land area. Many trail riders access our property on a weekly basis. At the recommendation of our veterinarian, we vaccinate our horses on the same schedule as is recommended for show horses and other high-risk groups in our area. If a horse is coming to our farm from a high-risk area, we are able to execute (and have previously executed) a full quarantine with all necessary biosecurity measures. In the event of an on-farm disease outbreak, it would be possible both to quarantine sick animals on the property and to eliminate equine foot traffic through the property for the duration of the quarantine. Stalls are cleaned daily (more often if a horse is on strict stall rest), and manure is removed from the round pen and arenas after each use. Manure disposal is via dumpster which is hauled off to a nearby compost farm. That same compost farm also provides carcass disposal. For planned euthanasia, the carcass pick-up is scheduled approximately one hour after the euthanasia appointment. The carcass is kept covered between euthanasia and pick-up. Parasites are controlled through pasture rotation, manure management, mowing, and strategic deworming.

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.
     We have a comprehensive Emergency Action Plan in compliance with the requirements of PATH International. The entire plan is too extensive to copy here, but it addresses the following potential hazards: 1) Site-specific natural hazards > Wildlife encounters > Sinkholes 2) Site-specific man-made hazards > Damage to high-voltage power lines > Explosion and/or aircraft down 3) Facility and equipment operations > Actual power outage > Expected power outage > Equipment accident > General evacuation procedures 4) Natural disasters > Earthquake > Fire > Thunderstorm/tornado 5) Equine emergencies > Fall of a participant > Loose horse > Equine behavior incident > Equine medical emergency 6) Conduct of participants, personnel and guests > Lockdown procedures > Inappropriate behavior

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?
     The farm has an on-premises caretaker, as well as other on-site tenants. Our equine operations are in the center of a 100 acre property, which effectively eliminates "drive-bys" and most casual contact between the public and the horses. Portions of the farm also have perimeter fence to discourage traffic through the working part of the farm.

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.
     Montgomery County Department of Police Captain Michael Wahl Director, Animal Services Division michael.wahl@montgomerycountymd.gov Phone: 240-773-5960 Fax: 301-279-1063

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.
     Maryland Department of Agriculture--Horse Industry Board Tonya Kendrick, Administrative Assistant Ross Peddicord, Executive Director 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401 Email: ross.peddicord@maryland.gov Phone: 410-841-5822


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/22/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Lisa Wagner

Clinic Name: Wagner Equine Veterinary Services LLC    Street: 40110 Quailrun Court    City: Lovettsville  State: VA    Zip: 20180

Phone: 540-822-5927    Email: doctorlisawags@verizon.net


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Judy Voorhees

     2. Instructor: Laurie Dove

     3. Instructor: Megan Ferry

     4. Instructor: Nancy Heller

     5. Instructor: Peggy Itrich


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: 22

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

19 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 6 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

25 = Total of 2a-2c

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

           - 3 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 3 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

6 = Total of 2d-2f

19 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            19 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

$16555     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$7277     Bedding.

$11132     Veterinarian.

$5939     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$1925     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$4657     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$37000     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

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

$84485     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

7140     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: $12
Question 3 ($84,485 ) divided by Question 4 (7140).

Average length of stay for an equine: 286 days
Question 4 (7140) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (25).


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-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? Weekly

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? 178

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 27

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? 4 Weeks(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 0.40  Un-Mounted: 0.10  Total: 0.5

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)? 95%

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


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Judy Voorhees

         *Facility Participation:

         Great and Small

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)2014

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW)


     2. *Instructor: Laurie Dove

         *Facility Participation:

         Great and Small

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)2010

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

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


     3. *Instructor: Megan Ferry

         *Facility Participation:

         Great and Small

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)2012

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Advanced Instructor, Mentor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL)

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. 2012 PATH Region 2 Instructor of the Year, Program Director at Great and Small, July 2013-March 2017


     4. *Instructor: Nancy Heller

         *Facility Participation:

         Great and Small

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)0000

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Instructor, Mentor Long-standing certification, original test date not known

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Has previously worked as a special educator and a music therapist


     5. *Instructor: Peggy Itrich

         *Facility Participation:

         Great and Small

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)2013

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

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